Report On The
International Symposium on Construction Technique of Subsea Tunnel
“The International Symposium on Construction Technique of Subsea Tunnel” jointly organized by the Tunnel and Underground Engineering Research Center of Ministry of Education, Beijing Jiaotong University, the Road and Bridge Construction Investment Corporation of Xiamen, the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM), the Division of Civil, Hydraulic and Architecture Engineering, Chinese Academy of Engineering and the Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering, was successfully held in Xiamen of China, on November 6-8, 2007. The venue of the symposium was in Mandarin hotel of Xiamen.
Nearly 200 participants, from China, South Korea, Norway, Switzerland, and Finland, attended the symposium. Two volumes of proceedings were published.
Participants in Mandarin hotel of Xiamen
This symposium aims are to promote international exchange in sciences and technique on subsea tunnel, combining with the Xiamen Xiang’an subsea tunnel project in China, to summarize the design and construction experiences, and to improve the subsea tunnel construction level.
Many experts pay high attention to this symposium. Prof.Wang Mengshu and Qian Qihu ,academicians of Chinese Engineering Academy , Prof. GROV Eivind, the vice chairman of the International Tunnelling Association , Prof. FU BingJun, the secretary general of Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering , Prof. Zhao Jian, the director of the Institute of Rock Mechanics, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Prof. Zhang Dingli, the director of Tunnel and Underground Engineering Research Center of Ministry of Education, Beijing Jiaotong University and so on, gave Special Lectures, respectively. John A. Hudson, the President of ISRM, sent a congratulatory letter to the symposium. Mr. Pan Shi Jian, the vice mayor of Xiamen city, gave a warm welcome address in the opening ceremony.
More than 40 experts introduced their scientific research achievements in the following themes:
1. Design ideas and methods of subsea tunnel
2. Construction methods and techniques of subsea tunnel
3. Waterproofing and drainage technique in subsea tunnel;
4. Rock stability and construction safety control of subsea tunnel.
During the meeting, the participants visited the Xiamen Xiang’an subsea tunnel which is under construction.
Xiamen Xiang' an subsea tunnel
Visiting Xiamen Xiang' an subsea tunnel