Tunnel Design & Construction Asia 2012  schedule

Monday 27th February 2012

  • Day Two: Stream B: Efficient EPC Contracting, Contract and Risk Management in Tunnel Construction

    by Bill Clowes, Dr Gopal Dhawan, Dr Mingchun Luo, Rajesh Agarwal, Valerie Chan, Doitsu Matsuki and Alexander Mackay

    0830 Registration & welcome coffee

    0850 Opening remarks from the chair:

    0900 Anticipating and handling risks in EPC contracting for long tunnels Implementing sound geotechnical investigation and interpretation procedures
    Alexander Mackay, Technical Director – Tunnels, SMEC

    0930 Constructing underground stations and TBM launch sites close to existing property lines: Nam Cheong Station, XRL Project
    Bill Clowes, Project Manager – Construction - XRL, MTR CORPORATION

    1000 Morning tea & networking break

    1030 Parvati Hydropower Tunnel Project, India : Optimising contracts for hydro tunnels with best practices in design, construction and contract risk management
    Dr Gopal Dhawan, Executive Director – Geotechnical,
    NATIONAL HYDRO POWER CORPORATION OF INDIA

    1100 Using modern material solutions to enhance structural integrity and service life of tunnels

    1200 Lunch and networking break

    1300 Cost efficient design and engineering of ventilation systems

    1330 Himalayan rail tunnels, India : Challenges in constructing the world’s highest mountain rail tunnel
    Rajesh Agarwal, General Manager – Projects, KONKAN RAILWAY CORPORATION

    1400 Afternoon tea & networking break

    1430 Tsuen Wan Drainage Tunnel, Hong Kong : Constructing long water/wastewater tunnels: how to choose ideal construction method and materials
    Doitsu Matsuki, General Manager - Projects, MAEDA CORPORATION

    1500 Strategies in design, construction and monitoring of fire and life safety in long tunnels
    Dr Mingchun Luo, Head – Fire Engineering, ARUP
    Valerie Chan, Associate – Fire Engineering, ARUP

    1530 Chair’s Summary with Q & A

    1540 End of conference

    At 8:30am to 3:40pm, Monday 27th February

  • Pre-conference Focus Day

    by Kuldeep Ranka, Bill Clowes, Subrata Gupta, N Sivasailam, Liu Kading, Tran Van Luc, Dato’ Azhar Abdul Hamid, Martin Knights and Sudhir Chandra

    Asian Metro Rail Infrastructure
    Asset owners/Project Heads of SPVs present discuss details of themetro rail projects:
    • Project description
    • Civil infrastructure - tracks, stations and depots
    • Details of tunnel/elevated structures - tenders and
    contracts
    • Fire and ventilation safety systems
    • Equipment details - Rolling stock, S & T, Telecommunication & Transmission, SCADA
    • Auxiliary systems
    • Project completion schedules
    • Future expansion plans

    0830 Registration & welcome coffee

    0850 Opening remarks from the chair

    0900 BANGALORE METRO, INDIA
    N Sivasailam, Managing Director, BANGALORE METRO RAIL CORPORATION
    Sudhir Chandra, Project Director, BANGALORE METRO RAIL CORPORATION

    0940 XPRESS RAIL LINK, HONG KONG
    Bill Clowes, Project Manager – Construction - XRL, MTR CORPORATION

    1020 Panel DiscussioN: Engineering future-proof metro rail systems in Asia
    Panelists:
    N Sivasailam, Managing Director, BANGALORE METRO RAIL CORPORATION
    Martin Knights, Global Technical Director - Tunnelling, HALCROW
    Dato’ Azhar Abdul Hamid, Chief Executive Offi cer, MRT CO.
    Kuldeep Ranka, Managing Director, JAIPUR METRO RAIL CORPORATION

