Tunnel Design

Cost effective and innovative tunnel design. Dr. Sauer & Partners provides special expertise for the design of new tunnels and stations, waterproofing and rehabilitation of existing tunnels and other underground structures.

Dr. Sauer & Partners delivers innovative, cost-effective and environmentally-aware designs, specialising in:

  • Mined Tunnelling Methods (e.g. NATM, SEM, Shotcrete Method, SES),
  • Mechanised Tunneling Methods (e.g. TBM, EPBM, Shield Tunnelling), and
  • Open Cut Methods (e.g. Cut & Cover, Top-Down).

Based on its worldwide experience and involvement in numerous tunnelling projects, Dr. Sauer & Partners has delivered an unrivalled history of successful projects for transit tunnels and underground stations, highway and utility tunnels as well as pedestrian tunnels. Tunnels can be located in rural or urban areas and any type of geology, including soft ground, mixed face and hard rock.

Bank Station -Running Tunnel North

Design Services:

  • Feasibility and other technical studies 
  • Comparative Studies: mined, mechanised, Cut & Cover tunnelling methods
  • Conceptual and preliminary design 
  • Final design and bid support services
  • Conceptual and detailed cost estimates
  • Risk Management
  • Value Engineering
  • Design-build Design Services
  • Construction Support Services 
  • Waterproofing Design
  • Tunnel ventilation and emergency evacuation design