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Sustainable Tunneling and Underground Use

Proceedings of the 2nd GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2018 – The Official International Congress of the Soil-Structure Interaction Group in Egypt (SSIGE)

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  • Sheds light on the recent developments and advancements in planning, design and construction of underground structures
  • Presents research and discussion on the current design and construction practices
  • Covers topics that include design, construction and monitoring of TBM tunneling, NATM tunneling, sequential excavations and deep excavation as well as their effects of adjacent structures and utilities
  • Serves professionals interested in the utilization of underground space

Part of the book series: Sustainable Civil Infrastructures (SUCI)

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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. The utilization of underground space using tunneling and deep excavations has become much needed to support the increasing needs of urban environments and to allow for functional extensions and sustainable developments in heavily congested areas. Recently, more utilities and transportation transit systems have been relocated underground because of scarcity of surface space. The growing interest in the use of underground space has necessitated commensurate advancements in related fields (geotechnical engineering, engineering geology and structural engineering), design tools, construction techniques and analytical and interpretation methods. The volume is based on the best contributions to the 2nd GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2018 – The official international congress of the Soil-Structure Interaction Group in Egypt (SSIGE).

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Table of contents (15 papers)

Editors and Affiliations

  • German University in Cairo (GUC), Cairo, Egypt

    Mona Badr

  • Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

    Ayman Lotfy

About the editors

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mona Badr El-Din Anwar is the Instructor of the Geotechnical Engineering at The German University in Cairo. Dr. Anwar earned her B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Helwan University, Egypt in 1994, 1997 and 2001, respectively. Dr. Anwar taught and conducted research in most fields of Geotechnical Engineering as a university faculty member (Helwan University; 1995 - 2017) and in the (German University in Cairo; 2014 till now). Dr. Anwar is also a Consultant Geotechnical Engineer participating in planning, analyzing, designing and providing follow up for many projects. She joined Dar Al-Handasah Consultants (Shair and Partners) from 2008 to 2014, during this period she has been actively involved in many mega projects in Gulf area and in Africa. Dr. Anwar is also member of the Egyptian Code of Practice for Geotechnical Engineering and Foundations on problematic soil committee; member of the ISSMFE; member of the ASCE and member of the ISRM.​

Assoc. Prof. Ayman Lotfy Fayed is expert in Geotechnical Engineering at Ain Shams University. Main research areas of interest: Soil-Structure interaction, deep foundations, excavation support systems, ground improvement and subsurface characterization. Expert in data analysis and modeling using numerical approaches and artificial intelligence techniques.Extensive experience in teaching and training both undergraduates and graduated engineers. Geotechnical consultant of more than 20 years of professional practice. Broad experience in design and analysis of geotechnical systems including deep and shallow foundations, retaining structures and ground improvement. Considerable experience in Dredging and Reclamation Projects. 

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