Swiss Tunnel
Congress 2017

What exactly do we mean when we talk about Building Information Modeling – and what are we going to do with it? The subject of BIM has ultimately reached the tunnelling industry in the German-speaking countries, and the key issues of BIM application were part of the 16th Swiss Tunnel Congress agenda as well. This year’s STC on May 31st was attended by more than 700 participants and once again dealt

with a broad spectrum of topics, presented in

14 lectures about international and Swiss

tunnelling projects.

„The maintenance and modernization of existing structures is an equally essential subject, that deserves our special consideration,” said Stefan Maurhofer (Fig.1), president of the Swiss Tunnelling Society, host of the STC, in his opening address at the Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre (KKL). Correspondingly this year’s Swiss Tunnelling Colloquium, held at the previous day, was titled “Maintenance and Renewal of Traffic Tunnels”, and with 375 participants this colloquium turned out to be a highly successful one.

The promotion of young talents is another important topic, and in this regard...

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