ABSTRACT

Given the recent advances in site investigation techniques, computing, access to information and monitoring, plus the current emphasis on safety, accountability and sustainability, this book introduces an up-to-date methodology for the design of all types of rock engineering projects, whether surface or underground. Guidance is provided on the natu

1. Introduction 2. The ways ahead for rock engineering design methodologies  3. Flowcharts for rock engineering modelling and design  4. Specifying the information required for rock mechanics modelling and rock engineering design  5. Technical auditing of rock mechanics modelling and rock engineering design  6. Case example of the design and construction of a rock slope  7. Case example of the design and construction of a large underground hydroelectric powerhouse in a deep valley region  8. Protocol Sheets  9. Illustrative example of the Protocol Sheets use 10. Concluding Remarks. Appendix A. List of all the ISRM suggested methods (in chronological order)  Appendix B. The Chinese 'Basic Quality' (BQ) System for rock mass classification.