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Transport Tunnelling

  • Date(s)
    Wednesday, 10 April 2019
  • Time(s)
    From 2:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4

Seminar Overview

Given the increasing frequency of tunnelling methods being adopted for transportation projects both worldwide and in Ireland, the importance of understanding the various planning, design and risks associated with these methods are crucial for the successful execution of both the design and construction of the project.

This is a half day seminar for industry professionals and academics that provides an overview of tunnel planning, design and construction across all applications and all geologies. The presentations by the tunnelling industry's top-practicing experts and researchers will provide attendees with a sound understanding of the state of practice and innovations in tunnelling worldwide.


2:00pm:  Welcome –Ciaran Reilly, (Ciaran Reilly and Associates), current Chairperson, Geotechnical Society of Ireland (GSI)

2:10pm: Tuen Mun–Chek Lap Kok Link (TMCLKL) project by Dr Micheál Killeen, Senior Engineer, Geotechnical Engineering, Arup

2:40pm: Crossrail Farringdon Station: Using a 3D Geological Model to manage Geotechnical Risks by Dr Angelos Gakis, Head of Geotechnics and Dr Sauer & Partners, London

3:10pm: Questions and Answers

3:20pm: Tea and coffee

3:50pm: Fibre optic strain measurements for tunnel infrastructure in urban areas by Dr Zili Li, Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering, University College Cork

4:20pm: Metrolink: Some geotechnical challenges that lie ahead by Miles Friedman, Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Transport Infrastructure Ireland, and Emer O’Connor, Engineering Geologist, Arup, and MEngSc candidate, University College Dublin

5:00pm: Questions and Answers

5:15pm: Seminar Close


Free and all are welcome to attend. Please register using the link provided.

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