ITA Training Course - Angus Maxwell

Meet the ITA Training Course Speaker

Angus Maxwell

About the Speaker

Dr Angus Maxwell is the founding Director of Maxwell Geosystems Ltd. providing data management systems and geotechnical consultancy services to the construction industry globally. He is a Chartered Engineering Geologist with twenty six years of experience in geotechnical design and construction working on major projects in the UK, Europe, SE Asia and Australia. During the last 26 years he has monitored over 250km of tunnel using a variety of techniques, 100km of road construction in cutting and embankment, over 50 shafts and over 200 sq. km of reclamation and land formation. He has lectured on Tunnelling and Underground space on the Hong Kong University MSc course on Applied Geosciences. He is immediate past Chairman of the Association of Geotechnical Specialists Hong Kong and a current committee member of the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Society Singapore.


About the ITA Training Course

Monitoring and Control in Tunneling

This training provides the purpose, methods, and examples of “monitoring” the effects of tunnelling, including the monitoring of tunnel machine performance, to control tunnelling to achieve acceptable excavation performance with stable underground structures, and prevent damage to existing structures and utilities. Due to the great variability in ground conditions, monitoring has an essential role in tunnelling regardless of method of excavation.

It is the only effective means to allow the tunnel design and construction procedures to be adjusted and validated as tunnelling takes place. Topics include instrumentation (equipment and typical applications), interpretation of monitoring data, role of monitoring in risk management, contractual aspects, and case histories. The course is of interest for owners, designers and construction engineers, supervisors, and managers.

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