Conference and Expo

2013 STUVA Conference from November 27 to 29 in Stuttgart

The 2013 STUVA Conference, the get-together for everything and everyone involved in underground construction, will take place from November 27 to 29 in Stuttgart. With the Conference and its accompanying exhibition a unique international platform is available to exchange experiences with other national and international tunnel specialists.

Forty two experts will present papers on the following topics at the series of lectures on November 27 and 28:

International major projects

Safety in tunnelling

Mechanised tunnelling

Citizens` involvement, legal and contractual issues

Tunnel operation, costs

Underground construction in Stuttgart

The accompanying exhibition STUVA-Expo, which registers growing attendance figures every year, will take place on November 27 and 28, 2013. Currently a net exhibition area of more than 2,200 m² has been taken so that the result of the last exhibition running in conjunction with the fair will be exceeded 2 months prior to the start of the event itself. More than 140 leading companies from home and abroad will take advantage of this professional marketing platform and present products and services from the fields of “machines and equipment”, “material and accessories”, “planning and consultation” as well as “execution” on the underground construction sector.

On November 29, conference participants are cordially invited to take part in an excursion. On the spot they will be able to obtain proper impressions of the mega project Stuttgart-Ulm and have the new urban transit link under the Europa District presented to them. The retrofitting of the Heslach road tunnel with safety equipment will be explained and a visit can be paid to the integrated traffic control centre in Stuttgart. Of interest is also mastering methane gas during driving operations at the Scheibengipfel Tunnel as well as looking around the Mercedes Benz factory in Sindelfingen. The tunnelling machine plant at Schwanau enables you to observe the assembly of these tunnelling giants close up.

Whoever feels they simply have to attend this event can find details on the Conference by accessing www.stuva-conference.com. After all, tunnels are infrastructures for the future.

Seminar on Noise Protection on Track Railways

The Technical Academy Essslingen is staging a seminar on “Noise Protection on Track Railways” chaired by and co-organized by Dr. Friedrich Krüger, STUVA Inc.

Track railways represent an essential part of the transport infrastructure in built-up areas for coping with high traffic volumes. High capability and attractivity can only be assured for urban transit systems providing they run on their own tracks without interference from other forms of transport and which are not too remote from residential areas and work places. Measures to cut back on the airborne sound emission resulting from the rail traffic have to be implemented to an increasing extent in order to protect the population. The execution of new rail track systems result in fewer noise emissions and in turn to reducing the environmental impact. The seminar deals with the general complex involving the creation, spread and reduction of air-borne noise caused by track railways as well as how it is measured and evaluated. Concrete possibilities to investigate and solve noise problems for rail traffic in general are provided. The presentation of a draft for a new traffic noise protection guideline from 2013 (Guideline “Noise 03” dating from 2012) represents an essential factor. The seminar will be held on Nov. 19 and 20, 2013 at Ostfildern-Nellingen. Those participating are drawn from members of public transportation companies, the DB AG, public authorities, consulting firms, research institutes, companies and law firms. Further details available online under www.tae.de.

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