Tunnel Business Magazine

DEC 2018

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TUNNELINGONLINE.COM 5 5 TBM: TUNNEL BUSINESS MAGAZINE // DECEMBER 2018 Erika onin, Southern ada Water Authority, and James Grayson, Kenny - proach f A Projects), and Don Del o, Stante sing Delivery). Del o's presenta- tion highlighted the Atlanta Water Sup- ply Tunnel, which was notable not only for b in tunneling projects, but also featured Robbins' OFTA process (Onsite First Time Assembly), owner procure and a guaranteed maximum price. The Session 1 panel discussion fea- tured representatives from owner agen- o, Sound Transit and the Sou ada Water Authority, moderated TB's ey A was an early adap- tor of design-build contracting for tun- neling in the United States, while Los Angeles and Seattle have been success- fully building out their transit systems in densely populated areas with unfor- giving ground. Session 2 focused on geotechnical risk. The theme of the session was that get- ting a thorough understanding of the ground and its potential behavior during tunneling is the most important aspect in successfully delivering a tunneling project – and thus avoiding risk. The session included presentations by leading experts Randy Ess cussed geotechni- cal baseline reports, Greg Raines, Stan- tec, who discussed geotechnical data reports and tools for collecting geotech- nical data, and Gary Brierley, Dr Inc., who discussed managing successful tunneling projects, which involves com- pleting a thorough ground investigation and developing thoughtful designs and construction methods based on the in- formation. Session 2 closed with a panel discus- sion moderated by Brierley, and includ- ed David Hatem, Donovan Hatem; Allen , Geocomp; Sean Harvey, Brierley Associates; and Steve Klein, WSP. Session 3 shifted toward legal and in- surance issues with presentations from David Hatem ("Design Risk vs. Designer Liability: Applying Best Practices in De- sign-Build Underground Projects"); Bar- ry Fleishman, Shapiro Lifschitz & Sch- ram ("Builders Risk Insurance-Pitfalls and Perils"); and Ian Frank, Franz Ward ("Project Documenta - agement Tool"). The Session 3 panel was moderated by Tom Rosenberg of Roetzel who was joined by Kathy Barnes, Watt Teider, Adrian P ell Lear, Flood and Peters tional Associa- tion of Surety Bond Producers. Session 4 turned to real-life examples from the United States and around the world. P ed things off with a presentation highlight- ing tunneling projects in India and their approach to risk management. Johannes Horner, Recon-struct Geologic Consult- ing, discussed ground risk and EPC con- tracts in Latin America, while Gordon TB, closed with a discussion of the landmark recently Bosphorus Tun- nel project in Istanbul. Closing out the two-day event was a contactor panel moderated by Steve Kramer of CO ar- ticipating on the panel was Dawn Dob- s Barnard Construction; James Grayson, Kenny Construction; Christophe Bragard, Traylor Brothers; and Paul Vadnais, Vadnais Trenchless Services. The course is presented by Ozdemir & Associa otunneling Inc. and Tunnel Business Sup- porting companies included Dr (gold sponsor), Shapiro Lifschitz & Sch- ram and Watt Tieder (lunch sponsors), eocomp (break- fast sponsors), and Donovan Hatem, Frantz Ward and Stantec (course sponsors). Planning is underway for the fourth annual event, to be held in fall 2019. F E AT U R E S T O R Y The owner panel included (from left) Joe Gildner, Sound Transit; Bryan Pennington, LA Metro; Dave Davies, LA Metro; and Erika Moonin, Southern Nevada Water Authority. Taking part in the contractor panel were (from left) Dawn Dobson-Markham, Barnard Construction; Paul Vadnais, Vadnais Trenchless Services; James Grayson, Kenny Construction; Christophe Bragard, Traylor Brothers; and moderator Steve Kramer, COWI.

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