Kurt Zeidler, Ph.D., CEng

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Virginia, Headquarters
44345 Premier Plaza, Suite 210
Ashburn, Virginia 20147
Phone +1-703-726-2700 / Fax +1-703-726-6999

Experience

Kurt Zeidler, PhD, has over thirty years of experience in geotechnical engineering, project management, design and design checks, underground construction, and rock soil slope stabilization projects. He is called upon as an expert consultant for projects all over the globe, including the United States, Europe, North Africa, Australia, and Asia. His primary expertise lies in the design of modern excavation and support systems for tunnels, underground stations, and caverns in hard rock and soft ground in urban areas.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy Geology and Engineering Geology, University of Salzburg

Professional Registrations

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)

Associations

  • Austrian Society for Geomechanics (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Geomechanik)
  • International Society of Rock Mechanics
  • British Tunnelling Society
  • Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)
  • American Concrete Institute
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration

Notable Projects

London Cable Replacement Tunnels, London, 2011-present

Cable Tunnel Singapore, Singapore, 2011-present

Den Chai to Chiang Rai to Chiang Khong Railway Tunnel State Railway, Thailand, 2011-present

NEWater Infrastructure Plan Extension (NIPE), Singapore, 2010

Zimmerman Trail Tunnel, Billings, Montana, 2010-2011

Kathu-Patong New Highway Linkage Project, Phuket Island, Thailand, 2009-2011

Caldecott Tunnel, Oakland, California, 2008-present

Sentosa Gateway, Singapore, 2008-2011

Victoria Station Upgrade, London, 2007-2011

London Crossrail Links, London, 2006-present

Trans-Hudson Express (THE) Tunnels, New York-New Jersey, 2006-present

Devil’s Slide Tunnel, San Bernardino, California, 2006-2011

Grand Rapids Medical Corridor North Pedestrian Tunnel, Michigan, 2006

Beacon Hill Station, Running Tunnels, and West Portal Wall, Seattle, Washington, 2005-2008

Weehawken Tunnel West Portal Approach, New Jersey, 2005-2006

Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, Vienna, Virginia, 2004-present

Shepherd’s Bush Central Line Station Upgrade, London, 2004

Fort Canning Tunnel and Realignment of Stamford Road, Singapore, 2004-2006

O’Hare Airport Express Block 37, Chicago, Illinois, 2004-2005

Old Union Railroad Tunnel Rehabilitation, Baltimore, Maryland, 2004

Dulles Airport Automated People Mover System, Virginia, 2003-2007

Weehawken Tunnel and East Portal Shotcrete Value Engineering Change Proposal (VECP), New Jersey, 2003-2005

Weehawken Tunnel West Portal, New Jersey, 2003

MBTA Silver Line Courthouse Station and East Tunnels, Boston, Massachusetts, 2003

King’s Cross Station Redevelopment, London, 2002-2007

No. 7 Subway (Flushing) Line Extension, New York, 2002-2003

PATH Tunnel Rehabilitation, New York-New Jersey, 2002-2003

Barrington Road Ventilation Shaft, Ilford, United Kingdom, 2002-2003

UVA Steam Tunnel and Storm Water Improvements Shaft, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2002-2003

Indian Creek Drainage Basin Shafts, Atlanta, Georgia, 2002

East Side Access Tunnel, New York, 2001-present

Bergen Tunnels Rehabilitation, New Jersey, 2001-2002

Dulles Airport Pedestrian Walkback Tunnel, Virginia, 2001-2002

M5 East Motorway, Princess Highway Exit Ramp, Sydney, Australia, 2000

Deep Tunnel Sewerage Project, Contract T02 and T05, Singapore, 1999

Russia Wharf Tunnel Segment, Boston, Massachusetts, 1998-2004

East London Line Thames Tunnel, London, 1996-1998

WMATA Red Line Tunnels and Stations, Mid-City E-Route, Branch Avenue, District of Columbia, 1996-1997

Berry Street Tunnel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1996-1997

Jubilee Line Extension, Contract 103 & 104-London Bridge Station, 1992-1997

Kaoshiung-Pingtun Tunnels, Second Freeway Project, Taiwan, (R.O.C.), 1992-1993

Karawankentunnel (Highway), Austria, 1989-1990

Technical Papers

Dr. Zeidler has published numerous articles with some of the most respected tunneling and engineering journals in the world, particularly in the areas of design and construction considerations, innovative use of engineering techniques, rehabilitation issues for tunnels, and underground structures in urban areas.

