Published in Tunnels & Tunnelling: Rules of Thumb – Muck transportation systems

January 13, 2020 Keivan Rafie

Success in tunneling depends on proper planning and handling of excavated materials

 

In his monthly column, Keivan Rafie talks muck transportation systems—a critical element in the tunneling process. Here he explores the multiple options of MTS and their best use scenarios. When it comes down to the handling of excavated materials of a tunnel construction project, proper planning can possibly avoid waste deposits, save resources, as well as energy, and reduce some of the project costs—a contributing factor to a sustainable tunnel design.

About the Author

Keivan Rafie

Keivan Rafie’s engineering expertise is in tunneling, mining, and ground-improvement projects. For the last 15 years, he’s worked across the globe in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and North America. Keivan’s knowledge and experience go deep with tunneling methods, such as drill and blast, NATM, and TBM, and he is involved in all stages from design to manufacturing and construction.

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