SITizens Learning Credits

Overview

This is the third module of a course consisting of three modules for preparing candidates for Specialist Registration Examinations in Tunnel Engineering1.

The three modules are:
  • TE1 - Geology of Singapore and Tunnel Design
  • TE2 - Tunnelling Construction
  • TE3 - Tunnelling Operation and Impact Assessment
TE1 is not a prerequisite for TE2 and TE3. TE2 is not a prerequisite for TE3.

An aggregate certificate will be issued for completion and passing of all 3 courses.

The complete course will cover: Theory and Application of Excavation Management System; Slurry quality and treatment for mechanized tunnelling; Planning of Tunnelling parameters (KPI); Soil Conditioning for EPB TBM; Case History for Mechanised and Conventional Tunnelling; Instrumentation & Monitoring for Mechanised and Conventional Tunnelling Works; Impact assessment & Mitigation Measures;Local regulatory requirements; and Mechanical & Electrical Systems of Tunnel Boring Machines. 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

  • Theory and Application of Excavation Management System
    • Theoretical basis of Excavation Management System (EMS) based on Total
    • Volume, Total Mass, Dry Mass/Dry Volume.
    • Primary and secondary EMS for Slurry and EPB TBMs
    • Measuring devices (flowmeters, density meters) installation, calibration and how it affects the EMS.
    • Practical applications
  • Slurry quality and treatment for mechanized tunnelling
    • Primary and Secondary functions of slurry in tunnelling
    • Physical and Rheological properties of bentonite-based slurry and how they affect the slurry functions
    • Planning of slurry Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for different ground conditions and tunnelling operations
    • Slurry Treatment Plant Design (in-line, off-line), and understanding of STP flow diagrams.
  • Planning of Tunnelling parameters (KPI)
    • An overview on the planning of Tunnelling KPIs including consideration on deep tunnels VS shallow tunnels.
    • Calculation methods for Maximum Thrusts, Maximum Torque, Tail void pressure, primary grout volumes.
    • Planning for Cutterhead Interventions (CHI) with the aid of wear prediction methods
  • Soil Conditioning for EPB TBM
    • Materials used for soil conditioning in EPB tunnelling and performance requirements.
    • Testing methods for the evaluation of the suitability of foams.
    • Correlation between types of soil conditioning and different types of ground conditions.
    • Risks and mitigation measures related to soil conditioning in difficult ground conditions.
  • Case History for Mechanised and Conventional Tunnelling
  • Instrumentation & Monitoring for Mechanised and Conventional Tunnelling Works
    • Common types of instruments and how they work
    • Minimum monitoring requirements for tunnelling works
    • Special Monitoring Scenario (TBM launch & Initial Drive, Cutter Head Intervention, Mining/SCL)
    • Review Levels and Interpretation of Data
    • Regulatory Requirements
  • Impact assessment & Mitigation Measures
    • Estimating adjacent structure movements, including influence of building stiffness.
    • Damage classification and potential to cause building damage
    • Approach and framework for building impact assessment
    • Establishing allowable movement limits for buildings and defining monitoring review levels.
    • Mitigation Measures such as strengthening, underpinning, groundwater control, and other mitigation and contingency measures
  • Local regulatory requirements
  • Mechanical & Electrical Systems of Tunnel Boring Machines
    • Design objectives and considerations
    • Installation and operation of supporting mechanical and electrical systems for the TBM
  • Requirements for Factory Acceptance Testing and Site Acceptance Testing

Who Should Attend

  • Geotechnical Engineers, Civil Engineers, Site Engineers, Field Engineers, Project Engineers, Construction Managers


SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

This course is SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) eligible. Please refer to the user guide how to register for courses utilising your SLC.

Find out more about SITizens Learning Credits (SLC).
 
 

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
 

Continuing Professional Development

This workshop is eligible for the following continuing professional development units:

Schedule

Date (2022) Topic
5 May Theory and Application of Excavation Management System
10 May  Slurry quality and treatment for mechanized tunnelling
12 May Planning of Tunnelling parameters (KPI)
17 May Soil Conditioning for EPB TBM
19 May Case History for Mechanised and Conventional Tunnelling
24 May Instrumentation & Monitoring for Mechanised and Conventional Tunelling Works (a)
26 May Instrumentation & Monitoring for Mechanised and Conventional Tunelling Works (b)
31 May Impact assessment & Mitigation Measures (a)
2 Jun Impact assessment & Mitigation Measures (b)
7 Jun Impact assessment & Mitigation Measures (c)
9 Jun Local regulatory requirements
14 Jun E&M aspects of Mechanised Tunnelling (a)
E&M aspects of Mechanised Tunnelling (b)
28 Jun Q&A
5 Jul Examination

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.
SITizens Learning Credits

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683 and/or Online
Time 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Date 05 May 2022 (Thu) to
05 Jul 2022 (Tue)
Registration is Closed.

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