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Monitoring and Control in Tunneling

Friday 22 April 2016 - Saturday 23 April 2016 | 9:00 - 17:30
Registration Fee: $495 Advance Registration | $595 Standard Registration | $695 Late Registration
Advance registration is currently closed. Please register on-site. Registration for ITACET Training Courses will be open on Friday 22 April from 8:00-9:00 and Saturday 23 April from 8:00 - 9:00 at the Marriott Marquis.

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.

Course fee includes morning and afternoon coffee breaks, lunch, course notes, and 14 PDHs.

Friday 22 April 2016
Session 1: Introduction and Overview
9:00 - 9:30 Welcome and Opening: ITA and local representatives
S. Eskesen & W. Hansmire
9:30 - 10:00 General presentation on tunnel monitoring (objectives, why, what and who)
E. Cording
10:00 - 10:30 Types of instruments, data collection, information management
K. Rabensteiner
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45 Instrumentation installation
F. Amberg
11:45 - 12:30 Topographical methods to monitor deformations - GPS, LiDAR, InSAR
L. Gallison
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Session 2: Methods and Interpretation
14:00 - 14:30 Monitoring methods and layout in conventional tunnelling
A. Marr
14:30 - 15:00 Monitoring methods and layout in mechanized tunnelling
J. Yan
15:00 - 15:30 Control of Settlement in TBM Tunnels
A. Maxwell
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:45 Design criteria of monitoring and relationship to tunnel design and construction (part 1)
P. Grasso
16:45 - 17:30 Design criteria of monitoring and relationship to tunnel design and construction (part 2)
V. Gall
17:30 - 18:00 Questions and Answers
Saturday 23 April 2016
Session 3: Contractual Aspects, Roles and Responsibilities
9:00 - 9:45 Contractual roles and responsibilities: what entity has responsibility?
E. Grøv
9:45 - 10:30 Transferring monitored data into information for the contract management
R. Galler
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45 Control of Tunnelling Works using In Tunnel Data (from WG2 Report)
C. Yoo
11:45 - 12:30 Hazards warning level and countermeasures in tunnelling
T. Celestino
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Session 4: Monitoring interferences, risk management, and case histories
14:00 - 14:30 Role of monitoring on risk management
A. Assis
14:30 - 15:00 Monitoring Interpretation – Case Studies
G. Jedlitschka
15:00 - 15:15 Case Study: Interferences with excavation works
ATLAS COPCO (TBC)
15:15 - 15:30 Modern Monitoring on Machines for Conventional Tunnelling
T. Melbye & M. Hauki (Co-author - NORMET)
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:20 Modern Monitoring on Drilling Jumbos
A. Laitinen (SANDVIK)
16:20 - 16:40 Monitoring for Soft rock TBMs
K. Bäppler (HERRENKNECHT)
16:40 - 17:00 Monitoring on Hard Rock TBMs
ROBBINS
17:00 - 17:30 Discussion, Summary and Closing of the Seminar

Underground Space Use

Friday 22 April 2016 - Saturday 23 April 2016 | 9:00 - 18:00
Registration Fee: $495 Advance Registration | $595 Standard Registration | $695 Late Registration
Advance registration is currently closed. Please register on-site. Registration for ITACET Training Courses will be open on Friday 22 April from 8:00-9:00 and Saturday 23 April from 8:00 - 9:00 at the Marriott Marquis.

Introduction for engineers, architects, planners and public administrators to the use of underground space to increase liveability and sustainability in urban areas and in other key public resource regions. The seminar will identify key issues that need to be considered when using underground space and will show how these key issues are dealt with on a worldwide basis.

This course outline has been developed by the ITA Committee on Underground Space (ITACUS) in conjunction with the ITA Committee on Education and Training (ITACET).

Course fee includes morning and afternoon coffee breaks, lunch, course notes, and 14 PDHs.

Friday 22 April 2016
Session 1: Introduction and Overview
9:00 - 9:40 Welcome and Opening: ITA and concerned country representatives
H. Admiraal
9:45 - 10:30 Solutions and missed opportunities
H. Admiraal
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45 A history of underground space use
R. Sterling
11:45 - 12:30 Classification of Uses / Brief overview of construction methods
R. Sterling
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Session 2: Cost and Risks Issues / Advantages and Disadvantages
14:00 - 14:45 Controlling costs in underground space development
H. Admiraal
14:45 - 15:30 Human factors and risk
H. Admiraal
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:35 Detailed exploration of potential advantages and disadvantages
A. Cornaro & R. Sterling
17:30 - 18:00 Questions and Answers
Saturday 23 April 2016
Session 3: Architectural, planning and cost-benefit issues for broad-scale underground space use
9:00 - 9:45 Sustainability and resiliency issues
H. Admiraal
9:45 - 10:30 Legal and compensation issues for underground space
H. Admiraal
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Architecture of underground spaces – creating a connected urbanism
M. Labbé
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Session 4: Guidance for planning and design of underground spaces
14:00 - 14:45 Planning for urban underground space use
A. Cornaro
14:45 - 15:30 Master planning for underground space use: Helsinki example
R. Sterling
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:45 Master planning for underground space use: Selected examples
A. Cornaro
16:45 - 17:30 Current underground space research and development activities
R. Sterling
17:30 - 18:00 Closing Remarks
H. Admiraal & A. Cornaro

About Training Courses

ITACET Training Courses are presented primarily by ITA-AITES members. The courses are open to all participants but require advance registration and payment. Pre-registration for ITACET Training Courses ends 14 April 2016. Limited onsite registration for ITACET Training Courses will be available.

ITACET Training Courses will be held on Friday, 22 April and Saturday, 23 April. The courses will be held at the Moscone center.

Training Course fees include course materials, lunches, and morning/afternoon coffee breaks. Course fees must be paid in full before you will be enrolled in the training course.

If you must cancel, your course registration fee will be refunded minus a US$100 administration fee and contingent upon a written notice of cancellation received by 23 March 2016. After 23 March, no refunds will be issued.

Check-in for the training courses will be available at the WTC 2016 registration desk in the Moscone center at the following times:

  • Friday, 22 April 07:30 - 08:30
  • Saturday, 23 April 07:30 - 08:30


Name tags will be distributed at check-in and are required for admission to courses. Early check-in is encouraged.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

For each ITACET Training Course you attend, you can earn 14 Professional Development Hours. Please check with your state/nation board(s) for their criteria to be certain this meets the required needs. UCA of SME will be sending confirmation of ITACET Training Course completion after the conclusion of the WTC 2016 conference. For more information or questions regarding ITACET Training Courses and Professional Development Hours, please contact Tara Davis at davis@smenet.org.

 

ITACET Foundation

The ITACET Training Courses are co-organized by the ITACET Foundation whose function is to promote, endorse and organize international technical events to facilitate the continuing education of specialists of all levels in the various fields of Tunnelling and Underground Space Use. More on the Foundation at www.itacet.org

Together with the organizer of the WTC, the program and the selection of the lecturers is developed by the ITACET Committee for education and training. More about the committee at www.ita-aites.org/en/wg-committees/committees/ita-cet/