Every two years, industry leaders and practitioners from around the world gather at the Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference (RETC), the authoritative program for the tunneling profession, to learn about the most recent advances and breakthroughs in this unique field. This comprehensive book includes more than 100 papers from industry experts, highlighting their most recent projects and sharing real-world experiences that will keep you up to date on the latest tunneling trends and technologies.
This book digs deep into every aspect of the business, presenting practical, no-nonsense information about demanding and high-profile projects. From caverns and large spans, contracting practices, tunnel linings, and design and planning to geotechnical considerations and instrumentation, ground stabilization, equipment applications, and risk management, this proceedings has the cutting-edge and innovative information you should have to meet the needs of the ever-important tunneling field.
As with past conferences, a significant portion of the papers are by international authors, providing insight into projects and practices from across the globe. A fully searchable CD containing the entire proceedings is also included.
The book will be useful for engineers, designers, geologists, contractors, and others who want to learn how their colleagues are addressing the challenges of the profession.