June 2017

Evergreen Bored Tunnel: Keeping Safety Through Challenges

Organized by the Tri-City Branch of APEGBC

Status: Advanced registration is now closed or the event is sold out. For more space availability please contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Coquitlam Foundation Room 136 - Coquitlam City Centre Library, 1169 Pinetree Way Coquitlam, BC
Presenter: Marco Moccichino
Associate at McMillen Jacobs Associates
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $10.00 + GST = $10.50
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Contact: For more information, please contact [email protected] with subject line "Evergreen Line Presentation".
Come join us at the Coquitlam City Centre Library where you’ll have an opportunity to network and enjoy a fascinating presentation on how tunnel boring was used in construction of the Evergreen Line.

Please read the full description below for more detail.

The Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project (EGRT) includes a 2km, 10m diameter EPB TBM bored tunnel for light rail transit in Port Moody and Coquitlam. The lengthy bore in variable geology experienced several challenges but it has been safely completed. The presentation outlines the general features of the Project and the solutions implemented during tunneling, ground improvement, compressed air maintenance, and TBM repairs.


6:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Registration
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Networking
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Presentation
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Questions and closing remarks

About the Speaker

Marco Moccichino
Associate, McMillen Jacobs Associates

Marco Moccichino was the Project Manager for the Evergreen Bored Tunnel. Marco’s experience spans several international projects through various project stages (preliminary design, detail design, risk analysis, and construction). Most recently, he has primarily focused on tunnel boring machine excavation methods and the features and structures involved in the mechanized excavation (intake shaft, retrieving shaft or portal, cross passages, site layout, and utilization requirements).


  • Guest/Non-member Registration: If you are not a member of APEGBC, you can register online by quickly creating a 'non-member' account. After clicking on the 'Register' link, you will be brought to a login screen. Towards the bottom, there is a ‘Create new account’ link. Click this link and follow the prompts to create your account and then you will be able to register online with this new account. Thank you and we look forward to having you join us.
  • Photography Disclaimer: APEGBC will take photographs at this event and may use those in APEGBC news or promotional material in print, electronic, or other media, including the APEGBC website. By attending this event, you grant APEGBC the right to use your name and photograph for such purposes. Should you wish to avoid being photographed, please notify an event volunteer at the onsite event registration desk.
  • Due to space limitations, registrations will be limited to 40 people.
  • Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.


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