The Tunnel Operations & Maintenance conference will provide practical strategies for improving tunnel operations and management at every stage of the journey, from design and construction through to ongoing maintenance and every day operations, with a key focus on improving safety and emergency response procedures. Learn from innovative case studies and international speakers to improve tunnels around the country.
Attend & learn
- How to include considerations for operations in design & construction
- Lessons learnt from leading tunnel operators to enhance your operations & reduce cost
- How to reduce disruptions during tunnel maintenance
- Strategies to proactively manage fire safety in tunnels
- Insights into improving connections between ITS in tunnels & the rest of the network
- Tunnel operations & maintenance (40%)
- Infrastructure design (20%)
- Tunnel construction (10%)
- Fire safety (20%)
- State Road Authorities (10%)
Attend to learn:
- Enhance tunnel operation through improved tunnel design
- Apply innovative technology to advance tunnel operations
- Ensure efficient & cost effective tunnel operations
- Proactively enhancing incident response & tunnel safety
Professor Arnold Dix is an accomplished lawyer and scientist (Geology) who is recognised internationally for his expertise in subsurface infrastructure. He is recently appointed to the Executive Committee of the International Tunnelling Association (UN affiliate) and was the Chairman of their Contractual Practices Group for the past 15 years; sat as a Committee Member of PIARC (Australian Governments representative) for the past 17 years and currently sits on both the subsurface rail and subsurface road standards bodies in the USA (NFPA 130 & 502); he is a former Professor of Engineering and Professor of Medicine – Mental Health, Science and Diversity at UWS;
Arnold is a visiting Professor at Tokyo City University and currently sits on and gives advice to Dispute Avoidance Boards; and advises governments and Sovereign Funds on investment strategies in Asia and Europe.
Professor Dix provides risk mitigation and disaster response advice for road, rail and infrastructure tunnels, for the environment, humans, and buildings in complex technical, scientific and engineering contexts. He is a court appointed expert and recognised as a world authority in these areas.
Arnold is also a current nominee for the 2017 world anti corruption awards ( innovation – construction engineering ).
His specialist focus is upon providing practical advice for safe and effective subsurface infrastructure. He says, “Safety in the underground environment requires more than simply a sound safety culture – it requires substantive subsurface risk expertise coupled to a willingness and capacity to prioritise recourses and respond to safety issues”.
Sallo van der Woude is the president of the Dutch Tunnelling Association and works, since 2019 with the tunnelling department of Arcadis Design and Consultancy. Before Arcadis he has worked with a pipe line contractor, a civil contractor and a Tunnel consultant. He has worked on many tunnelling projects in the Netherlands and abroad, recently he was the project manager for a tunnel renovation project in Rotterdam.
He studied mining engineering at Delft University of Technology. At this university he has also been a part time assistant professor for 10 years at the department of underground construction
For the last 5 years Mr Paul Musson has been the New Zealand Transport Agency’s Tunnel Manager and E&M Asset Manager for the Victoria Park and Johnstone’s Hill Tunnels within the Auckland Motorway Alliance. He also acts as Safety Officer for the three Wellington Tunnels, and has collaborative involvement on the newly opened Waterview Tunnel. Paul has been, and still practices, as a Fire Engineer in New Zealand on a variety of projects for Beca, having moved to the NZ in 2007. His prior experience in the UK includes: working for London Underground for 15 years on Projects such as the Jubilee Line Extension and the Kings Cross Redevelopment Project; Railtrack infrastructure projects and heavy building and civil engineering projects. Paul is passionate about Tunnels Maintenance and Operations, the sharing of knowledge, improving design, practice and thinking on all aspects of Tunnels, and remains involved with the Australasian Tunnel Operators Groups.
Wayne Harvey is the Principal Smart Journey Systems Department, responsible for the management of VicRoads $1bil + ITS Infrastructure and provides a range of professional services covering ITS standards, ITS solution development and ITS infrastructure management at VicRoads. He has over 35 years’ experience in road engineering in a variety of roles covering design, project management, information management and asset management. He has a Graduate Diploma in Municipal Engineering and a Master of Information Management and Systems from Monash University.
