EDUCATION AND TRAINING ITACET course for young engineers Apr 2012
ITACET News Release

Leading industry experts from across the globe are to deliver a series of lectures aimed at young engineers on the theme of 'Tunnelling in Urban Areas' as part of a two day training course offered by ITACET, the Foundation for Education and Training on Tunnelling and Underground Space.
The course, which will be held in Bangkok on May 18-19 just before the ITA World Tunnel Congress meets in the same city, is being run in conjunction with ITA-AITES and the Thailand Underground and Tunnelling Group.
The objective of the course is to present design and construction approaches for tunnelling in urban areas, highlighting the most important mechanised methods and the constraints imposed by underground excavations, including settlement and damage control, risk management, creating watertight tunnels and the effects of tunnelling on building and infrastructure.
Upon completion of the course participants will receive a certificate from ITACET, endorsed by the ITA and the Engineering Institute of Thailand. Course fees (including lunch) are CHF380 (US$415), or 7,850 Baht (US$250) for citizens of Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia and Vietnam. The event takes place at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand, the same venue that will host the ITA World Tunnel Congress.
Friday 18 May, 8:00-18:00
• Welcome and opening – objectives of the course
• General aspects of urban tunnelling
• Conventional excavation methods, basic aspects of design, and ground reinforcement issues
• Mechanised tunnelling in soft ground, including slurry shield, EPB and soil conditioning
• Segmental lining design
• Lining design for conventional tunnelling: sprayed concrete, waterproofing and final lining.
Saturday 19 May, 08:00-18:30
• Risk analysis for the excavation of mechanised tunnels
• Site investigations
• Face stability design (EPB and SS)
• Tunnelling induced ground movement
• Monitoring of the surface and the machine
• Conventional drill+blast; vibration control
• Industry special aspects and case histories from BASF (watertightness), BEKAERT (fire control), CATERPILLAR (two case histories), HERRENKNECHT (urban area case histories), ROBBINS (two case histories)
Full program and list of speakers
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