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10th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground
 

  DAY ONE - MONDAY 27 JUNE

from 08:00

Registration

 

08:45 09:00

Opening

Richard Prager

Robert Mair and Giulia Viggiani

09:00 10:00

SL1: Design and impact of underground construction in cities – improving on the past?

Lecturer: Alison Norrish

10:00 11:45

TS1: Modelling and testing of tunnels and deep excavations in soft ground

General Reporter 1: Dongmei Zhang

 

Panel Presentations

    1. Zhai et. al. Multi-objective optimisation design for composite tunnel linings using non- dominated sorting genetic algorithm
    1. Lande et. al. Small-scale modelling of pile drilling in sand - investigation of the influence on surrounding ground
    1. Chan and Madabhushi. Centrifuge and numerical modelling of the influence of structural stiffness on basement heave in over-consolidated clay

 

Floor Discussion

 

11:45 12:05

Coffee break

 

12:05 13:05

Bright Spark Lecture: Inspiring interest in Geotechnics

Lecturer: James Hambleton

13:05 – 14:35

Lunch break

 

14:35 16:20

TS2: Field case studies and sensing technologies

General Reporter 2: Andrew Merritt

 

Panel Presentations

    1. Nasekhian et al. Tunnelling in Urban Areas and Pile Interception Challenges – A Case Study: Bank Station Upgrade Project (BSCU).
    1. Sandene et al. Use of jet grouted columns for deepening of basements and underpinning existing structures at Valkyrien in Oslo.
    1. Pye et al. Nine Elms Station substructure – implementation of the Observational Method by progressive modification.

 

Floor Discussion

 

16:20 16:40

Coffee break

 

 

16:40 17:40

SL2: Advancing Underground Project Risk Quantification using Spatial Geotechnical Uncertainty

 

Lecturer: Mike Mooney

19:00 21:30

Gala Dinner at King’s College

 

DAY TWO - TUESDAY 28 JUNE

08:0009:00

TC204 Meeting

 

 

09:0010:00

SL3: Utilization of information technology for underground excavation design from fundamentals to practical issues

 

Lecturer: Chungsik Yoo

 

 

 

 

10:0011:45

TS3: Design and application of ground improvement for underground construction

General Reporter 3: Vittorio Manassero

Panel Presentations

    1. Gerardo Pittaro. Compensation grouting for conventional tunnelling with low overburden at the Oberau Bypass Tunnel.
    1. Merritt et al. Soil conditioning for EPB tunnelling in coarse grained soils based on laboratory model tests.
    1. Rutty et. al. Jet grouting for tunnelling at London Victoria Station

Floor Discussion

 

11:4512:10

Coffee break

 

12:1013:00

Thames Tideway Scheme

Speakers: Roger Bailey & Tim Newman

13:0014:30

Lunch break

 

14:3015:30

Fujita Lecture: Developments in geotechnical aspects of underground construction

  Lecturer: Robert Mair

 

 

 

 

15:3017:15

TS4: Ground movements interaction with existing structures and mitigation measures

General Reporter 4: Mandy Korff

Panel Presentation

    1. Boldini et. al. Numerical modelling of framed structures with masonry infills affected by tunnelling-induced deformations and damage
    1. Di Mariano et. el. An underground excavation in Barcelona and its interaction with existing structures
    1. Bakker et. al. Pile driving interaction with existing tunnel

Floor Discussion

 

17:15 - 17:35

Coffee break

 

17:35 -18:00

Closure

 

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WEDNESDAY 29 JUNE - OPTIONAL TOURS

Unfortunately, the original planned visit to Thames Tideway is no longer available as all construction work at the site has now been completed.

We have organised two optional visits for those who were planning on joining the Thames Tideway visit:

  • Tour of NRFIS and CSIC laboratories at the Civil Engineering building and the centrifuge at the Schofield Centre. Meeting point: 11:00 at the reception of the Civil Engineering building (7a JJ Thompson Avenue, CB3 0FA). The tour will last approximately 2 hours.
     
  • Walking tour of Cambridge at 10:30. Please arrive ten minutes beforehand to meet your guide. Meeting point: 10:20 at the Round Church (Bridge St, Cambridge CB2 1UB)

If you would like to join one of these tours and haven’t already told us, please visit the registration desk during the conference to sign up.