NFF > Publications > Publications

Publications

The NFF website presents publications, reports and other valuable material for high quality underground construction practices and cost efficiency.

NFF – The Norwegian Tunnelling Society has gathered publications and reports which every tunnelling enthusiast would enjoy reading. The contributors are among others, research institutions, consultants and of course, The Norwegian Tunnelling Society itself. NFF does hope that the website may contribute to further knowledge and development of underground technology.

The various contributors hold the exclusive rights for the published material on this website. The editors have requested accuracy, references and proven facts.

Publication 25

Norwegian Rock Caverns
The present publication, No. 25 in the English language series from the Norwegian Tunnelling Society NFF, has – as always – the intention of sharing with international colleagues and friends the latest news and experience in the use of the underground. This time we want to show our various use of rock caverns, thus the title “Norwegian Rock Caverns”.

One good reason for selecting this topic and title, is that next year, 2017, the World Tunnel Congress (WTC) will take place in Bergen on the Norwegian west coast. And the slogan for the congress is “Surface Challenges, – Underground Solutions.” As we expect that many of the readers of this publication will take part in the WTC in Bergen, we have included examples of rock caverns located in or near Bergen, -Bergen known as “The city with seven mountains.” Technical excursions to many of these caverns will be offered to the WTC participants.

Publication 24

Health, Safety and Environment in Norwegian Tunnelling

The present publication, No. 24 in the English language series from the Norwegian Tunnelling Society NFF, has – as always – the intention of sharing with colleagues and friends internationally our latest news and experience in the use of the underground, this time with focus on health, safety and environment.

In 2004 NFF issued the Publication No.13 called Health and Safety in Norwegian Tunnelling. During the period 2004-2015 laws, regulations and critical threshold values were modified followed by controls, measurements and enhanced attention from owners and society on HSE-matters.

Publication 23

The present publication, No. 23 in the English language series from the Norwegian Tunnelling Society NFF, has – as always – the intention of sharing with our colleagues and friends internationally the latest news and experience gained in the use of the underground; this time with focus on tunnelling technology in general.

Publication 22

Norwegian Hydropower Tunnelling II
The publication “Norwegian Hydropower Tunnelling II” is part of the English language series published by the Norwegian Tunnelling Society, NFF. The aim is to share with our international colleagues information on rock technology, – this time with focus on tunnelling and underground works related to hydropower. As indicated in the title, this publication is the second publication in our series devoted to hydropower tunnelling. The first publication was published in 1985 as No. 3 in this series, contained 18 papers and has during the years been spread all over the world.

Publication 21

Contracts in Norwegian Tunnelling
The publication “Contracts in Norwegian Tunnelling” is part of the English language series published by the Norwegian Tunnelling Society NFF.

Publication 20

Rock Mass Grouting
The publication “Rock Mass Grouting” is part of the English language series published by the Norwegian Tunnelling Society NFF.
The aim is to share with colleagues internationally information on rock technology, this time with focus on rock mass grouting in tunnelling.

Publication 19

Rock Support in Norwegian tunnelling
The publication «Rock Support in Norwegian Tunnelling» is part of the English language series published by the Norwegian Tunnelling Society NFF.

Publicaton 18

Subsea Tunnels
NFF – the Norwegian Tunnelling Society, as part of its activities, prepares technical publications in the English language. These publications focus on selected segments of underground construction. NFF issued its first publication on subsea tunnelling in 1991. 18 years have passed, numerous new subsea projects were implemented, the industry has gained experience and techniques were improved. In conclusion, it is time for an update. The intention, as always, is the sharing with colleagues and friends internationally newly gained experience. The high level of subsea tunnelling activities taking place in Norway is a consequence of the special topography of the country with mountains, fjords and outlaying islands in combination with national support for improving communications in the coastal areas. Priorities were not necessarily governed by cost-benefit analyses.

Publication 17

Underground openings – Operations, maintenance and repair
The present publication, No. 17 in the English language series from the Norwegian Tunnelling Society NFF, has –
as always – the intention of sharing with our colleagues and friends internationally the latest news and experience
gained in the use of the underground; this time with focus on the maintenance and safety of underground openings
during operation.

Publication 16

Underground Constructions for the Norwegian Oil and Gas Industry
The present publication, number 16 in the English language series from the Norwegian Tunnelling Society NFF, has – as always – the intention of sharing with our colleagues and friends internationally the latest news and experience gained in the use of the underground; this time with focus on Underground Constructions for the Norwegian Oil and Gas Industry.

