Pre WTC training session for continuing education
22-24 April 2016, San Francisco, California.
Monitoring is of crucial importance to any underground project.
Whether in the preparatory phases or during excavation, proper monitoring, data collection and data analysis are essential to insure safety of the excavation work and of the existing structures close to it.
Proper monitoring and data analysis allow better risk management and mitigation. For mechanized tunnelling it improves the chance to achieve acceptable performance and is also an effective means to allow construction procedures to be adjusted during excavation.
The aim of the training course organized 22-24 April 2016, just before the opening of the WTC2016 in San Francisco, was to provide an understanding of what monitoring is, its ﬁeld of application during underground work and to present methods, examples and various monitoring instrumentation.
The course was intended for every party involved in the design, construction or decision making phase of the ﬁeld.
The training was open with an elocution of Mr. Søren Degn Eskesen, President of ITA-AITES and a welcome word of Bill Hamshire, coordinator of the training session for UCA of SME, the host of the WTC 2016 congress.
The program proposed lectures who alternated academic presentation with real life examples and outline of cases histories.
ITA-AITES Committee for education and training (ITA-CET) in coordination with the congress organizer, UCA of SME, selected and delegated 15 high level lecturers to the training.
Delegates of leading companies in the ﬁeld were also invited to lecture at the course to share their ﬁeld experiences. The complete list and a short resume of the lecturers of the training session is available here>>
Topics covered all aspects of monitoring, planing, instrumentation (equipment and typical applications), interpretation of monitoring data, role of monitoring in risk management, contractual aspects and case histories.
65 Participants from four continents and 20 different countries attended the two-day course. The training was concluded with lively discussion and at the satisfaction of all participants.
Next year the WTC training session will be held in Bergen, Norway, the program is already in preparation and will be announced in autumn.