Professional Development

Monthly Seminar

Monthly Seminar No. 239
Date: 19 January 2023
Title of Seminar: Settlement Monitoring using Satellite Technology
Speaker: Mr. Fahmi Mahony, Land Transport Authority

Monthly Seminar No. 240
Date: 16 February 2023
Title of Seminar: Kai Tak Development Stage 3B
Speaker: Mr. Huang Kan, Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Monthly Seminar No. 241

Date: 16 March 2023
Title of Seminar: Tunnelling below Existing Buildings - Challenges and Mitigation Measures
Speaker: Er. Jee Yi Yng, AECOM

Monthly Seminar No. 242

Date: 20 April 2023
Title of Seminar: Infrastructure Instability and Ground Subsidence Monitoring with Satellite InSAR
Speaker: Kyi Yu, Betime Engineer Pte Ltd and Alastair Belson, Global Remote Sensing

Monthly Seminar No. 243

Date: 10 May 2023
Title of Seminar: Construction Noise and Vibration
Speaker: Vincent Hii, Affinity Engineering Consultancy Pte Ltd

Monthly Seminar No. 244

Date: 21 June 2023
Title of Seminar: Correlation between Safety and Type of Fastening System in Tunnels
Speaker: Ivica Duzic, Leviat GmbH

Monthly Seminar No. 245

Date: 20 July 2023
Title of Seminar: Large Diameter Tunnels - Selected Projects over Twenty Years
Speaker: Don Hall, Paras Hartamas Sdn Bhd

Monthly Seminar No. 246

Date: 17 August 2023
Title of Seminar: Large-scale Subaqueous Tunnels - Tunnelling Methods, Challenges and Solutions
Speaker: Ozturk Ozgur, AECOM

Monthly Seminar No. 247

Date: 16 November 2023
Title of Seminar: Underground Eyes (Ueyes): Detecting and Mitigating Deep Subsurface Anomalies in Urban Cities
Speaker: Wu Wei, Nanyang Technological University

Monthly Seminar No. 230
Date: 20 January 2022
Title of Seminar: The New Bern RBS Underground Station and Expansion of Bern SBB Station public facilities: Design and execution challenges (Bern, Switzerland)
Speaker: Mr. Martin Schafer, Basler & Hofmann AG

Monthly Seminar No. 231
Date: 17 February 2022
Title of Seminar: East Side Access - transforming Manhattan
Speaker: Mr. Andy Thompson, Mott MacDonald

Monthly Seminar No. 232
Date: 17 March 2022
Title of Seminar: City Rail Link - Delivery of the first underground railway project in New Zealand (Auckland, New Zealand)
Speaker: Mr. Francois Dudouit, Link Alliance

Monthly Seminar No. 233
Date: 21 April 2022
Title of Seminar: Thomson East Coast Line E1003 - Design Challenges & Solutions
Speaker: Nicholas Mace, Mott MacDonald

Monthly Seminar No. 234
Date: 19 May 2022
Title of Seminar: Design and construction challenges with tunnelling at speed: TBM tunnels for Brisbane Airport Link
Speaker: Dr Anthony Harding, Jacobs International Consultants

Monthly Seminar No. 235
Date: 16 June 2022
Title of Seminar: Completing the full Circle Line - Tunnelling Challenges in CCL6 (Singapore)
Speaker: Mr Poh Chee Keong, Land Transport Authority

Monthly Seminar No. 236
Date: 21 July 2022
Title of Seminar: Underground Infrastructure under extreme threats - How to cope with fire and explosion in a changing societal environment?
Speaker: Dr. -Ing Goetz Vollman, Ruhr University Bochum

Monthly Seminar No. 237
Date: 18 August 2022
Title of Seminar: Role of Reinforcement in Tunnel Linings
Speaker: Dr Ralf Winterberg, BarChip Inc.

Monthly Seminar No. 238

Date: 17 November 2022

Title of Seminar: Pawtucket CSO Tunnel - Cleaning Up Narraganset Bay R.I.

