Challenges in choice of design and method for large vertical shafts into bedrock 

                             

The NTU-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre organised its first seminar on Thursday, 17th May 2012.  The speaker was visiting scholar, Mr Anders Beitnes, and the seminar was on Challenges in choice of design and method for large vertical shafts into bedrock.  Various topics were covered including shaft design methods, decision making tools and challenging ground conditions.  The speaker also presented an example of an innovative solution used in an ongoing tunnel project in Trondheim, Norway.

 

Mr Anders Beitnes is an experienced engineer/researcher in the field of civil engineering, particularly in rock engineering.  He was the president of the Norwegian Rock Mechanics Society (Norwegian National Group for the International Society of Rock Mechanics), Research Director and leader of two divisions (Rock and Soil Mechanics and Coastal and Harbour) in SINTEF, which is one of the largest research organizations in Europe.  He is currently a Construction Manager for E6 Trondheim – Stjørdal, a 600 MNOK (S$130 million) cut and cover tunnel through deep quick clay deposit.
 

The seminar was well attended with more than 30 participants from NTU and various industrial partners, including ST Architects & Engineers, DSTA, Jurong Consultants and JTC.  We look forward to having more participants at our next NTU-JTC I3C Seminar.


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