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Final Report - SCOUT (Sustainable construction of underground transport infrastructures)

Project ID: 516290
Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV


This is the final report of the SCOUT project, which aimed to develop a new concept for sustainable construction of 'cut-and-cover' tunnels that optimises the safety and life-cycle cost of the construction and eliminates or drastically reduces most nuisances to urban environment classically associated to construction projects: noise, dust, and large size of construction equipment causing long traffic disruption at the surface.

The report begins with some background on the challenges in the railway industry as related to the cut-and-cover constructions and then explains the project's objectives. Later on, there is a more detailed presentation of the objectives, work performed and results obtained for each research aspect, namely design optimisation and observational method, concrete placing, composite concrete and recycling. Finally, there is a section about knowledge dissemination actions and use.

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