Golder was the recipient of the 2020 Bentley Year in Infrastructure (YII) Award in the category of Going Digital in Geotechnical Engineering for their work on the Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link (TM-CLKL) Tunnel, Southern Landfall project. This tunnel is the deepest and longest subsea road tunnel ever built in Hong Kong.
Among other things, Golder was selected for the honor in part because of the innovative use of PLAXIS 3d to model the tunnel-stabilizing barrettes. Through their 3D numerical modeling, Golder was able to reduce the number of barrettes from 158 to 106 and shortening 46 of them by almost 3 m for a total project savings of approximately 16 million USD and a savigns of 1500 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. More information on the project is available in Golder’s news post on the win, and on a project profile page. You can watch the submission video for the TM-CLKL project as well as two other outstanding project finalists at Bentley’s website (requires registration).
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