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International Tunnel Forum

Topic: Current challenges in tunnelling and tunnel operation

InnoTrans Convention

September 20, 2018

2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.

CityCube Berlin, Level 3, M8

Organiser: German Research Association for Tunnels and Transportation Facilities (STUVA)

Ongoing maintenance and adaptive network growth are required to maintain the high performance capability of transport networks. That is why, for example, with the introduction of its latest Federal Transport Plan, the German government has earmarked around 270 billion euros until 2030 for the transport infrastructure, including for maintenance and construction of tunnels, which are the bottlenecks in the transport system.

The forum examines whether in the short term current personnel levels and existing structures can cope with the existing challenges. What is the current situation as regards the planning, operation and construction of tunnels and what has to be done to help the federal government’s injection of funds achieve success? Are insufficient opportunities for implementing the necessary measures even threatening the collapse of this initiative? The discussion will focus on possible solutions and what approaches should be pursued. Should new methods be introduced to streamline complex approval procedures?

Moderation: Dr.-Ing. Roland Leucker, Managing Director, STUVA eV.

Panel discussion

Chris Dulake, Civil Engineer, Major Projects Portfolio Director, Mott MacDonald

Dr.-Ing. Stefan Franz, Project Director, German Unity Federal Motorway Design and Construction Management Company

Dr.-Ing. Klaus Rieker, Managing Director Tunnelling Division, Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG

Dr.-Ing. Peter Ruland, Director, Ramboll GmbH

Free for trade visitors.

Contact Person:

Dr.-Ing. Roland Leucker, German Research Association for Tunnels and Transportation Facilities (STUVA)