Last week, GroundProbe – as part of Orica Digital Solutions – attended the 2019 SRMEG International Workshop on Shotcrete Technology in Underground Construction in Singapore.
The event was organised by the Society for Rock Mechanics & Engineering Geology (Singapore) and held in Nanyang Executive Centre. Held over two-days, the event was attended by a panel of 21 industry expert speakers from 14 countries who shared their knowledge on various topics regarding shotcrete technology.
“The event was a great platform that showcased the best and newest technologies on sprayed concrete,” said Benny Chen, GroundProbe’s Manager – Product Innovation & Commercial.
Mr Chen spoke about the benefits of real-time in-situ technology and discussed how our state-of-the-art LiDAR technology (GML) increases the efficiency of excavation and reduces waste in tunnel construction.
“The GML technology we have designed and developed is a new, innovative way to advance the tunnel construction industry with real-time control of NATM and shotcrete applications.
“It has the potential to eliminate rework associated with typical tunnelling operations,” Mr Chen said.
GroundProbe’s GML combines high speed computing and high-resolution LiDAR technology to produce a near real-time in-situ construction verification tool.
“We have seen many benefits the GML has provided to projects, more specifically, it has been shown that it has the capability to provide live guidance to sprayed concrete lining (SCL) operations.
“Its ability to reduce shotcrete usage significantly contributes to a positive impact on our environment,” said Mr Chen.