The 63rd Geomechanics Colloquium staged by the Austrian Society for Geomechanics (ÖGG) took place on Oct. 9 + 10, 2014 in Salzburg’s Congress Centre with about 800 participants from various nations. Prof. Wulf Schubert of the TU Graz, as ÖGG chairman, hosted the Colloquium.
Tunnel Muck –
Waste or raw Material?
New technologies for exploiting tunnel muck as a raw material were dealt with as a major topic. Issues such as general conditions governing excavated material for using tunnel waste as well as how it should be dumped were also examined. The papers contained examples of how tunnel muck is...