This course is run exclusively by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the internationally recognised leader in training for engineers and technical professionals.
Mostly invisible and out of sight, tunnels are a vital element of every nation’s infrastructure, indispensable in urban transportation, water, sewerage, hydro-electric power and many other sectors.
As a participant in this three-day course, you’ll get an introduction to all forms of tunneling, with a particular emphasis on tunnelling techniques and their applicability in certain soils and taking into account various physical constraints. Mitigation of the inevitable risks involved in tunnelling will also form an important part of the course.
After successful completion, you’ll be better able to classify subsurface materials with relation to their excavation and support performance in tunnel in soils and rock. You’ll also be able to identify new trends in tunnelling, understand and better select the appropriate tunnelling method and tunnel lining system for a given situation, select and specify suitable investigation techniques and equipment for tunnelling, and a great deal more.
This course is for you if you’re in the construction industry and either looking for a grounding in modern tunneling techniques and practices or would like an update on current technical and contractual tunnel management techniques.
It will be particularly useful for construction and project managers, design and project engineers (both field and design office), construction supervisory personnel, construction cost estimators, graduate geotechnical engineers.
David G Abbott, Eur Ing., B.Eng C.Eng, M.I.C.E, M.ASCE, has a B Eng degree from Liverpool University in England in civil engineering. He is a registered professional engineer throughout Europe and is presently an Independent Consultant.
David has nearly 40 years of experience in underground construction and has been actively involved in the design and construction of tunneling, pipe jacking, microtunneling and other forms of trenchless technology for many years.
His international experience is extensive; David has worked in Europe, South East Asia, Australia, as well as North, South and Latin America.
Sub surface site characterisation for tunnelling in soil and rock
Methods of tunnel construction
Pipe jacking and microtunnelling techniques
Methods of tunnel support
Shaft construction for tunnelling
Potential problems and solutions when tunnelling in soft ground and hard rock
Tunnel planning risk assessment and minimisation
New trends and techniques in tunnelling