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Underground Spaces

Author : C. A. Brebbia
ISBN : 9781845641252
Genre : Architecture
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It is a strongly held belief that population growth and the demand for better accommodation and leisure facilities, combined with a desire to improve the landscape, will result in the need to develop more underground spaces. This phenomenon, which started in countries subjected to extreme climates, is now becoming more widespread. Underground spaces are being utilized for a wide diversity of needs. They range from classical excavations to subway constructions; underground sports halls; power stations; waste repositories; underground cities, and many others. Their construction techniques are also varied, from open-air excavations to newly developed injection methods. The response of the underground structures on the imposed loadings depends on a number of parameters that sometimes are too complex or not fully understood, resulting in budget overruns or even failures that lead to loss of property or life. Such uncertain cases need to be addressed and engineers should be able to accurately predict the construction's performance throughout its construction and service life. The First International Conference on Underground Spaces discusses not only structural and environmental material characterization aspects but also the trends regarding the utilization of underground spaces. This book contains papers presented at the Meeting, and covers a wide range of topics including: Use of underground space for industry; Underground power stations; Toxic and nuclear waste repositories; Energy underground reservoirs; Underground sewerage plants; Waste storage and management; Road and railway tunnels; Utility tunnels; Fire defence; Defence against terrorist attacks.
Category: Architecture

London S Underground Spaces

Author : Haewon Hwang
ISBN : 9780748676095
Genre : History
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This study explores how writers such as Charles Dickens, George Gissing, Bram Stoker and Mary Elizabeth Braddon negotiated the dirt and messiness of underground spaces and how, in spite of the transformation of London through underground sewers, undergrou
Category: History

Urban Underground Space Design In China

Author : Gideon Golany
ISBN : 0874133459
Genre : Architecture
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Urban Underground Space Design in China introduces both the accomplishment of the vernacular and the evaluation of modern, nonresidential below-ground space facilities in China. Gideon S. Golany not only describes the traditional uses of subterranean spaces for food, grain storage, and the tomb of kings and nobles, but also their diverse utilizations today that include developments in the larger cities for underground shopping centeres, theaters, dance halls, restaurents and hospitals. Golany's book is the first of its kind in the English language, and it treats its subject thoroughly and comprehensively. The volume includes ninety-six drawings and photographs, tables a glossary, bibliography, index, and other useful and absorbing information.
Category: Architecture

Underground Urbanism

Author : Elizabeth Reynolds
ISBN : 9781315523316
Genre : Architecture
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Have you ever wondered what lies beneath the streets of your city? Do you picture, in isolation, a series of train tunnels and pipes? Or perhaps the foundations of tall buildings that lie scattered, like icebergs, beneath the surface? As our cities grow up, out, and down, it is time we better understood how the different layers of these complex urban environments relate to one another. Underground Urbanism seeks to provide a new perspective on our cities, and consider how this might be used to engage more positively with them. So, tip your cities upside down to have a closer look, and let us rethink them from (below) the ground, up.
Category: Architecture

Re Claiming The Underground Space

Author : Jan Saveur
ISBN : 9058095444
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book contains papers, presented at the ITA World Tunnelling Congress 2003 held in Amsterdam, which reflects the state of the art with regard to research, analysis, design and practical experience in almost all fields of tunnelling and underground space construction.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Below Ground Level

Author : Ernst von Meijenfeldt
ISBN : 3764369086
Genre : Architecture
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Any space that involves descending from our typical aboveground environment is a provocation to our sensory perceptions. Such hidden spaces evoke latent mythical images and confront us with the clash between nature and artifice in our built environment. This book explores the character, use and design of underground space as a space of its own. International examples of commercial premises, restaurants, sports facilities, subway stations, museums, churches, libraries, concert halls, houses and other building types form the core material. Interviews with many renowned designers including Norman Foster, Floris Alkemade (OMA) and Francine Houben (Mecanoo) convey the architects' own views on the subject. Essays reflect on the cultural aspects, planning conditions, design considerations, technical requirements and sustainability aspects of building below ground level. Chapters include: Urban Development, Architecture, Functions, Perception and Cognition, Constructions, Energy and Interior Climate.
Category: Architecture

Underground Infrastructures

Author : R. K. Goel
ISBN : 9780123971685
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Offers exposition of the classification of underground space, important considerations such as geological and engineering and underground planning. This title includes chapters concerning applications for underground water storage, underground car parks, underground metros and road tunnels and underground storage of crude oil, lpg and natural gas.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Flood Recovery Innovation And Response Ii

