Tunnel Design & Construction Asia

Venue: Amara Hotel

Location: Sinagpore, Singapore

Event Date/Time: Jun 08, 2010 End Date/Time: Jun 10, 2010
Registration Date: Jun 06, 2010
Early Registration Date: Mar 16, 2010
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Tunnel projects for transportation and utilities are becoming an inseparable part of fast urbanising economies in Asia, specifically with projects like:

– Chennai Metro Rail Tunnels, India
– Pahang-Selangor Raw Water Transfer Tunnel, Malaysia
– West Drainage Tunnel, Hong Kong

As these tunnel projects (also featured within the Tunnel Design & Construction Asia agenda), plus a number of new ones are being planned, designed and constructed, a few key challenges still remain.

Cost efficiency, better safety features and longer service life of tunnels, when resolved, could endear subsurface infrastructure as the viable option for asset owners.

Tunnel Design & Construction Asia will feature 20 international tunnel experts, presenting on specific strategies on how to address these challenges in their tunnel projects.

Design of Cost Effective Cut & Cover Tunnel Excavations
John Davies from ARUP will outline the parameters that will economise the design and construction of tunnel excavations in his presentation in the morning of day one. Along with Michael McGowan, also from ARUP, their presentation will focus on strategies for very soft soils and the cost effective design and procurement for cut and cover tunnels.

State-of-the-Art Safety Features
In reference to rail tunnels, Sang Jo Moon, the Vice President – Tunnel & Geotechnical of Yooshin Engineering, will be presenting on the technology used in one of longest mountain rail tunnels in Korea. The day one presenter will highlight safety requirements of such a tunnel project, and how this was effectively executed in the Korean Young Dong Railway Relocation Project.

Planning for the Longer Service Life of Tunnels
Takashi Kawata of Shimizu Corporation, who is engaged in a 44km long water tunnel project in Malaysia, will be presenting on the several factors that must be considered for the long term durability of tunnel structures. Our day two speaker will use the Pahang-Selangor Raw Water Tunnel Project, Malaysia case study to showcase how this can be achieved.

What’s more, by attending Tunnel Design & Construction Asia this June, you will get to network with key decision makers of the planning, designing and constructing of tunnel projects in Asia, plus also the key suppliers of tunnel materials and technologies at one place!


Amara Hotel
165 Tanjong Pagar Road