In 2020, Criterion will once again bring together the key stakeholders from Australia’s tunnelling industry for the Future Proofing Tunnel Operations conference. Join fellow professionals who work in the tunnelling sector to gain knowledge, strategies and solutions to challenges including operational efficiency, fire safety and emergency preparedness and risk management. This event is a unique opportunity for you to learn from innovative local and international case studies on improving tunnel operations and preparing for the future.
- Discuss your challenges & ideas with industry peers
- Learn about the innovative systems & technologies for streamlining operations
- Takeaway practical & applicable knowledge on improving preparedness for emergencies in tunnels
- Gain valuable insights into how organisations around Australia are preparing for changes to tunnels & tunnelling
- Learn from solutions focused sessions from industry thought leaders
Who will attend?
Sector leaders with responsibilities for:
- 50% - Tunnels operations & maintenance
- 20% - Infrastructure design & construction
- 20% - Fire safety
- 10% - State Road Authorities
Attend to learn:
- Master the minimum operating requirements
- Develop a sustainable approach to tunnel operations
Maximise tunnel safety & security
- Prepare for future tunnel operations
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”.
Alexandra (Alex) brings 11 years of industry experience in road and tunnel operations and maintenance, building on 5 years of prior experience in the civil construction sector. As Environmental Manager for Broadspectrum’s roads business across both the EastLink and Western Roads Upgrade contracts, Alex is responsible for the Environmental Management planning including achieving environmental objectives; pursuing energy saving and sustainability initiatives, among other things! At EastLink Broadspectrum delivers the operation and maintenance contract in an Alliance with ConnectEast.
Transport for NSW
What People Are Saying
“I attended the 2019 Tunnel Operation and Maintenance Conference and was thoroughly impressed with the high standard of speakers, technical content and networking opportunities”Regional Manager - VIC, Lendlease
“Criterion Conferences helped me connect, learn and understand current state of our industry.”NorthConnex Asset Manager, NorthWestern Roads Management Services
“This M&O conference presented a unique open forum for all disciplines, designers, maintainers, operators and responders to share knowledge and learning, and to connect and collaborate. The forum allows honest conversations allowing the real issues to be openly discussed”Tunnel Manager, Auckland Motorway Alliance
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