ATC 2013

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Conference Highlights

  • 480 Participants from 37 countries
  • 37 Technical Papers
  • 8 Executive Committee
  • 6 Technical Committee
  • 5 Sponsors
  • 21 Exhibitors
  • 40 Media Coverage

Technical Program

Day 1 - Tuesday 10th December 2013
08:30-09:30 Registration
09:30-10:30 Official Opening Ceremony
10:30-11:00 Networking Break & Poster Session
11:00-13:00 Keynote Session
13:00-14:30 Lunch Break
Chairperson: Dr. Alaa Al Ashmawy
14:30-15:00 Risk Management in Urban Tunnelling - Example the Copenhagen Metro, Soren Eskesen, ITA President
15:00-15:30 Design and Construction of Long Railway Tunnels in Karst Geology, Jenny Yan, ITA
15:30-15:45 New Ground Evaluation and Construction Management Using Geological Prediction Ahead of the
  Tunnel Face in Mountain Tunneling, Toru Kuwahara, JAPAN
15:45-16:00 Traditional Systems for the Construction of Tunnels in Difficult Ground, Alessandro Focaracci, Italy
16:00-16:15 Keeping the Face Supported in Soft Ground TBM Tunneling, Philipp Elsner, Germany
16:15-16:30 Abu Dhabi Step Project - Design and Construction, Youngjin Shin, Korea
16:30-17:00 Networking Break and Poster Session
Chairperson: Mr. Nick Chittenden
17:00-17:15 Effect of Excavation and De-watering on Existing Structures During Tunneling Construction Using Finite Element Modeling, Machhour Sadek, Qatar
17:15-17:30 Abu Hamour Drainage Tunnel First TBM Mined Tunnel in Doha, Qatar, Jacek B Stypulkowski, Qatar
17:30-17:45 Diftah to Khor Fakkan Road and Tunnels - The Challenge to Cross the Hajjar Mountains, Wolfgang Angerer, United Arab Emirates
17:45-18:00 Three Hard Rock TBM Projects in the GCC Over Three Decades and Hard Rock TBM Innovations over the Subsequent Years, Joe Roby, United States of America
Day 2 - Wednesday 11th December 2013
Chairperson: Mr. Jonathan Cottam
09:30-10:00 Innovation in Mechanized Tunnelling, Davorin Kolic, ITA
10:00-10:20 Ground Conditioning: STEP Abu Dhabi Sewer Project, Enrico Dal Negro, Italy
10:20-10:40 Urban EPB Tunneling in Mixed Ground Conditions: A Case Study of the San Francisco Central Subway Project
  Tyler Sandell, United States of America
10:40-11:00 Advanced Tunnel Construction Technology for Greater Cairo Metro Line 4 Phase 1, Taher Elsamni, Japan
11:00-11:30 Networking Break & Poster Session
Chairperson: Mr. Paul Groves
11:30-11:50 URUP (Ultra Rapid Underpass)- TBM Excavation in Soft Ground from the Surface Elevation (Zero Overburden)
  without Shaft and/or Large Scaled Open Cut Pit, Akihiro Nishimori, Japan
11:50-12:10 Tunneling in firedamp bearing formations by using the world's largest EPB-TBM, Giuseppe Lunardi, Italy
12:10-12:30 Challenging Ground Improvement and Barettes Slope Stabilization for the Successful Driving of the Twin Road S2
  Tunnel (1.2.3. Section of Egnatia Odos Motorway), Nikolaos Kazilis, ITA
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
Chairperson: Mr. Olivier Vion
14:00-14:30 Sparvo Tunnel, a Case Study, Rick Lovat, ITA
14:30-14:50 Development and application of sprayed technologies for single shell waterproof linings: An alternative
  solution for the Middle East's tunneling industry, Nick Chittenden, United Arab Emirates
14:50-15:10 Critical review of spray-applied membranes in the field of tunneling in comparison to sheet membranes:
  advantages, disadvantages and open questions, Stefan Lemke, Germany
15:10-15:30 Sewer Corrosion Protection - One-pass Segmental Lining Approach, Jorg Riechers, Germany
15:30 - 16:00 Networking Break & Poster Session
Chairperson: Eng. Ahmed Bukhash
16:00-16:20 The 2nd Coentunnel in Amsterdam, Christophe Bauduin, Belgium;
16:20-16:40 The 2nd Coentunnel Project - challenges for design and construction, Coen van der Vliet, The Netherlands
16:40-17:00 Closing Remarks
Day 2 - Wednesday 11th December 2013
Chairperson: Mr. Adrian Manning
09:30-10:00 Shortcrete Supported Shafts for Urban Underground Works, Tarciso Celestino, ITA
10:00-10:20 Etihad Rail geological investigations through Hajar Mountains, Philippe Bakhos, United Arab Emirates
10:20-10:40 Retrofitting and Renovation of Mountain Tunnels at KSA, Mostafa Zaki Abd Elrehim, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
10:40-11:00 Durable Concrete As Major Part For The Service Life Of Major Infrastructure Projects: Interaction Of W/C-Ratio, Chloride Migration And Workability Time, The Use Of Scm And Curing On Demand, Jürg Schlumpf, Germany
Chairperson: Eng. Suleiman Al Hajri
11:30-12:00 Design and Construction Aspects of Large Underground Caverns, Alexandre Gomes, ITA
12:00-12:30 Site Investigation and Monitoring - Key Elements for Successful Underground Construction, Felix Amberg, ITA
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
Chairperson: Mr. Nick Chittenden
14:00-14:20 Earth Friendly Concrete - A sustainable option for tunnels requiring high durability, Tom Glasby, Australia
14:20-14:40 Small Diameter Tunneling in Extremely Hard, Basalt Rock
14:40-15:00 The PIARC Road Tunnel Manual, Pierre SCHMITZ, Belgium
15:00-15:20 Jet fans position optimization in tunnel longitudinal ventilation, Bouzid Benkoussas, Algeria
15:30-16:00 Networking Break & Poster Session
Chairperson: Eng. Suleiman Al Hajri
16:00-16:20 Intelligent Tunnel Lighting Control for Effective Tunnel Operation, Pierre Longtin, Canada
16:20-16:40 Technological Advancements for Safety in Modern Tunnels' Networks, Wisam Farjow, Canada
16:40-17:00 Closing Remarks

