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Preliminary Programme

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019

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

Welcoming Address

Jens Deutschendorf, Staatssekretär im Hessischen Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Energie, Verkehr und Wohnen

Opening Lecture

Dr. h.c. mult. Gerhard Schröder, Federal Chancellor (ret.)

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 and Groundwater Infiltration • 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 • Process Model to Improve 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, Automation

Stuttgart 21, Connection of the Underground Transport Facilities with the Above-ground City Redevelopment • 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

[Translate to Englisch:] Vortragsprogramm (Simultanübersetzung deutsch/englisch und englisch/deutsch) und Ausstellung STUVA-Expo

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 “GeneralContractor plus” on the Newbuild Bözberg Tunnel Project • Development of Major Civil Engineering Projects with the Alternative Contract Model ʼalliance contractʻ • 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

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 • Refurbishment of the Underground Railway in Munich: Development of Fire Safety Concepts

Particular Design Aspects

Koralm Tunnel, Tunnel Construction versus Railway Equipment Installation for Long Rail Tunnels • Tunnel Safety: Country-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 Excursions

Conference participants are invited to visit interesting construction sites and transport facilities in and around Frankfurt and to gain deeper insights for example into the project “U5 Europoviertel”.

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