Wayne represents VicRoads on Austroads System Managers Working Group and is on the working groups for the National ITS Architecture, Standardisation of ITS Technology Asset Management Dataset, Austroads Connected Automated Vehicles Steering Committee, and the CAV program Industry Reference Group.
Promat is a global leader in the dynamic business of sophisticated fire science technologies. It is a proactive link in the worldwide network of Etex, whose consolidated turnover closed financial 2015 in excess of €3 billion. The Group’s presence is deeply rooted in 43 countries, 118 production sites and it employs more than 17,000 professionals dedicated to making the increasingly complex built environment a better place for all to live, work and prosper.
Promat is synonymous international quality. Its tried, tested and proven products and systems are nowadays effectively at work throughout many different types of tunnel applications and underground structures.
Only Promat offers the kind of in-depth expertise that comes from six decades of cutting edge R&D. It’s an unrivalled Knowledge Centre second to none in protecting precious human life and assets against the ravages of fire. Promat have multiple business segments and one of those is the tunnel segment. Promat have been involved with the design and supply of over 300 tunnels throughout the globe dating back to 1962! Some recent local projects include: Legacy Way, Airport Link, Perth City Busport Tunnel, Waterview, Hong Kong Macau Bridge Tunnel project, Dryandra Brisbane Airport runway and currently supplying materials to WestConnex M4, M5 and NorthConnex.
Building Chemical Supplies
Building Chemical Supplies (Australia) is the national and exclusive distributor and solutions provider for German MC-Bauchemie GmbH construction and injection chemicals and Desoi GmbH injection pumps, packers and consumables. BCS and our global material and equipment partners provide:
- Soil conditioning and stabilisation
- Backfill grout mortars
- Concrete admixtures, release agents and repair materials
- Waterproof membranes, injection and sealing solutions
- Fire resistant concrete repair mortars, cementitious shot seal and surface protection
BCS provide systems-based solutions in partnership with the global technical, case
history and supply chain of MC-Bauchemie GmbH and Desoi GmbH in tunnel
construction and maintenance.
BCS provide professionally qualified and prepared material specifications and
proposals, site visits and reports, method and inspection and test guides and
templates, competent temporary and periodic technicians for project-based
supervision and quality control and a professional and mutual beneficiary approach to supplier/contractor partnerships to ensure the highest standards and execution of projects.
BCS has completed successful repair, remediation and maintenance projects for major projects such as CLEM7, Airport Link, Legacy Way and Lane Cove Tunnels.
Please contact Annalena Baier, BCS Engineering & Technical Manager on 0458 611 301 or Michael Skinner, National BDM on 0448 449 537 for a discussion anytime or via our websitewww.bcsaustralia.com for more information.
In our 60 years of operation, Lendlease has played a key role in some of the most significant tunnel design, construction, operation and maintenance projects across Australia – from Brisbane’s Clem7 Tunnel in the east, to Perth’s Northbridge Tunnel (part of the Graham Farmer Freeway) in the west.
Understanding the challenges and risks inherent in tunnel asset operation and maintenance, our specialist teams, with 500 years’ collective experience, work to ensure tunnel safety, availability, sustainability and cost efficiency for tunnel owners, operators and motorists alike.
We offer our clients a broad range of asset operation, management, maintenance and shutdown services for all tunnel structures and associated infrastructure, including mechanical systems, civil, ITS, hydraulic, tolling systems, fire systems, HV and LV electrical, HVAC and landscaping.
Our operation and maintenance portfolio includes some of the highest profile and highest traffic tunnels, bridges, motorways and road networks in Australia, including
Melbourne’s CityLink. CityLink incorporates the Burnley Tunnel, Domain Tunnel and the Bolte Bridge, and attracts more than 820,000 vehicle movements per day.
As transport infrastructure asset operations and maintenance management specialists, Lendlease delivers comprehensive services that respond to the individual needs of customers who rely on us to deliver.
Fantech is focused on providing ventilation and air management solutions by introducing
new and innovative products for commercial, industrial and domestic markets. The
company is recognised for its technical expertise, high quality product range and
commitment to customer service. Fantech has worked hard to develop its reputation as an
industry leader and maintain its emphasis on reliability and energy efficiency.
Fantech utilises modern technologies that enables it to optimize the performance and
manufacturing process of its products. This has led to the design and development of some
of the most reliable and cost effective air movement solutions on the market.