Sponsors

Strategic Partner

Gold Sponsors

With its range of process materials for sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting load-bearing structures, Sika strives for global and local leadership in clearly defined target markets.

Sika's target markets are:

  • Concrete
  • aterproofing
  • Roofing
  • Flooring
  • SealingandBonding
  • Refurbishment
  • Industry

Sika provides its customers with innovative solutions that boost the efficiency, durability and aesthetic appeal of buildings, infrastructure facilities, installations and vehicles, throughout production and use, and thereby makes a substantial contribution to sustainable development.

http://www.sika.com/
 

"The Underground Technology Team is Mapei's answer to the growing demand from the construction market for the products dedicated to underground construction work. Thanks to their capacity and investments in their R&D laboratories and their technical know-how, Mapei developed a complete product range".

Silver Sponsors

Dr Fadil Basyyoni Consultancy Firm (DFB) is a Saudi Arabian company, specializing in Engineering and Environmental fields (Planning, Engineering, consultancy, Monitoring, Integrated solutions, and Projects management). DFB provides its services to both public and private sectors. At the last years DFB achieved a great success in tunneling design services and mega tunnels projects.

 

Gulf Rock Engineering Group originated in 1975 and since then, the Group's activities have been focused on civil engineering related rock excavation.

We offer a complete underground construction service within the U.A.E. and Oman, specialising in hard rock excavation and associated rock support. The Group is ISO 9001:2008 certified for drilling and blasting services for civil engineering purposes as well as compliant with ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001 systems.

Experience in hundreds of private and public sector projects gives our Clients the assurance of consistent quality and reliable support whenever they encounter rock.

