Adam Janicek, MSc., Engineering Geotechnics
Prof Sam Luke
STUP Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
Chairman & Managing Director, STUP Consultants P. Ltd., Mumbai, India, B.E. Pune University, standing 1st in 1957, studied in a course presided by Eugéne Freyssinet and obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Prestressed concrete in 1959 from France. President The Institution of Engineers (India) 1985, Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering from 1987. Expert on Structural Design of Major Structures in Structural Concrete and Steel and diverse applications of Structural Concrete – especially Prestressed Concrete and Structural Steel. In 1967 he was awarded the ACTIM Medal by the Government of France as the best Alumni out of 40,000 scholars from all over the world trained by them in France. He has been working with STUP Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai since its inception in 1963 and in 1975 became its Chairman and Managing Director. He was awarded the FIP Medal in 1986 in recognition of work in Prestressed Concrete, one of 7 Gold Medals to invited Word Experts by the Japanese Construction Industry at the fib 2002 Congress at Osaka and the International Award of Merit in Structural Engineering by IABSE, Zurich in 2004 (normally awarded to one person a year) in recognition of his lifetime contribution in the development of Prestressed Concrete in 36 countries of Asia, Russia and Africa. He was Vice President of FIP for over a decade and a Member of the Technical Committee of IABSE 1995-2003, Steering Committee of fib, Permanent Committee of IABSE, Chairman of IMC-fib and currently Member Technical Council of fib. The last will hold its Quadrennial International Congress in 2014 in Mumbai as a result of an invitation from the Institution of Engineers (India) and IMC-fib. Keynote and invited speaker at innumerable National and International Conferences and published articles in many technical journals and seminar documents. He has received innumerable Indian Awards. Published and edited the FIP National Reports from 1974 to 1986 and 4 National Reports for the fib since the last 16 years and wrote the lead articles in them. Wrote, on a special invitation, the Editorial for the November 1996 Issue of Structural Engineering International – Journal of the IABSE, Zurich. Under his leadership, STUP Consultants P. Ltd. have diversified into all disciplines of Structural and Civil Engineering and Architecture – the company now has a team of 1350 selected and well trained persons developed over half a century. They work through 14 offices in 36 countries. The company’s services are of the Highest Technical and Professional Quality that have been provided by an International Consultant so far in these countries.
Dr Robin Sham is Global Long Span and Specialty Bridges Director of AECOM. He has a career that spans over 30 years’ and several continents; involving in numerous large bridge projects, including the Second Severn Crossing, Oresund Link, Forth Crossing, Kap Shui Mun Bridge, Ting Kau Bridge, My Thuan Bridge, Tsing Lung Bridge, Myo-Do Bridge, Sutong Bridge, Stonecutters Bridge, Indian River Inlet Bridge, Second Penang Bridge and Padma Bridge. Dr Sham has contributed to planning, procurement, design, construction and research and development, and has published widely widely on different asects of bridge engineering.
Currently in Penang, Malaysia as Executive Project Director of the EPC project “Design, Construction and Completion of the Penang Second Bridge”.
Has been responsible for the partnering arrangements on all of CHEC's joint Venture projects in HK. This initiative has meant that more cooperation and teamwork has developed within CHEC as well as its dealings with Government departments and authorities.
Was involved in the management of most of CHEC's overseas projects in SriLanka, Panama, Mexico, Indonesia, Thailand for the organization of the project team as well as monitoring and control management.
Has been responsible for the promotion and transfer of technological and management techniques between Hong Kong and Mainland China as well as other International Companies. This has achieved through exchange of staff as well as participation in Joint Venture Projects. This has resulted in improved technical standard and mutual understanding and cooperation from international companies.
Mr Hussain is an Arup Fellow and Director and worldwide bridge leader with over 40 years experience of civil and bridge engineering works in Hong Kong, China, Korea, Philippines, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Iran, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Nigeria, Denmark, Sweden, Spain, UK and USA. Education in both engineering and architecture has enabled him to combine the best of both engineering and architectural disciplines in winning international bridge design competitions and designing award winning bridges for both road and rail. Since 1986 Mr Hussain has complemented his technical and design flair with project managing large multidisciplinary infrastructure projects through design and construction, such as the Ludgate Railway Works London, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, KCRC West Rail, Stonecutters Bridge and Approaches Hong Kong.
He was the Project Manager for the Hong Kong Stonecutters Bridge, which has been awarded the Joint HKIE/ IStructE Grand Award. Currently, he is currently the Main Bridge Design Discipline Leader for the Forth Replacement Crossing in Scotland and the lead Arup designer on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Link.
A Civil Engineer, with a balance of consulting and contracting knowledge developed from seventeen years in Hong Kong on major infrastructure projects and commercial building developments, such as Stonecutters Bridge, Deep Bay Link Bridge, two Link Bridges between HK Central Station and the IFC towers and Kap Shui Mun Bridge.
