Course NumberGE-02-501
PDH Hours3
Design and Construction of Cut and Cover Road Tunnels

Design and Construction of Cut and Cover Road Tunnels

The increased use of underground space for transportation systems and the increasing complexity and constraints of constructing and maintaining above ground transportation infrastructure has created a need for improved understanding of tunnel engineering and tunnel construction methods.

This course presents the construction methodology and excavation support systems for cut-and-cover road tunnels, describes the structural design in accordance with the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, and discusses various other design issues. A design example is included in the written materials. It is a technical guide for planning, design, construction and rehabilitation of road tunnels, with a focus on cut-and-cover tunnels. The scope of the course is primarily limited to the civil elements of design and construction of road tunnels.

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits.

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Selection and use of construction methods such as conventional bottom up and top down
  • Various support methods used during construction
  • Design of structural systems including structural analysis and load combinations
  • Methods of dewatering and their typical applications

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We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This course is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.