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Email: Ontario@tunnelcanada.ca

About the Ontario Chapter
Primary Centre: Toronto, ON

The Ontario Chapter offers 7 to 8 evening presentations annually with invited speakers on a wide variety of topics (typically doors open at 5:30 pm and presentations begin at 6:00 pm). Active TAC members and non-members are welcome. The cost is $10 for members, $30 for non-members, and includes one drink (beer/wine) and appetizers (please bring your TAC membership card or payment receipt for the year).

See the upcoming events listings below to learn more about upcoming presentations. An RSVP is preferred for planning purposes – if you intend to attend, please e-mail onttac@gmail.com. Last minute attendees are also welcome!

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee of the TAC Ontario Chapter consists of the following members:

Chair (TAC Director, Ontario)
Dan Ifrim
Past TAC Director, Ontario
Walter Trisi
Secretary (TAC Officer - Secretary)
Andre Solecki
Riley McMillan
Giuseppe Gaspari
Event Coordinator (TAC Director at Large)
Glenn Mongillo
DynaMEK Group Ltd.
Media (TAC Director at Large)
Andrew Caruana
Novamera Inc.
Event Coordinator
Wojtek Sawicki
Contractors Representative
Henry Huinink
Huinink Infrastructure Ltd.
Young Members Representative

Upcoming Events

May 9 2024
Lone Star Texas Grill 930 Dixon Road, Toronto ON, M9W 1J9
TAC Ontario Chapter Event: TBM data monitoring software Tunnel Process Control (TPC)
Presenters: René Christian Reichl, Area Manager, EVP

Date & Time: Thursday, May 9, 2024
Doors and registration: 5:30pm
Presentation: 6:00pm

Location: Lone Star Texas Grill, 930 Dixon Road, Toronto ON, M9W 1J9

Cost: TAC Members: $10 at the Door
Non‐Members: $20 at the Door
Government Employees: $10 at the Door

Presentation Overview:
In combination of our highly experienced tunnel engineers, our data-management and visualisation software TPC, offers a unique service to support owners, contractors, and consultants on their TBM projects.

Equipped with all the technologies to visualize, track, and alert our software TPC is the perfect environment for any TBM tunnel engineer to keep TBMs on track.

Speaker Bios:
René Christian Reichl
Since graduating from University in Germany in 2001 René has worked exclusively on tunnel projects utilizing pressurized face tunnel boring machines (Slurry, EPB or Hybrids). He took on different leadership or key roles on projects in North America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Besides expert knowledge about tunnel boring machine technology and tunnel construction René is also skilled in cost and schedule management (Primavera), claims analysis and reporting.

In North America, René has worked on TBM tunneling projects in California, Washington, Florida, Virginia, New York, British Columbia, and Ontario. He worked full-time on-site as part of the owner’s Construction Management teams on three (3) of the four largest pressurized face TBM projects in the US (Port of Miami Tunnel (13 m), SR99 Bored Tunnel in Seattle (17.5 m) and Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (14 m). He also supported several clients as a panel member for design review and value engineering.

Rene was further leading setup and application of the TBM data monitoring software Tunnel Process Control (TPC) on more than 15 different TBM projects in North America. Rene provided user training and guidance during TBM excavation.

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