2nd Annual Tunnels & Underground Construction Summit

Venue: Abu Dhabi

Location: Abu Dhabi, -

Event Date/Time: Mar 13, 2011 End Date/Time: Mar 16, 2011
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Topics to be discussed will include:

Upcoming projects over the next 3 - 5 years and the opportunities in new markets
Value engineering - getting more for less and focusing on the end-value
Maintaining soil pressures to minimise settlement and ground movement during projects in dense urban areas
Minimising disruption to local communities during tunnel construction
Specific tunneling techniques including, open and closed face TBM tunneling and cut and cover vs. top down method
Working in variable ground conditions and ground with cavities
Steel reinforcement and support of excavations
Waterproofing and sealants
Mitigating risks caused by high salinity and high water table
Project financing and the role of private investment and PPPs
Urban planning and ensuring that infrastructure is in-line with city masterplanning