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”.
Dutch Tunnelling Association & Van Hattum en Blankevoort
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.
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.
What People Are Saying
“High quality industry forum.”Operations Manager Tunnels, Transurban & Tunnel Operations & Maintenance Conference 2018 Attendee
“Criterion brings together the industry experts enabling growth, diversity, insight and knowledge transfer.”Major Projects Manager, NorthWestern Roads, Management Services Tunnel Operations & Maintenance Conference 2018 Attendee
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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