    1100 Morning tea & networking break

    1130 KUALA LUMPUR METRO, MALAYSIA
    Dato’ Azhar Abdul Hamid, Chief Executive Offi cer, MRT CO.

    1210 Global Infl uences for tunnelling projects
    Martin Knights, Global Director – Tunnelling, HALCROW

    1250 Lunch and networking break

    1350 JAIPUR METRO, INDIA
    Kuldeep Ranka, Managing Director, JAIPUR METRO RAIL CORPORATION

    1430 Panel discussion: Sustainable and cost effi cient construction techniques for metro rail structures

    Moderated by:
    Martin Knights, Global Director – Tunnelling, HALCROW

    Panelists:
    Bill Clowes, Project Manager – Construction - XRL, MTR CORPORATION
    Sudhir Chandra, Project Director, BANGALORE METRO RAIL CORPORATION
    Liu Kading, Chief Engineer, SHENZHEN METRO 3 LINE INVESTMENT COMPANY

    1510 Afternoon tea & networking break

    1540 SHENZHEN METRO, CHINA
    Liu Kading, Chief Engineer, SHENZHEN METRO 3 LINE INVESTMENT COMPANY

    1620 HANOI METRO, VIETNAM
    Tran Van Luc, Director – Railway Project Management,
    VIETNAM RAILWAY ADMINISTRATION

    1700 KOLKATA METRO, INDIA
    Subrata Gupta, Managing Director, KOLKATA METRO RAIL CORPORATION

    1740 Chair’s summary with Q&A and end of focus day

    At 8:30am to 5:40pm, Monday 27th February

Tuesday 28th February 2012

  • Day One: Tuesday, 28 February 2012

    by Lee Sea Huay, Dr. Suchatwee Suwansawat, Dato’ Ir Haji Ismail bin Mohamad Salleh, Er. Arshad Bin Abdul Rashid, N Sivasailam, Lt. Gen (retd.) Muhammad Zubair, Manu Srivastava and Anouj Mehta

    0830 DAY ONE – Registration & welcome coffee

    0850 Opening remarks from the chair

    0900 Discussing the opportunities and challenges in building sustainable Asian tunnel infrastructure
    Dr. Suchatwee Suwansawat, President, THAILAND UNDERGROUND TUNNELLING GROUP

    0940 Evolving models for PPP/EPC contracting in Asian tunnel infrastructure
    Anouj Mehta, Head – PPP Projects - India, ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

    1020 Morning tea & networking break

    1050 Panel Discussion: Handling contractual issues and deal structuring in Asian tunnel infrastructure

    Moderated by:
    Anouj Mehta,
    Head - PPP Projects - India, ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

    Panelists:
    Manu Srivastava, Secretary - Urban Development & PPP Focal Point, GOVERNMENT OF MAHARASHTRA
    Dr. Suchatwee Suwansawat, President, THAILAND UNDERGROUND TUNNELLING GROUP
    Lt. Gen (retd.) Muhammad Zubair, Chief Executive Officer - Neelum Jhelum Hydro Power Company,
    WATER AND POWER DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, PAKISTAN
    Dato’ Ir Haji Ismail bin Mohamad Salleh, Director General, MALAYSIAN HIGHWAY AUTHORITY

    1130 Infrastructure in Maharashtra : INDIA - Significance
    of efficient transport infrastructure planning in India’s urban development:
    Manu Srivastava, Secretary - Urban Development & PPP Focal Point, GOVERNMENT OF MAHARASHTRA

    1210 Lunch and networking break

    1310 Neelum Jhelum Hydro Tunnels : PAKISTAN - Developing sustainable and cost effective hydro tunnel infrastructure
    Lt. Gen (retd.) Muhammad Zubair, Chief Executive Officer - Neelum Jhelum Hydro Power Company,
    WATER AND POWER DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, PAKISTAN

    1350 Funding and developing viable tunnel infrastructure in Asia: options, relevance and opportunities

    Panelists:
    Anouj Mehta, Head – PPP Projects - India, ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
    N Sivasailam, Managing Director, BANGALORE METRO RAIL CORPORATION
    Lt. Gen (retd.) Muhammad Zubair, Chief Executive Officer - Neelum Jhelum Hydro Power Company,
    WATER AND POWER DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, PAKISTAN
    Lee Sea Huay, Director – Cable Tunnels, SP POWERGRID

    1430 Afternoon tea & networking break

    1500 How to ensure optimal project and risk management in long water tunnel construction: case study – Pahang-Selangor Raw Water Transfer Tunnel, Malaysia
    Er. Arshad Bin Abdul Rashid, Project Director – PSRWT Tunnel, MINISTRY OF ENERGY, GREEN TECHNOLOGY & WATER, MALAYSIA

