Tunnels: inspection, assessment and maintenance

This book gives advice on the inspection, assessment, maintenance and management of infrastructure tunnels.

Tunnel inspections and maintenance
Tunnel inspections and maintenance

Who wrote this?

  • L. McKibbins
  • R. Elmer
  • K. Roberts on behalf of CIRIA


It was first published in January 2010.


It is based on a detailed review of published literature and infrastructure owners' procedures, consultation with experts and practitioners within the field.


To improve the upkeep of infrastructure tunnels and avoid unnecessary work.

Who should read this?

Anyone who is responsible for the upkeep of tunnels, so infrastructure owners, consulting engineers, contractors and maintenance managers.


This 450-page book covers statutory obligations, health and safety and environmental considerations and includes case studies.It focuses primarily on older infrastructure and certain tunnel types.

For more information and questions, please contact management@ice.org.uk.

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