 
 

Exhibitor

Exhibitor List

  • Amberg Engineering
  • Arcadis
  • BASF Chemicals
  • DEWA
  • Dr. Fadil Basyyoni Consulting Firm (DFB)
  • Elastoplastic Concrete (Europe)
  • GermanBelt
  • Gulf Rock Engineering Group
  • HBI Haerter
  • Herrenknecht
  • Mapei - Underground Technology Team
  • MineARC
  • Normet
  • NYX Hemera
  • Obayashi Corporation
  • Powerking Corporation
  • Rocscience
  • Sika UAE
  • Technical Tunneling Components
  • Terratec
  • The Robbins Company

Exhibitor Index

For more than thirty years, Amberg Technologies AG has been developing user-friendly system solutions for georeferenced data acquisition and processing in the field of infrastructure development. This Swiss company offers standardised products, customerspecific system solutions and project-specific services in the fields of tunnel surveying, tunnel inspections, tunnel seismics, and railway surveying.

Whether measuring a tunnel profile to a high degree of accuracy, guiding the tunnel excavation, conducting 3D profile controls with the need for real time results, or carrying out a comprehensive analysis of the dimensions and condition of a tunnel project: Amberg's tunnel measurement systems TMS and TSP provide the optimal solutions to meet the project requirements.

www.ambergtechnologies.ch/en/home
 

ARCADIS is the leading pure play global engineering and consultancy firm, providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in infrastructure, water, environment and buildings. We enhance mobility, sustainability and quality of life by creating balance in the built and natural environment. ARCADIS develops, designs, implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments. With 22,000 people and €2.5 billion in revenues, the company has an extensive global network supported by strong local market positions. ARCADIS supports UN-HABITAT with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world

www.arcadis.com/index.aspx
 

BASF Construction Chemicals - Solutions for Underground Construction
BASF is a leading supplier of sprayed concrete. Our innovative technologies and engineering knowledge also encompass TBM products, injection and spray-applied waterproofing. We tackle all of your problems safely, cost-efficiently and time-effectively. The global underground construction team provides reliable, customer-oriented solutions, training workshops and expert engineering knowledge focused on your needs. BASF has been instrumental in bringing new methods to the tunnelling industry.

www.basf-cc.ae/en/Pages/default.aspx
 

www.dewa.gov.ae/misc/media.aspx
 

Dr. Fadil Basyyoni Consultancy Firm (DFB) is a Saudi Arabian company, specializing in Engineering and Environmental fields (Planning, Engineering, consultancy, Monitoring, Integrated solutions, and Projects management). DFB provides its services to both public and private sectors. At the last years DFB achieved a great success in tunneling design services and mega tunnels projects.

www.dfb-cf.com
 

Elastoplastic Concrete has been the world leader in the field of structural synthetic fibre reinforcement for over 15 years. Our Barchip range of high tenacity polymer fibres provide a trusted alternative to steel meshing and steel fibres in underground applications such as civil road tunnels, rail tunnels, water tunnels, sub-sea tunnels and mines. Our fibres can be used in sprayed concrete, cast in-situ and precast segmental linings. EPC offers a design service for all of our applications using the latest in FEA driven software so that engineers can be satisfied that all loads and applicable situations are fully taken into account.

www.elastoplastic.com
 

germanBelt® - Worldwide tunnelling support.
Our trained personnel have comprehensive knowledge of the installation of any conveyor system. They can rely on efficient mobile and self-supporting operating equipment that can be brought to any place on the globe.

 

Experience and high-quality equipment are our guarantee for the speedy and faultless installation and start-up of your systems. The permanent monitoring and maintenance of your on-site conveyor system ensures high availability and maximum excavation outputs.

Our most up-to-date vulcanising technology and high performing fitting teams reduce your downtime when your conveyor is extended.

