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RTSA SA Chapter Event: Design and Installation of PORR Precast Panels for the Melbourne Tunnel Project

May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm ACST


The RTSA and PWI welcomes all members and non-members to a presentation by Rob Schweiger on the design and installation of precast concrete track panels for the Melbourne Tunnel Project.

The presentation will describe the design of the PORR precast concrete
track panels to suit the Melbourne Tunnel Project track alignment constraints, whilst addressing the significant noise and vibration attenuation requirements. This has resulted in 3 different types of systems being designed to satisfy these requirements. The logistical challenges in manufacturing and installation of these PORR precast track panels will also be explained.

  • Attendance is free for RTSA, TAs, PWI and EA members
  • Attendance is AUD$30 for non-members (you can join find out more about joining the RTSA here.

Event Program

  • 5.45 pm: Registration opens
  • 6.00 pm: Presentation commences with Q&A
  • 7.00 pm: Networking
  • 7.30 pm: Event concludes

About the Presenter

Robert is an Engineering Manager with nearly 40 years of railway experience. He commenced work in the State Transport Authority of South Australia where he gained a solid basis for understanding and delivering railway infrastructure maintenance. Robert managed the OneSteel Steel Sleeper business for two years. Robert has worked for the John Holland Rail Division for nearly 20 years being involved in delivering major projects in Australia and in setting up projects internationally. He currently is working on the Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project as Technical Services Manager leading the wheel rail interface aspects of the project and is responsible for coordinating Type Approvals and Standard Waivers.

Robert’s knowledge and experience have also been instrumental when he was the Chair of the Standards Australia Track Materials CE2 committee and continues to participate in development of RISSB Track Infrastructure Standards. He has been an active member of the RTSA since its inception in 1998, with roles as Executive Chair, Executive Treasurer, SA Chapter Chair and Conference Chairman for the 2004 CORE held in Darwin. He was awarded Life Membership of the RTSA in 2013 and continues as a member of the RSTA Awards committee to this day.


Rob Schweiger
(Engineering Manager, Adelaide, John Holland)


May 23
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm ACST
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Bobbi’s Bar and Restaurant
264 South Road
Hilton, South Australia 5033 Australia
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