Archaeological Challenges in Cooperating on a Large-Scale Construction Project: The Immersed Tunnel, Oslo, Norway
Author: Gundersen, Jostein
Source: The Historic Environment, Volume 1, Number 1, June 2010 , pp. 6-26(21)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:During the last few years the city of Oslo has started redevelopment of the central waterfront, including dismantling of highways and redirection of the traffic through an immersed tunnel under the harbour. The Immersed Tunnel Project has presented archaeologists with challenges beyond all expectations. Cooperation with the construction business has included the surveillance of large volumes of sediments every day, shift work, working through the winter, polluted spoil, and (possibly) the world's largest archaeological sieve. Despite this, adaptation to the construction business's world of methods, the health and safety regime, the ever-changing plans, and the whole mode of working was the most challenging experience.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 2010