On the island nation of Singapore land is at a premium, so a planned petrochemical storage facility is being constructed 150 meters under the sea floor. The article does not give the total underground storage […]
The Claremont tunnel beneath the Berkeley Hills on the east side of Oakland is a water supply tunnel that serves over 800,000 customers in Richmond, Oakland, San Leandro and neighboring communities. One of the unique things about the tunnel is that it crosses the active Hayward Fault. Most of the time when you talk about designing for earthquakes youâ€™re talking about designing to withstand the seismic forces. In this case, the designers needed the water transmission tunnel to withstand up to 7.5-ft of offset due to fault slip and still maintain a minimum level of service. (Photo credit: Sue Bednarz, Jacobs Associates, Inc. by way of Civil Engineering Magazine)
This post describes the relatively recent Claremont Tunnel Seismic Upgrade Project as reported in Civil Engineering Magazine (May 2008, v. 78, no. 5, pp 58-63, 96-97).
The Toronto Transit Commission is starting a $2.6 Billion project to connect the City of Toronto with the municipality of York. This Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension Project (TYSSE) consists of an 8.2 km extension of […]