Selected List of Papers Published by Dr Ian McFeat-Smith

IMS Tunnel Consultancy Ltd


McFeat-Smith I. Correlation of rock properties and tunnel machine performance in selected sedimentary rocks. PhD thesis Univ of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK 1975


Fowell R.J. and McFeat-Smith I. Factors influencing the cutting performance of a selective tunnelling machine. Tunnelling 76 Sym. IMM March 1976


Coates D.J., P.G Carter, and McFeat-Smith, I.  Inclined drilling for the Kielder tunnels.  Quart.  Journ. of Engng. Geol. Vol. 10, No. 3, 1977.


McFeat-Smith I. Rock property testing for the assessment of tunnelling machine performance. Tunnels and tunnelling March 1977


McFeat-Smith I and Fowell R.J. Correlation of rock properties and tunnel machine performance CORE Conf. Univ Newcastle Upon Tyne UK April 1977


McFeat-Smith I and Fowell R.J. Correlation of rock properties and the cutting performance of tunnelling  machines . Rock Engineering  1977


McFeat-Smith I.  Effective and economic excavation by roadheader, Tunnels and Tunnelling, January 1978.


McFeat-Smith I. and Fowell R. J.  Selection and application of roadheaders for rocktunnelling.  RETC, Altanta 1979.


Umney A.R., Turner V.D. and McFeat-Smith I. A review of current tunnelling methods. Hong Kong Engineer. Nov. 1979


McFeat-Smith I. and Tarkoy P. J. Assessment of tunnel boring machine performance, Tunnels and Tunnelling, December 1979.


McFeat-Smith I. and Tarkoy P. J.  Tunnel boring machines in difficult ground, Tunnels and Tunnelling, January/ February 1980.


McFeat-Smith I.  Site investigation procedures and techniques for tunnelling - Modern Engng Technology, Peoples Republic of China, October 1980 and National Developments Africa/ Asia, 1981.


McFeat-Smith I Machine tunnelling in weak and fractured rock conditions. Proc. Int. Conf. on Weak Rock. Tokio, 1981


McFeat-Smith I. . Survey of rock tunnelling machines available for mining projects  Trans. Inst. of Mining and Metallurgy, Mining Industry.  January 1982.


McFeat-Smith I. .  Logging tunnel geology - Tunnels and Tunnelling May 1982.


McFeat-Smith I. . Geotechnical feasibility study and site investigation for the Western Aqueduct Tunnels, Hong Kong - Proceedings Seventh Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society Conference, Hong Kong.  November 1982.


McFeat-Smith I. . Geotechnical considerations for rapid tunnelling techniques.  Fourth Intl. Congress.  Intl Assoc. of Engng. Geology. New Delhi, Dec 1982


McFeat-Smith I. Mechanised tunnelling in adverse conditions. Int conf on Case histories in geotechnical engineering. St Louis USA, 1984


McFeat-Smith I. and Haswell C.K. Preliminary studies for tunnel projects in Hong Kong. Proc Tunnelling 85 Symp IMM UK March 1985


McFeat-Smith I. .The drilling of long horizontal boreholes for site investigation purposes Bulletin No.2, Geol. Soc. of Hong Kong June 1985.


McFeat-Smith I.  V. D. Turner, and D. R. Bracegirdle. Tunnelling conditions in Hong Kong.  Hong Kong Engineer 13, 6.  13-25, 1985.


McFeat-Smith I. and Turner V.D. .  Cost beneficial mass transit systems. Railtech Conference, Erwat, Bangkok, Sept 1985.


McFeat-Smith I..  Environmental and geotechnical considerations for the use of bored tunnels in urban areas.  Symposium on Environmental Geotechnics and Problematic Soils and Rocks, Asian Institute of Technology Bangkok, December 1985.


McFeat-Smith, I. .The use of ground classification systems for payment purposes in rock tunnelling.  Proc. Int. Symp. on Large Rock Caverns, Helsinki, pp. 693-704, 1986.



McFeat-Smith I. The application of seismic surveying, orientated drilling and rock classification for site investigation of Rock Tunnels.  Conf. on rock Engineering and Excavation in an Urban Environment�, IMM Hong Kong February 1986.


McFeat-Smith I.  Tunnelling in Hong Kong. Tunnels and Tunnelling. June 1986


McFeat-Smith I.  Tunnelling - A solution to minimise the environmental impact of urban transportation systems, Railtech Conference, Taipei, October 1986.


McFeat-Smith I. The use of underground space in Hong Kong. Geological Society of Hong Kong. Bull 3, 1987


McFeat-Smith I. Considerations for mechanised excavation of rock tunnels, Fourth Australian Tunnelling Conference, March 1987.


McFeat-Smith I. The Drilling of Long Horizontal Boreholes for Site Investigation Purposes.  Bulletin No. 2, Geol. Soc. of Hong Kong, June 1987.


McFeat-Smith I, Workman D.R., Burnett A.D.,and Chau E.P.Y. Geology of Hong Kong. Bull of Assoc. of Engng Geol Vol XXVI, No 1. Feb 1989


McFeat-Smith I.  Trenchless technology for Hong Kong, Sixth International Conference on Trenchless Construction for Utilities, ISTT, Osaka 1990.


