CGS-SOS Summer Workshop – July/Aug 2021: Geotechnical Considerations in Tunnel Design and Construction

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CGS-SOS Summer Workshop – July/Aug 2021: Geotechnical Considerations in Tunnel Design and Construction

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

July 27, 2021, 12 – 2 PM:

  • The Effects of In-situ Stresses and Time-Dependent Deformation on Tunnelling in Swelling Rock
  • Application of Laboratory Swell Tests Results and Parameters for Design of Underground Structures in Swelling Rocks

Distinguished Speakers:

Kwan Yee Lo, Ph.D., P.Eng., Professor Emeritus Geotechnical Research Centre, Western University.

Silvana Micic, Ph.D., P.Eng., Senior Geotechnical Engineer EXP Services Inc. & Adjunct Research Professor Geotechnical Research Centre, Western University.


July 29, 2021, 12 – 2 PM:

  • Geotechnical Aspects of Tunneling Design and Construction (Risk Management & Baseline Report)
  • Design & Construction Challenges of Large Diameter Tunnels

Distinguished Speakers:

Masoud Manzari, M.Sc.Eng., P.Eng., Principal, Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Thurber Engineering Ltd.

Gary J.E. Kramer, P.Eng., P.E., Senior Vice President / Underground Infrastructure Hatch.


August 5, 2021, 12 – 2 PM:

  • Case histories of Hanlan Feedermain (Contract 3) and Twinning of West Trunk Sewer (Contract 2) projects in GTA
  • Tunnel Lining design in the Greater Toronto Area. Lessons learned from recent case histories

Distinguished Speakers:

Andrew Cushing, P. Eng., Senior Geotechnical and Tunnelling Engineer Arup.

Giuseppe Maria Gaspari, PEng, MBA, MSc,MSE, Associate Vice President, Tunnel Practice Lead AECOM.

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Registration will end on Friday, July 23.