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Challenges in the Design and Construction of Tunnels and Undergrounds Structures

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel
6-7 Apr 2017, 9am to 5pm

Jointly organised by Geotechnical Society of Singapore, Society for Rocks Mechanics & Engineering Geology (Singapore), Tunnelling and Underground Construction Society (Singapore). 

Seminar Objectives

The purpose of the seminar is to provide a comprehensive background to tunnelling and associated works. It brings together experiences from recent projects in Singapore and overseas. The course is aimed at those who are involved in, as well as provide support services to the tunnelling and construction industry, including government agencies, clients, consultants, contractors and insurance providers.

Who Should Attend

This Seminar is designed to cater for those who wish to widen their knowledge in the planning, design and construction of tunnels. It is ideal for young engineers working in the construction and consultancy sectors or at the start of their civil engineering career. This course is also beneficial to resident engineers and technical officers engaged in the supervision of tunnelling works. It is also highly suitable to representatives from client organisations, government agencies and those from the insurance sector, who have a need to understand tunnelling technology and best practices in design and construction.

Topics Includes:


  • Design Challenges in Long Highway Tunnels
  • Challenges in design and construction of NATM tunnels
  • Health and Safety in Underground Construction in Rock
  • Engineering Properties of Residual Soils of Bukit Timah Formation
  • Some requirements on design and construction of Geotechnical works in Singapore
  • Design and construction of SRFC tunnel segmental lining
  • Construction and monitoring aspects of cement treatment for deep excavations and underground constructions
  • Design of temporary SCL lining for cross passages 
  • Ground water control measures for deep excavation works
  • Lessons learned and recent advances in EPB and Slurry TBM technology in Singapore
  • Optimize Tunnel Operation Site Utilization Plan
  • Site Investigation & Geological Risk Management in Underground Cavern and Tunnel Construction
  • Observations from an open field rock blasting test and its implications







Registration Fees








- Full Access to 2 Days of Seminar
- Seminar Kit
- Daily Lunch and Tea Breaks

Terms and Conditions
- Corporate members may nominate up to 2 participants at member’s rate.
- Organiser reserves the rights to postpone or cancel the course without prior notice.
- All registrations are on a first-come-first-serve basis.
- Any cancellation from the participant will not be refunded.

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