Author : D. De Wrachien
ISBN : 9781845644444
Genre : Nature
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One-third of the annual natural disasters and economic losses, and more than half of the associated victims are flood related. A burgeoning global population and growing wealth, particularly in the last two or three decades, have increased the risk and the demand for flood protection. These features, together with climate change predictions and urban development, are affecting the way flood risk is managed. Knowledge and scientific tools play a role of paramount importance in the strain of coping with flooding problems, along with capacity building in the context of political and administrative frameworks. Therefore, governments need to establish clear institutional, financial and social mechanisms and processes for flood risk management in order to ensure the safety of people and property and, thereby, contribute to flood defence, prevention and recovery. This volume contains papers presented at the second International Conference on Flood Recovery, Innovation and Response. The conference provides a forum for researchers, academics and practitioners actively involved in improving and interchanging knowledge and expertise in a wide range of technical and management issues related to flooding and its devastating effects. The scientific topics presented at the conference on Flood Recovery Innovation and Response 2010 included: Flood Risk Analysis; Flood Risk Management; Urban Flood Management; Flood Forecasting; Risk Assessment and Decision Making; Flood Case Studies; Community Resilience to Flooding.
Category: Nature

Historic Underground Missoula

Author : Nikki M. Manning
ISBN : 9781626199194
Genre : History
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Much of Missoula's history lies beneath the surface. As in many Old West cities, cavernous underground tunnel systems purportedly hid countless nefarious activities, from clandestine prostitution and Chinese opium dens to booze running during Prohibition. These sordid tales captivate today's residents and beg questions about the city's furtive past. Did local elite gentlemen mask their carnal habits there? Did John Wayne really use the passageways to run personal errands unnoticed? Author and urban archaeologist Nikki Manning ventures below to reconcile oral history with archaeological data in a fascinating exploration of Missoula's subterranean labyrinths.
Category: History

The Underground World

Author : Thomas Wallace Knox
ISBN : MINN:31951001868787F
Genre : Caves
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Category: Caves

Performance Space Utopia

Author : S. Jestrovic
ISBN : 9781137291677
Genre : Performing Arts
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Over 20 years after the war in Yugoslavia, this book looks back at its two most iconic cities and the phenomenon of exile emerging as a consequence of living in them in the 1990s. It uses examples ranging from street interventions to theatre performances to explore the making of urban counter-sites through theatricality and utopian performatives.
Category: Performing Arts

Planning Paris Before Haussmann

Author : Nicholas Papayanis
ISBN : 0801879302
Genre : Architecture
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Category: Architecture

Mechanized Tunnelling In Urban Areas

Author : Vittorio Guglielmetti
ISBN : 9781134110575
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Internationally, the mechanized excavation of tunnels has intensified in the last two decades, as the number of tunnels being constructed for subways and railway underpasses increases. The subject of mechanized tunnelling in urban areas has not previously received the attention that it deserves, despite there being specific hazards associated with the construction of tunnels in metropolitan areas, including poor ground conditions, water tables higher than the level of tunnels, and subsidence leading to damage to the existing structures on the surface. The application of technologies for achieving the stability of the tunnel and for minimizing surface settlement is described in this book. Accurate characterization of the ground; rigorous assessment and management of risk from design to maintenance; the correct choice of a tunnel boring machine and a plan for the advancement of the tunnel; specific excavation procedures and real-time monitoring of excavation parameters are all discussed in this thorough work.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Underground Space Use Analysis Of The Past And Lessons For The Future Two Volume Set

Author : Sören Erdem
ISBN : 9780415889315
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The 200 papers in this two-volume set are a selection of work by tunnel experts from Europe, Asia, and the USA, and also showcase the work of the host nation, Turkey. As the title implies, the scope of the book is enormous, covering every aspect of tunnelling from contract management to safety. The book is of special interest to researchers, scient
Category: Technology & Engineering

Geotechnical Aspects Of Underground Construction In Soft Ground

Author : Charles W.W. Ng
ISBN : 9780203879986
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This volume comprises a collection of four special lectures, six general reports and 112 papers presented at the Sixth International Symposium of Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground (IS-Shanghai) held between 10 and 12 April 2008 in Shanghai, China.The Symposium was organised by Tongji University and the following t
Category: Technology & Engineering