“Making Space in Urban Areas – The Bond Street Station Upgrade Project”, 2012 World Tunnel Conference Proceedings, May 18-23, Bangkok, Thailand (with Grant, A. and McCann, D.)

“Experience With Synthetic Fiber Reinforced Initial Shotcrete Lining At The Devil’s Slide Tunnel Project”, Spritzbetontagung 2009 (Shotcrete Conference 2009), January 15-16, Alpach, Austria.

“Fiber Reinforced Shotcrete for Tunnel Linings.” First International Conference on Advances in Concrete Technology (RAC07), with J. Jaeger, District of Columbia, 2007.

“Monitoring Successful NATM in Singapore.” RETC 2007, June 10-13, Toronto, Proceedings (with T.Schwind).

“FE Modelling for the Shallow Fort Canning Tunnel.” EURTUNNEL 2007, September 23-29, (with Y.Ch.Hun), Vienna.

“Special Measures for a Special Project–Victoria Station Upgrade.” with Kurt Zeidler, Ian Heath, and Anmol Bedi,
London, United Kingdom, 2011.

“Experience with Synthetic Fiber Reinforced Initial Shotcrete Lining at the Devil’s Slide Tunnel Project.” with P. Madsen, J. Decker, V. Gall and T. O’Brien, Spritzbeton-Tagung, Alpbach, Austria, January 15-16, 2009.

“Pre-Support Measures for Shallow NATM Tunneling in Urban Settings.” with V. Gall, North American Tunneling Conference, June 8-11, 2008.

“The Dulles Corridor Metrorail and its Tunneling Aspects.” with V. Gall and J. Rudolf, World Tunnel Congress and Third ITA General Assembly, May 5-10, 2007.

“NATM for Singapore.” with T. Schwind and V. Gall, North American Tunneling Conference, Chicago, Illinois, June 10-15, 2006.

“Shotcrete Constructed Cut and Cover Tunnel Portal.” with L. Jacobs and A. Murtha, North American Tunneling Conference, Chicago, Illinois, June 10-15, 2006.

“Shotcrete for Tunnel Final Linings–Design and Construction Considerations.” with V. Gall, N. Munfah, and D. Cerulli, North American Tunneling Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, April 17- 22, 2004.

“Bergen Tunnels Rehabilitation–A Success After All.” with V. Gall and S. Mergentime, Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference Proceedings, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 16-18, 2003.

“Design Criteria for Large Tunnels in Soft Ground.” with V. Gall, International Conference on Tunnels and Underground Structures, Singapore, November 27-29, 2000.

“Frozen Ground for Building Support–Implementation of Innovative Engineering Concepts for Tunneling at Russia Wharf.” with G. Urschitz and V. Gall, North American Tunneling Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, June 6-11, 2000.

“Construction of Miscellaneous Underground Structures for Subway Projects.” with G. Sauer and V. Gall, ASCE Met Section Seminar on State of the Art Technology in Earth and RockTunneling, New York, New York, May 26-27, 1999.

“Shotcrete Lining Design Concepts for New and Rehabilitated Tunnels.” with V. Gall, Shotcrete for Underground Support VIII, Campos do Jordao, Brazil, April 11-15, 1999.

“About the Influence of Compensation Grouting on Shotcrete Tunnel Linings at London Bridge Station.” World Tunnel Congress, Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 25-30, 1998.

“Rehabilitation Concepts for Brick Lined Tunnels in Urban Areas.” with V. Gall, T. Predis, and J. Walter, World Tunnel Congress, Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 25-30, 1998.

“Optimization of Tunnel Pre-Support: Softground NATM at Washington D.C. Metro’s Section F6b.” with V. Gall, B. Myers Bohlke, and L. E. Alfredson, North American Tunneling Conference, Newport Beach, California, February 21-25, 1998.

“Surface Settlement due to the Construction of the London Bridge Station Tunnels by NATM.” with R. Allen, P. Groves, and D. Sharrocks, World Tunnelling Conference, Vienna, Austria, April 1997.

“London Bridge Station, Jubilee Line Extension.” with V. Gall, Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 22-26, 1997.

