This volume comprises a set of high-quality, refereed papers that address the different aspects related to the geotechnical and structural design and construction of deep excavations, tunnels and underground space facilities as well as the effect of their construction on the surroundings. The papers cover planning, design, modeling, monitoring and construction aspects of these essential structures. This volume is part of the proceedings of the 1st GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2017.
Sherif W. Agaiby,
Prof. Dr. Sherif Wissa Agaiby is the Director of the Geotechnical and Heavy Civil Engineering Department at Dar Al-Handasah Consultants (Shair and Partners). Dr Agaiby earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Cairo University, Egypt in 1983 and 1987, respectively, and his Ph.D. from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA in 1991. Dr. Agaiby taught and conducted research in most fields of Geotechnical Engineering as a university faculty member (Cairo University; 1983 - 2004). Since joining Dar Al-Handasah, Dr. Agaiby has been actively involved in consulting and has participated in the planning, analyzing, designing, and providing during construction follow-up for major engineering projects worldwide. Dr. Agaiby is involved in many national and international scientific activities including: Chairperson of the Professional Image Committee, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), 2013 to 2017; Board Member, Council of Foundation of ITA-CET, Foundation for Education and Training on Tunneling and Underground Space Use; member of the Egyptian Code of Practice for Geotechnical Engineering and Foundations on Rock committee and the Site Investigation committee; member of the Egyptian Code of Practice committee for the Design and Construction of Tunnels and Underground Structures.
Piergiorgio Grasso is the founder, President and Principal Engineer of Geodata Engineering, which is a consultancy company specialised in the design consultancy of underground infrastructures, both in urban environments and in mountain areas. He earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in civil engineering from the Politecnico di Torino of Italy, in 1976.
Geodata is based in Italy and operating world-wide, since 1984. Geodata has designed and supervised the construction of over 4,000 km of tunnels and more than 3,300 projects in over 50 countries.
Geodata specialises in managing and resolving complex issues relating to:
tunnels and excavation in urban areas
long and deep tunnels
complex underground structures
Piergiorgio Grasso served ITA (International Tunnelling Association) as Board Member, Vice-President and Expert from 2005 to 2013, he is Vice-President and Co-Founder of ITA-CET, Foundation for Education and Training on Tunnelling and Underground Space Use.
Piergiorgio Grasso has published over 200 articles on geoengineeering and tunnelling. He is co-author of two books: the first volume 'Geomechanical Principles in the Design of Tunnels and Caverns in Rock', which was published by Elsevier in 1992, and 'Mechanized Tunnelling In Urban Areas-Design methodology and Construction control' by Vittorio Guglielmetti, Piergiorgio Grasso, Ashraf Mahtab, Shulin Xu (Geodata S.p.A., Turin, Italy) Editors - published by Taylor and Francis (November 2007).
Optimizing the Position of Twin Tunnels for Reduction of Surface Ground Movements
Research on the Opportunity of Construction Method Conversion in Upper-soft and Lower-hard Stratum Based on Pressure Arch Theory
Computational and Numerical Considerations of Segmental Lining Design
Computational analysis of lining stresses during mechanised tunnelling along curved alignments
Tunnel Boring Machine Advance Ground Investigation in Rockburst-prone Ground Conditions on Neelum Jhelum Project
Improving the Existing Roadway Tunnels Capacity by Adding New Tunnels - A Structural Approach
Estimation of Settlement and Vibration on the Surface due to the Construction of East-West Metro Tunnels in Kolkata, India
Effect of Using TBM Tunneling in Granular Soils on Performance of an Existing Raft Foundation
Three dimensional analysis of diaphragm walls supported by passive berms
BEHAVIOUR OF URBAN METRO TWIN TUNNELS UNDER EARTHQUAKE LOADS
Abu Hamour Tunnel Phase I the First TBM Tunnel in Qatar: The art of tunneling in a new world
Analysis of construction scheme for neighborhood metro tunnels with two different inner sections
Reducing the tunnelling effect on adjacent pile foundations
Numerical modeling by Plaxis software (3D), the effect of digging a tunnel on the behavior of the ground and overlying structures. Case: Subway of Algiers (Algeria).
Mitigating Foundation Settlement Induced by Tunnel Construction