ATC 2014

  • Conference Highlights
  • Conference Faculty
  • Program & Topic
  • Sponsors & Exhibitors
  • Awards
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  • YEF
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Conference Highlights

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

Preliminary Technical Program

Tuesday - 09th December 2014
08:30-09:30 Registration
09:30-09:40
Official Opening Ceremony / Award Ceremony (Recitation of Holy Quran, National Anthem of the UAE) Conference Room A
09:40-09:45
Welcome Speech - H.E. Eng. Essa Al Maidoor – President of SOE Conference Room A
09:45-09:50
Welcome Speech – Mr. Søren Degn Eskesen – President of ITA Conference Room A
09:50-10:10
Honouring Ceremony Conference Room A
10:10-10:15
ATC Awards Ceremony Conference Room A
10:15-10:30
Opening of Exhibition Hall 5
10:30-11:00
Networking Break Hall 5
11:00-11:30
Keynote Session
The Copenhagen Metro Circle Line - Construction Challenge and Risk Mitigations
Speaker: Mr. Søren Degn Eskesen, President of ITA
Conference Room A
11:30-12:00
Keynote Session
Redefining Sustainable Underground Space - An Arabian Perspective
Speaker: Professor Arnold Dix, Court Appointed Tunnel Safety Expert
Scientist and Lawyer, Tunnel Risk Specialist
Conference Room A
12:00-12:30
Abu Dhabi Municipality: Presentation for the Project of Sheikh Zayed Tunnel
Engr. Hamad Al Jeaidi, Head of Division for Tunnels Systems Operations & Maintenance - Abu Dhabi Municipality
Conference Room A
12:30-13:00
GASCO Major Projects: Safe & Sustainable Road Crossing Execution
Eng. Abdulla Al Derei , Vice President of Major and Technical Projects Pipelines in Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd (GASCO
Conference Room A
13:00-14:00 Lunch Hall 5
 
Parallel Session Conference Room A
Parallel Session Conference Room B - L
14:00-14:30 Keynote Session:
Urban Tunnel Design for Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Intercity Railway, China
Speaker: Mrs. Jinxiu (Jenny) Yan
Professor and Deputy General Manager for China Railway Academy Co. Ltd., Member of Executive Council of ITA
Keynote Session:
Soft Ground Urban Tunnelling Techniques ad Experiences
Speaker: Dr. Davorin Koli?
ITA-AITES ExCO Member, Chair WTC2015
  Best Practice in Tunnelling / Case Studies Innovation in Tunnelling
14:30-14:50 Monitoring of TBM-Induced Ground Vibrations in the American Center, Due to Tunneling, DMRC Project, Delhi. India
Amita Singh
The Suspended Emergency Escape Route
Alessandro Focaracci
14:50-15:10 Chemistry Involved in Tunnel Boring Machines.
Environmental Implications in Soil
Conditioning
Daniel Montalbán Vicente
Exploring the Use of Overland Belt Conveying
Systems in Mega Cities
Pierre-Alain Scherwey
15:10-15:30 Recent Experiences with Constructability and
Testing of Eva-Based Sprayed Membranes for
Permanent Waterproofing of Tunnels
Karl Gunnar Holter
Fiber Reinforced Geopolymer Concrete ? A
Sustainable Material for Tunnel Segments
Wolfgang Angerer
15:30-15:45 Question & Answer Question & Answer
15:45-16:15
Networking Break Hall 5
  Planning & Designing of Underground Spaces Innovation in Tunnelling
16:15-16:35 Planning Development of Underground Space
Prof. John Endicott
Precast Tunnel Segments with High Strength
Steel Fiber Reinforcement
Benoit de Rivaz
16:35-16:55 Aerodynamics in Rail Tunnels and Civil Measures
Peter Reinke
Design Analysis of an Underground Tunnel in
India
A. Vanuvamalai
16:55-17:15 Comparison Study for the Dynamic Analysis
for Underground Tunnels Subjected to Internal
Explosions Using UHPC Instead of Conventional
Reinforced Concrete
Mahmood Hayder Mohammed Almohammed
Project Demand for Very Large Tunnel Boring
Machine Diameters
Dr. Karin Bäppler
17:15-17:30 Question & Answer Question & Answer
17:30-18:00
Panel Discussion: “Opportunities in Sustainable Underground Space Usage in the Middle East” Conference Room A
Mr. Olivier Vion
Mr. Martin KNIGHTS
Eng. Nick Chittenden
Professor Arnold Dix
Eng. Jonathan Cottam
Wednesday – 10 December 2014
08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:30
Keynote Session Conference Room A
The Strategic Use of Underground Space in Urban Areas
Speaker: Martin Knights, FREng FICE
Senior Vice President, Senior Fellow of Technology: Tunnelling and Earth Engineering and
Sciences, CH2MHill Halcrow London
09:30-10:45
Innovation in Tunnelling Conference Room A
09:30-09:50 Project Demand for Very Large Tunnel Boring Machine Diameters
Dr. Karin Bäppler
09:50-10:10 Continuous Face Support with Large Diameter TBMS
Tim Babendererde
10:10-10:30 “CALTANISSETTA” Tunnel - Construction with TBM
Alessandro Focaracci
10:30-10:45 Question & Answer
10:45-11:15
Networking Break Hall 5
11:15-12:30
Managing Information & Communications Technology in Tunneling Conference Room A
11:15-11:35 Novel Wireless Channels Characterization Model for Reliable Communication Networks in
Tunnels
Dr. Wisam Farjow
11:35-11:55 Application of Satellite Radar Interferometry for Tunnelling
Chiara Giannico
11:55-12:15 Trenchless Construction of Utility Networks
Swen Weiner
12:15-12:30 Question & Answer
12:30-13:30
Lunch Hall 5
13:30-14:30
Tunnel Infrastructure Management & Tunnel Efficiency Conference Room A
13:30-13:50 A New Improved Jet Fan
Brian Suggitt
13:50-14:10 Advanced Diagnostic System with Ventilation on Demand in Tunnels
Dr. Wisam Farjow
14:10-14:30 Data Management Systems for Process Controlling and Risk Assessment in Tunnel Construction.
Application Examples in the Middle East
Alexander Seilert
14:30-14:45 Question & Answer
14:45-15:15
Networking Break Hall 5
15:15-16:30
Tunnel Infrastructure Management & Tunnel Efficiency Conference Room A
15:15-15:35 Improvement to Longevity of Tunnels in Aggressive Ground Conditions in the Middle East
Dr. Amel Siyam
15:35-15:55 Mechanized Tunnelling Technologies for Weak Rocks of Middle East
Dr. Jacek B. Stypulkowski
15:55-16:15 TBC
16:15-16:30 Question & Answer
16:30-17:00 Closing Remarks
 
