ITA Training Course - Tarcisio Celestino

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Tarcisio Celestino

About the Speaker

Tarcisio Celestino is the leader of the Geotechnical Engineering Group for the Themag Engenharia since 1990, São Paulo, Brazil. Since 1993, Tarcisio is the Professor of Underground Works & Rock Mechanics at the Univeristy of São Paulo, São Carlos Engineering School. Tarcisio is an invited International speaker and was an invited lecturer for the Master of Science programme on Underground Space Technology in Delf, The Netherlands (1999-2000). He is also a regular speaker for ITACET Foundation.


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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