Archives: Speakers

Sinisa Galac

Sinisa Galac is the Project Director for Tunnels on the Lower Thames Crossing, the most ambitious road project in the UK in a generation. Sinisa joined the project from Crossrail project where he led Paddington and Tottenham Court Road, two most iconic stations on the complex project. Prior to Crossrail, he held several high-level positions… Read more »

Alberto Gomez-Elvira Lopez

Challenges, innovations and lessons learnt during the design and construction of Riyadh Metro Line 5, an urban underground scheme in a karstic environment Alberto will give an overview of a major infrastructure scheme in a dense urban area in karst with a complex hydrogeological regime, including a range of underground spaces such as stations, shafts… Read more »

Andy Sloan FRSE

The Glendoe Hydro Electric Project: Lessons learned following the collapse of the headrace tunnel The Glendoe Hydro Electric project was the last large scale major hydro scheme constructed in the UK. Shortly after opening there was a catastrophic collapse in the headrace tunnel and extensive remedial works were required to recover the scheme. Andy was… Read more »

Dr Anthony Huszar

Pandemic-resilient infrastructure As we emerge from the pandemic, we must remember that infectious disease threats are omnipresent and their impact – on both our health outcomes and our functioning economy – hugely disruptive. How can we learn from epidemiologists and the health sector on how to reduce the risks presented by infectious disease threats. How… Read more »

Kate Cooksey

David Wallis Lecture – Tunnellers of the Future In the year where the BTS celebrates its 50th Anniversary we look to the future and what being a Tunneller may mean in 2070 and beyond? How best can we support the needs of future Tunnellers, what skills might they need and how do we ensure that the lessons… Read more »

Mark Leggett

As development director for Mott MacDonald’s tunnelling and underground space business, Mark has 26 years’ experience in designing, leading and managing multi-million pound underground infrastructure developments. This has included projects covering high-speed rail, mass transit systems, metros, utilities and highways, as well as deploying specialist underground construction techniques such as tunnel boring machines, hand excavation,… Read more »

Martin Knights FREng

Managing our tunnelling legacy — A new initiative in Tunnel Asset Management The UK Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) is preparing a new guidance on Tunnel Asset Management. When published (early 2023) it will present the current state of the art in terms of good practice and support asset owners preparing for the… Read more »

Maurice Gallagher

The Tideway retrospective The final shaft base has been poured, 75% of all tunnelling is now complete, tunnel secondary lining is underway and the three sections are now connected. With the focus now turning to connecting to the Thames Water network, completion, commissioning and leaving behind a suitable legacy for London, Maurice reflects on the… Read more »

Andy Alder

How are you doing? Mental wellbeing at the centre of Tideway programme delivery Since starting detailed design and construction, 6 years ago, Tideway’s approach has been guided by the core value of keeping people safe and well. Over that time the importance of mental wellbeing has become central to this. Andy Alder, Tideway Programme Director, will… Read more »

Mark Carne

Mark Carne CBE has had a long and distinguished career in the oil & gas and rail sectors, bringing to fruition large, complex projects while championing safety and diversity. As Chief Executive of Network Rail between 2014-2018 he oversaw £15 billion of infrastructure improvement projects, halved work-force injuries and increased female employees by 30%, earning him… Read more »