Electrifying the Great Western Railway: Monitoring of the Box Tunnel and Dundas Viaduct, Bath

21 June, 2016 | 18:00 - 20:00

Engineering looking around Box Tunnel.
Engineering looking around Box Tunnel.

About this event

As part of the Great Western Main Line Electrification, AECOM's multidisciplinary Rail Asset Management and Tunnelling Teams established a detailed ground and deformation model of various structures around Bath, including Brunel's iconic 3km long Box Tunnel, in order to develop an innovative wireless monitoring system.

During a six week track lower and closure of the Route, AECOM worked within an integrated team alongside the Contractor and Network Rail. The result was real-time remote condition monitoring in order to verify predicted structural behaviour, mitigate risks of structural instability, and optimise safe construction methodologies and productivity as works passed through different sections of each structure.

Speaker Paul Clarke is a Technical Director and Head of Geophysics & Monitoring in AECOM's Transportation Sector. Paul's expertise lies in assessing not only the construction and condition of transportation and civils assets, but more importantly their performance and behaviour. Paul has worked on major rail and highways remodelling and enhancement schemes in the UK, Australia and North America.

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