Archives: Speakers

Bethan Haig

Session Chair for the Lining Technology Session Bethan Haig, Senior Associate/Design Manager, Dr. Sauer & Partners Ltd., London

Bruno Paul-Dauphin

Ultra-low carbon precast concrete tunnel linings in practice Bruno Paul-Dauphin – Director of Exegy – Sustainable Concrete Solutions at VINCI Construction Cement production, a major component of concrete, contributes 8% of global CO2 emissions. In response, VINCI Construction has launched EXEGY with the ambition of developing low-carbon concrete solutions on construction sites worldwide. Two successful… Read more »

LEE Ka Leung

Tunnelling 100m under a metropolis LEE Ka Leung (Project Director / FICE FHKIE IStructE LLB MSc BENg) The Central Kowloon Route – Central Tunnel is logistically demanding tunnelling project, featuring two tunnels, each 2.8km long and accommodating three lanes of traffic. This project showcases exceptional engineering prowess, involving the excavation of approximately 3 million tons… Read more »

Ben Bryant

Ben Bryant, Senior Tunnel Engineer, ALIGN JV Tunnelling Through the Chilterns Using the largest STP in Europe and the first Variable Density TBM in the UK, the Align JV completed the twin bore 16km drives through the Chiltern Hills in 2024. The drives featured multiple challenges that have been overcome with innovative tunnelling solutions. This… Read more »

Keith Bowers

Keith Bowers – Lower Thames Crossing Project Director – Tunnel & Approaches Building and maintaining low-carbon infrastructure The Lower Thames Crossing will almost double road capacity across the Thames east of London – easing congestion on the Dartford Crossing, improving journeys across the south east, and creating a reliable new route across the river. The project… Read more »

Sebastian Kumpfmueller

Sebastian Kumpfmueller, Dr. Sauer & Partners, Senior Associate & Senior Tunnel Engineer Woodsmith Mine Project – Optimised ground support design of the Mineral Transport System (MTS) caverns for the mining of a low carbon, high value crop nutrition solution Dr. Sauer & Partners designed Anglo American’s Woodsmith Project MTS Shaft Inset and roadways bolt and… Read more »

Ross Dimmock

Ross Dimmock, Vice President Tunnelling, Normet Group Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) in tunnelling: why are our mining industry friends so far ahead? The mining industry has made significant strides in adopting battery electric vehicles (BEVs) to improve the health of their underground teams, lower operating costs, and crucially, reduce carbon emissions. This presentation explores a… Read more »

Jeremy Hammond

Jeremy Hammond, co-founder of hyperTunnel and Sid Shaikh, Head of Robotics A new era. How swarm robotics and AI will change underground construction This presentation will explore how swarm robotics and AI can bring huge benefits to the industry – including reduced costs and environmental impact as well as greater speed and safety. The real… Read more »

John Corcoran

John Corcoran, BTS Chair David Wallis Paper The presentation will review several examples from the chair’s career in construction of tunnels in the UK, where things have gone well, and where they could have gone better. It will examine what is very often a fine line between success and failure. The presentation will attempt to… Read more »

Chris Peaston

Chris Peaston, Director, Peaston Concrete Consultancy Limited Using Codes and Standards to facilitate the adoption of Lower Carbon Fibre Reinforced Concrete Tunnel Linings fib model code 2010 consolidated fibre-reinforced concrete (FRC) design guidance consistent with limit state principles that are subsumed into the second-generation Eurocodes. In the meantime, these principles were adopted in documents supporting FRC… Read more »