Current Program

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Please note that the program is subject to change

SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER 2017

2.30pm – Exhibitor Access / Early Conference Registration
5pm – Informal Networking Event within the Exhibition, Event Centre 

MONDAY 30 OCTOBER 2017
Start Finish  Ballroom A Speaker
830 840 Welcome to Country Uncle Ray Davison, Elder
Gadigal People, Eora Nation
840 850 Official Welcome The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP
Premier of New South Wales
850 915 Bigger, Better, More – Delivering Transport Tunnels for NSW Tim Reardon
Secretary
TfNSW
915 940 Community engagement: Brightening the light at the end of the tunnel Angela Fiumara
Exec Director Stakeholder & Community Engagement
Roads & Maritime Services
940 1015 The Challenges of Constructing Sydney Metro City & SouthWest Alan Morris
Director, Tunnel & Stations Excavations
Sydney Metro, City & Southwest
1015 1040 Transferable Technologies to Deliver Tunneling Efficiencies Chris Dulake
Major Projects Portfolio Director
Mott MacDonald UK
1040 1110 Morning Tea in ATS2017 Exhibition
1110 1230 Technical Streams: Day 1, Concurrent Session 1
WS1/1: Project Case Studies
Ballroom A
WS3/2: Tunnel Rehabilitation
Balcony
WS3/4: Geotechnical Characterisation
Attic Room
1230  1330 Luncheon in ATS2017 Exhibition
1330 1510 Technical Streams: Day 1, Concurrent Session 2
WS3/1: Tunnel Design Approaches
Ballroom A
WS2/2: Design & Construction of Sydney Metro North West
Balcony
WS6/1: Digital Engineering/Monitoring
Attic Room
1510  1540 Afternoon Tea in ATS2017 Exhibition
1540 1700 Technical Streams: Day 1, Concurrent Session 3
WS2/1: Construction Methods: Overseas Project Case Studies 
Ballroom A
WS3/3: Geotechnical Characterisation
Balcony
WS6/2: Digital Engineering Delivery
Attic Room
1700  1900 Welcome Reception in ATS2017 Exhibition sponsored by Aurecon
1930  2230 Young Engineers & Industry Dinner on Sydney Star Ship sponsored by MST Global

 

TUESDAY 31 OCTOBER 2017
Start Finish  Ballroom A Speaker
830 840 Opening Address  
840 910 Development of Resource-Efficient & Advanced Underground Technologies Professor Robert Galler
Head, Zentrum am Berg
Head, Subsurface Engineering
University of Leoben, Austria
910 940 Metro Doha 111 Kilometres of New Metro Tunnel in 26 Months Dr Karin Baeppler
Head, Geotechnics & Traffic Consulting
Herrenknecht AG
940 1010 Sustainable Urban Planning of Underground Space: International Best Practice Alexandre Gomes
Vice President
International Tunnelling Association
1010 1040 Observational Methods in Tunnelling – Who Owns the Risks? Dr Douglas Maconochie
Technical Director, Tunnels
WSP Australia
Winner: 2014 Allen Neyland Award
1040 1110 Morning Tea in ATS2017 Exhibition
1110 1230 Technical Streams: Day 2, Concurrent Session 1
WS3/5: Stress Effects
Ballroom A
WS2/3: Construction Methods: Technical Innovation & Research
Balcony
WS4/1: Improving the Operation of the Tunnel Asset
Attic Room
1230  1330 Luncheon in ATS2017 Exhibition
1330 1510 Technical Streams: Day 2, Concurrent Session 2
WS3/6: Shotcrete
Ballroom A
WS2/4: Construction Methods: Overseas Project Case Studies NATM/IMT
Balcony
WS4/2: Fire Safety
Attic Room
1510  1540 Afternoon Tea in ATS2017 Exhibition
1540 1700 Technical Streams: Day 2, Concurrent Session 3
WS3/7: Effects of Tunnelling & Grouting
Ballroom A
WS1/2: Project Procurement & Scheduling
Balcony
WS3/8: Design & Construct Case Studies Hong Kong
Attic Room
1700  1830 Networking & Pre Dinner Drinks in ATS2017 Exhibition sponsored by Austunnel
1930  2230 2017 Australasian Tunnelling Society Awards Dinner at Doltone House Darling Island
Sponsored by CPB Contractors
Featuring Comedian: Lawrence Mooney

 

WEDNESDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2017
Start Finish  Ballroom A Speaker
830 840 Opening Address  
840 910 Tunnelling into Technology: a Vision for the Future Lisa Tobin
Group General Manager Technology
Transurban
910 940 Transportation and Critical Transportation Issues in the US Thomas D Everett
Associate Administrator, Office of Infrastructure
US Department of Transport
940 1010 Melbourne Metro Rail – Approvals & Construction Linda Cantan
Director Tunnel & Stations PPP
Melbourne Metro Rail Authority
 1010 1040 Safety In Design  – What Does It Mean For Tunnels Under Construction? Christian Bodner & Mark Sheffield
Technical Directors
Aurecon
1040 1110 Morning Tea in ATS2017 Exhibition
1110 1230 Technical Streams: Day 3, Concurrent Session 1
 WS1/3: Project Planning & Development
Ballroom A
WS1/4: Project Case Studies
Balcony
WS4/4: Ventilation of Rail Tunnels
Attic Room
1230  1330 Luncheon in ATS2017 Exhibition
1330 1510 Technical Streams: Day 3, Concurrent Session 2
WS4/3: Ventilation & Air Quality of Road Tunnels
Ballroom A
WS3/9: Design & Construction of Wynyard Walk
Balcony
WS3/11: Tunnel Design Approaches
Attic Room
1510  1540  Afternoon Tea in ATS2017 Exhibition
1540 1700 Technical Streams: Day 3, Concurrent Session 3
WS2/5: Construction Methods: Risk Management
Ballroom A
WS3/10: Project Procurement & Scheduling
Balcony
WS5/1: Urban Design & Customer Experience
Attic Room
1700  1710 Official Close – ATS2017

 

THURSDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2017

Post-Conference Workshop
900-1600 –  Tunnel Stability – Innovations and Problem Solving in Design, Materials and Construction.
Venue: L’Aqua at Dockside, Darling Harbour

Post-Conference Site Tours
900-1300- Site Tour of NorthConnex
900-1300 – Site Tour of WestConnex

Please note: The Workshop and Site Tours are not included in the Conference Registration