IUT’11 – Innovation underground

Brazilian Tunnellers and Special Show Light and Colour

A visit by Brazilian tunnelling experts represents a particular highlight at the IUT ’11. They are visiting the IUT in order to establish contacts, seek advice and above all present tunnelling in Brazil. The Brazilian delegation comprises 9 representatives of the biggest building contractors, 10 planning experts, 3 representatives of higher seats of learning, 4 representatives of infrastructure operators/clients and 5 representatives of sub-contractors.

On the forenoon of the first day of the fair – on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 – a number of projects will be presented and can be discussed with the corresponding delegates from Brazil. Furthermore it is planned that Brazilian companies display their products within the scope of the Presentation Forum. The Brazilian delegation is scheduled to visit the various stands on the afternoon of the first day of the fair. Like all other tunnellers this eventful day for the Brazilians will be completed by attending the IUT-Evening in the Hagerbach Test Gallery’s Sedrun heading.

For the first time Innovation Underground in 2011 provides a special exhibition within the exhibition namely the Special Show on “Light and Colour”. Good lighting and colour design of underground structures is extremely important for a number of reasons:

The user of the structures feels safer, the surroundings appear less constricted and thus perceived as being more pleasant.

The duration of use for the structures can be extended and maintenance simplified. This is essential for the operator.

In recent years various technological developments in the fields of light and colour have taken place, e.g. LED lighting technology; colour coatings, which form a nanoscale surface etc.), thus opening up completely new possibilities for underground structures. In a special tunnel section (Special Show Gallery) the AM Surface GmbH, ims Industrial Micro Systems AG, Sika Schweiz AG and D. Swarovski KG/Swareflex Division will display modern means of lighting and colour coatings at the IUT ’11.

There is great demand for a stand at this unique tunnelling fair underground. Nonetheless there are still some interesting spaces available for companies interested in displaying at the exhibition. The following companies have already registered with a stand at the IUT (as of August 15, 2011):

ACO Passavant AG, AGRU Kunststofftechnik GmbH, Aker Wirth GmbH, Alkus AG, AM Surface AG, Amberg Engineering AG, ANKABA Ankertechnik und Bauhandel AG, APE Umwelttechnik AG, Armaspez GmbH, Atico AG, Atlas Copco (Schweiz) AG, ATP Hydraulik AG, Avesco AG, BASF Construction Chemicals Europe AG, Bekaert (Schweiz) AG, Belloli SA, BGS Bau Guss AG, Bochumer Eisenhütte Heintzmann GmbH, Brugg Contec AG, Bucher AG Langenthal, Carbagas AG, Carl Heusser AG, Cavotec Deutschland GmbH, CIFA S.p.A., D. SWAROVSKI KG, De Neef (CH) AG, Debrunner Koenig Management AG, DENKA Chemicals GmbH, DESOI GmbH, Devo-Tech AG, Dräger Safety Schweiz AG, Elkuch Bator AG, ERGATEC AG, Erlau AG, F.E. Schulte Strathaus GmbH & Co. KG, FARO Swiss Holding, Fermacell GmbH, FiReP International AG, Fischer Rista AG, FOGTEC Brandschutz GmbH & Co. KG, Geobrugg AG, GIPO AG, Gothe & Co. GmbH, Häny AG, HALFEN GmbH, Herrenknecht AG, Herrenknecht Formwork Technology GmbH, HILTI AG, Holcim ( Schweiz ) AG, Huber & Suhner AG, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS AG, ims AG, inter metric GmbH, ISS Jakober AG, Jörimann Stahl AG, Kapyfract AG, Kern Tunneltechnik SA, kiener + wittlin ag, KSE-LIGHTS GmbH, Liebherr Baumaschinen AG, Maagtechnic AG, Mapei SpA - UTT Division, Marti Technik AG, Minova CarboTech GmbH, Normet International LTD, Palmieri S.p.A., Penell GmbH, Phoenix Contact AG, Phoenix Mecano Komponenten AG, Putzmeister Concrete Pumps GmbH, Rascor International AG, Rauscher & Stoecklin AG, REMA-TIP TOP Vulc-Material AG, Rittal AG, RK safetec GmbH, Rockmore International GmbH, The Robbins Company, Robit Rocktools Ltd., ROWA Tunneling Logistics AG, SFS unimarket AG, Sika Schweiz AG, SIROCCO Luft und Umwelttechnik GmbH, Société Suisse des Explosifs, SOILMEC FRANCE, Straub Werke AG, Swibox AG, Trox GmbH, Tsurumi Europe GmbH, VAS AG, VMT GmbH, vonRoll hydro (suisse) ag, VSH VersuchsStollen Hagerbach, Wacker Chemie AG.

The traditional IUT Evening on the first day of the fair in a VSH cavern is always a special highlight for all those taking part: here exhibitors and trade visitors can exchange views in a relaxed atmosphere and experience an enjoyable evening. So make sure you reserve a ticket for this really special event in the tunnel.

The international fair for underground construction and tunnelling – the IUT ‘11 – from September 14 to 15, 2011 at the Hagerbach Test Gallery (VSH) – is a unique event worldwide: after all this is where all those involved in tunnelling come together within a tunnel to exchange views and find out all about the latest trends in the industry. Thanks to the special conditions prevailing at the VHS exhibitors and visitors enjoy ideal prerequisites for presenting and experiencing construction methods, machinery and equipment.

Obtain details on the IUT homepage: with a click you can find your way as an exhibitor or visitor and discovered the latest stage reached by preparations regarding the various activities such as the Presentation Forum, the Partner Country Brazil, the Special Show Light and Colour, the latest list of exhibitors or help in selecting the right hotel. Furthermore you can register for the IUT Newsletter so that you can regularly outdistance your competitors by miles of tunnel at the IUT: ww.iut.ch


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