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Designing, constructing and maintaining sustainable, safe and cost effective tunnels
Exclusive insight from:
• Chennai Metro Rail • Indian Railways • RITES Government of India Enterprise • Konkan Railway • Ministry of Railways • Ministry of Road Transport and Highways • Northern Railway Company • NHPC • NHAI

• Ensure project success by building relationships with key stakeholders • Understand how the latest legislative developments in India’s tunnels and underground construction sector impact you • Find out about the latest tunnelling opportunities both in the design and conceptualisation stages • Reduce the chance of failures by adopting the latest safety and risk management technologies available in the market • Learn how to deal with and solve technical tunnel construction challenges


12 – 14 December 2011 Shangri-La’s - Eros Hotel, New Delhi, India

Special pricing for Indian based primary market: Government, contractors and associations
For more information or to register Tel: +91 80 4322 4127 Fax: +91 80 4200 5190 Email: enquiry@iqpc.ae www.tunnelsindia.com
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Interactive workshops: Monday 12th December 2011
IQPC’s workshops provide a unique platform where you can spend valuable time with industry experts. Participation in these interactive sessions enables you to understand the most critical issues affecting tunnels and underground construction in India, further uncovering practical solutions that you can apply to your own projects.

Dear tunnelling & underground construction experts, During the last year there has been vast movement within the Indian tunnelling and underground construction industry, a number of new tenders have been allocated, construction work has been actively on going and several major tunnelling projects have been completed. Further, with the announcement of the Planning Commission’s 12th Five Year Plan and the government’s increase in infrastructure investment, this is a vital time to exchange ideas, hear about active tunnelling projects, learn about the current issues and review the latest technological advances within the industry. IQPC welcomes your involvement and is proud to announce the second instalment of Tunnels & Underground Construction India, which will be taking place from the 12th - 14th December 2011. Key influential leaders within the industry shall be present, engaging in topical discussions that are currently impacting the market. Many of you found last year’s summit informative and were keen to take part in even more interactive sessions. Therefore, this year we are increasing the number of round table discussions and enhancing our workshops in order to incorporate more focused discussions. We would be delighted to see you there and encourage your active involvement in the panel discussions. I hope you enjoy reading this year’s agenda and workshop programme and I look forward to seeing you in December. Priya Jethwa Conference Producer P.S To guarantee your place with the best price see the back page for a saving of up to US $200!

Morning workshop: 09:00 - 12:00
Analysing the latest tunnelling machinery and how to select the right equipment This workshop will review the latest tunnelling methods and machinery available in the market and help you identify the critical factors to consider when choosing machinery and equipment. 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 10:50 11:30 12:00 Registration and refreshments Understanding the need for quality machinery Comparing best practice machinery selection Tea break Evaluating how to select the right equipment and what factors to consider Exploring tunnelling in the Himalayas and what machinery was utilised Engaging in group discussion and sharing lessons learnt, communicating how to approach selection differently in future projects Workshop concludes


Workshop leader:
Dr. Rajbal Singh, Joint Director, Central Soil and Materials Research Station

Afternoon workshop: 14:00 - 17:30
Fire Safety in Tunnels – Past, present and future This workshop will review best practices in tunnelling safety and help you identify critical factors to consider when adopting the most suitable technologies and methodology. 14:00 14:30 Registration and refreshments Learning from experience – Fires in tunnels, case studies • outline of previous incidents • what burns in tunnels 15:00 International safety regulations and guidelines for tunnels, an overview • how specific incidents influence our understanding of regulatory needs • outline of international standards • summary of different international requirements and guidelines for tunnel safety 15:30 16:00 Tea break Overview of international tunnel fire research • what do we know • what remains to be found • how do we apply research findings to real projects 16:30 17:00 Experience from research into METRO tunnel fires, their ignition, fire spread and mitigation Panel discussion, how do we in India learn from international experience End of workshop

What our 2010 delegates said about the event:

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For more information or to register Tel: +91 80 4322 4127

