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Tunnel Design, Construction and Rehabilitation

14 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of tunnel design and construction aspects
  • Learn the basics of designing and construction aspects of cut and cover tunnels, soft ground Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) tunnels, Rock tunnels using TBM or drill and Blast, Immersed Tube Tunnels, and tunnel rehabilitation methods
  • Addressing issues related to risk mitigation, risk sharing and safety of tunnel construction
  • Implement requirements, procedures and techniques for safe and effective design and construction of tunnels

This course offers the fundamentals of the design and construction of tunnelling, including issues related to geotechnical explorations and baseline reports, tunnel alignment selection, TBM types, support systems and design methods, settlement prediction and control, tunnel construction, design and construction challenges, risk management and mitigation, rehabilitation of old tunnels, and case histories.

The course will focus on the practical aspects of the design and construction of tunnels rather than analytical approaches.

Course Outline

  • Geotechnical Investigation for Tunnelling
  • Geotechnical Baseline Report
  • Tunnel Planning including in urban areas
  • Cut-and-Cover Tunnels and Underground Structures
  • Rock Tunnels
  • Soft Ground Tunnels
  • Sequential Excavation Method (SEM) or New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM)
  • Tunnel Liner and Precast Segmental Liner
  • Immersed Tube Tunnels
  • Shafts Design and Construction
  • Settlement and Impact Assessment
  • Instrumentation and monitoring and Ground Improvement methods.
  • Construction planning and logistics
  • Risk management and project delivery methods
  • Tunnel rehabilitation
  • Case studies will be provided in each section

Who Should Attend

Municipal engineers • Consulting Engineers • Designers • Construction Engineers and Superintendents • Operation and Maintenance Staff • Developers • Planners • Consultants • Engineers • Contractors • Other Technical Personnel Responsible for Tunnel Design, Construction, and Management

Course Rating
4.4 out of 5

Overall rating of this course by its previous attendees!


Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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