ITA Training Course - SØren Eskesen

Meet the ITA Training Course Speaker

SØren Eskesen

About the Speaker

Mr. Eskesen holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark and has 30 years of international experience in tunnel and underground works. He further holds a BSc in International Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School, 1987. He is an effective project manager with experience from multidisciplinary projects working for public clients as well as private clients and consortia of international contractors on several high profile jobs. Mr. Eskesen is an experienced tunnel advisor with both technical and non-technical knowledge of development of projects from feasibility studies, to tender strategies, detailed design and Construction Supervision.

Mr Eskesen is Vice President of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association, ITA and President of the Danish Society for Tunnels and Undergrounds Works, which is the National Danish representative of ITA. Mr Eskesen has been leading the development of the highly accredited ITA "Guidelines for Tunnelling Risk Management” issued by ITA working group 2 and has been the author of several articles and papers on the development of tunnel and underground projects. He has further given presentations at a high number of international conferences, ITA-CET training courses as well as the ITA credited Master Course in TBM Tunnelling.


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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