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Supervision of Deep Underground Construction Works

Event code: 78073


INTRODUCTION
In recent years, there have been more deep underground construction works in Singapore. Other than MRT stations and tunnels, Singapore is also moving towards rock cavern construction. Remarkable cavern projects include the Underground Ammunition Facility, opened in 2008 by the Singapore Armed Force which free up 300 ha of usable land; and the Jurong Rock Caverns, opened in September 2014, which free up 60 ha of usable land. Upcoming is the underground Science City at Kent Ridge, a 30-storey below ground development to house research laboratories, offices and a data centre. 

With this trend and development, there is a need for the industry to be trained to supervise deep underground construction works. This course aims to equip site personnel with the knowledge of earth retaining or stabilising structures and deep underground excavation so as to raise their competency to supervise deep construction works safely.



CONTENTS & LECTURERS

1. DEEP UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION - THE BIG PICTURE
Mr Des Andrews , Technical Director, Mott MacDonald
An overview of the deep underground construction work where the function of various elements used, such as earth retaining structures and geotechnical monitoring equipment will be introduced. Besides that, the geology of Singapore, behaviour of different types of soils & rocks, behaviour of the earth retaining or stabilising structures (ERSS) and the various ground improvement techniques and its suitability will also be covered.

2. EARTH RETAINING OR STABILISING STRUCTURES & DEEP UNDERGROUND EXCAVATION
Mr Des Andrews , Technical Director, Mott MacDonald
Mr Chris Knight-Hassell, Project Director, Mott MacDonald
The construction sequences of the commonly used ERSS, suitability of the ERSS at different types of ground conditions, depth of excavation, typical installation problems and potential modes of failure will be covered. In addition to that, the different types of strengthening systems used to support the ERSS, and special consideration during excavation will also be discussed.

3. TUNNEL CONSTRUCTION
Er Ng Chew Chiat, David, Executive Director, ONE SMART Engineering Pte Ltd
The tunnel construction methods using non-mechanised and mechanised methods and the suitability at different types of soil conditions, challenges and solutions for tunnelling work due to different soil profiles, the construction of shaft and its associated challenges and remedies will be introduced.

4. ROCK CAVERN CONSTRUCTION
Dr Zhou Ying Xin, Head of Engineering (Underground Facilities), Defence Science & Technology Agency
Underground space usage in rock caverns and its planning, the fundamental knowledge of rock mechanics and rock engineering, the construction methodologies, rock support and its suitability based on site geology and project-specific conditions will be covered. Issues related to the health and safety in rock cavern construction and their management will also be discussed.

5. GEOTECHNICAL INSTRUMENTATION AND MONITORING
Dr Cai Jun Gang, Executive Director, Tritech Group Ltd
The different types of ground monitoring instruments and techniques and how to read and interpret the ground monitoring reading, the stability of underground openings, impacts of ground movement on above-ground structures will be taught. Besides that, the regulation requirements on ground monitoring records and assessment by QP and site supervisor and the safety procedures to be taken when the readings reached alert or suspension limits and the remedial methods will also be covered.

6. COMMON CAUSES OF FAILURES IN DEEP UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION WORKS
Mr Des Andrews , Technical Director, Mott MacDonald
Mr Chris Knight-Hassell, Project Director, Mott MacDonald
Explanation on the rationale behind the common reasons of deep excavation work failures and the good practices to avoid failures, the warning signs of failure and lesson learned from the past projects’ failures will be discussed.


AWARD
Certificate of Attendance (COA) will be awarded to participants who meet the attendance requirement.


CPD Points
IES-ACES (REs & RTOs): Pending
PEB (PEs): Pending


Target Audience
• Project Manager
• Site Engineer
• Design Engineer
• Resident Engineer
• Resident Technical Officer
• Site Supervisor


Details
5th Run: To be confirmed
Duration: 8 evenings (24 hours)
Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
(2 evenings per week)
Venue: BCA Academy
Fee (Incl of GST): S$1,250.00
Refreshment will be provided.


Effective 1st Nov 2018, the course fee will be revised to S$1,375.00 (incl. GST).
To enjoy the current course fee, completed registration through Online StoreFront (OSF) must be made by 21st Oct 2018.
Payment must be received by BCA Academy no later than 5.00pm on 26th Oct 2018.
Course registration will resume at 12.00pm on 1st Nov 2018.



To register, please log into our Online StoreFront (OSF) at
https://eservices.bcaa.edu.sg/registration/#/login
and search for course code 78073


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