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Indonesian Dinner with “Tunnel” presentation
April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm30$
This year we’re hosting our annual “Indonesian Dinner” at Junction YYC in downtown Calgary. The dinner will be catered by Kaffir Lime. The evening start at 6PM and dinner will be served buffet style starting at 6:30. The bar will be open for your convenience (but at your own cost). Tickets for the dinner will be $30 for members and $40 for non-members. The tickets can be bought on this page.
The dinner will be followed by a presentation of our board member Remco Kleinlugtenbelt who will share his knowledge and insights in big tunnel projects, specifically the “Noord-Zuid lijn” tunnel in Amsterdam and the “Green Line” tunnel in Calgary:
Digging a tunnel in very soft soils underneath a city built on 400-year-old timber piles
Calgary is planning to build an extension of the current LRT network, the Green Line, which will comprise a tunnel under downtown and the Bow river. To experience how other cities deal with a similar challenge, Remco will share his experience on constructing a metro tunnel under the historical center of Amsterdam. The realisation of the metro system in Amsterdam has been a precarious topic for the citizens, going back to the construction of the underground East-West line in the 1970s. Historic buildings were demolished to make room for the new metro line -built using open pit construction- which led to large protests. To prevent further damage to the city and resistance from its people, a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) was introduced during planning and design of the new North-South metro line. But how do you prevent damages to 17th century buildings caused by settlements of the timber piles while a TBM is going underneath?
Biography Remco Kleinlugtenbelt
Remco Kleinlugtenbelt is a geotechnical engineer with 15 years of experience in geotechnical and hydraulic engineering. He obtained his Master of Science in civil engineering at the Delft Technical University in the Netherlands. After working in the Dutch, Hong Kong and Australian engineering fields, he is now eager to use his expertise in the Canadian (geotechnical) engineering market. Prior to moving to Canada, he worked for the Dutch ministry of Infrastructure at a canal-widening project. Before that, Remco was a project manager of the monitoring contract of the North-South metro line in Amsterdam. He supervised settlement control of historically significant 17th century buildings that required mitigating measures.