Speaker: Bob Frew, AECOM Singapore

Monthly Seminar No. 221
Date: 21 January 2021
Title of Seminar: Challenges during Diaphragm wall construction
Speaker: Mr. Michel Bock, COWI

Monthly Seminar No. 222
Date: 24 February 2021
Title of Seminar: Baseline Approach to Manage Third-Party Risk in Underground Constructions
Speaker: Dr. Logan Loganathan, WSP Australia Pty Limited

Monthly Seminar No. 223
Date: 18 March 2021
Title of Seminar: Segmental Lining Design in Adverse Soft Ground Conditions
Speaker: Dr. Benno Ring, Ring – Consultancy in Tunnelling

Monthly Seminar No. 224
Date: 15 April 2021
Title of Seminar: An Automatic Backanalysis Methodology to Better Predict the Real Ground Behaviour
Speaker: Dr. Cristian de Santos, SAALG Geomechanics

Monthly Seminar No. 225
Date: 20 May 2021
Title of Seminar: Safety Challenges in Long Rail Tunnels
Speaker: Mr. Bernd Hagenah, HNTB

Monthly Seminar No. 226
Date: 17 June 2021
Title of Seminar: Precast Tunnel Segments reinforced by GFRP Reinforcements 
Speaker: Dr. Aniello A. Giamundo, ATP srl Italy

Monthly Seminar No. 227
Date: 15 July 2021
Title of Seminar: 40 km of TBM Tunnels excavated through Extremely Hard Rock and High Water Pressure - The Follo Line tunnels (Oslo, Norway)
Speaker: Mr. Fernando Vara, ACCIONA Global BD Director Tunnels & Railways

Monthly Seminar No. 228
Date: 19 August 2021
Title of Seminar: Safety Practices in Tunnelling Industry
Speaker: Mr. Michael Chin

TUCSS Hulme Prize 2021
Date: 16 September 2021

1)     Paper: Review of Investigation Methods to Determine Pile Lengths

        Presenter: Mr. Fu Jiajun, Land Transport Authority

2)     Paper: Testing of a Muck Pumping System for EPB TBMs for Thomson-East Coast Line T307 Tunnelling Works

        Presenter: Mr. Vincent Zillianstetra 

3)     Paper: The Use of Classification Machine Learning for Cone Penetration Test Interpretation in a Singapore Context

        Presenter: Ms. Amelia Loo, Mott MacDonald, Singapore 

Monthly Seminar No. 229
Date: 18 November 2021
Title of Seminar: Holistic approach for the construction monitoring of the Grand Paris Express metro network (France)
Speaker: Mr. Vincent LAMOUR, CEO, Cementys - SOCOTEC 

Monthly Seminar No. 216 

Date: 16 January 2020 

Title of Seminar: BS / EN 16191 TBM Safety Standard

Speaker: Dr. Ruben Duhme, Herrenknecht Singapore

Monthly Seminar No. 217 

Date: 18 June 2020 

Title of Seminar: Rock Mass Classification and Its Application in Singapore for Underground Structures

Speaker: Dr. Young Zoo Lee, Geoconsult Asia Singapore Pte. Ltd

Monthly Seminar No. 218 

Date: 16 July 2020 

Title of Seminar: Large Diameter EPB Operation to Control Settlement

Speaker: Mr. Tom Ireland, Aurecon NZ

Monthly Seminar No. 219 

Date: 19 August 2020 

Title of Seminar: Hydrogeology in Underground Design and Construction

Speaker: Dr. Harry Asche, Aurecon 

Monthly Seminar No. 220 

Date: 19 November 2020 

Title of Seminar: Changing Safety Standards in Tunnelling 

Speaker: Dr. Donald Lamont, Chairman BS 6164 revision panel 

Monthly Seminar No. 207

Date: 17 January 2019

Title of Seminar: Construction of Road Tunnels in Iceland Hedinsfjardargong Project

Speaker: Mr Ermin Stehlik, MCC Singapore

Monthly Seminar No. 208

Date: 20 February 2019

Title of Seminar: Management of Tunnel Construction within Europe using Innovative Solutions

Speaker: Mr Diwakar Velu, Land Transport Authority

Monthly Seminar No. 209

Date: 20 March 2019

Title of Seminar: Design and Construction for Deep Shafts in Rock and Soil using Vertical Tunnel Boring Machines, from VSM to SBR

