- Tunnelling in soft ground in the UK
- R.N. Taylor
- Book Title / Journal: Underground Construction in Soft Ground, Fujita & Kusakabe (eds), Balkema, Rotterdam. ISBN 90 54 10 536 4
- Year: 1995
- Keywords: lining techniques
- Tumrelling is one of the major construction/activities in the UK and will continue to be prominent within UK Civil Engineering activities as major transit schemes are developed. Many different tunnelling techniques and lining types are used depending on the type of ground encountered, which in the UK can be quite varied. Design related to tunnelling projects is mainly empirical. Monitoring of tunnelling projects has provided valuable insights into the ground response enabling improvements to design practice to be made.