The History of Tunneling in the United States

The UCA of SME recently published a book on the History of Tunneling in the United States. The book was a massive undertaking by many people that created a very informative and interesting book that details the history of tunneling in the United States and also provides the reader insight into the new technologies that are being implemented to advance our industry today.
The book, put together by editors Dave Klug, Mike Roach, Colin Lawrence and Brian Fulcher, is available for purchase through the UCA of SME or through Amazon. Members of the SME are eligible for a discounted rate. 
Order link here.  
Alternatively, you can also download the order form here.
Member Rate: $129.00
Non-member Rate: $259.00
Interested in multiple copies? Contact Theo Warrior at the SME (303-948-4237)


Imagine Washington, D.C., without its clean and efficient Metro. Or New York City without the Lincoln and Holland tunnels. Or Boston without the Big Dig. This nation without its tunnels would be a quagmire of clogged streets, urban gridlock, massive sewage and water pipes along our sidewalks, and train routes that would take hours longer just to veer around a mountain instead of going straight through it. Unlivable. Tunnels have been built for 200 years to solve some of society’s most pressing and dangerous problems. And yet the public rarely understands the complexity of boring through the earth under urban skyscrapers or the danger of burrowing under rivers, lakes, and oceans.
This smartly told, beautifully illustrated book, by the construction experts who know the underground world better than anyone, gives tunnels their long-deserved due. This is a story that can only be told by these industry experts who have studied that two-century journey, learned from it, and created the tools and technology needed to improve it. That is what the Underground Construction Association delivers with its beautifully told, richly illustrated book, The History of Tunneling in the United States, which includes a collection of museum-worthy historical photos. The tunneling industry is now big business, and it has a story and a history worth telling.
Find more information on:
Timeline of Tunnel Milestones
The Building of a Nation
Societal Benefits
Railroad Tunnels
Transit Tunnels
Highway Tunnels
Water Tunnels
Wastewater Tunnels
Innovations in Tunneling
The Future of Tunneling