Speaker: Mr Hannes Lagger, Arup London

Monthly Seminar No. 210

Date: 18 April 2019

Title of Seminar: Rational and Efficient Design of Cement-Treated Soil Systems for Underground Construction

Speaker: Dr Lee Fook Hou, National University of Singapore

Monthly Seminar No. 211

Date: 16 May 2019

Title of Seminar: Tunnelling beneath Piled Foundations, A Study from the UK

Speaker: Dr Michael Williamson, Mott MacDonald Singapore

Monthly Seminar No. 212

Date: 20 June 2019

Title of Seminar: Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) Rock-Bolts used as Temporary and Permanent Reinforced in Mined Caverns

Speaker: Mr Pierre Hofmann, Dextra Group

Monthly Seminar No. 213

Date: 18 July 2019

Title of Seminar: Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) Rock-Bolts used as Temporary and Permanent Reinforced in Mined Caverns

Speaker: Mr Pierre Hofmann, Dextra Group

Monthly Seminar No. 214

Date: 15 August 2019

Title of Seminar: Tunnelling with Macro Synthetic Fibre Reinforced Concrete

Speaker: Dr Ing Ralf Winterberg, Barchip Inc.

Monthly Seminar No. 215

Date: 21 November 2019

Title of Seminar: Alternative Tunnel System for a 8.5km long Road Tunnel through the Himalayas

Speaker: Mr Florian Krenn, Geoconsult India

Monthly Seminar No. 199

Date: 18 January 2018

Title of Seminar: Advanced Ground Support in D&B Tunnels

Speaker: Mr Richard Fuchs, DSI Underground


Monthly Seminar No. 200

Date: 22 March 2018

Title of Seminar: Mined Tunnelling in Soil: Use of Pre-support Techniques to Limit Deformations and Surface Settlements

Speaker: Mr Massimo Marotta, Land Transport Authority


Monthly Seminar No. 201

Date: 19 April 2018

Title of Seminar: Structural & Fissure Grouting with Sovereign NOH2O

Speaker: Mr JD Park, Sovereign-Jeda Pte Ltd


Monthly Seminar No. 202

Date: 17 May 2018

Title of Seminar: Diaphragm wall Construction and Seepage Repair

Speaker: Mr. Totapally Krishna Mohan Sharma, QAQC Manger, Tiongseng Dongah Joint Venture


Monthly Seminar No. 203

Date: 21 June 2018

Title of Seminar: Crossrail C310 Thames Tunnel (London, UK) – Mixshield TBM Tunnelling in Alternating Ground Conditions With Low Overburden

Speaker: Mr. Andreas Raedle, Arup Singapore


Monthly Seminar No. 204

Date: 19 July 2018

Title of Seminar: Supervision of Bored Tunnelling Works using Slurry TBMs

Speaker: Er. Sahabdeen Mohamed Mohideen, B. Sc. Eng. (Hons.) (Civil), M.Sc. (Civil) and M. Eng. (Geotechnical)


Monthly Seminar No. 205

Date: 16 August 2018

Title of Seminar: IoT-ifying Tunnelling and Underground Construction for Improved Productivity and Safety

Speaker: Dr. Nimantha Baranasuriya, Ackcio Pte. Ltd., Singapore


TUCSS Humle Prize 2018

Date: 20 September 2018


1) Paper: Excavation Management of Slurry TBMs – Long Term Operational Accuracy Evaluation

   Presenter: Dr Ruben Duhme, Herrenkencht Asia Pte Ltd Singapore

2) Paper : Procedures to Minimise the Incidence of Decompression Sickness for Compressed Air Cutterhead Interventions

    Presenter: Mr Russell Connors, John Holland Pty Ltd

3) Paper : Effects of Shallow Over-crossing TBMs on Existing Tunnels and Surface Movements

    Presenter: Mr Senthilnath G.T., Geoconsult Asia Singapore


Monthly Seminar No. 206

Date: 15 November 2018

Title of Seminar: Artificial Intelligence and Physical Model Based Performance Prediction of EPB TBM Tunneling

