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Durable and reliable tunnel structures

Objective

The rapidly growing urbanisation within the European societies is leading to congestion of people and all types of associated traffic. Tunnels and underground structures are becoming indispensable when installing new infrastructure in congested area's as well as when raising the qualities of urban living within the existing urbanisations. Therefore the EU-countries will be investing 100-150 billion EURO the next 10 years. Disproportionate budget overruns, often > 100%, and serious construction delays have been the rule specifically for tunnels, due to their complexity in technical, organisational and environmental aspects. This is unacceptable in view of the projected investment. Integrated design methods and supportive tools are lacking with respect to life cycle tunnel optimisation including durability, environmental aspect, sustainability and safety. DARTS will develop integrated compatible methods of durability, environmental and hazard design and improve decision basis for owners.

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COWI CONSULTING ENGINEERS AND PLANNERS AS
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2800 Lyngby
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