Credits: 5

Schedule: 15.04.2019 - 27.05.2019

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Juha Antikainen

Visit: Rakentajanaukio 4 A, Espoo

1st floor, room 151

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The knowhow needed for a rock facility planner in general or for structural planning. Students are able to:

- describe the planning tasks in a rock engineering project

- select appropriate rock investigation and rock mechanical modelling methods

- select rock excavation and rock reinforcement methods

- explain the legal, safety and environmental requirements in rock construction work in small planning group

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

General planning and special requirements for the typical rock facilities. Special solutions for excavation and reinforcement in rock construction. General elements for underground rock reinforcement design, types of rock reinforcement that may be utilized in the underground environment. Monitoring of rock structures.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, exercises.

Grading: Exam and exercises

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, exercises, site visit, teamwork and home assigments, exam


Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lecture slides, professional handbooks, regulations and standards

Recommended literature (examples):

Finnish Tunnelling Association 1997: The Fourth Wave of Rock Construction

Finnish Tunnelling Association 2011: Rock - sound of countless opportunities

Kuesel, King, Bickel 1996: Tunnel Engineering Handbook

Carmody & Sterling 1993: Underground Space Design

Palmström & Stille 2015: Rock Engineering

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Rak-32.3010 Kalliorakennustekniikka

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

GEO-E2030 Rock Mechanics, GEO-E1040 Rock Excavation

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration through WebOodi. Please see WebOodi for the registration dates.


Registration and further information