Evening Meetings 2008

The BTS has a membership of almost 700 individual and over 60 corporate members. It is one of the most vibrant gatherings of professional tunnellers in the world.

17/01/2008

Lower Lea Valley Cable Tunnels

Undergrounding of National Grid and EDF Energy overhead lines to facilitate development in Stratford.

Speaker(s)

Michael Francis, PB; Alan Winter, Arup; Kevin McManus, Murphy
21/02/2008

Joint Meeting with MinSouth. Drill and Blast Tunnelling, Bristol City Centre Flood Alleviation Phase II

Design and construction of 4m diameter, 800m long tunnel, constructed by drill and blast, 70m deep, underneath the University of Bristol.

Speaker(s)

Richard Solomon, Mark Thomas, Wessex Engineering and Construction Services; Damian McGirr, Donaldson Associates Ltd
13/03/2008

The Bosphorus Crossing Project - Istanbul, Turkey

Meeting time: 18.30. The talk will provide an overview of the project iwth particular emphasis on the Immersed Tube Tunnel, TBM tunnels and the NATM tunnels. **Date and time of meeting changed**

Speaker(s)

Daniel Horgan, Parsons Brinckerhoff; Hideki Sakaeda, Pacific Consultants International; Douglas Madsen, Parsons Brinckerhoff
17/04/2008

Harding Lecture

Risk Management

Speaker(s)

Arnold Dix, Queensland University of Technology, International Tunnel Insurance Group
15/05/2008

Annual General Meeting, Arrowhead Tunnels

Rock tunnelling for water transfer tunnels in challenging conditions with high water inflows.

Speaker(s)

Brian Fulcher; J F Shea; Mike Bell, Hatch Mott MacDonald
19/06/2008

Tunnel Operations

Fire Life Safety

Speaker(s)

Tim Healey, Capita Symonds; John Celentano, Mouchel; Les Fielding, London Bridge Associates
18/09/2008

Kings Cross Station

Complex underground network of caverns, tunnels and inclined shafts below a busy railway station.

Speaker(s)

Martin Brady, Metronet / Balfour Beatty Management; Brian Coles, Arup; Colin M Eddie, Morgan BeMo JV; Andy Sindle, Morgan BeMo JV
16/10/2008

Dubai Metro Tunnels

Design and construction of the red and green lines in challenging ground conditions. Venue - Earls Court, following Tunnelling 2008 Conference.

Speaker(s)

Dr Abdusamie, RTA; Junichiro Nakayama, JTMJV; Paul Groves, Atkins
12/11/2008

Joint Meeting with BGA

Second Avenue Subway Project, New York - Geotechnical Design and Construction Challenges

Speaker(s)

Stephen Young, ARUP; Paul Heslop, ARUP