Managing Tunnelling Construction Risks

  • Author / Creator
    Giel-Tucker, Kimoya Lee
  • Construction projects are often faced with complex challenges; all of which lead to difficult decisions and possibly disputes regarding liability of the parties. This research investigates the risks associated with tunnelling construction and uses the information to create a simplified risk register. The risk register may be used as a reference guide of responsible and proactive project planning that reflects industry standards, lessons learned and the currency of understanding of the owners and contractors. Additionally, a checklist was created to simplify risk assessment during each phase of construction by identifying possible hazards for each critical task of the project. By openly acknowledging and discussing risks in the contract, the author believes that the tone of the project will be set towards mutually beneficial progress and co-operation and the lessons learned on each project will also be easier to recreate and utilize on future projects.

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  • Degree
    Master of Science
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    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
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  • Institution
    University of Alberta
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  • Department
    • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Specialization
    • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • AbouRizk, Simaan (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Karapetrovic, Stanislav (Mechanical Engineering)
    • Al-Hussein, Mohamed (Civil and Environmental Engineering)