Overview

This module is the second of a course of three modules for preparing candidates for Specialist Registration Examinations in Tunnel Engineering1. The complete course will cover: Excavation Methods (Mechanised Tunnelling); Guide to Tunnel Boring Machines; Logistic and supply chain for Mechanised Tunnelling; Guide to Tunnel rings and segments; Construction safety, fire safety, ventilation, and environmental control during tunnelling; Guide to Tunnelling TBM parameters during construction; Operating in pressurised environment; Sprayed Concrete Lining and open face tunnelling; Cavern Design and Construction, drill and blast; Ground Improvement for Tunnelling works; and Case History for Mechansied Tunnelling and Conventional (SCL) Tunnelling. Contents specific to this module will be given in the section on “What You’ll Learn”.

1 Refer to “Guidelines to Sit for Specialist Registration Examination and Register as Specialist Professional Engineer in the Specialized Branch of Tunnelling Engineering (Oct 2020)”: https://www.peb.gov.sg/Downloads/spe_tn_reg.pdf

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

  • Excavation Methods (Mechanised Tunnelling)
    • Introduction to mechanised tunnelling and excavation methods in soil and in rock
    • Application of bored tunnelling in Singapore for the construction of MRT, Roads, Services, Sewer, etc
    • Challenges when tunnelling in an urban environment
    • Overview of TBM tunneling in close mode
    • New technologies and latest development in bored tunnelling
  • Understanding of Tunnel Boring Machines
    • Types of Tunnel Boring Machines
    • Design principles of Slurry and EPB TBMs and their components
    • Cutterhead configuration and replacement of cutting tool
    • Compressed air facilities
    • Provisions for drilling and grouting
    • TBM dismantling and re-assembly
  • Logistic and supply chain for Mechanised Tunnelling
    • Site utilization planning
    • Muck transportation
    • Rolling stock and temporary rail tracks
    • Logistic for large diameter TBMs
  • Segmental Lining fabrication, installation and quality control
    • Types of rings
    • Segment moulds
    • Segment accessories
    • Segment casting: Static VS Carousel systems
    • Ring selection and installation, quality control and repair
  • Construction safety, fire safety, ventilation, and environmental control during tunnelling
    • Fire, smoke, dust and flooding
    • Working in confined spaces
    • Ventilation and air quality in tunnel
    • Mobile plants in confined spaces
    • Locomotive and rolling stock
    • Gases / Gas monitoring
    • Measures to mitigate hazards
    • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Interpretation of tunnelling parameters during Construction
    • Data Acquisition-Visualisation and Analysis.
    • Main TBM components and how they contribute to the Tunnelling process.
    • Understanding of the TBM operational parameters (including; torque, thrust, face pressure, advance speed, penetration) and their correlation to tunnelling performance
    • Case studies involving analysis of TBM data.
  • Working in compressed air and related regulations
    • The use of Compressed Air in Tunnelling, why and how.
    • Health hazards associated with Compressed Air Interventions
    • Planning and execution of Compressed Air Interventions
    • Emergency Planning
    • Relevant Regulations
  • Excavation Methods (Conventional Tunnelling) – SCL
    • Tunnelling methods, tunnel enlargement techniques
    • Typical profiles in soil or rock (circular, oval, horseshoe) and excavation sequences (Full Face, Sequential Excavation Method, Multi Drifts, Pilots and Enlargement)
    • Temporary supports (shotcrete, wire mesh, lattice girders, steel arches, rock bolts, soil bolts etc)
    • Pre-support: pipe roofing, forepoling, face nailing, etc
    • Shotcrete Application: Mix design, use of additives, wet and dry shotcrete techniques, manual and robotic application.
    • Shotcrete Testing: trial test and testing the work
    • Shotcrete Quality Control
  • Cavern Design and Construction, drill and blast
    • Failure modes and analysis
    • rock support system (rock bolts and shotcrete)
    • design of rock support
    • water control in rock excavation and design
    • underground construction rock excavation methods
    • drill and blast method and blasting vibrations
  • Ground Improvement for Tunnelling works
    • Overview of grouting and its applications to tunnelling
    • Grouting from surface (TAM, DSM, WSM)
    • Application of horizontal grouting for tunnelling in soil and rock
    • Special grouting techniques, as Jet Grouting, Fissure grouting, TAM Grouting, Chemical grouting, etc
    • Grout material, grout testing and termination criteria
  • Case History for Mechanised Tunnelling and Conventional (SCL) Tunnelling

Who Should Attend

  • Civil engineers who are registered Professional Engineers with the Professional Engineers Board Singapore (PEB) and who wish to be certified as Specialist in Tunnel Engineering.
  • Engineers who are involved with tunnel constructions such as Geotechnical Engineers, Civil Engineers, Site Engineers, Field Engineers, Project Engineers and Construction Managers.

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Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who: 
  • Attend at least 75% of the workshop

A Certificate of Attainment will be issued to participants who: 
  • Attended at least 75% of the classes; and
  • Passed the final examination

Schedule

Date Topic
11 May 2021, Tue Excavation Methods (Mechanised Tunnelling)
18 May 2021, Tue Understanding of Tunnel Boring Machines
25 May 2021, Tue Logistic and supply chain for Mechanised Tunnelling; Segmental Lining fabrication, installation and quality control
01 Jun 2021, Tue Construction safety, fire safety, ventilation, and environmental control during tunnelling
08 Jun 2021, Tue Interpretation of tunnelling parameters during Construction
15 Jun 2021 Thu Working in compressed air and related regulations
29 Jun 2021, Tue Excavation Methods (Conventional Tunnelling) – SCL
06 Jul 2021, Tue Cavern Design and Construction, drill and blast
13 Jul 2021, Tue Ground Improvement for Tunnelling works
19 Jul 2021, Mon Ground Improvement for Tunnelling works
27 Jul 2021, Tue Case History for Mechanised Tunnelling and Conventional (SCL) Tunnelling
03 Aug 2021, Tue Revision
17 Aug 2021, Tue Exam

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$2,354.00 $706.20
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $2,354.00 $266.20
Non-Singaporeans $2,354.00 Not Eligible

Note:
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SkillsFuture Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

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Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Course Funding

To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Date 11 May 2021 (Tue) to
17 Aug 2021 (Tue)
Registration is Closed.

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