Location
Trübbach, Switzerland


Key data
Underground rock quarrying with a
total quarried of: 140,000 t/year
Purpose:
Aggregate for concrete
for road building materials


Project implementation
Implementation: since 1985


Geology
Malm limestone


Building methods
Room-and-pillar method
Quarrying on 3 levels
With of rooms: approx. 12 m
Height of rooms: approx. 15 m-18 m


Builder and reference person
Trübbach Underground Quarry
Mr H. Vogt

Object
Underground quarry
Municipal area of Trübbach St. Gallen


Our services

  • Feasibility studies.
  • Approval procedures.
  • Supervision of the quarrying work.
  • Stability analyses.
  • Disposal site test facility pre-project.
  • Advice to builder
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Project description

Complex interrelated system of subsurface constructions for supply and acceleration of electrons/positrons (ILC, CLIC) and protons (FCC). The big challenge was the realization of the ideas and related boundary conditions from nuclear physics in an interrelated system of subsurface buildings, which can be built at reasonable cost.

1) ILC – schematic view; 2) CLIC – schematic view and geological situation; 3)ILC – 3D-view of area around detector cavern; 4) Electron / positron feeding into the main tunnel.

Special requirements:

  • Groundwater saturated moraine and formation water from karst of the Jura foothills in the south.
  • Measures to keep interruptions in operation at a minimum in order to ensure a continuous investigation of the particle collisions at the detector sites.
  • Provision of a considerable number of annex buildings such as particle beam stoppers /energy centrals etc. accessed from the accelerator tunnel under construction.
  • Accelerator tunnel "laser straight“.

Deep shafts, big caverns and long machine driven headings with a considerable number of annex-buildings like caverns, turning loops etc. All building elements were designed after the ideas and conditions of the later users with consideration of the local geological conditions and assessed in respect to their interconnection with the adjacent elements and their counter action to each other.

1) CLIC – UTRC cavern, drive beam loop & beam dump; 2) Scheme of cavern with interaction areas; 3) CLIC – Scheme for 3 TeV extension; 4) Scheme / Installations for particle accelerator.

Special requirements:

  • Suitable construction methods for sealing of more than 50 m deep construction pits for building of the shafts in the water saturated moraine.
  • Approximate determination of sealing thickness for compensation of surface loads for pair wise located detector caverns (more than 30 m wide and 40 m high).
  • Optimization of requirements for tunnel construction (tunnel boring and reinforcement) for the construction of the many annex buildings.

Integration of all subsurface and surface buildings under consideration of constructional, temporal, economical as well as ecological aspects. For the establishment of a cost estimate and the construction program all elements of the accelerator were integrated in such a way, that a realistic building process is feasible without encountering reciprocal restrictions.

1) ILC – work program for subsurface constructions; 2) Concept for fire prevention; 3) CLIC Scheme of the entire building complex; 4) CLIC – typical cross-section after installation.

Special requirements:

  • Planning of the building process under consideration of „flexible“ boundary conditions as a result of the latest results from the ongoing scientific investigations.
  • Suitable shaft dimensions and installations to fulfil the logistic tasks for the construction operation and for the necessary installation of the accelerator equipment.
  • Side gallery in Jura formation for accomplishment of high formation water ingress in karstic areas.

FEASIBILITY STUDY AND ADVICE ON THE UNDERGROUND QUARRY

Special requirements:

  • Groundwater saturated moraine and formation water from karst of the Jura foothills in the south.
  • Measures to keep interruptions in operation at a minimum in order to ensure a continuous investigation of the particle collisions at the detector sites.
  • Provision of a considerable number of annex buildings such as particle beam stoppers /energy centrals etc. accessed from the accelerator tunnel under construction.
  • Accelerator tunnel "laser straight“.
  • Groundwater saturated moraine and formation water from karst of the Jura foothills in the south.
  • Measures to keep interruptions in operation at a minimum in order to ensure a continuous investigation of the particle collisions at the detector sites.
  • Provision of a considerable number of annex buildings such as particle beam stoppers /energy centrals etc. accessed from the accelerator tunnel under construction.
  • Accelerator tunnel "laser straight“.

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Complex interrelated system of subsurface constructions for supply and acceleration of electrons/positrons (ILC, CLIC) and protons (FCC).

The big challenge was the realization of the ideas and related boundary conditions from nuclear physics in an interrelated system of subsurface buildings, which can be built at reasonable cost.

Deep shafts, big caverns and long machine driven headings with a considerable number of annex-buildings like caverns, turning loops etc. All building elements were designed after the ideas and conditions of the later users with consideration of the local geological conditions and assessed in respect to their interconnection with the adjacent elements and their counter action to each other.

Special requirements:

  • Groundwater saturated moraine and formation water from karst of the Jura foothills in the south.
  • Measures to keep interruptions in operation at a minimum in order to ensure a continuous investigation of the particle collisions at the detector sites.
  • Provision of a considerable number of annex buildings such as particle beam stoppers /energy centrals etc. accessed from the accelerator tunnel under construction.
  • Accelerator tunnel "laser straight“.

More Special requirements:

Deep shafts, big caverns and long machine driven headings with a considerable number of annex-buildings like caverns, turning loops etc. All building elements were designed after the ideas and conditions of the later users with consideration of the local geological conditions and assessed in respect to their interconnection with the adjacent elements and their counter action to each other.

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Complex interrelated system of subsurface constructions for supply and acceleration of electrons/positrons (ILC, CLIC) and protons (FCC).

The big challenge was the realization of the ideas and related boundary conditions from nuclear physics in an interrelated system of subsurface buildings, which can be built at reasonable cost.

Deep shafts, big caverns and long machine driven headings with a considerable number of annex-buildings like caverns, turning loops etc. All building elements were designed after the ideas and conditions of the later users with consideration of the local geological conditions and assessed in respect to their interconnection with the adjacent elements and their counter action to each other.

Deep shafts, big caverns and long machine driven headings with a considerable number of annex-buildings like caverns, turning loops etc. All building elements were designed after the ideas and conditions of the later users with consideration of the local geological conditions and assessed in respect to their interconnection with the adjacent elements and their counter action to each other.

Deep shafts, big caverns and long machine driven headings with a considerable number of annex-buildings like caverns, turning loops etc. All building elements were designed after the ideas and conditions of the later users with consideration of the local geological conditions and assessed in respect to their interconnection with the adjacent elements and their counter action to each other.