HKA - Arnhem
When designing underground structures, there is a significant interaction between the substructure and superstructure. The overall design is often heavily influenced by geotechnical factors. For example, soil condition determines a project’s underground earth-retaining and moisture barrier requirements and thus the design and building method of the superstructure. Anticipated subsidence also affects the number of expansion joints required in the superstructure, for example.
Watermuseum - Arnhem
The success of underground construction depends on a multidisciplinary approach, which is why more and more clients are bringing ABT in for underground projects: from simple feasibility studies to highly complex underground construction works.
With its structures and civil engineering disciplines, ABT has all the knowledge required for the design of underground structures. Substructure and superstructure are designed as a single integrated whole. This integrated approach – along with the requisite creativity, innovation and wide experience of underground construction – produces considerable cost savings, which often make the difference between building or not building underground and the associated superstructure development.