Enhancing sector collaboration for operational improvement
Conference Date
22nd & 23rd February 2017
Novotel Sydney Central
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Featuring international insights & case studies from the new projects & operational tunnels; NorthConnex, WestConnex, Melbourne Metro, the Cross River Rail, Clem 7, Legacy Way & Airport Link.

With tunnels being constructed across Australia now is the time for the sector to gather and discuss how to improve tunnel operations. This highly interactive agenda features case studies, international speakers and key thought leaders who will provide practical advice on how the sector can collaborate to improve tunnel operations, maintenance & safety processes from design to operation.

This conference will focus on:

  • Implementing operation & maintenance (O&M) needs in the design
  • Methods to improve operational processes
  • Working with emergency services to improve response & disaster recovery
  • New tunnel technology solutions for reduced operational cost

Who will attend?

Leaders with responsibility for:

  • Tunnel operations & maintenance
  • Infrastructure design
  • Fire safety
  • Tunnel construction
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Attend to learn:

  • Enhance operational processes for a more efficient tunnel

  • Implement operational insights in tunnel design

  • Improve collaboration with emergency services

  • Learn about new innovative tunnel technology

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Key Speakers

Ed Taylor
Engineering Manager, John Holland
President, Australian Tunnelling Society
Chris Dulake
Major Projects Portfolio Director
Mott MacDonald, UK
Chris Dickinson
Rail Operations
Modus Operandi Rail
Arnold Dix
Court Appointed Tunnel Safety Expert Scientist & Lawyer
Tunnel Risk Expert


What People Are Saying

  • “After attending the 2016 Tunnel Safety & Fire Protection conference I found that I had established sound and sincere compadres that either worked or assessed tunnel construction and/or operations. Well worth my attendance as the return will prove invaluable.”

    Peter Mitchison
    BFSO, Department of Fire & Emergency Services WA
  • “Excellent blend of construction, operational and life safety topics with engaging presenters.”

    Mark Harrington
    Team Leader – Operations, Venita, attendee at Tunnel Safety & Fire Protection Conference 2016


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