Amazing underground construction technology in Japan

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Abstract

This second Fujita lecture covers the current underground construction in Japan, which amazes the international underground construction engineers with opening their eyes. The six amazing case histories are introduced with the large-size and novel underground construction technologies used in these case records and the planning. The Metropolitan Area Outer Discharge Channel tunnel (MAODC) featured by the large underground shrine cavern, the metropolitan expressway and the Gaikan projects including large diameter Shied TBM tunnelling and large size open excavation, the Maglev bullet train Shinkansen, the new connecting train network system and the refurbishment of Tokyo metro train station are introduced.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground - Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground, IS – SAO PAULO 2017
EditorsArsenio Negro, Marlísio O. Cecílio
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages3-19
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781138297111
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
Event9th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground, IS – SAO PAULO 2017 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 2017 Apr 42017 Apr 6

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground - Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground, IS – SAO PAULO 2017

Conference

Conference9th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground, IS – SAO PAULO 2017
CountryBrazil
CitySao Paulo
Period17/4/417/4/6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Akaki, H. (2018). Amazing underground construction technology in Japan. In A. Negro, & M. O. Cecílio (Eds.), Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground - Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground, IS – SAO PAULO 2017 (pp. 3-19). (Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground - Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground, IS – SAO PAULO 2017). CRC Press/Balkema. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315099507-1