Acmena Senior Human Factors Consultant, Keryn Pauley, featured as a guest presenter at Transport for New South Wales’ most recent Tunnelling Community of Practice virtual forum.
Previously the Human Factors Lead for Brisbane’s $5.4b Cross River Rail Tunnels, Stations and Developments package, Keryn has extensive experience in integrating human factors processes into the design of both tunnels and underground stations.
In her presentation, ‘Human Factors in Tunnel Design’, Keryn detailed her experience in supporting major rail infrastructure projects, emphasising the importance of adopting human factors early into the design process, in addition to illustrating how human factors processes can be integrated into the various phases of the project to ensure that assets are delivered safe and fit for purpose.
“I was really excited to have the opportunity to present to such an enthusiastic and knowledgeable group of professionals,” Keryn said. “The presentation was well attended and through the post-presentation discussion the group was able to share a lot of knowledge about the design of road and rail tunnels making it a very worthwhile event.”
Transport for New South Wales Director Tunnel Structures, Phil Clark, also considered that the presentation was “thought provoking and provided guidance as to best practice for a valuable technical discipline”.