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Event Organiser: The British Geotechnical Association

Investigating the effect of tunnelling on existing tunnels in London, London

  • Lecture
  • London
  • 22 October 2018
  • 18:00 - 20:00
Investigating the effect of tunnelling on existing tunnels in London, London

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Join this free-to-attend evening event, part of the Global Engineering Congress.

At this lecture Dr Jamie Standing of Imperial College London will share key insights on the effect of new tunnelling projects on existing tunnels.

Urban expansion throughout the world has resulted in the need for many new tunnelling projects to provide adequate infrastructure for increasing populations.

Many cities already have comprehensive underground networks and so new tunnels have to be constructed in the close proximity of exisiting tunnels. There is always concern that ground deformations associated with new tunnel construction might adversely affect nearby existing tunnels and other subsurface assets and services.

In London the recently constructed Crossrail tunnels passed beneath numerous existing tunnels. This lecture will summarise key findings from a major research undertaken by Imperial College London and Crossrail, investigating the effect of tunnelling on existing tunnels using an interactive five path approach involving field monitoring, structural and soil testing and numerical analysis of segmental linings and field response.

The presentation will be followed by Q&A session. Delegates will also have opportunity to network and continue the discussions over drinks in the ICE Café Bar.

Drinks reception sponsored by Geotechnical Observations:

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The Global Engineering Congress is bringing together the worldwide engineering community to look at how we can trigger real change and deliver the outcomes specified by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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18:00 Registration and refreshments
18:30 Welcome from the Chair
18:35 Main lecture
19:10 Questions and answers session
19:25 Summation from the Chair
19:30 Networking and drinks in the ICE Café Bar
20:00 Finish


Dr Jamie Standing

Jamie Standing

Reader in Ground Engineering, Imperial College London

Dr Jamie Standing is Reader in Ground Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London. His main research interests are in the areas of soil-structure interaction (tunnels, deep excavations, piles, soil nails), field monitoring, small-scale modelling, unsaturated soil mechanics and laboratory testing of soils.

Dr Jamie Standing has run major tunnelling research projects associated with the Jubilee Line Extension (greenfield sites and numerous building interactions); CTRL (effect of tunnelling on piled foundations) and Crossrail (effect on existing cast iron lined tunnels). He is a member of TC204 (ISSMGE Underground Construction in Soft Ground) and was secretary from 2001 to 2012.

Event venue

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Shelly-Ann Russell

e: [email protected]