Ilkka Vähäaho graduated as a Civil Engineer from the Technical University of Helsinki, Finland, in 1979.
He has 41 years of experience in foundation and rock engineering at the City of Helsinki and has been the Head of Geotechnics since 1997:
He is a member of the Advisory Board of the ITA Committee on Underground Space ITACUS.
Mr. Vähäaho has been engaged in the work of numerous National and European Standards and has a strong engagement in the Finnish Geotechnical Society SGY and the Finnish Tunnelling Association MTR-FTA.
He is currently the Chairman of the SGY Ground Improvement Committee, the MTR-FTA International Activity Group and a ‘Global Perspective Ambassador’ of ITACUS to promote the usefulness of Underground Resources.
His latest publication ‘Urban Underground Space - Sustainable Property Development in Helsinki’ can now be downloaded via the following link: