The Centre for Underground Construction (COB) is a network organisation, a foundation with more than a hundred participants, all of whom are involved in underground construction and the use of underground space. The network consists of consulting engineers, construction companies, governments and knowledge institutions. The philosophy of the COB is that the use of underground space creates value. The COB collects, develops and provides access to knowledge about the underground use of space. The COB initiates and supervises projects that contribute to solving shared underground problems. The acquired knowledge is accessible to everyone in publications, presentations, training courses, on the website and in the magazine De Onderbouwing.
The COB focuses on subterranean construction on Dutch soil, but problems and solutions become more and more international. We therefore actively seek collaboration with international (European) partners to join forces and learn from each other. This page provides information on our organisation and the research projects and activities that continue beyond the Dutch border.