    1540 SINGAPORE – Developing futuristic cable tunnel infrastructure: best practices and case study
    Lee Sea Huay, Director – Cable Tunnels, SP POWERGRID

    1620 MALAYSIA - Masterplans for transport tunnel infrastructure in Malaysia
    Dato’ Ir Haji Ismail bin Mohamad Salleh, Director General, MALAYSIAN HIGHWAY AUTHORITY

    1700 Chair’s summary with Q & A – end of plenary session

    1710 Networking Cocktail Party

    At 8:30am to 5:10pm, Tuesday 28th February

Wednesday 29th February 2012

  • Day Two: Stream A: Application of Ideal Geotechnical Investigation Techniques

    by Dr Gopal Dhawan, Leslie Swann, Saibaba Ankala, Dr Joseph Lo, Valerie Chan, Dr Benjamin Sun, Eddie Wong, Tom Henderson and Dr Manoj Verman

    0830 Registration & welcome coffee

    0850 Opening remarks from the chair

    0900 How to extend the service life of tunnel structures by optimising geotechnical investigation, engineering, construction and materials
    Dr Joseph Lo, Executive Director – Transportation Tunnels, AECOM
    Eddie Wong, Technical Director, AECOM

    0930 Panel Discussion: Role of efficient tunnel engineering in delivering cost effective design and construction solutions
    Panelists:
    Dr Joseph Lo, Executive Director – Transportation Tunnels, AECOM
    Eddie Wong, Technical Director, AECOM
    Dr Benjamin Sun, Director – Geotechnics, URS SCOTT WILSON
    Dr Gopal Dhawan, Executive Director – Geotechnical,
    NATIONAL HYDRO POWER CORPORATION OF INDIA
    Valerie Chan, Associate – Fire Engineering, ARUP

    1000 Morning tea & networking break

    1030 Overcoming design challenges for water and wastewater tunnels in soft ground conditions
    Dr Benjamin Sun, Director – Geotechnics, URS SCOTT WILSON

    1100 Panel Discussion: How to generate and manage geotechnical data reliably for efficient tunnel design and construction?
    Panelists:
    Tom Henderson, Managing Director, GEOTECHNICAL CONSULTING GROUP
    Leslie Swann, Director – Geotechnical, JACOBS ASSOCIATES
    Dr Manoj Verman, Director – Tunnelling & Geotechnical, HALCROW

    1200 Lunch and networking break

    1300 Efficient geotechnical design of large scale underground infrastructure: case studies – MTR Projects – West Island Line, XRL and Sha Tin - Central Line, Hong Kong
    Tom Henderson, Managing Director, GEOTECHNICAL CONSULTING GROUP

    1330 Gaining insights into best practices in addressing combination of ground conditions in mountain tunnelling
    Dr Manoj Verman, Director – Tunnelling & Geotechnical, HALCROW

    1400 Afternoon tea & networking break

    1430 Updates on design of the earth retaining structures for cut and cover tunnel excavations
    Leslie Swann, Director – Geotechnical, JACOBS ASSOCIATES

    1500 Box jacked tunneling technique for creation of subways across busy railway lines
    Saibaba Ankala, Chief Engineer, INDIAN RAILWAYS

    1530 Chair’s summary with Q & A

    1540 End of conference

    At 8:30am to 3:40pm, Wednesday 29th February

  • Site visit: Nam Cheong Launch Shaft site, Contract 820 & Contract 802 of the Express Rail Link

    by Bill Clowes

    The 26-km long Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (Express Rail Link, or XRL) runs from West Kowloon in Hong Kong to the boundary of Hong Kong and Shenzhen. The Express
    Rail Link will connect with the 16,000-km National High-speed Railway Network and will enhance Hong Kong’s role as the southern gateway to the Mainland. Construction of the Express Rail Link commenced in January 2010, with completion targeted for 2015.

    The launch shaft for the TBM is 160 m. long, 40 m. deep and encompasses a future rail cross over and ventilation building, which is Hong Kong’s largest. The delegates will be able to observe the commencement of one 9 m. diameter drive (with the TBM scheduled to launch on 20th January 2012) and the erection of the second 9 m.
    diameter slurry TBM.

