Obituary | Nachruf

Prof. Dr.-Ing. h. c. Robert Fechtig Died at the Age of 91

On 1 February 2022, Prof. Dr.-Ing. h. c. Robert Fechtig passed away at the age of 91. With him, STUVA not only loses a highly esteemed colleague in the field of underground construction, but also a good friend of many years.

Robert Fechtig was born on 6 January 1931. He graduated as a civil engineer from the ETH Zurich in 1956 at the age of 25. His professional career began as a project engineer for the construction of power plants in Sweden between 1956 and 1958; he then returned to ETH Zurich for two years as a research assistant. From 1961 to 1981, Robert Fechtig worked in more central...

Related articles:

Issue 01/2011 Switzerland

Swiss Tunnel Congress 2010

Specialist Conference for Underground Construction – Colloquium: Concrete Technol­ogy Colloquium on June 9, and specialist conference on June 10, 2010, in Lucerne, Switzer­land. Publisher: FGU...

more
Issue 04/2013 Switzerland

New Löwenstrasse Station in Zurich: rough Construction completed

The approx. 4.8 km long, twin-track Weinberg Tunnel with parallel escape and evacuation tunnel and the underground through station Löwenstrasse [1] has 4 tracks and two 420 m long central platforms...

more
Issue 05/2013 Switzerland

Lucerne Underground Station: Construction Methods decided

Lucerne Station is numbered among Switzerland’s 5 largest with more than 60,000 passengers per day. This transport hub with 22 trains/hour and direction is already stretched to its limits. The Swiss...

more
Book Review

Tunnelling Switzerland

Switzerland is a country of tunnels. It is characterized by the tricky topography with a large proportion of mountains, the high degree of mobility and the effort to provide quantitatively good...

more
Issue 02/2012 2011 STUVA Conference in Berlin

Underground Construction for Sustainable Environmental and Climate Protection

The Research Association for Underground Construction (STUVA) staged its Conference – held every 2 years – on this occasion from December 6 to 8, 2011 on the Berlin fairgrounds. The topical theme...

more