Speaker: Professor Michael Mooney – Colorado School of Mines

Monthly Seminar No. 191

Date: 19 January 2017

Title of Seminar: Unlined Mined Rock Caverns for Oil & Gas Underground Storage – Comparison with Civil Underground Excavations

Speaker: Mr Yan Jintang, Geostock Asia Pte Ltd


Monthly Seminar No. 192

Date: 16 February 2017

Title of Seminar: Innovations in Precast Segment Componentry

Speaker: Mr Christophe Delus, Optimas - Sofrasar Tunnel Products


Monthly Seminar No. 193

Date: 16 March 2017

Title of Seminar: Singapore`s Land Transport Authority: 20 years of Sprayed Concrete Lining (SCL) tunneling

Speaker: Mr Massimo Marotta, Land Transport Authority


Monthly Seminar No. 194

Date: 20 April 2017

Title of Seminar: Project Success: 80% Psychology 20% Strategy

Speaker: Mr Philippe Degrange, Lead Facilitator & Manageing Partner or ACT - Asia Corporate Training Pte. Ltd.


Monthly Seminar No. 195

Date: 18 May 2017

Title of Seminar: Passenger Linkway Using a Rectangular TBM

Speaker: Dr Oskar Sigl, Managing Director, Geoconsult Asia Singapore Pte Ltd


Monthly Seminar No. 196

Date: 15 June 2017

Title of Seminar: Tunnel Segment Repair

Speaker: Mr Totapally Krishna Mohan Sharma, QAQC Manager, Tiong Seng Contractors Pte Ltd


Monthly Seminar No. 197

Date: 20 July 2017

Title of Seminar: Cable Transmission Tunnel

Speaker: Mr Neil Smith, Project Director, Infrastructure & Projects Division, SP Group


TUCSS Humle Prize 2017

Date: 17 August 2017


1) Paper: Large Diameter Pipe Roof Box Excavation for Passenger Linkway Tunnel

    Presenter: Ms F. Saffiyah Badurdeen

2) Paper: Mined Tunnel Monitoring as a Part of Obsetvational Approach - A Case Study

    Presenter: Mr G T Senthilnath

3) Paper: Latest Development in Horizontal Grouting for Cross Passages in Thomson East Coast Line C1-C2

    Presenter: Ms Jasmine Lim 


Monthly Seminar No. 198

Date: 16 November 2017

Title of Seminar: Design and Applications of Large Size Shield TBMs

Speaker: Prof Han Yali, China Engineering Equipment Group Co., Ltd

Monthly Seminar No. 182

Date: 21 January 2016

Title of Seminar: Effective, Productive & Sustainable Injection System

Speaker: Mr Phili-Alexis Kaplan, Grace De Neef


Monthly Seminar No. 183

Date: 18 February 2016

Title of Seminar: Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phrase 2

Speaker: Mr Woo Lai Lynn, PUB DTSS & Dr Ganeshan Vallipuram, AECOM


Monthly Seminar No. 184

Date: 17 March 2016

Title of Seminar: Special Considerations for Geotechnical Monitoring in Large Tunnels and Cavens

Speaker: Dr Oskar Sigl, Geoconsult Asia


Monthly Seminar No. 185

Date: 21 April 2016

Title of Seminar: Sharing Good Tunneling Practices from Cable Tunnel NS3 Project

Speaker: Mr Yan Zhen & Mr Daniel Siow, Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd


Monthly Seminar No. 186

Date: 19 May 2016

Title of Seminar: Feature of Pipe Roof Method using Slurry Pipe Jacking

Speaker: Mr Toru Sato, Iseki Poly-tec Inc.