Workshop leader:
SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden

Conference day one: Tuesday 13th December 2011
08:00 08:40 Registration, refreshments and networking Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks Dr. T.G. Sitharam, Professor in Civil Engg, Indian Institute of Science 13:30 Tackling common challenges caused by variable ground conditions in India • Geological overview of ground conditions in India, including rock types and cavities • Analysing the technical construction challenges caused by unexpected ground conditions, including tunnel route diversions and trapped machinery • Recognising the importance of thorough site investigations to mitigate unexpected construction challenges P.K. Choudhary, General Manager Urban Infrastructure, RITES Cost-effective site investigations that save time and money in the long run • Understanding how a thorough site investigation reduces long-term project costs and potential delays • Selecting the appropriate site investigation practices for your project • Carrying out the right level of testing to give greater long-term benefits whilst minimising investigation cost and time Dr. P.C. Nawani, Executive Director, National Institute of Rock Mechanics Comparing the latest solutions for treating various ground conditions • Comparing micro piling techniques for rehabilitation of foundations and recognising which solutions to choose • Reviewing soil nailing techniques for tunnelling in soft soils and soil stabilisation • Analysing how solutions differ depending on ground conditions Dr. Satyendra Mittal, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Networking break Enhancing safety aspects when tunnelling 15:30 Increasing excavation productivity in tunnelling by improving ventilation and working conditions • Comparing ventilation systems and how workable systems increase productivity and prevent worker illnesses • Tackling visibility issues to decrease worker injuries and improve worker efficiency • Improving hygiene standards to promote worker moral and increase work productivity Achal Jain, Chief Engineer, Indian Railway Minimising on site casualties by improving fire and safety standards • Ensuring adequate safety clothing is provided to avoid worker injuries • Implementing simple and effective safety procedures, fire drills and escape routes • Analysing the latest fire and safety detection systems and how this can decrease fire and injury Gyan Prakash Srivastava, CSO, Northern Railway Rakesh Chopra, Consultant, Retired Member of Board of Ministry of Railways Dr. T.G. Sitharam, Professor in Civil Engg, Indian Institute of Science S K Marwah, Chief Engineer, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Chairman’s closing remarks End of conference day one

Current trends and future developments in tunnelling and underground construction in India 09:00 Examining the impact of the Government’s 12th Five Year Plan on tunnelling and underground construction in India • Reviewing the progress of tunnel and underground construction projects linked to the 11th Five Year Plan • Analysing the increase in government infrastructure spending for the 12th Five Year Plan and what it means for the Indian tunnel market • Identifying key investment areas and opportunities for the industry Rajesh Agarwal, General Manager-Projects, Konkan Railway Exploring current and future tunnel and underground construction projects to identify the greatest opportunities for your organisation • Studying lessons learnt from key projects underway, including India’s metro and hydropower projects • Overview of future projects in the transport, power and utilities sectors • Understanding how your company can benefit from the opportunities presented by these projects K. Rajaraman, Managing Director, Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. Executive exchange: Exclusive one-to-one networking opportunity Meet, network and exchange business cards with fellow delegates and speakers who are grappling with similar tunnelling and underground construction issues and challenges. In this revolutionary, quick-fire format, you can meet every single delegate and exchange best practices. Make sure you bring a stack of business cards! Networking break







Planning and designing safe and durable tunnels that meet stakeholder expectations 11:00 11:30 Exclusive presentation by Mapei in India - To serve the tunnelling projects Reviewing numerical modelling of underground structures • Identifying numerical methods and which methods suit various ground structures • Studying rock characterisation techniques and simulation of excavation methods • Analysing typical underground structures including power house caverns, Delhi metro and oil storage caverns • Reviewing creep analysis for squeezing conditions Dr. K.G Sharma, President, International Society of Rock Mechanics, IIT Delhi Lunch and networking break Exclusive presentation by 16:30 16:40 16:00

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Panel discussion

Conference day two: Wednesday 14th December 2011

09:00 09:30

Registration, refreshments and networking Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks Dr. T.G. Sitharam, Professor in Civil Engg, Indian Institute of Science

Analysing the latest tunnelling developments in India 13:30 How to increase foreign investment within the industry by understanding the importance of creditability and relationship building • Exploring how sufficient initial project planning increases creditability and influences long-term working relationships • Analysing the implications of cost-effective planning methods and how this encourages foreign interest • Distinguishing why cheaper tunnelling methods are not always the best option and the lessons learnt from projects abroad Vinay Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, Tandon Consultants Discussing the latest developments in India’s tunnels and underground construction industry • Reviewing recent changes in infrastructure regulations and how this impacts tunnelling construction • Comparing whether this influences external financial implications Rakesh Chopra, Consultant, Retired Member of Board of Ministry of Railways Dr. Manoj Verman, Director Tunnelling and Geotechnical, Halcrow Rajesh Agarwal, General Manager, Projects, Konkan Railway Vinay Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, Tandon Consultants Networking break Cost and long-term benefits of constructing safe and durable tunnels 15:00 Analysing irrigation tunnelling in India and lessons learnt • Distinguishing what key issues arose during analysis stage • Reviewing how these key issues were addressed and the beneficial impact • Examining project completion and lessons learned Abdul Basheer Mohammad, Retired Engineer-in-Chief, Irrigation Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh Analysing how to build tunnels efficiency but safely • Knowing how to select the right contracting materials • How to effectively make a comparison of material costs versus long-term durability and return on investment • Reviewing the latest cost efficient materials used internationally Dr. Rajbal Singh, Joint Director, Central Soil and Materials Research Station Comparing contributing factors to quality versus poorly designed tunnels • Analysing issues in initial design – what common mistakes cause tunnel collapse or project failure? • Discussing how issues can and should be addressed during planning, design and construction • Examining a successful project constructed by the Government of India R.K. Goel, Scientist, CIMFR Chairman’s closing remarks End of conference day two

