Soil Conditioning with EPB TBMs
About the presenter:
Luke Foyster is a third generation civil/mining Engineer with 7 years’ experience in underground works. Starting his career as an undergraduate on the Amaroo Main Sewer, developed his keen interest in mechanised tunnelling. In his current position as Technical Engineer with Mapei’s Underground Technology Team (UTT), Luke has been privileged an opportunity to expand his knowledge of construction products and materials while being trained at the Group’s headquarters in Milan, Italy. Working with clients in Australia and Newzeland he has developed specialist knowledge in annulus grouting, ground conditioning and TBM slurry additives, while continuing to expand his knowledge in technologies for waterproofing, ground consolidation and shotcrete.
Richard has worked in the tunnelling industry since graduating from Camborne School of Mines in 1989. He has worked for Mapei since 2005 in sales and whilst he enjoyed working as a contractor, he has come to realise that working in sales, his knowledge base has risen as exponentially as his air miles. This is due to being called to projects worldwide in a problem-solving capacity. He is firmly of the belief that tunnelling is the most interesting and satisfying career choice he could have made. He is also leading a Working Group within ITA to provide guidelines on responsible disposal of tunnelling waste.