Meet the ITA Training Course Speaker

Tom Melbye

About the Speaker

Tom Melbye, President of Normet Group and Managing Director of Normet International Ltd, joined Normet in 2007 after a long career with BASF Construction Chemicals. He has over 40 years of experience in underground construction, both as contractor and as supplier of construction chemicals and of equipment. He has been involved in planning, supervision and troubleshooting of important international projects in sprayed concrete, injection, grouting, anchoring, and concreting. He has designed new technologies and has patents for new product systems. Since 1992 he has been an active member of EFNARC (European Federation for Specialist Construction Chemicals and Concrete Systems) and has served three years as the president of the federation. Member of ITA (International Tunnelling Association) as Executive Council member, as expert representing the industry from 2011 to 2015 .One of the founder and active member of ITAtech and acted as AG Chairman ITAtech and member of ITAtech Steering Board. 2011-2014.


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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