Publication 15

Sustainable underground concepts
Norway is a mountainous country. Topographical features along the western coastline are long fjords cutting into steep and high mountains. The south-eastern and middle part of the country takes on smoother forms; still dominated by mountains and rocky underground. The topography hence creates necessity, opportunities and challenges for rock engineering in the development of the infrastructure of the country. Commended virtues in the engineering sector are competence, ability to find new solutions and conscious approach with regard to environment and costs.

Publication 14

Norwegian Tunnelling
The Norwegian landscape and topography is characterised by long and deep valleys and fjords cutting into high mountains. The rock mass left after tectonic activities and several periods of glacial erosion, is suitable for tunnelling, still holding numerous challenges for the tunnellers. Rock tunnels have been found to be an efficient link to overcome infrastructure challenges. At the same time these topographical conditions enable a wide range of utilisation of the rock mass for the benefit of the public. Hydropower projects take advantage of the highly elevated water reservoirs and utilises the rock to host tunnels and caverns.

Publication 13

Health and Safety in Norwegian Tunnelling
Norwegian tunnelling is mechanised, with extensive use of self-moving units for all processes. This means that the heavy, and partly dangerous, manual work that used to characterise tunnelling is strongly reduced. The typical Norwegian tunnel worker is multi-skilled. The crews are organised as autonomous work groups, lead by qualified shift foremen. The employer and crews usually negotiate a bonus system based on production achievements enhancing motivation geared towards production and award. The experience over the last years show that this system can be well combined with high emphasis on health and safety.

Publication 12

Publication 11

TBM Tunnelling
The scope of the present volume is TBM tunnelling in Norway. The first TBM project executed in Norway dates back to 1967. It was called promising, in spite of low penetration and high costs. Later TBM development is closely connected to the development of high performance machines, increased thrust per cutter and improved bit technology. James S. Robbins and Robbins machines played an important role in this process.

Publication 10

Publication 10 Urban Tunnelling
The scope of the present volume is to present the variety of purposes where underground facilities have been used in and around the capital city of Oslo. Although a small city, Oslo has experienced the common problems of urbanisation, such as traffic jams and lack of space for building purposes. These restrictions to development have largely been solved by locating transport systems and other public facilities in underground tunnels and caverns.

Publication 09

Underground Storage
This volume constitutes the ninth in the publications series Norwegian Tunnelling presenting Norwegian technology within the fields of rock excavation and underground construction.

Publication 08

Subsea Tunnelling
The articles in this publication summarize how these challenges are met in Norwegian sub sea tunnel construction. In addition to outlining procedures and reporting experience from some more interesting tunnel projects, the articles deal with the following aspects of sub sea tunnelling:field investigation methods, tunnel design and excavation experience, safety aspects related to road tunnels, future sub sea tunnel projects, and installations in sub sea road tunnels.

Publication 06

Geology of Norway
The geological map of Norway is part of the series of publication presenting Norwegian technology in the field of underground construction. The publications are worked out by the Norwegian Soil and Rock Engineering Association, an organization representing the national sum of know-how in the fields of soil mechanics, geological engineering and tunnelling technology.

Publication 05

Tunnelling Today
This fifth volume is a summary of the development and know-how of Norwegian tunnelling technology and consists of four sections:

1. Historic development and present Norwegian tunnelling features,
2. Norwegian bedrock conditions,
3. General Norwegian tunnel design procedures,
4. Norwegian specialities in design and tunnel construction.

Publication 04

Road Tunnelling
This volume constitutes the fourth in a series of publications presenting Norwegian technology within the field of underground construction. The publications are presented by the Norwegian Soil and Rock Engineering Association, an organization representing the joint forces of know-how within the fields of rock mechanics, soil mechanics, geological engineering and tunnelling technology.

Publication 03

Hydropower Tunnelling
This volume constitutes the third in a series of publications presenting Norwegian technology within the field of underground construction. The publications are presented by the Norwegian Soil and Rock Engineering Association, an organization representing the joint forces of know-how within the fields of rock mechanics, soil mechanics, geological engineering and tunnelling technology

Publication 02

 Tunnelling Technology
The present volume constitutes the first in a series of publications presenting Norwegian technology within the field of underground construction. The publications are presented by the Norwegian Soil and Rock Engineering Association, an organization representing the joint forces of know-how within the fields of rock mechanics, soil mechanics, geological engineering and tunnelling technology. The objective of this volume is to give a state-of-the-art presentation of the use of subsurface space in Norway.

Publication 01

Hard Rock Tunnelling
The present volume constitutes the first in a series of publications presenting Norwegian technology within the field of underground construction. The publications are presented by the Norwegian Soil and Rock Engineering Association, an organization representing the joint forces of know-how within the fields of rock mechanics, soil mechanics, geological engineering and tunnelling technology.