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TitleThe role of underground construction for the mobility, quality of life and economic and social sustainability of urban regions
Author(s)Tender, Manuel Luís
Couto, J. Pedro
Bragança, L.
KeywordsMarão Tunnel
Mobility
Quality
Sustainability
Tunnel
Issue date2017
PublisherFundação Gorceix
JournalREM: International Engineering Journal
Abstract(s)Tunnelling has been used for several purposes for thousands of years. In the coming years the world's population will increase in the urban areas. So, the urban centres will have to adapt, in order to guarantee that their future population will have the necessary and sustainable growth. Due to the constraints for surface construction, also connected to environmental issues, this population growth will imply a greater use of the underground. With this optimal growth, the population of the cities will have better mobility, quality of life, and economic and social sustainability. In a first phase, this report will present a historic approach to tunnelling and its foreseeable future. Afterwards, we will present some considerations on the three factors which tunnelling impacts: mobility, quality of life and social sustainability. As a case study, we will analyse the 2nd phase of the construction of the Marão Tunnel (TDM) ? the longest ever built in the Iberian Peninsula? and describe the options made regarding each of those factors. In this case study, the options implemented made it possible to successfully execute the works. For the industry, this work is important because it describes a successful management of the aspects under analysis.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/47682
DOI10.1590/0370-44672016700151
ISSN2448-167X
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessRestricted access (UMinho)
Appears in Collections:C-TAC - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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