    Learning objectives:
    • Understanding the launch procedure of two 9 m. diameter slurry TBMs
    • Seeing the construction of Hong Kong’s largest launch shaft
    • Visit segment handling systems, slurry treatment systems and AV mortar plant
    • Observe TBM under erection
    • TBM in operation

    Additionally, there will be a visit to the Nam Cheong station site where MTR is running a contract to remove nearly 400 H piles from the tunnel alignment. The delegates will learn how a new technique of bespoke
    Japanese ‘Rotator & Wedge’ method is being used to extract and remove the H piles when standard techniques such as vibro extraction and jacking
    failed.

    At 4:30pm to 7:00pm, Wednesday 29th February

Thursday 1st March 2012

  • Masterclass A: Tunnel Design & Engineering

    by Dr Siew Wei Lee and Eddie Wong

    0830 - 1030: A practical guide to cost effective geotechnical investigation

    Rationale:
    Geotechnical investigation forms the basis of an effi cient tunnel design. While controlling costs in this critical activity is vital, irrelevant practices and erroneous data should be avoided. Starting with how to prepare a preliminary investigation plan, the workshop details on what methods and instrumentation need to
    be used, on how to maximise data generation in the process and on how to minimise errors and site visits.

    Discussion points:
    • Preparing a preliminary investigation plan and conceptual plan for site exploration
    • Methods of site exploration and costs involved
    • Current updates on instrumentation
    • Using existing geological, seismic and geophysical data

    Masterclass led by:
    Eddie Wong, Technical Director, AECOM

    1100 - 1300: 3D modelling in excavation/tunnel design: current trends and best practices

    Rationale:
    Reliable 3D modelling procedures have yielded easier construction design for large underground excavations/tunnel infrastructure. This workshop will discuss what the current trends in using 3D modelling are and list out best practices in using 3D modelling.

    Discussion points:
    • How to simulate the conventional procedures of tunnel excavation (under various elastic conditions)
    • Creating and studying tunnel cross-section models and soil-nailing of the face excavation
    • Analysing the infl uence of the soil properties and excavation procedures
    • Evaluating the soil-structure interaction and how to calculate the stress distribution in both the lining and the reinforcing structural elements.

    Masterclass led by:
    Dr Siew Wei Lee, Associate Director, GEOTECHNICAL CONSULTING GROUP

    At 8:30am to 1:00pm, Thursday 1st March

  • Masterclass B: Construction & Risk Management

    by Dr Mingchun Luo, Martin Knights and Valerie Chan

    1330 - 1530: Managing risks in tunnel contracting and
    construction

    Rationale:
    As tunnelling is one of the most risky construction processes, a systematic risk management regime needs to be in place, till the underground get commissioned.
    This workshop will list out what are the common risks, how they are classifi ed and how to address a variety of contractual/construction risks.

    Discussion points:
    • How to initiate a systematic risk management plan for an underground construction project
    • Classifying hazards and chances
    • Risk evaluation and strategies to successfully avoids risks
    • Principles of risk sharing by the contractual partners

    Masterclass led by:
    Martin Knights, Global Director – Tunnelling, HALCROW

    1600 - 1800: The road ahead in ventilation and fi re
    engineering design for long tunnels

    Rationale:
    Transport tunnel infrastructure demand safe conveyance for passengers as tunnels are now constructed deeper and longer. Good ventilation, ease of evacuation and
    fi re safety decide the utility of the infrastructure. This workshop will outline the modern principles, techniques and construction-friendly equipment for ventilation
    and fi re engineering design in long transportation tunnels

    Discussion points:
    • Techniques in fi re simulation modelling
    • Traffic load analysis for long tunnels and its signifi cance in designing ventilation
    • Modern equipments and materials aiding fi re resistance
    • Construction/installation trends in ventilation equipments for long transport tunnels

    Masterclass led by:
    Dr Mingchun Luo, Head – Fire Engineering, ARUP
    Valerie Chan, Associate – Fire Engineering, ARUP

    At 1:30pm to 6:00pm, Thursday 1st March