Highly-promising Papers at the 2019 STUVA Conference

As from now the provisional programme for the two parallel lectures series on Tunnelling and Tunnel Operation/Planning can be accessed on the homepage and downloaded (www.stuva-conference.com). The STUVA‘s “International Forum for Tunnels and Infrastructure” will be staged from November 26 to 28, 2019, at Frankfurt am Main‘s fairgrounds. Around 3500 experts are expected to turn up for the tunnelling industry`s top event, held every two years, roughly the same as in 2017, which set a record.

A short appraisal of the following lecture programme for the 2019 STUVA Conference shows that the STUVA has again succeeded in compiling a highly topical and most informative programme from all segments of tunnelling and tunnel operation/planning this year as well. Altogether, more than 60 specialised papers chosen by the STUVA will afford in-depth insights into topical issues and projects affecting transportation infrastructure. At the same time. Some 200 international companies will create an environment over an area of at least 7000 square metres, which will provide an impressive display of the innovative impact of the global tunnelling industry that is bound to appeal to the unique expert public, who will turn up in droves.

A highlight of the STUVA Conference will again be the Festive Evening held on the event`s first day. After all, cultivated networking is numbered among the most important factors for professional success, depending on colleagues being able to exchange thoughts and experiences off the cuff. Again, the STUVA Conference will offer ample opportunity to do just that this time around. Once more in 2019, the “tunnelling branch‘s family get-together” will underline its prime ranking in the industry. This will be backed up by exclusive field trips to construction sites and companies arranged for conference participants. Until the big day comes, you can discover all the latest on the STUVA Conference by accessing www.stuva-conference.com at any time. 

Preliminary Programme

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019

Lecture programme (simultaneous translation German/English and English/German) and STUVA Expo exhibition

Welcoming Address

Jens Deutschendorf, State Secretary in the Hessen Ministry for Business, Energy, Transport and Housing

Lectures Tunnelling

International Major Projects

Brenner Base Tunnel · Semmering Base Tunnel · Thames Tideway Tunnel · Stuttgart 21 Project

Tunnelling Technology

The “Deep Tunnel Storm Water System” in Dubai · Tunnelling under the Motorway A8 · Hydroshield Drive with Shallow Cover under Den Haag · Semmering Base Tunnel: Challenges of the Gloggnitz Tunnel · Mechanised Shaft Sinking · Selection of Tunnel Boring Machines

Youth Forum

Groundwater Management · Innovative Material Concepts for Annular Gap Grout in Mechanised Tunnelling · Maintenance Planning for the Excavation Tools of Shield Machines · New Separation Methods for Used Bentonite Suspension · Improvement of the Availability of a Pipe Jacking Machine

Lectures Tunnel Operation/Planning

Operational Safety, Ventilation, Energy Supply

Prevention and Mitigation of Road Tunnel Related Collisions · Recommendations for the Equipment and Operation of Road Tunnels with a Permissible Maximum Speed of 120 or 130 km/h · Ensuring Safety of the Continued Improvement of the Operational Lötschberg Base Tunnel · Airborne Pollutant Exposure in Road Tunnels: Saving a Ventilation Centre · Sufficient Energy Supply for the City Transport of the Future

Underground Railways, Town Development

Extension of Underground Transport Infrastucture using the Example of Frankfurt am Main ·The Underground Railway as a Driver of Urban Development · A new Underground Railway for Hamburg: Interdisciplinary Design and its Implementation · The new U5 in Hamburg: Design in an Existing Urban Environment

Crisis Management

Crisis and Catastrophe Management in Rail Tunnel Operation · Hazard and Resistance Analysis for Underground Rail Systems

Festive Evening

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019

Lecture programme (simultaneous translation German/English and English/German) and STUVA Expo exhibition

Lectures Tunnelling

Tunnelling in Swelling Ground

Stuttgart 21, Feuerbach Tunnel in Rock Mass Containing Anhydrite · Engelberg Base Tunnel: Strengthening of the Inner Lining through a Fundamental Change of Load Transfer in a SwellingRock Mass

Ground Freezing

Construction of Cross Passages under the Suez Canal Using Ground Freezing · New Process to Determine Frost Heave Resulting from Artificial Ground Freezing in Tunnelling · Use of Liquid Nitrogen to Prevent a Hydraulic Failure

Tunnel Lining and Waterproofing

Pre-applied, Fully-bonded Membrane Waterproofing System with Self-healing Effect in Tunnelling · Effects of a Fire during the Constructionof the Follo Tunnel · Robot-supported Segment Production · Design, Requirements and Testing of Sealing Gaskets in Segment Linings · Alto Maipo Project in Chile

New Construction Contract Models

Recycling and Disposal Concepts for Material Excavated from Tunnels · Feuerbach and Bad Cannstatt Tunnels: Contractual Adaptation in the Course of Construction ·The new SBB Contract Model “General Contractor plus” on the Newbuild Bözberg Tunnel Project · Development of Major Civil Engineering Projects with the Alternative Contract Model ‘Alliance Contract’· Partnership-based Cooperation – Proposals for German Rail Tunnels

Underground Construction in the Frankfurt Region

The North Main Lightrail in Frankfurt am Main · Current and Historic Overview of Tunnel Building in Frankfurt ·The Europaviertel in Frankfurt am Main: Major Project for Infrastructure Preparation and Development of a new City Quarter · Geotechnical and Tunnelling Challenges of the Construction of Metro Line U5 in Frankfurt · The New Lightrail Station Gateway Gardens

Lectures Tunnel Operation/Planning

BIM Applications

Brüttener Tunnel: The Open Big BIM Tunnel Design · BIM Pilot Project Fehmarnsund Crossing · BIM Application Cases for the Widening of the Motorway A7 in Hamburg · BIM on the Hamburg U5 Project · 3D Ground Models and their Use in the BIM Process

Fire Protection and Safety

Emergency Exit Doors in Road Tunnels · Fire Protection in Tunnels for Vehicles with new Energy Carriers · Cost-effectiveness of the Use of Fire Protection Boards in Tunnels · Recommendations for Fire Service Lifts in Underground Stations · Fire Protection Measures in Dutch Road Tunnels

Particular Design Aspects

Koralm Tunnel, Tunnel Construction versus Railway Equipment Installation for Long Rail Tunnels · Tunnel Safety: Coutry-specific Differences · Autonomous Operation of Urban Transit,Trams and Busses · Possibilities for the (partial) Use of Road Tunnels with Reduced Capacity · Cost Forecasting Models for Tunnel Structural Works and the Operational Systems of Road Tunnels

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019

Technical Visits

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