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Tunnels USA Conference: Boston, December 6th-8th

Posted by Infra on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

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The Endless Tunnel, by By Seth Andrews Photography on Flickr“This conference is unique because it provides an opportunity for tunnel professionals to meet with leading experts on the whole range of tunnel design, construction, maintenance and operational issues. Results of the latest research and code development from national organizations will be presented and discussed. With operational funding going down due to the economic downturn, tunnel owners, consultants and contractors should be here to take advantage of learning ways to stretch available funding.”
-Bruce Johnson, Acting Chair AASHTO Technical Committee on Tunnels & State Bridge Engineer Oregon DOT

Tunnels are safe structures. Every day many tens of thousands use them without incidence. However, tunnel safety cannot be taken for granted.

Tunnel Engineers from throughout the USA will come together to share individual, practical experiences and will join an audience of leading contractors and cutting edge solution providers to identify best practice in the design and operation of tunnels across the country.

Speakers include:

  • Neal Belitsky

    Detroit-Windsor Tunnel
  • Bruce Johnson
    State Bridge Engineer

    Oregon DOT & Vice-Chair of the AASHTO Technical Committee on Tunnels
  • Brian Lacey
    Director of the Office of Emergency Management

    Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Panels and discussion topics include:

  • Uncovering the importance of human behaviour and psychology when effectively managing a tunnel crises
  • Assessing the most effective methods for managing costs of tunnel maintenance, without neglecting safety and operational concerns
  • Defining the US attitude towards tunnel safety and evaluating the extent to which this mind-set may have evolved in recent years

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