Underground Infrastructures

1st Edition

Planning, Design, and Construction

Authors: R Goel
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123971685
eBook ISBN: 9780123977670
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 7th May 2012
Page Count: 352
Tax/VAT will be calculated at check-out
Compatible Not compatible
VitalSource PC, Mac, iPhone & iPad Amazon Kindle eReader
ePub & PDF Apple & PC desktop. Mobile devices (Apple & Android) Amazon Kindle eReader
Mobi Amazon Kindle eReader Anything else

Institutional Access


Underground facilities, such as tunnels, sewer, water and gas networks form the backbone of the economic life of the modern city. In densely populated areas where the demands for transportation and services are rapidly increasing and the construction of new roads and railways are prohibited, the construction of a tunnel might be the only alternative. Brief and readable, this reference is based on a combined 75 years of field experience and places emphasis is on simple practical rules for designing and planning, underground infrastructures. The books’ begins with a clear and rigorous exposition of the classification of underground space, important considerations such as geological and engineering and underground planning. This is followed by self-contained chapters concerning applications for underground water storage, underground car parks, underground metros & road tunnels and underground storage of crude oil, lpg and natural gas. The book has 15 chapters covering various usage of underground space. There are about 135 figures and tables. The book contains about 20 case histories/examples.

One of the first book to address all of the major areas in which this technology is used, this book deals with major topics such as: hydroelectric projects with modern planning of complex underground structures; underground storages of food items, crude oil and explosives and highly cautious underground nuclear waste repositories. Rail and road tunnels and TBM are described briefly. Risk management in underground infrastructures is of vital importance. Civil Engineers, Mining Engineers, and Geotechnical Engineers will find this book a valuable guide to designing and planning underground infrastructures both in terms of its applications.

Key Features

  • Risk management method for underground infrastructures
  • Vital tips for the underground storage of food, water, crude oil, natural gas and munitions
  • Provides design tips for Underground Parking Facilities
  • Instruction for the designing planning and construction for underground Metros and road tunnels
  • Planning and design of underground nuclear waste repositories
  • Clearly explains the benefits and drawbacks of underground facilities
  • Quick guide to the various modern mechanical underground parking options
  • Explanation of construction planning and Risk management
  • Places expert advice for planning and constructing projects at the finger tips


Construction Engineers, Construction Managers, Structural Engineers, Geotechnical Engineers, and Earthquake Engineers

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1 Underground Space and Its Requirement

1.2 History of Underground Space Use

1.3 Underground Space for Sustainable Development

1.4 What Should Be Done?

1.5 Future of Underground Space Facilities

1.6 Scope of the Book


Chapter 2. Classification of Underground Space

2.1 General

2.2 Major Classification Grouping

2.3 Benefits and Drawbacks of Underground Facilities


Chapter 3. Important Considerations

3.1 Geological Considerations

3.2 Engineering Considerations

3.3 Psychological and Physiological Considerations

3.4 Choosing to go Underground—General Advantages

3.5 Drawbacks of Underground Space Use

3.6 Safety Considerations

3.7 Ventilation

3.8 Legal and Administrative Considerations

3.9 Economic Considerations


Chapter 4. Underground Space Planning

4.1 Forms of Underground Space Available and Uses

4.2 Level-Wise Planning of Underground Space Use

4.3 Future Forms of Underground Space Use

4.4 Technology for Underground Development

4.5 Conceptual Designs

4.6 Cost Considerations

4.7 Planning of Underground Space


Chapter 5. Underground Storage of Food Items

Section 1

Section 2


Chapter 6. Underground Storage of Water

6.1 General

6.2 Water Storage by Recharge Methods

6.3 Underground Rock Cavern Tank Storage

6.4 Case Histories


Chapter 7. Underground Parking

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Types of Parking Facilities

7.3 Various Modern Mechanical Underground Parking Options

7.4 Evaluation Criteria of a Site for Underground Parking

7.5 Design of Underground Parking Facilities


No. of pages:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2012
eBook ISBN:
Hardcover ISBN:
Paperback ISBN:

About the Author

R Goel

Affiliations and Expertise

Central Mining Research Institute, India


"Goel (Central Institute of Mining & Fuel Research, India), his long-time collaborator Bhawani Singh, and Jian Zhao (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland) provide a broad guide to underground elements of cities for city planners, civil and mining engineers, architects, military engineers, administrators, and municipal authorities. Among their topics are the classification of underground space, the underground storage of water, underground metro and road tunnels, civil facilities underground, and contractual risk sharing." --Reference and Research Book News, October 2012