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ATS QLD – R2020 Dubai Metro Extension Shallow TBM Launch – How was this achieved and why?

April 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Come and join the Australian Tunnelling Society with a night of a technical presentation followed by opportunity to networking with like minded professional. In the year 2020 Dubai will host the World Expo, consequently there is a range of infrastructure upgrades and construction in preparation.

In the year 2020 Dubai will host the World Expo, consequently there is a range of infrastructure upgrades and construction in preparation. The Route 2020 Metro Project is an extension of the existing Dubai Metro Red Line, consisting of a branch line starting at Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station and extending to the 2020 Expo Site. The 9.6m Diameter TBM was launched with only 2m of cover.  The Lining design for the tunnel is SFRC Segments however the launch section was designed for standard RC segments. Tunnelling commenced in October 2017 and was completed in June 2018 ahead of schedule, marking a significant milestone on one of the region’s most economically significant projects. This presentation looks at the associated works including soil replacement, de-watering and the series of pile and slab structures that enabled the tunnel to be launched at such shallow depths, as well as the reasons why it was undertaken.

Speaker Daniel Garbutt CEng MICE FGS

Dan is a Senior Tunnel Engineer with GHD who previously had been working with CH2M/Jacobs in the Middle East and the UK. Dan started his career as a Graduate Geotechnical Engineer working on railway tunnel upgrades in the UK with URS, now AECOM and subsequently built up his tunnel design experience with Jacobs working on some interesting projects such as London Power Cable Tunnels, Crossrail, R2020 and Etihad Rail.

Date: Thursday 4th April 2019

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

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

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

Speakers: Daniel Garbutt CEng MICE FGS

Session Contact: memberservices@engineersaustralia.org.au

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Date:
April 4
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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