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New DFI committee aims to aide technology transfer

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) has announced the formation of a Tunnelling and Underground Systems Committee to identify and facilitate the advancement of new methods and techniques.

The DFI has said that the committee plans to foster technology transfer among the owners, stakeholders, designers, contractors and material suppliers involved in the use and construction of tunnels and underground structures.

The group, which will be co-chaired by Cowi vice president James Morrison and David R Klug and Associated president David R Kulg, will also aim to foster collaboration with the academic community, equipment suppliers, and major tunnel contractors and owners to address research needs and knowledge gaps.

Technical focus areas for the new committee include conventional and mechanised excavation methods, design practices for tunnel liners, the use of new materials in construction, waterproofing and water control systems, contracting methods, and the allocation of risk and construction practices.

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