This publication describes the status of the Norwegian underground industry and emphasises the utilisation of emerging technologies and BIM (Building Information Modelling) with a practical approach. Disciplines as geology, machine operations, Measurement While Drilling (MWD) data utilisation, rock bolting, technical installations and environmental monitoring are included and discussed in the first section of the publication.
The tunnel clients have been nominated as the main contributors to standardisation and future development of digital processes. By including a chapter for three of the main clients for tunnelling projects in Norway, the publication also provides a wider perspective with regards to future visions and development within the industry. In conclusion, successful implementations of digital processes are highlighted in terms of case-studies.