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CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE, NEW REQUIREMENTS & CHALLENGES

TRENDS, DEVELOPMENTS AND OUTLOOK

  • What have been the key trends and developments in the tunnelling sector?
  • What are the new opportunities? What is the future outlook?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?

CONTRACTORSí PERSPECTIVE: CONTRACTING PRACTICES AND UNADDRESSED ISSUES

  • What has been the experience of contractors? What are the key lessons learnt?
  • What are the biggest issues and challenges? How are they being addressed?
  • What are their expectations from the government and other stakeholders?

DESIGN, ENGINEERING AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • What are the design and engineering practices being followed? What are the new and emerging requirements?
  • What are the technological advancements in this field?
  • What are some of the best practices and noteworthy projects? What lessons can be learnt from the experience of these projects

FOCUS ON SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

  • What are the current safety requirements for tunnel construction?
  • What are the technological advancements in this field?
  • What are the new initiatives/measures being taken to improve tunnel safety? What can be learnt from the global experience?

CHALLENGES AND RISKS IN HIMALAYAN AND WESTERN GHATS

  • What has been the experience in tunnel construction in geographically difficult locations?
  • What are the challenges associated with the planning, design and construction of long-span tunnels? How are these being addressed?
  • What are some of the noteworthy projects? What can be learnt from them?

FOCUS ON CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

  • What are the new and emerging material requirements for tunnel construction (steel, cement, anchors, explosives, girders, admixtures, etc.)?
  • What are the new options and innovations (shotcrete material, fibre and rock reinforcement, geosythetics, etc.)?
  • What are some of the noteworthy initiatives in this space? What were the associated cost savings?

FOCUS ON MEP SYSTEMS (POWER SUPPLY, TUNNEL VENTILATION, LIGHTING, FIRE FIGHTING, TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT, ETC.)

  • What are the new and emerging requirements for MEP systems?
  • What are the recent trends and advancements in this field?
  • What are some of the noteworthy initiatives? What are the challenges and lessons learnt?

ALTERNATIVE USES OF TUNNEL CONSTRUCTION WASTE

  • What are the current practices in handling tunnel construction waste?
  • What are the alternative uses of the construction debris? What are some of the best practices in this space?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?

 

EXPERIENCE SO FAR, NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS AND UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIE


METRO RAIL TUNNELS

  • What has been the experience with metro rail tunnel construction?
  • What are the techniques/methods currently deployed for construction? What are the new trends and advancements in this field?
  • What are some of the noteworthy projects? What are the challenges and lessons learnt?

RAIL TUNNELS

  • What has been the experience with metro rail tunnel construction?
  • What are the techniques/methods currently deployed for construction? What are the new trends and advancements in this field?
  • What are some of the noteworthy projects? What are the challenges and lessons learnt?

RAIL TUNNELS

  • What has been the experience with rail tunnel construction?
  • What are the techniques/methods currently deployed for construction? What are the new trends and advancements in this field?
  • What are some of the noteworthy projects? What are the challenges and lessons learnt?

ROAD TUNNELS

  • What has been the experience with rail tunnel construction?
  • What are the techniques/methods currently deployed for construction? What are the new trends and advancements in this field?
  • What are some of the noteworthy projects? What are the key challenges and lessons learnt?

IRRIGATION, WATER AND SEWAGE TUNNELS

  • What has been the experience with irrigation, water and sewage tunnel construction?
  • What are the techniques/methods currently deployed for construction? What are the new trends and advancements in this field?
  • What are some of the noteworthy projects? What are the key challenges and lessons learnt?

UNDERGROUND CRUDE OIL CAVERNS

  • What has been the experience with construction of underground crude oil caverns?
  • What are the techniques/methods currently deployed for construction? What are the new trends and advancements in this field?
  • What are some of the existing projects? What are the key challenges and lessons learnt?

 

TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT SHOWCASE

DRILL AND BLAST METHOD

  • What has been the experience with DBM? What are its specific features (in terms of cost per km, equipment, material & manpower requirements, etc.)?
  • What are the recent trends and advancements in this field? What are the global best practices?
  • What are the key issues and challenges? What is the future outlook?

NEW AUSTRIAN TUNNELING METHOD

  • What has been the experience with the NATM? What are its specific features (in terms of cost per km, equipment, material &manpower requirements, etc.)?
  • What are the recent trends and advancements in this field? What are the global best practices?
  • What are the key issues and challenges? What is the future outlook?

TUNNEL BORING MACHINE TECHNOLOGY

  • What has been the experience with tunnel boring machine technology? What are its specific features (in terms of cost per km, equipment, material & manpower requirements, etc.)?
  • What are the recent trends and advancements in this field? What are the global best practices?
  • What are the key issues and challenges? What is the future outlook?

TRENCHLESS TECHNOLOGIES: MICRO TUNNELLING AND HORIZONTAL DIRECTIONAL DRILLING

  • What has been the experience with trenchless technologies? What are its specific features (in terms of cost per km, equipment, material & manpower requirements, etc.)?
  • What are the recent trends and advancements in this field? What are the global best practices?
  • What are the key issues and challenges? What is the future outlook?

FOCUS ON EQUIPMENT (Excavator, Drill rigs, Cranes, Loaders, Roadheaders, Shotcrete machines, etc.)

  • What are the emerging trends and advancements in the equipment segment?
  • How is the industry gearing up to meet the emerging equipment requirements for tunnel construction?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?

 

 
       
 
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