McFeat-Smith I.  Bored tunnel solutions for transportation systems in Asia, Bangkok Mass Transit Conference, Railtech, December 1993.


McFeat-Smith I.  Bored tunnel solutions for developing Asia's city centres, City Trans Asia '93, Singapore, September 1993.


McFeat-Smith I. and Askilrud O.D. Tunnel boring machines in Hong Kong, Rapid Excavation and Tunnelling Conference, AIME, Boston, June 1993.


McFeat-Smith I. and Ichikawa H.  Construction of Hong Kong's first TBM driven tunnels, Options for Tunnelling 1993, ITA/AITES, Elsevier, Amsterdam, April 1993.


McFeat-Smith I.  Options for tunnelling, World Tunnelling, August 1994.


McFeat-Smith I. b.  Engineering imperatives for BOT transportation schemes in Hong Kong, BOT Asia '94, IIR, March 1994 and Mass Transit Asia '94, IIR, Singapore, June 1994.


McFeat-Smith I. and             Herath P.  Construction of larged sized sewers by slurry machines in Hong Kong's Bouldery Soils, ITA Congress on Tunnelling and Ground Conditions, Cairo, April 1994.


McFeat-Smith I. Developments in private sector tunnelling projects in Hong Kong, IX Australian Tunnelling Conference, Sydney, Australia, August 1996.


McFeat-Smith I. Design and construction of Hong Kong�s first three lane highway tunnels, IX Australian Tunnelling Conference, Sydney, Australia, August 1996.


McFeat-Smith I. Risk Sharing Option for Rock Tunnelling Contracts.  Paper presented to HKIE May 1997.  Asia Engineer, July 1997.


McFeat-Smith, I. Mechanised Tunnelling for Asia.  Pub. IMS Tunnel Consultancy Ltd. e-mail:  Hong Kong November. 1998


McFeat-Smith I., MacKean R. and Waldmo O., Water inflows in bored rock tunnels in Hong Kong: Prediction, construction issues and control measures. ICE Conference on Urban Ground Engineering, Hong Kong. 1998


McFeat-Smith I., Grandori R. and Concillia M., Construction of Hong Kong Governments First Two Land-Based TBM Projects, Proc. of 3rd Asian Tunnelling Summit, IBC. Hong Kong. 1999


McFeat-Smith I. and Concillia M., Investigation, prediction and management of

TBM performance in adverse geological conditions, Proc. of 3rd Asian Tunnelling Summit, IBC. Hong Kong. 1999


McFeat-Smith I. Breakthrough in the Philippines, Part 1 June, Part 2 July  Issues, Tunnels and Tunnelling  2000,


McFeat-Smith I.  Risk assessment for tunnelling in adverse geological conditions in Asia. Proceedings of ICTUS, TUCS, Singapore Nov 2000


McFeat � Smith, I. TBM selection for control of water ingress and face stability for tunnelling in the widest range of geological conditions. Proceedings of ICTUS, TUCS, Singapore Nov. 2001


McFeat-Smith, I. Tunnel construction using state-of-the-art high performance tunnel boring machines in challenging ground conditions. Asian Architect and Contractor. March 2002


McFeat-Smith, I. and Knox A. Rapid transportation infrastructure for the Philippines � Bored tunnel solutions. Proc.  TRANSPHIL Conference. Total Focus, Manila. March 2003


McFeat-Smith, I.  Risk Assessment and Management For Tunneling Projects Hong Kong Association of Project Management, Hong Kong, Feb 2005


McFeat-Smith,I.and Harman, K.W.,. IMS risk evaluation system for financing and insuring tunnel projects ITA � AITES 2004, Singapore May 2005


          McFeat-Smith, I.  Risk Assessment and Management For Tunnelling Projects In Hong Kong, HKIE Geotechnical Division, 28th Annual Seminar May 2006


 McFeat-Smith, I. & Stanley, C. Electro-Osmosis Using Multi Pulse Sequencing for Removing and Repelling Water Out of Buildings and Other Structures CIBSE-HKB / HKIE-BSD / ASHRAE-HKC Joint  Henan/ Hong Kong Symposium on Build a Better Tomorrow, China June 2008


McFeat-Smith, I.  A Simple Solution For The Oldest Problem In Construction   - Multiple Pulse Sequencing: Proven Technology For Repelling Groundwater From Concrete Structures. Association of Project Management, Hong Kong, March 2008


McFeat-Smith, I. Risk Assessment And Management for  Three Major  Transportation Tunnel Projects In S.E.Asia Beacons, Transport India Conf., New Delhi, May 2008

 Stanley, C & McFeat-Smith, I. Electro-Osmosis using Multi Pulse Sequencing for removing and repelling water out of buildings and other structures, OWCS Singapore Aug 2008

 McFeat-Smith, I. Tunnelling In The Himalayas; Risk Assessment And Management For    Tunnelling In Extreme Geological Conditions World Tunnel Congress, ITA-AITES ,Agra, India ,September 2008