 

The Group's core activities are involved with Quarry, Close Proximity and Civil Engineering related Blasting operations. Earthworks for Leveling and Road projects, Crushing & Rock Processing services, Underground Construction, Rock Slope Stabilization, together with Controlled Explosive Demolition are also within the scope of works.

www.gulfrock.ae
 

HBI Haerter AG (CH) and HBI Haerter GMBH (D) are firms of consulting engineers.

Services:
design, planning and implementation of projects in the fields of tunnel ventilation air-quality studies risk analysis and safety issues aerodynamics and thermodynamics of road and rail tunnels and other underground facilities HBI offers the entire range of services related to a tunnelling project - from first feasibility studies to final acceptance tests including detail studies, project realisation, site supervision and measurements. HBI also has wide experience with refurbishment and optimisation of operations.

www.hbi.ch/en.html
 

Herrenknecht is a technology and market leader in the area of mechanized tunnelling systems. As the only company worldwide, Herrenknecht delivers cutting-edge tunnel boring machines for all ground conditions and in all diameters - ranging from 0.10 to 19 meters. The Herrenknecht product range includes tailor-made machines for transport tunnels (Traffic Tunnelling) and supply and disposal tunnels (Utility Tunnelling). Under the umbrella of the Herrenknecht Group, a team of innovative specialists has formed to provide integrated solutions around tunnel construction with project-specific equipment and service packages upon request: these include separation plants, conveyor belt systems, navigation systems, rolling stock systems and segment moulds right up to turnkey lining segment production plants.

www.herrenknecht.com/en/home.html
 

"The Underground Technology Team is Mapei's answer to the growing demand from the construction market for the products dedicated to underground construction work. Thanks to their capacity and investments in their R&D laboratories and their technical know-how, Mapei developed a complete product range".

www.utt-mapei.com/default.asp
 

Established in 1999, MineARC Systems is now the global leader in the manufacture and supply of emergency safe-refuge to the underground mining, tunneling, and chemical processing industries.

Emergency refuge forms an integral part of an underground mine, tunnel or chemical operatio's wider Emergency Response Plan (ERP). Fires, explosions, rock-falls, flooding, and the release of smoke and other forms of toxic gas are the types of industrial incidents that occur all too frequently, despite the high levels of planning and safety precautions in place.

In these types of emergencies, when evacuation is no-longer safe or practical, emergency refuge is designed to provide a safe and secure 'go-to' area for personnel to gather and await extraction. MineARC refuges have been successfully used around the world in multiple mine and tunneling emergencies to save lives

www.minearc.com
 

Normet is a fast growing Finnish technology company with global operations. It provides advanced solutions for selected customer processes in underground mining and tunnelling environments. The Group develops, manufactures and markets machines, services, construction chemicals and specialized rock bolts for underground processes such as robotized concrete spraying, highly mechanized explosive charging and scaling, lifting and installation, rock reinforcement and logistics. Normet`s offering includes a comprehensive range of life time care services for the equipment and the processes they are used for. Today Normet is the global market leader in its market segment. Normet has its own sales and service companies in 6 continents, 26 countries and 38 locations.

www.normet.com
 

Nyx Hemera Technologies develops and provides lighting control systems for road tunnels. The Addressable Control System (TLACS) controls and monitors any type of luminaire (HPS, Fluorescent, LED) and is already installed in tunnels in Asia and North America. TLACS helps reducing energy and operation cost.

www.nyx-hemera.com
 

Since our founding in 1892, the Obayashi Corporation has successfully been through many turning points in history, and the issues we face today may well be another crucial change for us to adapt to and overcome. The challenges accumulating internationally are many and complex. They include the prolonged recession here in Japan, the financial crisis in Europe, and various natural disasters and environmental issues in other parts of the world. By making whole-hearted contributions to solving the challenges that societies face in construction and other related fields, the Obayashi Corporation aims to achieve continued, sustainable growth with all stakeholders.

