Road Tunnels Manual

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Strategy and General Design

This "Road Tunnels Manual" comprises 4 parts. The first part, Strategy and General Design, considers the strategic and design aspects and comprises the following chapters.

The chapter on Strategic Issues presents the principal strategic elements which any decision maker must take into account before making a decision concerning the selection or design of a tunnel. This chapter is particularly aimed at the decision-makers and tunnel designers of countries that are starting to tackle the construction or major refurbishment of a tunnel.

The chapter on Construction and Geometry reviews the main elements to be considered during the general design of a tunnel. 
The chapter on Ventilation Concepts presents the principles and design of tunnel ventilation, as well as its control and monitoring systems.
The chapter on Sustainability Issues examines the main economic, environmental, societal and energy issues that should be taken into account during the tunnel design and operation phases.
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