Announcement
Announcement

II. TUNNELLING AND MICROTUNNELLING SHORT COURSE - A GREAT SUCCESS

2nd Tunnelling and Microtunnelling Short Course was held by TSITT (Turkish Society for Infrastructure and Trenchless Technology) and TTS (Turkish Tunnelling Society) in Istanbul TR on September 27th-28th, 2013. Many local and international participants attended this unique tunnelling event of Turkey.

2nd Tunnelling and Microtunnelling Short Course started with the opening speeches of Mr. Yasin Torun - Chairman of TSITT and Dr. Nuh Bilgin - Chairman of TTS. Afterwards, Dr. Cemal Balci of ITU (Istanbul Technical University) made a presentation with the title of 'Site and Laboratory Investigations'. Then, Dr. Nuh Bilgin made a presentation with the title of 'Principles of TBM Design, Selection and Performance Prediction, Problems Encountered in Large Diameter TBM Tunnelling'. Afterwards, Dr. Daniele Peila - Vice President of ITA (International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association) made a presentation with the title of 'Steel Pipe Umbrella and Forepoling: Technology and Design'. Then, Dr. Georg Anagnostou of ETH Zurich made a presentation with the title of 'Face stability analysis for mechanized tunnelling with EPB or Slurry shields'.

In the afternoon session, Mr. Lutz zur Linde of HERRENKNECHT AG made a presentation with the title of 'Utility Tunnelling'. Then Mr. Ozgür Savas Ozudogru of E-BERK made a presentation with the title of 'Manufacturing of Disc Cutters, Selection of Suitable Disc Masterial for Different Formations, General View and Suggestions'. Afterwards, Mr. Taner Bilge of MATES made a presentation with the title of 'Wear Protection and Hard-Facing Applications in TBMs'. The last presentation of the first day was made by Dr. Ibrahim Ocak of IU (Istanbul University) with the title of 'Prediction of Surface Settlements for Urban Tunnelling, its Effects and Solution Suggestions'.

The second day started with the presentation of Mr. Muammer Cinar of PIRAMIDA with the title of 'TBM Applications in Gassy Grounds'. Then, Mr. Fevzi Aksu of IKSA made a presentation with the title of 'Mobile Laboratory for Soil-Muck Conditioning Applications in Shielded Tunnelling'. Afterwards, Mr. Cheng Chin Keong of ICOP SpA made a presentation with the title of 'Longest Multi Curvature Sewer Tunnel in the Middle East'. Then, Dr. Alun Thomas of RAMBOLL Group made a presentation of 'Fiber Reinforcement in Tunnelling – Sprayed Concrete and Segments'. Afterwards, Mr. Berrie Van Luijn of SOIL ID made a presentation of Waterproofing in Tunnelling.

In the afternoon session, Dr. Mucahit Namli of IMM (Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality) made a presentation with the title of 'Microtunnelling Applications in Turkey'. Then, Mr. Wim Smet and Mr. Wouter Roels of SMET TUNNELLING made a joint presentation with the title of 'Long and Curved Microtunnelling Applications'. The last presentation of the short course was made by Dr. Hanifi Copur of ITU with the title of 'Roadheader Selection, Performance Prediction, and Applications'.

150 participants from 14 different countries covering Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Bosnia, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Malaysia, Canada, Korea, Australia and Turkey followed the 2nd Tunnelling and Microtunnelling Short Course. All individuals, institutions and companies around the world are kindly invited to take place in tunnelling and microtunnelling events of Turkey in a unique country located in the intersection point of Europe, Asia and Middle East.

II. TUNNELLING AND MICROTUNNELLING SHORT COURSE Photo Gallery