Public Comment Period on the Update to Guidelines for Microtunneling

May 23, 2014

ASCE is seeking public comments on the update to ASCE/CI 36 Standard Design and Construction Guidelines for Microtunneling. The ASCE public comment period is open through June 20, 2014.

This standard guideline covers planning, design, pipe materials, and construction of microtunneling.

The guidelines in this document are intended for use by owners, engineers, and contractors familiar with the installation and pipe characteristics that affect the structural behavior of pipe for jacking installations and the significance of the installation requirements associated with the construction method.

These design and construction guidelines for microtunneling have been created by a group of engineers, owners, contractors, suppliers, and manufacturers working over the last several years. The changes to these microtunneling guidelines take into account many of the advances that have occurred in the industry since their original publication in 2001. A number of new sections have been added. Many of the existing sections have been updated because of changes in technology as well as changes in construction that make microtunneling a more acceptable means of construction.

To participate in the public comment period, contact James Neckel, ASCE’s Codes and Standards Coordinator, at or (703) 295-6176.

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