Dean Brox



This book is a useful guide for practitioners involved in the tunnel business as it provides an insight into nearly every subject and for all the steps of a rock tunnel projects from planning through construction, operations, and inspection.

” Practical Guide to Tunnelling” provides guidance on the current state of the practice in rock tunnelling discussing, innovations of the last decade from televiewer logging of bore holes, LIDAR aerial surveys for geological fault mapping, proper photography of the rock core to the modern use of fibre reinforcement in precast concrete segments.

This book is a valuable reference for owners and clients, as it includes a variety of discussions within the subjects such as Project managing, costing, scheduling, and risk assessment never covered in classic technical books.


This Book is Written for

”Practical Guide to Tunnelling” should be in every tunnel practitioner’s book shelf; this includes staff engineers, geologists, project managers, and owners.



2.Functional Uses of Rock Tunnels
3.Tunnel Project Excavation
4.Site Investigations
5.Rock Characterization
6.Rock Tunnel Design
7.Tunnel Stability
8.Tunnel Excavation
9.Tunnel Support
10.Tunnel Lining Requirements
11.Construction Consideration
12.Construction Risks and Mitigation Measures
13.Construction Cost Estimation for Rock Tunnels
14.Construction Scheduling for Rock Tunnels
15.Tunnel Constract Strategy and Implementation
16.Risk Management
17.Inspection of Rock Tunnels
18.Renovation Repairs and Decommissioning
19.Case Histories and Lessons Learned
20.Engagement and Roles and Responsibilities of Professionals
21.Health and Safety


Print Length

274 Pages



CRC Press


Publication Date

31 Mar. 2021



D 17.4 x 24.61 cm