Currently with Gammon Construction Ltd., as Engineering Development Manager based in their Hong Kong head office.
Previously appointed by Ove Arup & Partners, as Senior Resident Engineer on Stonecutters Bridge.
Primarily responsible for my design team, tasked with giving competitive solutions to tendering activities and current projects, including trouble shooting and claims. Development of new initiatives and procedures such as E&M modularisation and CDM.
Typical projects are HKCEC, KDB200, New Government HQ at Tamar, and Eye Square Building – 63 Nathan Road, including successful tenders; Tung Ying Building -100 Nathan Road, Tuen Mun Highway East, Tolo Highway Stage 2, 500 Hennessy Road, Contract 708 Underground magazine, HATS Contract DC/2007/23, MTR 704.
Dato’ Sri Prof. Ir. Dr. Judin bin Abdul Karim is the Director-General of Works Malaysia. He obtained his B.Sc (Hons) in Civil Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, United Kingdom. In 1983, he obtained his Masters of Science in Structural Engineering from the University of Southern California, United States of America and his Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering from the same university in 1987. He joined Public Works Department Malaysia in 1978 and had held various posts, including the posts of the President of the Professional Services Development Corporation Sdn. Bhd. and the Deputy Director-General of Works II before he was appointed to his present post of Director-General of Works Malaysia in 2007. At the national level, he is currently the President of Board of Engineers Malaysia, the President of Malaysian Structural Steel Association and also the President of Road Engineering Association Malaysia. He is the World Road Association (PIARC) First Delegate for Malaysia as well as a PIARC Executive Committee and Council member. He sits as the Chair of PIARC Technological Exchanges and Development Commission effective 1 January 2009. In September 2009, he was elected as the President of Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia (REAAA). He has authored and co-authored more than 50 papers for national and international conferences and publications.
Douglas has twenty years’ experience in the design and construction of civil engineering works for bridges and associated infrastructure. Sixteen years of his experience has been gained in Hong Kong on various government and private projects.
Douglas was Design Manager for viaducts designed in Hong Kong, for the Dubai Metro Project. He was recently Package Manager on the Shatin Central Link, NEX2201, for the preliminary design of around 3km of rail tunnel and bridge underpinning works. Douglas is currently Deputy Design Team Leader for C903 South Island Line East project including the design of 2kms of railway viaducts and two stations.
Douglas is responsible for various major infrastructure projects within Atkins Chinas’ Highways and Transportation Infrastructure Division including developments at the Hong Kong Airport and Central Reclamation III.
Dr. Jacob E Andersen is Civ. Eng, M.Sc. from Technical University of Denmark 1991 and archived from the same while working at the Danish State Railways a PhD. in 1995 over the topic “Vibration loads and Geodynamic response from Railway Traffic”. Since 1995 Dr Andersen has been employed by COWI were he has gained large project management experience- especially within design of advanced structural monitoring systems, instrumentation and structural testing of large cable born bridges, but also general structural reviews of bridges. Dr. Andersen has specialized in vibration control engineering in connection with structural and dynamic engineering problems. He has primarily been engaged with problems related to structural vibrations in large traffic infrastructure constructions induced by nature, trains, machine foundations, ship engines and other vibration sources.
Peter Prasad joined the Australian Rail Track Corporation in April 2005 as their National Bridges & Structures Engineer. Prior to this, he was with the New South Wales Railways for 13 years and spent over 17 years with the New Zealand Railways. He has over 33 years of experience with design, maintenance and construction of the bridges.
Peter's primary focus currently is on the development and monitoring of short to long term (up to 25yrs) strategic asset management plans with respect to over 22,000 bridges & structures on the ARTC rail network, stretched over 10,000 route kilometres of standard gauge interstate track from Kalgoorlie in Western Australia to Brisbane in Queensland, ensuring they are consistent with life cycle trending predictions.
Held key administrative positions in Government of Bihar. The previous assignment as the Chairman of Bihar State Bridge Corporation (April 2006-August 2009) was Instrumental in bringing about a turnaround in the fortunes of the organization which was tottering in losses. This assignment gave a good insight into the infrastructure sector.
As Special Commissioner, Disaster Management Department (May 2008-August 2009) also handled the worst ever floods in Bihar in the year 2008. Providing succor to the teeming masses was the biggest challenge and success of this assignment.
The current assignment as Secretary, Road Construction Department (August 2009- till date) is also challenging in it’s own way. The onerous task is to develop and maintain roads in Bihar, a state which has lagged in this sector. The development, repair, maintenance and monitoring of almost 11000 kms of roads and bridges in last 5 years is the achievement of this department.
As the Managing Director of Bihar State Road Development Corporation, Bihar, (August 2009 – till date) the responsibility is to implement ADB funded projects.