   
   

Sponsors

Sponsors

The Master Builders Solutions brand brings all of BASF's expertise together to create chemical solutions for new construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of structures.

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The comprehensive portfolio under the Master Builders Solutions brand encompasses concrete admixtures, cement additives, solutions for underground construction, waterproofing solutions, sealants, concrete repair & protection solutions, performance grouts, performance flooring solutions.

Master Builders Solutions by BASF combines economic success with protection of the environment and social responsibility, thus contributing to a future worth living.

www.master-builders-solutions-basf.ae

 

into one of the Gulf regions leading rock drilling, blasting, excavation and underground construction contractors. Our experienced management team of qualified engineers and trained workforce obtain a competitive edge by using modern technology, backed by an extensive fleet of specialized hydraulic tunnelling equipment.

The history and credibility of Gulf Rock stems from having successfully completed hundreds of public and private sector rock related projects. The company takes pride in working closely with its clients to provide industry leading rock support and rock engineering services.

Management System Certified by DNV Fully certified - ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

Core Services and Products

  • Underground Construction & Tunnelling
  • Civil Engineering Projects
  • Rock Drilling & Blasting
  • Rock Supply & Crushing
  • Dam and Marine Works
  • Controlled Explosive Demolition

 

Exhibitor

Exhibitor List

By Booth Number
Media Center Booth # 1
BEKAERT MACCAFERRI Booth # 2
ELKUCH BATOR Booth # 3
Kirliouglu Booth # 4
SYSTEMAIR Booth # 5
VIP Polymers Booth # 6
GULF ROCK Booth # 8
BASF Booth # 12
Society of Engineers Booth # 13
HERRENKNECHT Booth # 15
SOLDTA Booth # 16
Obayashi / EPC Booth # 17
Al Nubla General Contracting Co Booth # 18
HBI Haerter Booth # 19
PRESS ROOM Booth # 20
By Alphabetical Order
Al Nubla General Contracting Co Booth # 18
BASF Booth # 12
BEKAERT MACCAFERRI Booth # 2
ELKUCH BATOR Booth # 3
GULF ROCK Booth # 8
HBI Haerter Booth # 19
HERRENKNECHT Booth # 15
Kirliouglu Booth # 4
Media Center Booth # 1
Obayashi / EPC Booth # 17
PRESS ROOM Booth # 20
Society of Engineers Booth # 13
SOLDTA Booth # 16
SYSTEMAIR Booth # 5
VIP Polymers Booth # 6
 

 

To address the needs within the growing underground construction, Bekaert and Maccaferri have established a company fully dedicated to this market.

Bekaert Maccaferri Underground Solutions, your global partner for smart reinforcement of your tunnelling and mining project.

At Bekaert Maccaferri Underground Solutions, we have a team of technical experts available, especially dedicated to the underground construction world. Our proven historical track record results in a global reference list, giving you the trust & know-how you need.

