This training session is being co-organised withAMITOS, the Mexican Association of tunnel and underground space engineers. It will be held online over 4 half-days.
The objective of this training session is to present the design methods commonly used to assess tunnel stability. Each method is illustrated by an example. Advantages and difficulties when applied to a tunnel project will be highlighted.
This course requires no prior knowledge or specific skills in numerical simulation or calculation methods as it is an introduction to these issues.
This fourth instalment of the Lunchtime Lecture series will be on “Modern Approaches to Tunnel Waterproofing - Case studies from the major industry suppliers”.
For this episode we have joined up with the ITAtech Committee who will give us an industry perspective on approaches to waterproofing. The session will include short presentations from ITAtech members Nick Chittenden (Master Builders Solutions), Yves Boissonnas (Sika), Ross Dimmock (Normet) and Enrico Dal Negro (Mapei). Each presenter will highlight best practice for a specific system and the key features that need to be considered when choosing and designing alternative waterproofing systems. The session will finish with a dedicated Q&A.
At the occasion of the AFTES 2021 congress, a training session on the "Excavation control and instabilities in conventional excavation methods" will be held. After a presentation of the principles and dimensioning of works carried out using conventional methods, feedback on the limits of these methods will illustrate them and draw useful lessons from them.
(Please note that this training session will be predominantly given in French)
The following training programmes have been delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic, but preparation is still ongoing concerning the date and the mode of the session (online/in-person):
China (Tongji University): "Tunnelling 4.0 and Intelligent Construction"
Switzerland: "TBM Pilot training"
Brazil: "Innovations in Tunnelling"
Chile: "Mechanized tunnelling and shafts"
Colombia: "Mechanized Tunnelling"
India: "Structural use of fibre reinforced concrete in precast segments"
Mexico: "Underground Urban Facilities"
Thailand: "Contractual practices"