Tunnelling Association of Canada TAC 2023 Annual Conference

September 24-26, 2023
Toronto, Canada

Hatch is thrilled to announce its participation as a partner sponsor, presenter, and exhibitor at the TAC 2023 Annual Conference, scheduled to be held in Toronto, Canada, from September 23 to 26, 2023.

This conference will be a hub for discussions on the latest advancements in green tunnel design, construction, and project delivery, in Canada and worldwide. Join us to engage with the brightest, most resourceful, and innovative minds in the tunnelling and underground construction industry.

We are especially delighted to celebrate our remarkable record of award wins at TAC, including:

TAC Canadian Project of the Year (> $100M) for the Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant Outfall Tunnel (ABTPO)
TAC Canadian Project of the Year (<$100M) for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project - Burnaby Mountain Tunnel (TMEP)
TAC Canadian Innovation Initiative recognition for Digital Innovation in Tunnel Mapping using Mobile LiDAR and Machine Learning, a collaboration with Rockmass
TAC Canadian Young Tunneller award presented to Riley McMillan
TAC Canadian Tunneller of the Year, an honor bestowed upon Mike Zegarac

Make sure to attend our Hatch expert sessions (all times EDT):

Sunday, September 24

***Join us for our sponsored event - the Innovation Podium***
Topic - Building Safe, Innovative & Sustainable Practical Solutions
Sunday September 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Topic - Women in Tunnelling
Panel participant - Lucie Kijak, Principal Project Geologist
Time - 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Session - TAC Young Members Social
Panel participant - Gary J.E. Kramer, Global Director - Tunnels
Time - 7:00 p.m.

Monday, September 25

Topic - New Developments in Geotechnical Investigation Modelling for Tunneling Project,
Authors -  Farrokh Noori P. Eng. PMP (Presenter), Warren Hoyle P. Geo., Adam Plazek Junior Geotechnical Engineer.
Time - 9:15 a.m.

Topic - Using LiDAR-Enabled Digital Mapping and Machine Learning to Identify Cracks in Precast Concrete Tunnel Segments at the Ashbridges Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant
Author - External with Hatch co-author, Andre Solecki, Associate.
Time - 11:00 a.m.

Topic - Innovative Solution to Construct Tunnel-Riser Connection in Challenging High Groundwater Zones on the Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant Outfall Project
Author - External with Hatch co-author, Andre Solecki, Associate, Riley McMillan Engineer, Tunnels.
Time - 3:20 p.m.

Topic - Upgrade of a 100-Year-Old Tunnel to Meet Requirements of NFPA 130 as Part of a New Transit System
Author - Amir Golpaygan, Tunnels specialist, Fire Life Safety Practice Director
Time - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 26

Topic - Ground – Structure Interaction Analysis of Aged, Tunnels
Author -Behrang Dadfar, Tunnel Engineer
Time - 9:40 a.m.

Topic - Noise & Vibration in Urban Tunnelling
Author - Dan Ifrim, Regional Director - Tunnel Methodologies, Adeela Sidhu, Tunnels EIT
Time - 9:20 a.m.

Topic - Sustainability and Retention of Women in Tunnelling
Author - Lucie Kijak, Principal Project Geologist
Time - 11:00 a.m.

Topic - Having Your Voice Heard as an Early Career Professional
Author - Hannah Ehtemam, P.Eng. PMP, Engineering Design Manager
Time - 11:20 a.m.

We invite all attendees to visit the Hatch booth, #32, to meet our experts and explore opportunities in the tunnelling industry.

For registration and further information please visit: TAC 2023 Conference.

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