This issue of Current Topics includes over 65 abstracts of reports, conference papers, books and journal articles which focus on tunnel construction projects worldwide, and technical developments in tunnel design and construction methods. A particular focus of many abstracts is geotechnical monitoring during construction and grouting. Amongst the specific projects covered are Heathrow Terminal 5, the Channel Tunnel rail link (High Speed 1), the Bosphorus Strait Turkey, mountain tunnelling in the European Alps and the Far East, and underground railways in several countries. These items have been selected from the material added to the Transport Research Laboratory's Library Database between 2007 and 2009. Much of the relevant English language published literature from the UK, USA, Australia and Europe is included; some of the non-UK literature is included courtesy of the OECD International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) database.

Want to know more about this project?