Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London
5 December 2019

PROGRAMME​

December 2019
Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London

5 December 2019 - Daytime Schedule

TIME

PROGRAMME

08:30 – 09:00

Registration and refreshments

09:00 – 09:10

Welcome

Mark Hansford, editor, New Civil Engineer

09:10 – 09:40

Opening keynote, followed by Q&A

Harnessing underground space for smarter and more sustainable urban cities

09:40 – 10:30

Major client panel
Delivering world class tunnels of the future – Mitigating challenges and driving opportunities

Bringing together a panel of clients from current and future schemes, the session will delve into the common challenges that need to be mitigated on tunnelling projects, lessons that can be learnt from previous schemes and the opportunities for driving innovation. How can we reduce the uncertainty around large projects? What lessons does the industry need to draw from Crossrail? Where and how can innovation play a role in improving the design, delivery and management of tunnel infrastructure?

10:30 – 11:00

Refreshments and networking

11:00 – 12:30

STREAM A: UK PROJECT UPDATES STAGE

STREAM B: TECH STAGE

TUNNELLING AWARDS: INNOVATION SHOWCASE

 

Three case studies exploring current and upcoming UK schemes, with a focus on the challenges specific to the scheme, design and construction strategy, innovative methods and key milestones.

12:10 – 12:30
Q&A Panel

A series of spotlight talks showcasing the latest innovations and technologies across the tunnelling industry.

12:00 – 12:30
Q&A Panel

Drop into one of four of our Innovation Showcase hubs where you can watch the shortlist pitch to the judging panel and learn from some of the best companies, projects or teams as they demonstrate their tunnelling expertise.

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch and networking

13:30 – 15:00

STREAM A: INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS STAGE

STREAM B: BIG ISSUES STAGE

TUNNELLING AWARDS: INNOVATION SHOWCASE

 

Three case studies exploring major international schemes, with a focus on the challenges specific to the scheme, design and construction strategy, innovative methods and key milestones to date.

Two case studies sharing innovative approaches to major industry challenges, followed by a panel discussion.

14:20 – 15:00
Panel discussion – Putting the workforce at the heart of projects and industry

Drop into one of four of our Innovation Showcase hubs where you can watch the shortlist pitch to the judging panel and learn from some of the best companies, projects or teams as they demonstrate their tunnelling expertise.

15:00 – 15:30

Refreshments and networking

15:30 – 16:15

Industry debate – Is our industry fit for the next 25 years of tunnelling projects?
Bringing together stakeholders from across the industry, the panel will explore what is needed from the industry to deliver the pipeline of tunnelling. How can we improve procurement processes in a post-Brexit world and how can we procure with innovation in mind? How can we improve knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer and whose responsibility is it? Finally, how can the tunnelling industry better engage with the sustainability agenda?

16:15 – 16:45

Closing keynote, followed by Q&A
Setting out priorities for infrastructure in a post-Brexit Britain and the critical role that tunnels will play in this

16:45

Chair’s closing remarks

Mark Hansford, editor, New Civil Engineer

16:50

Close of main festival stage

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