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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.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

COWI CONSULTING ENGINEERS AND PLANNERS AS
Address
Parallelvej 15
2800 Lyngby
Denmark

Participants (7)

BOUYGUES TRAVAUX PUBLICS
France
Address
Avenue Eugene Freyssinet, 1
78061 St.quentin Yvelines
CENTRE FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND CODES
Netherlands
Address
1,Buechnerweg 1
2800 AK Gouda
CITYTUNNELKONSORTIET I MALMOE
Sweden
Address
Lilla Nygatan 7
203 11 Malmoe
HOLLANDSE BETON GROEP NV
Netherlands
Address
Generaal Spoorlaan 489
2280 AB Rijswijk Zh
INGENIEURBUERO PROFESSOR SCHIESSL
Germany
Address
Wotanstrasse 70
80639 Muenchen
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT PUBLIC WORKS AND WATER MANAGEMENT
Netherlands
Address
Griffioenlaan 2
3502 LA Utrecht
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO
Netherlands
Address
Lange Kleiweg 5
2600 AA Delft