The aim of this two-day summit is to take a look at the different issues that help to determine the choice of excavation method. After looking at the main principles and fields of application of both mechanized and conventional tunnelling, the summit will focus on two interesting case studies: the Gothard Tunnel in Switzerland and the Alaskan Way Tunnel in Seattle, U.S.A.
A round table discussion between the experts and with the participants will then follow, taking a closer look at specific topics such as necessary ground investigations, logistic issues, heath and safety, cost and time schedule, risk magagement, durabilty and maintenance.
The programme will be published shortly
Nigeria - "Underground Space Use" - 21st March 2018
UAE - "Main opportunities and technical issues in tunnelling" - 21st - 22nd April 2018
Italy - "Contracts in mechanized Tunnelling" - date not yet fixed
China - "Utility tunnels" - date not yet fixed
France - "Structural Use of Fibre-reinforced Concrete" - date not yet fixed
USA - "Sustainable underground Solutions for Transport" - date not yet fixed
Brazil - "Innovations in Tunnelling" - date not yet fixed