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The Belgian Tunnelling Method and its use in the Madrid Metro

Event organised by The British Tunnelling Society

Date
01 September 2022
Time
18:00 - 20:00 BST (GMT+1)
Location
Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
Westminster
London, SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom
Add to Calendar 01-09-2022 18:00 01-09-2022 20:00 false GMT The Belgian Tunnelling Method and its use in the Madrid Metro https://www.ice.org.uk/events/latest-events/belgian-tunnelling-method-madrid-metro/ Institution of Civil Engineers , London

Hybrid

This event will be both in-person and viewable online.

Overview

With a history of over 100 years the Belgian method has revolutionized tunnel construction. Making it the preferred technique for the expansions of Madrid Metro since 1917 this method consists of a series of very specific steps.

The Belgian method uses a unique excavation sequence that comprises the division of the crown in a series of pocket excavations that are successively supported by a combination of struts, waler beams and wood planks, and directly followed by typically, an unreinforced concrete lining installation.

Join us on this evening’s lecture to learn how AYESA’s latest design approaches enhance our understanding of this historic tunnelling method.

This event does not require registration and is available to watch online

Venue

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

Speakers

Robert Francis Sizer

Robert Francis Sizer

Ayesa

head of section, geotechnical and tunnelling

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Robert Francis Sizer

Robert Francis is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 15 years’ experience in geotechnical and tunnelling projects. Commenced his career in the UK working on water tunnel rehabilitation projects; and gaining expertise in Damage Assessments. In the later years he relocated to Madrid and Sevilla with AYESA; where he leads the Geotechnical and Tunnelling team and is project director for our work on the Silvertown Tunnel project.

Cláudio Dias

Cláudio Dias

Ayesa

principal tunnel engineer

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Cláudio Dias

Cláudio Dias is a Civil Engineer with a Master in Geotechnics from FEUP (Portugal) and more than 11 years' experience in tunnel and geotechnical projects. He is based in Madrid, leading AYESA's tunnelling design team. Cláudio is a member of the Portuguese Order of Engineers, certified as EUR ING by FEANI and CEng MICE by ICE. Currently he is leading the tunnelling design for Madrid and Porto metro expansions.

For more information please contact:

Elena.Arrobbio