April 2019

Tunnelling: Planning, Design, and Construction

Status: This course is cancelled due to lower than expected registration. Please contact Jennifer Chan at [email protected] for inquiries. Thank you.
Date: Monday, April 15, 2019 - Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM–8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast  – Day 1-2
8:30 AM–4:30 PM: Tunneling: Planning, Design, and Construction - Day 1-2
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Dr. Jinyuan Liu, P.Eng.
Associate Professor, Geotechnical Engineering, Ryerson University
Credit: 14 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $850.00 + GST = $892.50 until Apr 1, 2019

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $950.00 + GST = $997.50

Non-Member Price: $950.00 + GST = $997.50

Student Member Price: $475.00 + GST = $498.75
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by April 01, 2019 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Jennifer Chan | Senior Professional Development Coordinator
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Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4861
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This course considers plan, design, and construction control of mechanized tunnelling in urban environments. Course topics will cover: tunnelling in urban environments and related challenges, risk management and mitigation, field explorations, geotechnical baseline report, tunnel alignment selection, TBM types and selection, support systems and design methods, settlement prediction and control, tunnel construction control, case histories, and numerical simulation of tunnelling using software.

Course Outline:

Day 1

  • Welcome, introduction, workshop preview, learning uutcomes, and the assessment method
  • Introduction of urban tunnelling
  • Risk analysis
  • Tunnel planning
  • Geotechnical investigation for tunnelling
  • Geotechnical baseline report

Day 2

  • TBM types and selection
  • Design of precast segmental lining
  • Tunnelling- induced settlements and impact assessment
  • Tunnel construction control
  • Questions and answers and feedback to participants on achievement of learning outcomes

Target Audience

Municipal engineers, designers, operation and maintenance staff, developers, planners, consultants, engineers, contractors, other technical personnel responsible for tunnel design, construction, and management.

After participating in the course, you will be able to:

  • Use acquired knowledge and skills gained on your projects,
  • Implement requirements, procedures and techniques for safe and effective design and construction, and
  • Practice urban tunnelling safety precautions.


Jinyuan Liu

Dr. Jinyuan Liu, P.E., P.Eng., is a Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at Ryerson University. He has over 7-year industrial experience in various high profile projects: Working as a Tunnel Engineer with Jacobs Engineering Group in Detroit, MI, for a 12 km, 9 m diameter Upper Rouge Tunnel Project; As a Senior Geotechnical Engineer with STV Inc. on the East Side Access Project, a $6.8 billion transit tunnel project in NYC; As a Field Engineer for building protection during adjacent subway station excavation using compensation grouting and dewatering in Shanghai, China. He is a member of CGS, DFI, and CSCE and has served as Co-Editor for three International Conferences in the past. Currently, he is leading a research team in conducting research related to deep soil mixing to treat problematic soils including sensitive Champlain Sea clay and improve pile design in glacial deposits. Dr. Liu has published over 100 articles in refereed journals and conferences.

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