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Underground railways/tunnelling and the effects on buildings

E. Robert Bewick (Senior Building Surveying Partner with Vigers, Chartered Surveyors)

Structural Survey

ISSN: 0263-080X

Article publication date: 1 January 1992


Reviews the various problems associated with tunnels (such as underground railway and sewerage systems) below urban areas, and their effects on surface buildings. Discusses briefly tunnelling techniques and the effect on buildings, although makes the point that no reliable data exists on the techniques and their effect on ground displacement (which causes problems to buildings). Gives brief guidelines to structural condition surveyors in assessing actual and potential damage to buildings from tunnelling.



Bewick, E.R. (1992), "Underground railways/tunnelling and the effects on buildings", Structural Survey, Vol. 10 No. 1, pp. 29-37.




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