Advances in Underground Space Development

By Yingxin ZHOU, Defence Science and Technology Agency, Singapore
Jungang CAI, Tritech Group Limited, Singapore
Raymond STERLING, Louisiana Tech University, USA

ISBN: 978-981-07-3756-6 (Hardbound)
Price: US$120 (includes CD-ROM)
Pages: 418 pp
Year: 2012

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About the Book
Worldwide, the use of underground space has been increasingly recognized as part of the solution to creating sustainable urban development, and in many countries has been elevated to a strategic level for long-term economic development. Underground space offers many possibilities for simultaneously improving urban infrastructure and urban livability. At the same time, the creation of underground space faces many special challenges – both from a human design perspective and In terms of technical and cost challenges. Equally important is the need to move from the creation of underground facilities as a haphazard, first - come first served network of structures to a well-planned use of underground space that can serve the needs of urban areas for future generations as well as our own.

This book contains over 160 peer-review papers and cover a very diverse and wide-ranging spectrum of topics dealing with underground space use and development. They are grouped according to the following topic areas: planning and design, architecture, fire and life safety, underground Infrastructure and applications, sustainability and resilience, geo-engineering and rock mechanics, tunneling and excavation, and underground engineering. It will serve as a useful reference for planners, engineers, researchers, and policy makers involved in the planning, creation, and use of underground space.

Readership: Researchers, engineers and practitioners with interest in Underground Space Development.

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