Issue 04/2018

Content

Nachrichten | News

Switzerland/Norway

Change of Leadership at Implenia

André Wyss appointed new CEOAs part of its long-term planning process, the Board of Directors has appointed André Wyss as the successor to Anton Affentranger. The 51-year-old Swiss will take over at...

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Hauptbeiträge | Main Articles

Turkey’s hardest Rock: The Bahce–Nurdag High Speed Railway Tunnel

Southeastern Turkey’s Gaziantep province is characterized by complex fractured rock within the Eastern Anatolian Fault, and it is now the location of an important railway tunnel project. With a population of nearly 1.7 million, the province is overhauling its public transportation with a rail line between the towns of Bahçe and Nurdağı. The Bahce–Nurdag Railway Tunnel consists of two parallel 9.75 km tunnels being excavated by both the New Austrian Tunnelling Method/NATM (850 m) and tunnel boring machine/TBM (8.9 km).

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RAMS Technology for Railway Engineering in the Gotthard and Ceneri Base Tunnels

The base tunnels on the new rail links passing through the Alps (NRLA) are planned to last for more than one hundred years. High requirements were posed regarding permissible risks and fault frequency so that the railway engineering equipment functions as safely and reliably as possible. The fulfilment of these requirements must be documented by the contractor by means of secured predictions. RAMS technology forms the basis for this in keeping with CENELEC Standard 50126, which has been applied in its entirety for the first time for infrastructure projects of this magnitude.

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Brandschutz | Fire Protection

swibox P90 Modular System

Electrical Function Integrity in Tunnels

Increasingly complex requirements with regard to safety equipment are creating a desire for simple and practical solutions among tunnel constructors and operators. For example, the legal requirements...

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Fermacell Aestuver

Fire Protection Joint Systems for Underground Transportation Systems

Against the background of a large number of fires with a tragic outcome, legal regulations on safety in tunnels have been drastically tightened in Europe. Structural provisions are intended to ensure that in the event of fire neither damage occurs to the tunnel affecting its stability nor permanent deformations produced to restrict the tunnel’s serviceability. Structural joints, which are planned and executed to cope with movements, deserve particular attention in such cases.

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Interview

Fachtagungen | Conferences

ITA-Annual Meeting and World Tunnel Congress 2018 in Dubai

Around 1500 tunnellers from 68 countries met from 21 to 25 April, 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The occasion was the 44th Annual Meeting of the ITA (International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association) in conjunction with the World Tunnel Congress (WTC) 2018.

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Switzerland

Swiss Tunnel Congress 2018

From June 13 to 15, 2018, the Swiss Tunnelling Society (STS) staged the 17th Swiss Tunnel Congress in the concert hall at the Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre. Around 700 visitors took part in the lecture programme of the STC. The Swiss Tunnel Colloquium for students, young engineers and technicians on the first congress day attracted 380 participants.

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Germany

4th Conference on Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling

On June 7, 2018, the 4th Conference on Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling took place at the WBI Center in Weinheim/Bergstr. The day-long event was staged jointly by the WBI GmbH in conjunction with the DB Projekt Stuttgart–Ulm GmbH, the DB Netze and the civil engineering section of the Württemberg Engineering Association. There was a keen response with around 300 experts taking part in the event thus contributing to its success. For the first time, all lectures were also available in English with simultaneous translation.

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STUVA-Nachrichten | STUVA News

Membership

New STUVA Members

We are pleased to welcome the following companies as new members of STUVA in the first half of 2018:AQUASOIL Ingenieure & Geologen GmbH, Westheim (Germany)Dürr Group GmbH, Weinstadt (Germany)Emch +...

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Fachbücher | Technical Books

Urban Planning

Underground Spaces Unveiled

In a ground breaking new book “Underground Spaces Unveiled: Planning and Creating the Cities of the Future” urban planner Antonia Cornaro (Amberg Engineering, Switzerland) and civil engineer Han...

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