Event Organiser: The British Tunnelling Society

Advanced site characterisation – helping to avoid the unforeseen and reduce project cost, London


  • Lecture
  • London
  • 20 September 2018
  • 18:00 - 20:00
Advanced site characterisation.

About this event

Tunnelling projects typically overrun by more than 30% and performance has shown little improvement in recent decades. Inadequate understanding of ground conditions is a principal cause of delay and cost escalation – yet technologies exist that could make previously unforeseen conditions foreseeable.

The presentation will highlight innovations in site characterisation, including developments in:

  • data acquisition and processing including geophysics and instrumented drilling to build a high-resolution geological/geotechnical model;
  • iterative ground modelling with 3D visualisation – the starting point of BIM and the best way to predict the impact of geohazards on construction;
  • data delivery such as dynamic reporting via online portals which can combine geophysical, geotechnical, monitoring and other data.


  • Dr Rod Eddies, Fugro


Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom
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For more information please contact:

Shelly-Ann Russell

e: shelly-ann.russell@ice.org.uk