www.obayashi.co.jp
 

Powerking Corporation Mechanical Rock Breaking for non-vibration. - "SuperWedge" for Tunnel and sensitive area. Excavator Mounted Rock Splitter. Well known product to Italy, HongKong, Japan and Korea - "Rock Buster" with "Core Drill" at narrow site in downtown. Chemical Rock Breaking for non-vibration. - NRC (Non-explosive Rock Cracker) for Low vibration Best solution for the job-site which is not allowed Blasting. Well used for Non-Explosive Rock Cracking agent in Korea, Chile and Japan. Tunneling Material - Rock Bolt, Self drilling Rock Bolt

www.powerking.co
 

Rocscience Inc. develops software, used worldwide for civil and mining applications. The Windows-based software helps users improve safety and reduce costs when analyzing surface and underground rock structures. Recommended by experts in the field, these easy-to-use programs can speed up design projects such as underground powerhouses, tunnels, mine stopes, and rock and soil slopes. Our highly skilled programming team consists of engineers who are familiar with problems encountered in the field. Rocscience has over 5000 users in over 100 countries.

www.rocscience.com
 

With its range of process materials for sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting load-bearing structures, Sika strives for global and local leadership in clearly defined target markets.

Sika's target markets are:

  • Concrete
  • aterproofing
  • Roofing
  • Flooring
  • SealingandBonding
  • Refurbishment
  • Industry

Sika provides its customers with innovative solutions that boost the efficiency, durability and aesthetic appeal of buildings, infrastructure facilities, installations and vehicles, throughout production and use, and thereby makes a substantial contribution to sustainable development.

http://www.sika.com/
 

Technical Tunnelling Components: With over 40 years of experience manufacturing and supplying components such as Bolts & sockets, Grout / Lifting sockets, segment packers and grommets along with the award winning Dowelock connection system, TTC is truly the one stop shop for all precast segmental fixing and Grouting systems . The in-house design and manufacturing capabilities that Tunnelling Accessories and Bosworth Plastics have can also offer bespoke products for challenging situations as well as standard segment accessories. Supplying components worldwide with an impressive product portfolio along with excellent service.

www.ttcltd.org
 

With over 22 years of innovation and experience, TERRATEC is the Australian designer and manufacturer of Tunnel Boring Machines, Raise Boring Machines and other tunneling and mining equipment. Aiming to provide an Integrated Solution from the design and conception of the equipment to suit the projects needs, to the manufacturing and testing in our facilities and eventual assembly, operation and maintenance on the Jobsite. With offices all over the world TERRATEC aims to be the best partner possible to their clients. We are TERRATEC, we are ALWAYS ADVANCING.

www.terratec.com.au
 

For over 60 years, The Robbins Company has led the tunneling industry by providing the most durable and efficient underground construction equipment. Our advanced machines have ensured the successful completion of some of the most extreme excavation projects around the world. Robbins is a total supply company; our offerings include Tunnel Boring Machines, Small Boring Units, cutters, conveyors, knowledgeable field service personnel and more. Please visit stand A12 to meet our worldwide sales team to discuss how Robbins can offer a complete solution and unparalleled support on your next project.

To learn more, visit www.therobbinscompany.com or call us at +1-440-248-3303.

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10th December 2013 | Tuesday

Al Ras Ballroom
09:30 - 10:30 Official Opening Ceremony
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the Minister of Finance and Industry of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
10:30 - 11:00 Networking Break & Poster Session
11:00 - 13:00 KEYNOTE Sessions
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
Al Noor Ballroom
14:30 - 15:00 Demand & Perspectives on Mechanized Tunnelling Technology for Urban Transport Development
Dr. Karin Bäppler, Germany
15:00 - 15:30 Sprayed Concrete - Basic Technology and its Application in the Middle East
Nick Chittenden, UAE
15:30 - 16:00 Soil Conditioning for TBM Tunnelling
Daniel Montalban, UAE
16:00 - 16:30 Design of Conventional Tunnelling in Shallow Poor Ground in Singapore
Dr. Oskar Sigl, Singapore
16:30 - 17:00 Networking Break & Poster Session
17:00 - 17:30 Contractor View
Ruth Haug, Norway
17:30 - 18:00 Underground Space Use
Olivier Vion, France

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