Arnold Dix (Keynote)

Professor

ITA EXCO Representitive

Presentation

9.45am – 10.20am: Professor Arnold Dix – ITA EXCO Rep: Strategies to manage catastrophic failures in construction and operation as nations scramble to stretch the boundaries of underground solutions

The laws of physics dictate that everything from the variation of forces on a cutter head to dimensioning emergency ventilation vary as a complex function of increasing tunnel size. While the politics of project approval may demand showmanship – the demands of delivering functional underground infrastructure demands attention to detail. In a world with more and more projects – and no quantum change in methodologies – the stage is set now set for project failures. This presentation explores the challenges and suggests some pragmatic solutions.”

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