is now online for UCA Members

William Gleason

April 4, 2023

One of the many benefits of being a member of the UCA is access to technical information. That access is now even better with the launching of, a collaborative effort among multiple professional societies to place the world’s most comprehensive collection of tunneling, underground construction and mining research at your fingertips.

A companion to, gives you access to the most relevant a reliable technical information including technical documents, conference papers, article, preprints and presentations. is an excellent resource for professionals, students and professors who need to have access to quality information that can be trusted.

“ is an excellent resource for the professionals in the tunneling industry and facilitates sharing of the knowledge and technology related to the best practices in tunneling,” Jamal Rostami, Ph.D., PE, Director of Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics Institute (EMI), Professor of Mining Eng. and Underground Construction and Tunneling (UCT), Colorado School of Mines. Editor In chief, Tunneling and Underground Space Technology (TUST) and Vice President of International Tunneling Association (ITA). “As a practitioner, teacher, and researcher, I can appreciate the value of more than others since it allows me to find useful information about various projects and processes involved in tunneling and share that with my students, use the information in my research, and benefit from the precedents in the ongoing projects I am involved with.” is a benefit that included in your UCA membership.

“The database can be a useful, and sometimes a critical resource to the engineers as it allows them to look at the track records of various projects when they plan, design, and construct the underground spaces and tunnels,” said Rostami. “The available data can be reached by all on worldwide basis and complements the available technical content that is available through world tunneling congress (WTC), technical journals such as and trade journals.”




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