“The Doorframe Slab Method, Barrel Vault Method, and Conventional NATM Applied to the By-Pass at Oberrieden, Germany.” with G. Sauer and V. Gall, Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, June 13-17, 1993.

“Der Schürzebergtunnel Oberrieden.” Tunnel: The International Journal for Subsurface Construction (Official Journal of the STUVA, Cologne, Germany) 3 (1992): pp. 58-64.

“Der Schürzebergtunnel Oberrieden.” with S. Desenritter, Beton (Düsseldorf, Germany) 42, no.6 (1992): pp. 318-323.

“Der Schürzebergtunnel Oberrieden.” A3 bau – Das Östereichsiche Baumagazin (Gießhübl, Austria) 19, nos.1-2 (1992): pp. 102-103.

“Oberrieden Road Tunnel, Variations on a NATM Theme.” with J. H. Deinhard & H. Prinz, Tunnels & Tunnelling (London) 23, no.11 (1991): pp. 49-51.

Lectures

Dr. Zeidler has also given many lectures and courses, thereby promoting greater knowledge in the field and helping the next generation of tunnel engineers and designers gain from his vast experience.

“Special Measures for a Special Project–Victoria Station Upgrade, London, UK.” (with Heath, I. and Bedi, A.), International Symposium on Advances in Ground Technology and Geo-Information (IS-AGTG), December 1-2, 2011, Singapore

“Challenges in SCL Tunnelling.” British Tunnelling Society–Young Members, London, November 3, 2010

“Modern NATM Techniques in Urban Tunnelling.” Geotechnical Seminar, Geotechnical Society of Singapore, Singapore, July 28, 2010

“Soft Ground Tunneling, NATM / SCL Special Applications and Methods, TNO Seminar.” Geotechnical Advances in Urban Renewal Analysis & Design , 20 April 2010.

“Advanced NATM Cover Construction Methods–Worldwide Applications.” Thailand Underground and Tunneling Group (TUTG), Bangkok, March 25, 2009.

“Modern applications of SCL (NATM).” British Tunnelling Society Course on Tunnel Design and Construction 2008, June 2008.

“SCL Advanced Construction Options.” British Tunnelling Society Course on Tunnel Design and Construction, London, June 25-29, 2007.

“Achieving Compliance with Client’s Requirements.” British Tunnelling Society Course on Tunnel Design and Construction, London, June 25-29, 2007.

“Utilization of Lattice Girders in Underground Shotcrete Support: Practical Aspects.” with V. Gall, Presentation to American Commercial, Inc., Bristol, Virginia, October 1, 2002.

“Sprayed Concrete Lining Design.” Course on tunnel design and construction for the British Tunnelling Society, London, June 17-25, 2001.

“Temporary Rock Support–Rock Bolts” and “Rock Support in Medium to Poor Rock Conditions.” Course for the International Centre for Geotechnics and Underground Construction (CUC), Sargans, Switzerland, May 8–10, 2001.

“The Need for Waterproofing” and “Types of Waterproofing Systems (Overview).” Lectures for “The Waterproofing of Tunnels” course for the International Centre for Geotechnics and Underground Construction (CUC), Sargans, Switzerland, January 29-February 1, 2001.

“Shotcrete Lining Design Concepts for New and Rehabilitated Tunnels.” Shotcrete for Underground Support VIII, Campos do Jordao, Brazil, April 11-15, 1999.

“Sprayed Concrete Lining Design-Design of SC and SC Permanent Linings.” British Tunnelling Society Course on Soft Ground Tunnelling, London, June 9-11, 1998.

“Sprayed Concrete,” British Cement Association Course on Tunnels and Tunnelling, Surrey, England, December 1, 1997.

“Shotcrete in Tunnelling,” British Cement Association Course on Tunnels and Tunnelling, Surrey, England, December 1, 1996.

“Geological and Geotechnical Investigation for Tunnels,” “Tunnel Excavation Methods,” “Tunneling Options for Various Ground Conditions,” “Shotcrete Linings,” and “Monitoring,” Lectures for the Tunneling Seminar by Invitation of the Chilean Ministry of Public Works, Santiago, Chile, November 19-20, 1996.

“Sprayed Concrete,” British Tunnelling Society Course on Hard Rock Tunnelling, London, September 10-12, 1996.