NATWeek is a week–long a virtual experience designed to share some of the much-anticipated technical program from NAT 2020 (North American Tunneling Conference). You can learn from industry experts as they share current tunneling projects, best-practices, and successes throughout North America from the safety of your home office.
Speakers and sessions will be updated frequently. Check back soon to see what's on the agenda each day.
Innovative SOE Solutions for Shaft Construction: Getting to Depth With Diaphragm Walls at Westerly Storage Tunnel
Speaker: Jewels Stover, Nicholson Construction, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
The Three Rivers Protection & Overflow Reduction Tunnel (3RPORT) – Design Challenges of the Launching of Pressurized Slurry TBM
Speakers: Roberto Schuerch, Pini Swiss Engineers, Zurich, ZH; and Emidio Tamburri, LANE Salini Impregilo, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Design–Build Procurement of the Hampton Roads Bridge–Tunnel Expansion
Speaker: Martha Gross, Virginia Department of Transportation, Hampton, Virginia
Multiple use of TBMs for Singapore’s ground breaking conveyance system of Deep Tunnel Sewerage System Phase 2
Speaker: Karin Bäppler, Herrenknecht AG , Schwanau, Germany
Project Success from the Owners Perspective
Session Chair: Matthew Crow, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Panel Moderator: Martin Knights, Martin Knights Consulting Ltd.
Panelists: Kathy Murtagh, Massachusetts Water Resources; Bryan Pennington, LA Metro; James Utterback, Virginia Department of Transportation; Steve Missanian, DCDA
Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority Phase 2 Raw Water Delivery System Project
Speaker: James Parkes, Schnabel Engineering, Baltimore, Maryland
Highway Connection through Ouachita Mountains – Arkansas Tunnel Studies
Speakers: Eric Wang, HNTB Corporation, New York, New York and Raymond Sandiford, HNTB Corporation, New York, New York
Allegheny County Sanitary Authority – Tunnel System Preliminary Planning
Speaker: Mike Lichte, Allegheny County Sanitary Authority, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Determining the Feasibility of Tunneling for Flood Mitigation after Hurricane Harvey
Speaker: Brian Gettinger, Freese and Nichols, Houston, Texas
Estimating Project Contingency Reserves – Now What?
Speakers: Keith Ward, City of Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle, WA and Connor Langford, Mott MacDonald, Vancouver, Canada
Progressive Design Build in Silicon Valley
Speaker: Nik Sokol, Arup, Oakland, California
Recent Experience with Bond Market Investors on P3 Projects with Large Tunnels
Speaker: David Mast, AECOM, Cleveland, Ohio
Investment and Operation Cost Savings with Innovative Fire Life Safety Systems Design
Speakers: Daniel Fischer and Hans Haring, ILF Consulting Engineers
Hard Rock Tunnel Rehabilitation: A Smaller Demonstration Project Informs Design of Complete Tunnel Rehabilitation Project
Speaker: Kushwant Chohan, McMillen Jacobs Associates, San Francisco, CA
Everything is Deeper in Texas SAWS - Tunneling in the Navarro Claystone
Speaker: Daniel Maine, Brierley Associates, Austin, Texas
Behavior of Large Diameter Segmental Lining
Speaker: Mike Mooney, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado
Reaching New Depths: Innovations in Technological Site Characterization Tools for Integrated Tunnel Design
Speaker: Erin Sibley, Mott MacDonald, Chicago, Illinois
Jacked Pre-Cast Segmental Shaft Construction Methodologies
Speaker: Joe Anderson, Golder, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
TBM Hardening and Anti-wear Mechanisms Against Ground Abrasion
Speaker: Donald Del Nero, Hatch, Clarkesville, Georgia
Union Square Market Street Station
Speakers: David Abrahams, WSP, NEW YORK, New York and Kenneth Johnson, WSP, San Francisco, CA
EPBM Pro-Active Tracking and Progressive Optimization
Speaker: Colin Lavassar, McMillen Jacobs, Washington, DC
Small Diameter Tunnelling: Limitations and Machine Concepts
Speaker: Peter Schmäh, Herrenknecht AG, Schwanau-Allmannsweier
Deep Shaft Sinking Through Limestone, Mudstone, and Halite
Speaker: Seth Pollak, Arup, New York, New York
9:00 am | Keynote Speaker
10:00 am - 12:30 pm | Live Tunnel Demand Forecast and Q&A
Session Sponsored by DSI Underground
The Northeast Corridor Superconducting Maglev Project
Speaker: Cosema E. (Connie) Crawford, Senior Vice President Rail/Transit Global Practice Leader, WSP USA, and Vojtech Gall, Ph.D., P.E., Principal, Gall Zeidler Consultants
Tunnel Demand Forecast Plenary Session
Session Chair: Jonathan Klug, Vice President, David R. Klug & Associates
*Nonmembers will receive a complimentary UCA Professional Membership for the remainder of 2020 with Full Week registration only.
Sessions you have registered for will be available to access on the webinar platform for a week after NATWeek concludes. The live Q&A sessions will be posted as on-demand recordings within a few hours of their conclusion.
After the event, the sessions you registered for will be available under the “Digital Content Access” section on your user profile on smenet.org.
All of the sessions for each day will be made available on the NATWeek session listing page at the beginning of the day. The live Q&A for each day will be open 15 minutes prior to start time.
Session rooms will fill based on a first come, first served basis. If you’re unable to enter a session that’s hit capacity, don’t worry! All sessions will be available for viewing on-demand within 24 hours.
We will take all submitted information from NAT and include it in the virtual trade show: Your 100 word Company Description, Products and Services, and Contact Information. You can enhance your listing by uploading new content to attract attendees. Upload press releases, URL’s to websites or videos, schedule events (product demonstration or social hour with prize), show specials, and company brands.
Attendees will search for products or services and will add exhibiting companies to their MyShowPlanner. When attendees visit your company profile in the virtual trade show, you will be provided with their contact details to follow up. We are encouraging attendees to visit companies by awarding $100 gift cards for each day of the show.