Monthly Seminar No. 187

Date: 16 June 2016

Title of Seminar: Electrical Protection in an Underground Environment: Emerging Issues in Application of Variable Speed Drives

Speaker: Mr Tim Wylie, Ampcontrol


Monthly Seminar No. 188

Date: 21 July 2016

Title of Seminar: The Pneumatic Caisson Method - A Solution to Build Up Sustainable Urban Environments

Speaker: Mr Hiroyuki Abe, Mr Tomoyuki Oyake & Mr Tetsuya Koyo, Oriental Shiraishi Corporation


Monthly Seminar No. 173

Date: 16 January 2015

Title of Seminar: Measuring Concrete Quality, On line, Real Time 24/7

Speaker: Mr Christopher Compton Stanley, Unibeton Ready-mix


Monthly Seminar No. 174

Date: 26 March 2015

Title of Seminar: Singapore River Crossing for DTL3 C937 Project - A Creative Idea to Convert from Cut & Cover Tunnels to Bored Tunnels

Speaker: Mr Henry Ik Hyung Kim, GS E&C


Monthly Seminar No. 175

Date: 16 April 2015

Title of Seminar: Rectangular TBM - Design, Development, Use in China and Promising Future

Speaker: Ms Han Yali, China Engineering Equipment Group Co., Ltd


Monthly Seminar No. 176

Date: 28 May 2015

Title of Seminar: Mega Shield TBM (diameter more than 14m) in the last two decades

Speaker: Mr James D Broomfield, Herrenknect AG


Monthly Seminar No. 177

Date: 18 June 2015

Title of Seminar: Tunnel Reinforcement ahead of the Face Forepoling Bolts

Speaker: Mr Kensuke Date, Kajima Technical Research Institute Singapore


Monthly Seminar No. 178

Date: 16 July 2015

Title of Seminar: The Future of Tunnelling and Stations Temporary Works

Speaker: Mr John Watson, RMD KWIKFORM


Monthly Seminar No. 179

Date: 20 August 2015

Title of Seminar: Practical Problems Arising from the Pacing of Delays on Construction Projects

Speaker: Mr Garry Crossley & Mr Jon Prudhoe, Navigant Consulting, Singapore


Monthly Seminar No. 180

Date: 17 September 2015

Title of Seminar: Some Recent Developments in Geotechnical Instrumentation

Speaker: Dr Andrew Ridley, Geotechnical Observations Limited and Dr Angus Maxwell, Maxwell Geosystems


Monthly Seminar No. 181

Date: 19 November 2015

Title of Seminar: Anchoring Productivity and Efficiency during Construction

Speaker: Mr Philippe Neveu, J&P Building Systems

Monthly Seminar No. 164

Date: 23 January 2014

Title of Seminar: Water-Powered DTH Drilling in Urban Areas - Tunnelling, Ground Engineering and Maritime Applications

Speaker: Mr Michael Beas, LKAB Wassara


Monthly Seminar No. 165

Date: 20 February 2014

Title of Seminar: Cost and Time Savings at Segmental Lining Projects with Highest Demands on Durability

Speaker: Mr Jorg Riechers, Herrenknecht Formwork Technology GmbH


Monthly Seminar No. 166

Date: 20 March 2014

Title of Seminar: North South Cable Tunnel Project

Speaker: Mr Leslie J Pakianathan, Mott MacDonald Singapore Pte Ltd


Monthly Seminar No. 167

Date: 17 April 2014

Title of Seminar: Cost Effective Design of Slurry Treatment Plants

Speaker: Mr Ben Clark, Derrick Equipment Company USA


Monthly Seminar No. 168

Date: 22 May 2014

Title of Seminar: Composite Lining with Sprayed Applied Membrane

Speaker: Mr Kenny Lo, BASF South East Asia


Monthly Seminar No. 169

Date: 19 June 2014

Title of Seminar: Exploring the use of Overland Belt Conveying Systems in Mega Cities

Speaker: Mr Pierre-Alain Scherwey, Marti Technik 


Monthly Seminar No. 170

Date: 17 July 2014

Title of Seminar: Use of Muck Pump System in EPB TBM

Speaker: Mr Chang Jeong, DTL3 C925


Monthly Seminar No. 171

Date: 18 September 2014

Title of Seminar: Fastening Systems for Tunnels

Speaker: Mr Stefan Lammert, HALFEN Gmbh


Monthly Seminar No. 172

Date: 20 November 2014

Title of Seminar: Ground Freezing as a Useful Tool in Urban Subsurface Engineering

Speaker: Ms Anne-Lise Berggren, GEOFROST