The stint at Government of India (November 2001- April 2006) was an excellent learning opportunity with very good exposure to Civil Aviation, Commerce and Industry, Food Processing Department.
Joint Managing Director
MAHARASHTRA STATE ROAD DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, INDIA
Details of Training completed
Dr. Mohinder Singh
Director – Research & Planning
LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY, SINGAPORE
Mr Mohinder Singh is the Dean of the LTA Academy. Before assuming this appointment, he was the Director of Planning of the Land Transport Authority from 1996 to 2007. Prior to this, he was with the Public Works Department and the Ministry of National Development serving various portfolios in urban and transport planning. His work experience in Singapore’s land transport development covered transport policy and planning, planning of road and MRT systems, feasibility studies, transport infrastructure development, traffic management and congestion pricing.
Mr Mohinder Singh graduated from Queen's University, Canada with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering in 1975 and received his Master of Science in Transportation from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom in 1981.
R Preamakanthan was recruited by UE Construction Sdn Bhd in 2002 for posting to Chennai, India for the execution of the Widening and Upgrading of the NH 45 – Tambaram to Tindivanam where UE Construction / UEM was operating as the EPC Contractor under the name of UE Development India. The EPC value of the project was some 330 crores. He was the Senior Project Manager on this project managing the entire job. They set up and operated our own quarries, crushing plants, hot mix and wet mix plants and operated our own pavers as well as earth moving equipment. The project was completed ahead of time and within budget. Apart from two Malaysian Superintendants and myself, all staff resources were recruited in India.
On his return to Malaysia in March 2005, he was posted to the Electrified Double Track Project as Deputy Head of Construction. In this capacity he was again responsible for the schedule and cost control on this project as well as client liaison. The project involved the upgradation to a high speed electrified double track of an existing operational single track of a total length of about 400 km including upgradation of stations, staged construction bridges and culverts of The value of this project is some RM800 million and was completed ahead of time in December 2006. This is a Design and Build project, executed on a “Cost Plus” basis for the Ministry of Transport, Malaysia.
He is currently Project Director for Bridges and Railway Infrastructure. The position reports to the Managing Director of UEM Builders Berhad and puts him in charge of the financial, schedule and construction aspects of projects within the company that involves railways or bridges.
At present he is heading the team involved in the widening of the existing bridge linking the Malaysian mainland to Penang Island and associated works. This bridge is some 17 km long and was built some 20 years ago. The current work involves the widening by one lane on both carriageways of this bridge and construction of directional ramps over the existing NSE. The construction value of the work is about RM500 million. Work will be completed by end July 2009 ahead of time.
He is also the Construction Director for UEM’s portion of the works for the Second Crossing to Penang Island. This new bridge is about 25 km long and will be the second link between Penang Island and the mainland. The value of the project is about RM1550 million and construction of the casting yard is almost completed with jetty work now going on.
Executive Director – Bridges & Structures
RESEARCH DESIGN & STANDARDS ORGANISATION, INDIAN RAILWAYS
General Manager – Projects
KONKAN RAILWAY CORPORATION
Presently overall in-charge of Konkan Railway’s section of New-Rail line project in J&K. The 73 km section includes 180 km of project roads, 19 railway tunnels with 62 kms length, 7.5 km of bridges and all other associated railway work
Earlier worked as CE/Planning in Central Railway, Sr Divisional Engineer/Headquarter on Rajdhani Route Division at Ratlam and various other positions in Western and Southern Railway for maintenance and construction of Railway lines
Adam Janicek, MSc., Engineering Geotechnics
Global Product Marketing Manager
Adam works for Minova since the year 2000, initially as a technical/sales representative, later as a product line manager for bolting products and actually in the position of Global product marketing manager. His education is focused on underground constructions and special foundations, in 1999 received degree in Geotechnical engineering.
Thanks to a very wide orientation of Minova – one of the world’s leading producers of products for civil applications, geotechnics and tunnelling and for hard-rock and coal mining – he has an excellent overview and experience in various technologies with special focus on anchoring and bolting products.
Topic of presentation:
Modern products and technologies used for common geotechnical ground support works
Extract from presentation:
Nowadays there are still works being used in geotechnics which principles were defined quite long ago – such as anchoring of structures, soil nailing or increasing load bearing capacity of foundation using micropiling. These applications are used in different extent daily in geotechnical practice and are commonly not called special works anymore. In last years development was focused primarily to design methods – 2D/3D mathematical modelling etc. and materials used for these works did not change very often. Specialized producers such as Minova continuously endeavour innovation of products and technologies used for these works in order to meet current demands of geotechnical practice, to increase safety and reliability of execution and last but not least to simplify execution procedures.
