International Urban Tunnelling Conference

Venue: Sofitel St James Hotel London

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Sep 16, 2013 End Date/Time: Sep 19, 2013
Registration Date: Sep 15, 2013
Early Registration Date: Aug 23, 2013
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Tunnelling in the urban environment comes with significant challenges. As cities become more densely populated the obstacles to construction become harder to manage and overcome. As a contributor to over 60% of tunnelling business there is also no denying the importance of the urban tunnelling sector to your business.

Resourceful Events in association with World Tunnelling magazine brings you the inaugural International Urban Tunnelling Conference taking place on 16-19th September in London, one of the main centres of urban tunnelling advances. With a specific focus on overcoming engineering obstacles in the urban environment and a global coverage of markets from India to the USA the event will provide you with crucial market information to help you stay ahead of the competition.


6 Waterloo Place
United Kingdom

Conference Speakers

Confirmed speakers:

• Chris Dulake, Chief Engineer, Crossrail, United Kingdom

• Dato' Azhar Abdul Hamid, CEO, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation SDN BHD,   Malaysia

• Matt Sykes, Director and UKMEA Leader for Tunnel Design, Arup, United Kingdom

• Thiru R. Ramanathan, Project Director, Chennai Metro Rail Limited, India

• Enrique Fernandez Gonzalez, Underground Technical Director, Dragados, Spain

• Davor Simic, Head of Geotechnical Area, Ferrovial Agroman, Spain

• Stig Eriksson, Senior Technical Advisor, Skanska, Sweden

• Dr Donald R Lamont MBE, C. Eng FICE, Director, Hyperbaric and Tunnel Safety Ltd, United Kingdom

• Colin Eddie, Managing Director, Underground Professional Services, Morgan Sindall, United Kingdom

• Gerald Skalla, Managing Director and Partner, Dr Sauer & Partners, United Kingdom

• Oskar Sigl, Managing Director, Geoconsult Asia Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore

• Martin Knights, Global Director – Tunnelling, Halcrow, United Kingdom

• Randall Essex, Exec. Vice President – Tunnels Practice, Hatch Mott MacDonald, USA

• Werner Bruderer, Sales and Marketing Director, Amberg Engineering, Switzerland

• Ulrich Maidl, Founder and Managing Director, Maidl Tunnel Consultants, Germany

• Mike King, Crossrail Head of Underground Construction, Halcrow (CH2M Hill), United Kingdom

• Ilias Michalis, Tunnel Expert to the CTO, Qatar Rail Company, Qatar

• Valerie Todd, Talent and Resources Director, Crossrail, United Kingdom 

• Klaus Rieker, Managing Director - Tunnelling, Wayss and Freytag, Germany

• Morten Hansen, Managing Director, Østergaard A/S, Denmark

• Samuel Estefanía, Technical Manager - Transport Infrastructure Engineering, Intecsa-Inarsa, S.A., Spain

• Angel Silvestre, Tunnel Engineer – Tunnels, Underground Works and Geotechnical Engineering Department, Intecsa-Inarsa S.A., Spain

• Neil Moss, Principal Tunnel Engineer, London Underground, United Kingdom

• Anne Kathrine Kalager, Deputy Project Director (Follo Line), Jernbaneverket (National Rail Administration), Norway

• Bart Vanhout, Divisional Director, Smet Tunnelling, Belgium

• Alan Myers, Chief Civil Construction Engineer and General Manager XRL Terminus, MTR Corporation, Hong Kong • Piergiorgio Grasso, President, GEODATA, Italy

Additional Information

Why should you attend?

  • Assess new urban tunnelling projects and identify where you should be targeting growth for your business
  • Evaluate advances in tunnel linings and construction – from composite linings to steel fibre reinforced concrete
  • How could you manage noise and vibration more efficiently – analysing other projects and how other companies have mitigated these risks
  • Identify how industry labour issues can be addressed and what your business could do to improve its talent pool
  • Micro-tunnelling: how can this process be optimised?
  • Meet with leading industry executives from contractors, owners, and designers