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Frontiers of Engineering Management >> 2017, Volume 4, Issue 1 doi: 10.15302/J-FEM-2017015

A review of metro construction in China: Organization, market, cost, safety and schedule

Hubei Engineering Research Center for Virtual, Safe and Automated Construction, Wuhan 430074, China; Department of Construction Management, School of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China

Accepted: 2017-04-07 Available online: 2017-04-19

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China is now in an era of large-scale metro construction. This paper reviews the nature of Chinese metro engineering with a specific focus on its organization and market mode, cost structure, safety control and schedule management. Then, an examination on recent research in metro engineering of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) is also conducted, which indicates that information and automation based technologies are increasingly used in practice.

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