The course addresses the following topics:

•    Overview
•    The subsoil (basics)
•    Safety and risk management
•    Basics of various kinds of tunnels
•    Basements
•    Special constructions
•    Small infrastructures, trenchless technology
•    Subsurface planning
•    Contracts and use of underground space
•    Legal aspects
•    Decision making process
•    Multiple use of land
•    Site visit major (relevant) project

Students obtain basic knowledge of the multidisciplinary aspects of the use of undergrounds space. Based on knowledge about the characteristics of several construction technologies they are able to asses their applicability in different situations. This may be different geological or physical conditions. They are able to analyze and structure the complex decision making process that is related to the use of underground space and define an integral approach.

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