Tunnelling technology, solutions for the future

Australasian Tunnelling Conference

12 September 2014 - Aurecon’s tunnel experts will share a wealth of local and global project experiences and knowledge at the 15th Australasian Tunnelling Conference to be held 17 – 19 September at the Hilton, Sydney.

Aurecon will host the Welcome Function, 17th  September, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, for delegates.  Our Engineers will present five technical papers, during the conferences comprehensive three day programme.

“Australasian tunnelling has progressed to state of the art world class achievement where we use and pioneer the latest technologies.  Aurecon is proud to be part of this progress” says Aurecon Tunnelling Expertise Leader Dr Harry Asche.

“While technology is aiding how we construct tunnels, the really exciting area is the way technology is allowing us to value-add to tunnel performance and management”, adds Anthony Bennett, Technical Director Transport Services at Aurecon.

Aurecon presenters from across Australia New Zealand and Asia will present on the following topics:

  • Protection of Tunnels in their Future Environment – Anthony Bennett
  • Use of Tunnel Boring Machines in the Mine Environment – Dr Harry Asche and Diane Mather
  • Blasting Vibration Assessment and Innovative Blasting Methods in High-density Urban Environments – Jack Muir
  • Risk Management and Use of a Geotechnical Baseline Report for a Competitive Alliance Procurement Process – Tom Ireland, Peter Spies (NZTA)  Sumi Eratne (NZTA) and Bill Newns
  • A Transparent and Pragmatic Quantitative Risk Assessment Process for Existing Tunnels in New Zealand – Barry Wright (NZTA), Tom Ireland and Simon Weaver

Regarded as the Australasian tunnelling community’s preeminent knowledge sharing event, this year’s conference will feature over 80 technical papers closely examining past and current projects, lessons learned and future solutions to the tunnelling industry.

“Our experts are eager to share the technologically-influenced forward thinking we are not only applying to current projects, but also how we are improving on those solutions to innovate for the future”, concludes Harry.

The conference will also feature key note addresses from:

  • The Hon. Jamie Briggs MP, Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Federal Member for Mayo
  • David Stewart, Director-General, NSW Transport
  • Steve Cornish, NorthConnex Program Director, Transurban

Click here to view the conference program.

For more information please visit the 15th Australasian Tunnelling Conference website.

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