Planning, Construction and Risk Management in Tunnelling

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is to provide seminars across the United States, instructed by David G. Abbott, P.E., MASCE. The seminars cover the planning, construction and risk management in tunnelling.

Nov 29, 2006 - Dec 01, 2006
Target groups: technicians, engineers
Category: Seminar
Tunnels are key infrastructure elements and play a key role in urban transportation, water and sewerage transportation and other sectors. The seminar will describe all forms of tunneling in a systematic approach with emphasis on attendees understanding the techniques, their applicability, and in mitigating the risks involved in tunneling together with a comprehensive review of techniques for subsurface investigation and characterization for soft ground, hard rock tunneling, microtunneling and their use in tunnel design and specification.

Tunneling methods will be covered including hand and simple mechanical excavation, NATM, various forms of soft ground and rock mechanical excavation, drill & blast tunneling, pipe and box jacking and microtunneling with the appropriate tunnel lining. In addition, key aspects of tunnel design, specification, cost and construction management will be addressed with particular emphasis on risk management during the design and construction process.

New trends and innovative techniques in tunneling, numerous case studies and case history group workshop sessions are included as well as the presentation of seven videos of various aspects of tunneling, and a comprehensive set of notes as hard copy and as PDF’s on a CD.

Registration can be made online. Please click here 

Radisson Hotel Reagan, National Airport
22202 Arlington, VA, USA



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