• Animateur: E. Leca (France)
  • Vice-Animateur: Chung Sik Yoo (Korea)
  • Tutor: S. Eskesen (Denmark)

The meeting was attended by 18 participants from 12 member nations; China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Japan, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA.

WG2 continues the preparation of two reference documents which relate to “Strategy for Site Investigations of Underground Works” and “Monitoring and Control for tunneling projects”.

The recommendation of “Monitoring and Control for tunnelling projects” has been reviewed by the Executive Council and is currently being updated.

The work on the document “Strategy for Site Investigations of Underground Works” was progressed and it is expected that a final draft can be discussed at the Helsinki meeting.

On the risk management subject, a lecture was presented at the ITA-CET pre-conference training course.

An outline of the supplementary document to the 2004 “Guideline on Tunnelling Risk Management” was discussed and work planned for preparation of the document.

On future activities an outline document on “Assessment to pipeline damage associated with tunnelling” was presented and debated by the group. Also presented was a draft paper on “Fiber Reinforced Concrete for segmental tunnel lining”. The authors were requested to change the document into a guideline/recommendation seeking input from other member nations