Urban tunnelling - the challenges of creating underground space in historic cities

Professor Giulia Viggiani, Professor of Infrastructure Geotechnics, Department of Engineering, Cambridge University

  • 8 November 2021, 18:00 – 19:00
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre
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Contracts T2 and T3 of the new Line C of Roma underground are under construction in the historical centre of the city, in an area of great archaeological, historical and artistic value.  Significant problems connected to the presence of archaeological remnants, the geotechnical characteristics of the soil, excavation below the water table, and the necessity of minimising the effects on the historical and monumental heritage subsist. This presentation illustrates the methods adopted to evaluate the effects of tunnelling and open excavation on the existing monuments and historical buildings, with particular reference to contract T2. 



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Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre
Department of Chemistry
29 Lensfield Rd
Cambridge CB2 1ER
01223 336300
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