Comparing the latest tunnelling machinery and technology 10:00 Analysing the latest machinery used for tunnel excavation in the Himalayas • Comparing DBM, TBM, EPBM and NATM tunnelling methods • Discussing which methods worked best for the different ground conditions • Employing the correct machinery and other solutions for various ground conditions Dr. Manoj Verman, Director Tunnelling and Geotechnical, Halcrow Highlighting recent failures in Indian tunnelling and how to address similar challenges successfully • Comparing tunnelling progress when using machinery or manual labour – advantages and disadvantages • Best practice planning and boring machine face design that prevents machinery getting stuck in tunnels • Discussing issues with inflexible cutting machines and how to change the face of boring machines Rakesh Chopra, Consultant, Retired Member of Board of Ministry of Railways Gummaraju B Nagendra, Chief Engineer, Konkan Railway Pradeep K Gupta, Chief Geologist, NHPC Limited Reviewing methods to minimise damage to public utilities and prevent flooding when excavating tunnels • Analysing flooding in metros and how this impacts public facilities • Reviewing preventative measures to avoid future flooding • Comparing the latest visual technology systems and how these tools can detect utilities present and ground conditions Pradeep K Gupta, Chief Geologist, NHPC Limited Networking break


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Avoiding construction delays and minimising public disruption 12:00 Minimising public disruption in urban areas by employing the right machinery • Recognising noise limits to avoid public disturbance • Reviewing how to conduct accurate planning to avoid ground collapsing in urban areas and prevent spiralling costs and reputational damage • Comparing the latest tunnelling technology such as box tunnelling that can be used in urban areas Ankala Saibaba, Chief Engineer, Indian Railways Lunch and networking break 16:00


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Silver sponsors:

When the Indian government announced further investment in infrastructure in their 12th Five Year Plan, substantial growth further increased in the planning of tunnels and underground projects within the rail, road, sewage and hydropower sectors. This has resulted in an unprecedented demand for further awareness on leading-edge machinery and technology available in the market; and a greater demand to learn about the latest safety technologies from world-class experts in the field of tunnelling.

Associate sponsors:

Sponsorship & exhibition opportunities
As we approach the end of the 11th Five Year Plan and enter into the first year of the 12th Five Year Plan, the next few months are critical to distinguish how we can improve and learn from the past experiences in tunnel and underground construction. Last year’s summit was a great success with numerous attendees exchanging contact details and tendering opportunities. This year the summit intends to encourage key industry leaders to engage in simulating knowledge sharing discussions both on a strategic and technical level. There will be in-depth presentations reviewing current issues projects are facing. Further, there will be numerous interactive sessions with key industry experts actively reviewing the latest technological advances available within the industry. Thus, building towards and encouraging effective and long lasting industry relationships. The scope of tunnels in India is increasing, as is the need for services and solutions related to tunnelling projects. Stakeholders are looking for suppliers to provide essential products, services and solutions including advanced tunnelling machinery, tunnel design software, fire & safety solutions, chemical supplies, geo-logical field surveys and much more. Only at Tunnels and Underground Construction India will the highest-level decision makers attend in one place at one time. • Can you afford to miss out on this opportunity? • Do you have a product or service that our senior decisionmakers and influencers need? We have a range of business development, marketing and sales solutions that are tailored to specifically deliver on your business objectives. For more details, call +971 4 364 2975 or email sponsorship@iqpc.ae

Who you will meet:
• Technical Directors • Executive Directors • Heads of Infrastructure • Heads of Tunnels • Heads of Transport • Senior Tunnel Engineers • Heads of Geotechnics • Geotechnical Engineers • Heads of Structure • Chief Engineers • Project Managers • General Managers • Geotechnical Engineers • Tunnelling Specialists

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