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Introduction to ‘Practical Guide to Rock Tunnelling’ with a special focus on relevant tunnelling case studies

Date 23 March 2022
Location Online Event
Resources SANCOT Webinar_Practical Guide to Rock Tunneling_Brox-04022022.pdf
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1. About the Author
2. Objective of the Practical Guide/Book
3. Uses of Tunnels
4. Project Execution
5. Site Investigations
6. Rock Characterization
7. Rock Tunnel Design
8. Tunnel Stability
9. Tunnel Excavation
10. Tunnel Support
11. Tunnel Lining Requirements
12. Construction Considerations
13. Construction Risks and Mitigation Measures
14. Construction Cost Estimation
15. Construction Scheduling
16. Tunnel Contract Strategy
17. Risk Management
18. Inspection of Rock Tunnels
19. Renovation, Repairs and Decommissioning
20. Case Histories

About the Author

  • Dean Brox is Canadian and graduated from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver in 1985 where he received his degree in Geological Engineering (Geotechnical). In 1990, Dean received his Master of Science in Rock Mechanical Engineering, with distinction, from Imperial College in London.
  • Dean has 36 years of experience in the tunnelling industry including involvement in the planning, design, construction, operation and inspection stages. In total, Dean has worked on more than 1500km of large tunnels, including 575km of mining tunnels and 525km of hydroelectric tunnels.
  • Dean is a licenced Professional Engineer and independent consultant specialising in Risks, Claims and Reviews.

Specific areas of specialization & interest

  • Planning and execution of geotechnical investigations; characterization of rocks with in-situ stress tests and specialized laboratory tests;
  • Evaluation of tunnel boring machines for mining projects;
  • Risk assessment and acceptability of unlined and shotcrete lined pressure tunnels;
  • Assessment and prediction of overstress, including rockbursting for long and deep tunnels;
  • Forensic investigations of tunnel collapses; and
  • Evaluation of the structural conditions of hydroelectric tunnels through underwater inspections with remote control vehicles.