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Overview

Massive underground construction projects are underway in many cities around the world, mainly in an effort to improve transportation and conserve space. The 20 technical papers in this volume discuss the magnitude of these infrastructure constructions highlighting challenging aspects, special design features, and techniques used for different projects.
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Most of the 20 technical papers report on massive underground construction projects in places like Singapore, London, Tokyo, Washington, Taipei, Berlin, Shanghai, Mexico City, Seoul, Cairo, and Puerto Rico. They are generally accompanied by maps, drawings, and photographs. One paper considers the suitability of NATM as a design process in various situations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Hong Kong MTR Corporation Airport Railway 1
Construction of the Taipei Rapid Transit Systems 25
Geotechnical Aspects of the Seoul Subway 44
Undersea Shield Tunnels of Trans-Tokyo Bay Highway 63
Singapore MRT: A Construction Challenge 79
Design and Construction of Excavation for Shanghai Metro 103
The Large-Scale Excavation in Tokyo for the Construction of the Namboku Subway Line 124
Brasilia Metro Underground 144
The Santiago Subway: A Geotechnical Experience in Coarse Soil 166
Tunneling through Gasoline Contamination: The Caracas Metro Experience 189
Deep Excavations in Mexico City Soft Clays 211
Influence of Subsurface Details on Braced Excavations in Puerto Rico 230
Big Digs in the Lacustrine Soil of Bogota, Columbia 252
Underground Construction for Toronto's Subway Expansion 273
Digging for the Washington DC Metro System 297
Deja-Vu on the Los Angeles Metro: Facing Old (But New) Challenges All Over Again 315
Massive Big Digging in the Center of Berlin 333
Geotechnical Challenges Faced on Line 2 of the Greater Cairo Metro System 358
Understanding NATM as a Design Process in Construction 380
Control of Settlement by Compensation Grouting: Jubilee Line in London 398
Subject Index 419
Author Index 421
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