Our high quality product portfolio is unique and sets a new standard. Bekaert Maccaferri Underground Solutions offers you a full service: technical guidance, project feasibility, reliable delivery, on-site assistance, customized equipment and consistent flow of high-quality products.

We optimize your project, by providing innovative, more cost-effective and safer solutions.

Via an increased local presence and global production capacity, our highly skilled technical team can respond quickly to your needs and requirements.

Bekaert Maccaferri Underground Solutions understands you.

Because we are tunnelling.

 

Swiss-based company Elkuch Bator is a leading manufacturer of safety and tunnel door systems in Europe. Elkuch Bator offers a comprehensive range of services covering the entire production chain from the design and construction through to the installation and maintenance of tunnel door systems. Elkuch Bator carries out its tunnel door business as an engineering, general or total contractor.

Our project experience extends from the designing and planning of complex tunnel door systems, to the processing of stainless steel and the manufacture of the doors, through the logistics in major rail and road tunnel projects, as well as powerplant projects, up to the complex installation process.

More than 50 years of experience in the development of industrial and fire protection doors form the basis for the tunnel door systems we have developed since 1990. Prestigious projects include the Loetschberg Base Tunnel and the Gotthard Base Tunnel with a total of 1'000 doors.

 

HBI Haerter Consulting Engineers focus on the design, planning and implementation of projects in the fields of tunnel ventilation, air-quality studies, risk analysis and safety issues as well as the aerodynamics and thermodynamics of road and rail tunnels and other underground facilities. HBI offers services ranging from first feasibility studies to final acceptance tests including detail studies, project realization, site supervision and measurements.

 

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. The range of products also includes services in the area of technical consultancy, planning and supervision for tunnelling projects as well as personnel solutions to complement construction site crews on a temporary basis.

 

Since 1996, we continue to be your strength in all the works required to be explosive extending from underground mining to open quarry mining, from quarrying to the production of industrial raw materials, from highway construction to dam construction Kirlioglu is always with you with the production and storage facilities located in Afyonkarahisar, explosive storage facility located in Izmir, with ADR-certified transport fleet of ownself and contracted vendors in many regions of Turkey Kirlioglu, as only % 100 domestic capital firm who makes Anfo production, is the shining star of explosive sector with the DYNEX brand, with Emulsion type of explosive detEX brand, with NONEL and with ANFOex brand which are the needs of the sector Kirlioglu approaches each company who uses explosives with a sense of Project partner not with a customer perspective and continues his works complying with the requirements of today to operate safer and in the optimum cost in the working environments of users The main services of Kirlioglu in explosive sector; Production of explosives for civil use, Underground and surface emulsion charging with specially equipped explosive charging equipments Anfo charging in the hole with specially equipped explosive charging trucks ADR-certified transport vehicles and the transport of explosives, Drilling service with automatic drilling machines in all kinds of grounds Appropriate explosive choice in underground and surface blastings The importation-Exportation of all kinds of explosives which are needed for civil use Representative offices of international companies, Complete blasting design and special blasting applications, Assessment of the environmental affects arising from blastings, Complete blasting services with experienced and teams with technical knowledge, Mobile warehouse supply, Issuing a permit for using and purchasing explosives, The supply of all kinds of accessories which are needed in blasting applications.

 

For more than 120 years, Obayashi Corporation, one of major contractors in Japan, has delivered quality solutions to infrastructure challenges across the globe. We provide a full range of general contractor services in both public works and private sectors including: office buildings, residences, tunnels, highways, rail systems, bridges, artificial islands, airports and nuclear power plants. Obayashi also develops various construction-related technologies including the world's first tunneling technology, the Ultra Rapid Under Pass (URUP) method, which enables rapid construction of road and railway underpasses.

 

Elasto Plastic Concrete's range of BarChip synthetic reinforcement fibres are replacing steel fibres and steel mesh faster than ever before in a variety of shotcrete and concrete applications worldwide. Many engineers believe that the future of concrete reinforcing exists in alternatives to steel products. The level of interest in BarChip has increased in 2014 to the extent that EPC decided to open an office in Dubai. This will form EPC's hub for the region with ease of access to and from Dubai World Central and Jebel Ali Port. EPC expect the MENA region to grow to be one of its busiest as awareness of BarChip grows.

BarChip synthetic fibres are being used to reinforce: tunnels, mines, underground caverns, industrial floors, precast concrete, footpaths, roadway paving, metro/railway slab track, water/sewer lines, general municipal infrastructure, marine structures and flood prevention works. As the tendency for development is to follow the coast in many countries in the region, the non-corrosive benefits of BarChip make it a must have consideration for all designers. Engineering confidence in BarChip structural fibre is highlighted in projects such as the Docklands Light Rail Track in London, cast in situ linings on the Oliola Water Tunnel in Spain and the Cerro Somberero Highway in Chile to mention but a few.

