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Australia is fortunate to have built some of the driest tunnels in the World over the past 20 years with a very strong track record in achieving the highest specification requirement of ‘no damp patches’ over many hundreds of kilometres of tunnel construction.  However, this hasn’t always been the case.  In fact, early tunnels built in the 1980s and 90s, suffered severe water damage and cost contractors hundreds of millions of dollars in rectification works.

The presentation will cover how the Australian tunneling industry transformed itself by adopting International Standards and a strong engineering approach to waterproofing solutions and details.  We will overview practices from other parts of the World, relevant standards, specifications and experiences using various engineer designed solutions and how these apply to all types underground basements and structures.


Daniel Bosco is Director and Founder of Bluey Technologies Pty Ltd.

Daniel has a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Technology Sydney and has also completed post graduate studies in concrete technology and rehabilitation.  Following completion of his studies, Daniel worked on a number of large infrastructure projects such as Airport Link Tunnel in Sydney, Taiwan High Speed Rail and other significant tunnel projects built around the region over the past 25 years.

In 2003 Daniel started product supply company Bluey Technologies.   Bluey specialises in polymer, cementitious and resin based products for concrete protection and repair.  The company has grown rapidly and has since become a supplier to some of the largest construction companies throughout Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia.  Bluey Technologies has completed approximately 5,000,000sqm of waterproofing supply and application across the region.

Date: Thursday 17 October 2019

Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Venue: Hawken Auditorium, Engineering House, 447 Upper Edward St, Spring Hill QLD 4000

Cost:Free for Members & Students/$30 for Non-Members

Event Contact:memberservices@engineersaustralia.org.au

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