International VDI Conference - Tunnel Construction
- Discuss international projects and current developments in the tunneling industry with international colleagues and experts.
- See how Building Information Modeling shapes the future of planning and designing tunnel projects
- Learn more about construction techniques from tunneling projects all over the world
- See how the digitized tunnel construction site impacts the industry today and in the future
- Make valuable new contacts in the networking sessions and visit the parallel 2nd Smart Construction Equipment conference, for free!
The VDI Tunnel Construction conference will bring together international experts and key players from the industry to discuss important issues such as building information modeling, excavation and construction methods, challenging inner-city projects, maintenance and retrofitting as well as digitalization and innovative new technologies. Listen to our speakers from companies such as Herrenknecht, Laing O'Rourke, PORR Bau GmbH, Bouygues Construction, Bane NOR, ADSSC, Ferrovial-Agroman, Implenia, WSP Sverige, Amberg Engineering, Babendererde, Bekaert Maccaferri Underground Solution, GEODATA and many more!Find out about the challenges and opportunities for tunnel construction and how new and creative ideas will keep you ahead in the marketplace.
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Drone Based Deformation Monitoring at the Tunnel Project Zentrum am Berg
Author: Dr. Klaus Chmelina, Geodata Ziviltechnikergesellschaft m.b.H
Stay on top of important developments underground
Working and building underground is one of the most demanding challenges the building industry faces. The underground space offers many possibilities, but using it to its full capacity still proves to be a world-wide challenge. The increasing digitalization of the construction site and an expanding urban population mean that underground construction needs to move at a more rapid pace. Thus, it’s important to stay on top of new developments in tunnel technology, safety and planning. The VDI Tunnel Construction conference is the ideal venue to meet with tunnel-business experts and colleagues to discuss the future of this fast-moving and growing industry.
A truly international event, this conference brings together specialists from all over Europe, to engage in discussions, exchange experiences and network. With a conference program developed in cooperation with Dr. Martin Herrenknecht, you will have the opportunity to learn about practical examples of tunneling practice around the world as well as new innovations, technologies and methods.
Registration & welcome coffee
Chair’s welcome & opening address
Conference chair: Dr.-Ing. E.H. Martin Herrenknecht, Chairman of the Board of Management, Herrenknecht AG, Germany
I. Planning a Tunnel Project
The Amsterdam Metro - Planning and Building the new North/South Line
Dr. Hoite Detmar, Managing Director Project North/South Line, Metro & Tram Amsterdam, The Netherlands
BIM for Hard Rock Tunnelling – A Practical Example from Scandinavia
Miriam Cegrell, Project Manager, WSP, Sweden
Planning and Construction of Abu Dhabi Deep Gravity Sewerage System (STEP) – A Case Study
Alan Thomson, Former Managing Director of ADSSC, United Arabic Emirates
II. Innovation & Digitalisation on the Tunnel Construction Site
State & Future of Tunnel Monitoring and Tunnel Data Management
Dr. Klaus Chmelina, Area Manager R&D, Geodata Ziviltechnikergesellschaft m.b.H., Austria
Data Management in TBM Tunnelling - From Table Lists to Big Data
Frank Stahl, Technical Director Tunnelsoft, Babendererde Engineers, Germany
The Crossrail Project – Innovation & Technology used in a Tunnel Environment
Ravintheran Kugananthan, Project Engineer, Laing O‘Rourke, UK
Logistic Management of deep Tunnels with long and multiple Drives Michele Janutolo Barlet, PHD., Project Manager, BG Ingénieurs Conseils, France
CDE and BIM in tunnel construction Jules van der Weide, Managing Director, think project! BeNeLux, The Netherlands
Networking & coffee break
A new Generation of Fiber - Innovative FRC Design based on Model Code 2010 for Underground Application
Benoit De Rivaz, CivEng, Global Technical Manager, Bekaert Maccaferri Underground Solution, Belgium
III. Tunnelling Methods
Mechanized Cross-Passages under High Pressure – the Tuen Mun Chek Lap Kok Experience
Thibaut Lockhart, M.Sc., M.Eng., Engineering Manager, Bouygues Travaux Publics, France; co-authors: Estelle Cagnat, M.Eng, Methods Manager of TMCLK project, Morgan Oleron, M.Eng, Construction Manager (CPs of TMCLK project), both: Dragages HK, China
Summary of the first conference day
Get Together in the name of Saint Barbara
At the end of the first conference day we kindly invite you to use the relaxed and informal atmosphere for in-depth conversations with other participants and speakers.
III. Tunnelling Methods
New Developments of TBM : Variable Density
Frédéric Battistoni, Mechanical Engineer, Project Manager, Herrenknecht AG, Germany
The Follo Line - Different Excavations Methods for one Project
Anne Kathrine Kalager, Project Manager Follo Line, Bane Nor, Norway
Microtunnelling - Status & Outreach of Technology
Juan Hoyo Rodriguez, Microtunnelling Construction Manager, BESSAC, France
Networking & Coffee break
IV. Inner-City Projects & Urban Tunnelling
The Role of Monitoring and Modelling to control the EPB Operation in Settlement Sensitive Areas
Davor Simic, Ph.D. Civil Engineer, Head of Geotechnical Area, Ferrovial- Agroman, Spain
Metro Doha Green Line - Experiences from Execution of a large Urban Tunnelling Project under Challenging Conditions
Dipl. Ing. Hans Köhler, Director of Tunneling Department, PORR Bau GmbH, Austria
Project Eiganes - Building a Highway Junction under the City of Stavanger/Norway
Dipl.-Ing. Jens Classen, Managing Director, Implenia Construction GmbH, Germany
Brussels Metro North: Design and Technical Challenges
Dipl. Ing. EPFL Laurence Delplace, Deputy Program Manager Brussels Metro North, Amberg Engineering AG, Switzerland; co-authors: Dipl. Ing. Jordi Illa, Project Manager, Amberg Engineering, Dipl. Ing. Catherine Fabry, Project Manager, Sweco, Belgium
V. Safety and Tunnel Maintenance
Compliance with actual Safety Regulations - a Heavy Task for Retrofitting and Maintaining Tunnels
Dr.-Ing. Goetz Vollmann, Assistant Professor, Institute for Tunneling and Construction Management, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Emergency Planning & Management for Road Tunnels
Han Admiraal, CivEng, Managing Director, Enprodes Management Consultancy BV, the Netherlands
Conference chair‘s closing remarks
End of conference
If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact Maria Baumeister.
Who is the VDI Tunnel Construction conference for?
This VDI conference is ideal for senior engineers, managers and senior executives working in construction companies, engineering and planning, third party supply companies, contractors as well as national and regional authorities responsible for tunnel projects.
Expand your network and connect with international experts
As a participant of the Tunnel Construction conference, you will be able to attend the parallel international VDI conference on Smart Construction Equipment at no additional cost. The joint evening event on the first day of the conference is a perfect opportunity to establish new contacts and offers excellent networking opportunities. Network with speakers from Vinci Construction, Hochtief Vicon, Strabag, Caterpillar, Volvo Zeppelin Baumaschinen, the Fraunhofer Institute IPM, BuroHappold Engineering, Google and many more. Attendants and presenters from both conferences will come together in a relaxed environment with food and drinks.
You’d like to stay on top of the international developments in the tunneling industry? You’re interested in networking and engaging with international experts and specialists in tunneling, construction and innovation? Then book your space at the VDI Tunnel Construction conference now!
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