Fantech has supplied ventilation products to many of the major commercial construction
projects within Australia and New Zealand. Past projects have included Q1 in Surfers
Paradise, the world’s tallest residential tower at the time; the sophisticated Crown Casino
complex in Melbourne; the Adelaide Convention Centre, voted one of the best convention
centres worldwide; and Stadium Australia, the site of the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics.
More recent projects include the iconic South Australian Health and Medical Research
Institute (SAHMRI), the world class Skycity casino in Auckland and the 60,000 seat, multi-
purpose Optus Stadium.
Recently Fantech have offered tunnel maintenance and infrastructure through Witt & Sohn
and Simco. Together the aim is to provide a solution for tunnel projects, with the promise of
quality products and trusted service. A few projects that Fantech have already been a part
of include the Brisbane Airport Link, Tugan Bypass (Gold Coast), Perth City Link, Adelaide
O-Bahn, West Connex M4E (Sydney) and West Connex NEW M5 (Sydney).
For more than 170 years, the name Siemens has been synonymous with internationality and worldwide presence. With over 370,000 employees, Siemens is a global powerhouse, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems provides a comprehensive portfolio of integrated solutions for tunnels, offering road users and tunnel operators maximum safety, system reliability and sustainability. Globally, operators of more than 180 Motorway and Tunnel Systems, more than 530km of tunnels, have placed their trust in
The heart of our tunnel solutions is the Integrated Traffic and Plant Management System (ITPMS). ITPMS is a modular operations management control system (OMCS), allowing central control and detailed analysis of both traffic and plant systems, enabling an operator to initiate the right response to every situation in the shortest possible timeframe.
With over 40 years of success in tunnel projects, Siemens understands the complex tunnel environment where seamless interaction of various sub-systems and technologies is paramount. All sub-systems are tightly integrated on the automation level, so the system can quickly detect and automatically react to events or incidents with minimum operator interaction thanks to rule-based scenario processes.
As Australia’s only manufacturer of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC), CSR Hebel has over 25 years of experience meaning you can be assured you are getting a high quality product with the technical expertise to back it up.
Designed for the utilities and infrastructure sectors, Hebel fire and acoustic wall systems are high performing, proven solutions that are fast to construct without the constraints of pre-cast concrete installations.
The Hebel PowerShield High Performance Fire Wall System has been developed to protect tunnels, power stations and substations from petrochemical fire damage up to 1300oC.
Where noise reduction from industry, major roads and rail corridors is required, Hebel SoundBarrier is the ideal solution; extremely cost-effective, lightweight and easy to install when compared with pre-cast concrete. Added to this is the option of customised patterns at comparatively low cost through the versatility of post production machining.
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Date: 28 Nov 2018 By: Ash Natesh
David Barron, Operations Manager, Waterview Tunnel Joint Operation presented his Case study at the Tunnel Operations and Maintenance Conference 2018. The Waterview Tunnel is a key piece of the Western Ring Route, a 48 km motorway route through the west of Auckland, connecting Manukau, the city, West Auckland and the North Shore. The 2.4km Waterview …
Date: 8 Nov 2018 By: Ash Natesh
Northconnex is a nine kilometre tunnel that will link the M1 Pacific Motorway at Wahroonga to the Hills M2 Motorway at West Pennant Hills, removing around 5,000 trucks off Pennant Hills Road each day. It will be the longest road tunnel project in Australia. Fire and Rescue NSW has been consulted in the development of …
Date: 15 Nov 2016 By: Brett Simpson
The CLEM7 was the first road tunnel in Australia to use Virtual Emergency Simulation Training (VEST). Using a controlled virtual environment and simulation activities, VEST provides for immersive and participatory adult learning. With a unique realistic quality, participants can be tested in real time with visual and auditory stressors in a safe manner. VEST can …
Date: 12 Nov 2015 By: Mark Reilly
Open and transparent dialogue with Fire & Rescue Services is essential to tunnel development being completed in time and on budget, according to Mark Reilly of the Fire Safety Assessment Unit, Fire & Rescue NSW. “The sooner you can engage representatives from the Fire Rescue Service, the better,” he says. “Be open and transparent so …
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