4th ANNUAL CONFERENCE on Innovation in TUNNELS: CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, SAFETY & FIRE PROTECTION 2019

Day 1 | 11th April, 2019

08.00 – 09.00
Breaking the Enigma: Registration & Networking
09.00 – 09.05
Introduction & Opening Remarks: Abeed Rhemtulla, MD of The Enigma Group of companies and Enigma Data Labs
09.05 – 09.10
Opening and Welcome Speech by Conference Chairman: Dr. Fathi Tarada, Managing Director – Mosen Ltd, United Kingdom
09.10 – 09.45 :

FIXED FIRE FIGHTING SYSTEMS, THE NEXT CHALLENGE FOR TUNNEL SAFETY: design, operation and maintenance

  • Effectiveness of tunnel Fixed Fire Fighting Systems (FFFS): comparison between Foam-Water, Low Pressure Water Mist and High Pressure water mist;
  • Cost-Benefit analysis: why and in which kind of tunnel FFFS are cost effective?
  • FFFS maintenance issues compared to other systems in underground transport facilities;
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  • Some ideas for related Risk Assessment calculation in road tunnels.

Ing. Salvatore Giua, Chairman of the PIARC Italian Technical Committee on “Road tunnels operation, Italy

09.45 – 10.20

Sponsor Slot

10.20 – 10.55

An overview of  the Northern Line Extension “NLE” tunneling and the principles to incentivize the control of tunnel related ground movement

  • Overview of the NLE project and brief timeline of progress.
  • Review of NLE tunneling methodologies.
  • Overview of tunnel related ground movement and associated defects in properties above.
  • Successful principles used to incentivize the Contractors control of ground movement.

Jonathan Cooper, Project Manager : NLE and Silvertown Tunnel Projects – Transport for London, United Kingdom

10.55 – 11.20

Networking Tea/Coffee Break

11.20 – 11.55

From Object Safety to System Safety

  • A tunnel is part of many sytems. Why do we design them as stand alone constructions?
  • What are the new risks whe have to include in our design? And which instruments are available?
  • A Dutch programme to identify this problems and explore possible solutions

Presentation

Ron Beij, Head Officer – Amsterdam Fire Department (Brandweer Amsterdam-Amstelland), Netherlands

11.55 – 12.15

Andrew Mckinlay – Mystery Artist

12.15 – 13.00

Case Study on terrorist incident in a Tunnel: Brussels 22nd March, 2016 Metro attack – An account from the first few on the scene

  • Belgian legal framework for crisis management
  • The preparation and the experience of the Brussels fire department before the attacks of Paris (november 2015)
  • The preparation of the fire department during the period between the attacks of Paris
  • The day of the 22th march
  • The actions after the attacks

Nicolas Jalet, Captain - Fire brigade Brussels (SIAMU-DBMH), Belgium

13.00 - 14.00

Networking Luncheon

14.00 - 14.35

Presentation on Motorways Tunnels Safety and Operation

Irfan Unal, Deputy Director of Highways and Tunnel Construction - Yuksel Project-EMAY-Chodai J.V, Turkey

14.35 - 15.10

Sponsor Slot

15.10 – 15.30
Andrew Mckinlay – Mystery Artist
15.30 - 16.05

Underground Structures of High Speed Two

Colin Rawlings, Lead Engineer (Underground Structures) – High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd, United Kingdom

16.05 – 16.30
Networking Tea/Coffee Break
16.30 – 17.05

16.30 The Brenner Base Tunnel: The project, the goals, the risk policy

  • Project description 
  • Goals
  • Construction methods and risk policy

Raffaele Zurlo, CEO – Brenner Basis Tunnel, Italy

17.05 – 17.55
Panel Discussion on How to Improve Tunnel Operations and Advance its Construction, Design and Safety Features

Chair: Dr. Fathi Tarada, Managing Director – Mosen Ltd, United Kingdom

  • Design and Construction phase - rising challenges during operation and construction whilst maintaining safety
  • Maintenance phase: Issues faced due to new & upcoming future propulsion technologies and development of Intelligent Transport Systems, connected objects, intelligent sensors, smartphones etc.
  • Planning & Executing Renovation projects and incorporating new technologies
  • Enhancing Incident Response whilst maintaining safe traffic flow
17.55 – 18.00
Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman
18.00
End of Day One