The anti-corrosion benefits along with substantial (30-50%) cost and time savings, 80% less transport and handling, up to 70% lower carbon footprint compared to steel reinforcement make BarChip reinforcement a no brainer. BarChip fibre reinforcement is not affected by the high saline water table common to UAE and other Middle-Eastern Countries.

For further details contact:
Paul Hamilton
Business Development Manager
E-mail: phamilton@elastoplaticconcrete.com
Mobile: +971501372083
Office: +97144432912
P.0.Box 66523, Dubai, UAE

 

For nearly 20 years, our mission is to assist our clients to quantify, diagnose and manage the structural, geotechnical and environmental risks associated with the construction and operation of sites.

Over 400 persons within 16 branches around the globe are at your service when it comes to detection and monitoring solutions.

Our added value comes from our ability to offer insight and develop a tailored response to every issue that considers all aspects of risk and project requirements, to be the sole client contact, to facilitate our client's decision making and communication with third parties.

Carrying out our mission, we are << your 6th sense for risk management >>.

www.soldatagroup.com

 

Systemair AB is internationally recognised global leader as a top quality manufacturer and supplier of HVAC products.

With over 280,000 square metres of production space within 20 manufacturing facilities worldwide, Systemair provides a comprehensive range of products and solutions to the construction industry.

Through their technical centres in 15 countries throughout the world, employing over 170 highly qualified engineers , Systemair strives to continually develop energy efficient products, systems and solutions to meet ever increasing market demands and stringent international certification.

The extensive range of high quality technically efficient products incorporates Fans, Air Handling Units, Chillers, Air Distribution Products , Heaters and Air Curtains.

Systemair are total solution providers for Car Park Ventilation , Metro, Rail and Tunnel systems

 

Systemair AB is internationally recognised global leader as a top quality manufacturer and supplier of HVAC products.

With over 280,000 square metres of production space within 20 manufacturing facilities worldwide, Systemair provides a comprehensive range of products and solutions to the construction industry.

Through their technical centres in 15 countries throughout the world, employing over 170 highly qualified engineers , Systemair strives to continually develop energy efficient products, systems and solutions to meet ever increasing market demands and stringent international certification.

The extensive range of high quality technically efficient products incorporates Fans, Air Handling Units, Chillers, Air Distribution Products , Heaters and Air Curtains.

Systemair are total solution providers for Car Park Ventilation , Metro, Rail and Tunnel systems

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Young Engineer Program

Tuesday - 09th December 2014 - Young Engineering Forum
08:30-09:30 Registration
09:30-09:40
Official Opening Ceremony (Recitation of Holy Quran, National Anthem of the UAE)
Conference Room A
09:40-09:45 Welcome Speech - H.E. Eng. Essa Al Maidoor – President of SOE
09:45-09:50 Welcome Speech – Mr. Soren Eskesen – President of ITA
09:50-10:10 Honoring Ceremony
10:10-10:15 ATC Awards Ceremony
10:15-10:30 Opening of Exhibition
10:30-11:00
Networking Break Hall 5
11:00-11:30 Keynote Session
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The Copenhagen Metro Circle Line - Construction Challenge and Risk Mitigations
Speaker: Mr. Søren Degn Eskesen, President of ITA
11:30-12:00 Keynote Session
Redefining Sustainable Underground Space - An Arabian Perspective
Speaker: Professor Arnold Dix, Court Appointed Tunnel Safety Expert
Scientist and Lawyer, Tunnel Risk Specialist
12:00-12:30 Abu Dhabi Municipality: Presentation for the Project of Sheikh Zayed Tunnel
Engr. Hamad Al Jeaidi, Head of Division for Tunnels Systems Operations & Maintenance - Abu Dhabi Municipality
12:30-13:00 GASCO Major Projects: Safe & Sustainable Road Crossing Execution
Eng. Abdulla Al Derei, Vice President of Major and Technical Projects Pipelines in Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd (GASCO)
13:00-14:00
Lunch Hall 5
Young Engineering Forum Conference Room B - R
Chairs: Eng. Zenah Mattar, Eng. Jurij Karlovsek (ITAYM Chair), Eng. Max Steele (ICE)
14:00-14:10 Opening Speech from ITA President
Mr. Søren Degn Eskesen
14:10-14:30 Overview and Introduction to Tunnelling
Dr. Edgar Small
14:30-14:50 Geological Aspects of Tunnel Engineering
Eng. Jonathan Cottam
14:50-15:10 Tunnel Boring Machines
Eng. Karin Bappler
15:10-15:30 Tunnel Support, Tunnel Lining, Shotcrete, etc.
Eng. Nick Chittenden
15:30-15:50 Underground Space Use - A Sustainable Development
Mr. Olivier Vion

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