DAY 1 - Tuesday 11th October

8.55am - 9.00am


9.00am - 9.25am

TFL's future plans for London

Michael Colella, TfL HS2 Interface Lead Sponsor

9.25am - 9.45am

The technical challenges in delivering HS2

Giles Thomas, Technical Director HS2

9.45am - 10.15am

Lake Mead - TBM tunnelling at the limits of technology

Claudio Cimiotti, Senior Tunnel Engineer SA Healy

10.15am - 10.30am


10.30am - 11.00am Coffee/Tea break
11.00am - 11.20am

Intelligent tunnel monitoring systems as part of observational engineering for tunnels

Angus Maxwell, Director Maxwell Geosystems

11.20am - 11.40am

Bond Street Station Upgrade and the application of SMUTI

Aled Davies, Costain Senior Tunnel Engineer, and Dr Benoit Jones, MD Inbye Engineering

11.40am - 11.50am


12.00pm - 12.45pm

TBM debate: The future for TBM technology and the sector's business prospects as a whole

Lok Home, President of The Robbins Company and Werner Berger, Herrenknecht Chief Engineer

12.45pm - 2.15pm Lunch networking and Exhibition
2.15pm - 2.35pm

An EPBM stuck in Copenhagen's mixed geology - wrong design or a geological problem?

Valerio Violo, Project Director Seli Denmark, Copenhagen Metro

2.35pm - 2.55pm

Protecting Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Box Tunnel

Aidan Laimbeer, Senceive Business Development Director

2.55pm - 3.15pm

The increasing use of TBMs in the Australian Mining Industry

Brendan Henry, GHD, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

3.15pm - 3.30pm


3.30pm - 4.00pm Coffee/Tea break
4.00pm - 4.20pm

The application of numerical models to settlement control in London Clay

Dr Davor Simic, Head of Geotechnics, Ferrovial-Agromán

4.20pm - 4.40pm

Utilising composite action to achieve lining thickness efficiency for Sprayed Concrete Lined (SCL) Tunnels

Jiang Su, Principal Engineer, AECOM

4.40pm - 5pm

Modelling the building response to tunnelling in sand

Dr Giorgia Giardin, Research Associate, University of Cambridge

5pm - 5.15pm

Q&A and End of Day 1


DAY 2 - Wednesday 12th October

9.25am - 9.30am


9.30am - 10.00am

The David Wallis Lecture

Mark Leggett BTS Chairman

10.00am - 10.25am

Putting the UK's roads underground

Highways England senior representative TBC

10.25am - 10.50am

The Tuen Mun - Chek Lap Kok Tunnel: Pushing the technological boundaries on 17m and 14m diameter Mixshield TBMs

Bruno Combe, Tunnel Technical Director, Bouygues

10.50am - 11.00am


11.00am - 11.30am Coffee/Tea break


11.30am - 11.55am

Keynote: The Journey from Crossrail to Queen Elizabeth Line - Learning from Experience

Mike King, Crossrail - Head of Underground Construction, and CH2m - Technical and Compliance Director: Tunnels

11.55am - 12.15pm

SCL Temporary Structures at Farringdon C435

Adrian St. John, Chief Engineer, Kier Infrastructure (formerly of BFK JV)
Brian Lyons, Principal Tunnel Engineer, Dr Sauer & Partners

12.15pm - 12.35pm

Crossrail Instrumentation & Monitoring - a fully integrated Client/principal Contractor monitoring team approach

Matthew Cooper, Soldata Project Manager

12.35pm - 12.55pm

Crossrail Stepney Green Caverns, Design and Construction of the Primary Lining

Mohammad Arasteh, Senior Tunnel Engineer, Mott MacDonald

12.45 - 1.00pm


1.00pm - 2.30pm Lunch networking and Exhibition
2.30pm - 2.50pm

A Tunnel's journey from initial risk exposures to the Insurance coverage - A realistic approach

Thomas Konstantis, Risk Engineering Consultant, Marsh

2.50pm - 3.10pm

A study of the physical and mechanical properties of sprayed concrete and sprayed membranes: The key to understanding the system function and properties of waterproof and bonded SCL structures:

Karl-Gunnar Holter, Technical Manager Underground Construction, BASF

3.10pm - 3.30pm

Motionmap - the data generated and its impact on monitoring across London, in terms of post-construction monitoring and pre-construction baselining

Adam Thomas, InSAR Surveying Manager, NPA Satellite Mapping

3.30pm - 3.45pm


3.45pm - 4.15pm Coffee/Tea break
4.15pm - 5.00pm

Debate - An array of subjects will be covered including - What does the future hold for the tunnelling industry, and how can the industry best place itself to capitalize on the growing use of the international underground space?

5.00pm - 5.10pm

Closing remarks

Karl-Gunnar Holter, Technical Manager Underground Construction, BASF

The program is subject to change