WTC 2019

Representatives from the global tunnelling industry will come together May 3 to 9 in Naples, Italy for the ITA-AITES General Assembly and World Tunnel Congress (WTC 2019).  Golder is proud to be a Silver sponsor.

Technical Presentations:

Tunnel Design Construction and Operation Communication and Stakeholders Engagement Short Course

May 4, 2019

Presented by: Roberto Mezzalama

Communicating an infrastructure project is becoming an increasingly complex undertaking, which requires inclusive stakeholder engagement and public participation earlier and earlier in the design process.  A well communicated project, using terms familiar to the stakeholder, can have a multiplying beneficial effect throughout a project’s lifecycle.  Some of the underlying trends relevant to infrastructure proponents will be presented, along with some techniques to effectively address the increasing complexity of dealing with a skeptical and sometimes adversarial public.

Roberto Mezzalama, M.Sc., is a Principal and Senior Project Director, and Leader of Golder’s Global Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) technical community.  He has 30 years experience leading ESIA projects for developments in the power, mining, oil and gas, transportation, manufacturing and waste sectors.

Case study of tunnel ground reaction modeling in horizontally bedded rock using continuum and fracture network models

May 8, 2019

Presented by: David Chesser, Mark Telesnicki, Joe Carvalho

Respecting anisotropic rock mass strength behaviour in numerical models is essential to modeling for the design of ground support for shaft and tunnel excavations.  Mark Telesnicki and David Chesser will present a case study from the Hanlan tunnel project in Mississauga, Canada.

Mark Telesnicki, P.Eng, is a Principal with over 30 years of experience in mining and civil engineering projects, including underground hydroelectric schemes, major utility and transportation tunnels, shallow and deep foundations on rock and rock slope stabilization projects.  Mr. Telesnicki has also been involved in numerous underground and surface mining projects including the design of shafts, underground stopes, crown pillars and major open pits.

David Chesser, P.Eng, is a Rock Mechanics Engineer with more than 10 years of experience rock mechanics and geotechnical engineering, with a focus in the tunnel, foundations and slope stability disciplines.  He has diverse experience on civil and mining engineering projects, including field work (such as borehole investigations, field mapping and in situ testing), project management, numerical modeling and design.

The event is ongoing.

Tags: Europe, Italy, Tunneling


Apr 02 2023


All Day


Mostra d’Oltremare
Piazzale Tecchio, 80125 Naples


Kendra Mulhern

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