Temporary and permanent composite anchors – anchoring in urban areas with limited area conquest, permanent anchoring in aggressive environment of “brown-fields” and temporary anchoring with requirement of easy removal of anchors afterwards – these are fields where composite anchors from GRP bring innovative approach.
Permanent composite soil nails – requested lifespan versus real lifespan of installed members into soil is never ending question for geotechnical engineers. With respect to aggressiveness of soil and different types of corrosion process composite materials predominate to steel members. Current technological level of production allows manufacturing of composite materials for virtually any given conditions.
Self-drilling micropiles – micropiling is primarily in Europe most common method of executing sheeting walls, foundation of smaller structures on low load bearing soil and most often for improving load capacity and underpinning of existing foundations. Especially for works under existing foundations we are limited by access, size of workspace and by technology. Big advantage is utilization of self-drilling micropiling which allows creation of high load bearing capacity micropiles in limited space and using small machinery.
Chief Engineer for International Applications
Peter holds the position of a Chief Engineer for International Application in Mining and Tunnelling within Minova International. He works for Minova since 1st of April 1990. Initially he started with Minova as a Service Engineer for the German market. Later on he worked as a Market development member for Europe.
Topic of presentations:
"Ballast bonding technology"
"Overview of most practical injection resins within tunnelling"
Extract from presentations:
Ballast bonding technology
This idea is coming from Europe originally (5-6 Yers ago) and trying to solve 2 problems in once - dust/noise reduction and short/long term stability of ballast under and along the tracks.
The benefits of application are confirmed in general - lab testing / in-situ testing:
Without influence on water permeability (bridge connection only between stones) - which is very important. Spraying method used low viscosity resin do not create impermeable skin on the surface and do not fil fully the structure of ballast bed (which can happened with cementitious products or concrete). Also the tracks looks naturally (you can see the ballast under spraying) - which is requested from design point of view and also because of visual control of ballast bed.
Overview of most practical injection resins within tunnelling
Presentation of an overview about the most practical injection resins
Global Director of Business Development
Steve Bratton is the Global Director of Business Development for Boart Longyear Environment & Infrastructure Drilling Division. He has over twenty three years experience in the drilling industry involving project management and business development roles. He is a member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO), the United States Society of Dams (USSD), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and Deep Foundations Institute (DFI).
Global Practice Leader
Craig is a highly regarded and experienced Project Manager and Senior Bridge Engineer who has been involved in all aspects of bridge and civil structure design and construction. He has been involved in many projects involving structurally significant bridges and structures across the world including the management and design of several major precast and cast-in-situ segmental box girder bridge projects. Craig leads a range of bridge projects for SKM and is the firm’s global Practice Leader for Bridges. He was the Bridge Design Team Leader of the concrete viaducts for the strengthening of West Gate Bridge.
APAC Business Development Manager
Duncan has worked in the Australasian mining and oil industries for twenty five years. He has worked predominantly in the drilling services sector. Duncan has been involved in account management, product development, product management, and project management for major mining supply companies and drilling services groups. He has worked in Australia, NZ, PNG, and Indonesia. Duncan has a Bachelor Degree in Business and a Masters of Management (MMgt) from the Revans University.
Matthew Anderson is a Chartered Civil Engineer, with 23 years experience since graduating from the University of Bristol (UK). He spent 8 years with Parkman Consultants (latterly Mouchel) engaged in the detailed design and assessment of bridges. In 1997 he moved to Strainstall, to develop their bridge monitoring capability. His current appointments with Strainstall Monitoring are Managing Director for the UK business and Technical Director in Singapore.
Matthew has designed and managed programmes of monitoring and testing for more than 400 bridges in the UK and worldwide, ranging in scale from load tests of small culverts to the Structural Health Monitoring System for the 1.4km span Jiangyin Yangtze Bridge, China. His key technical interests are a) the understanding of structural behaviour and the nature of defects and problems and, b) the recommendation and implementation of the most appropriate structural monitoring regime, as part of the management of those defects or problems.
The aging nature of highway and railway bridge stock has provided the opportunity to develop and improve methods through a number of long term projects for the monitoring of strategically important bridges and viaducts: key to their safe ongoing management. A particular focus has been the monitoring of post-tensioned concrete bridges.
Prof Sam Luke
Rail Technical Director – Europe, Middle East and Africa
SINCLAIR KNIGHT MERZ
Professor Sam Luke is currently a Technical Director in the Buildings & Infrastructure Business Unit at Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) and is responsible for client management, technical direction and delivery of a number of major projects in the Rail Sector. Sam is a chartered engineer with over 20 years’ post PhD experience in the analysis, design, construction and management of concrete, steel and masonry structures. He specialises in the complex analysis and design of large span concrete, steel and Fibre Reinfoced Polymer (FRP) bridges and other structures. Sam is currently Visiting Professor of Bridge and Structural Engineering at the University of Brisol.