‘Challenges of modern tunneling’ seminar Warsaw, September 13, 2019


The COVER team took part in the seminar entitled “Challenges of modern tunneling” organized by the PKG Underground Construction Subcommittee together with ITA-AITES and the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Warsaw University of Technology, in Warsaw on September 13, 2019.

Guests were welcomed by Robert Soszyński, deputy president of Warsaw, dr inż. Monika Mitew-Czajewska (Warsaw University of Technology) and Jinxiu Yan – president of ITA-AITES.

The seminar presented very important aspects of tunneling in the world. Jinxiu Yan has told about the development of tunneling technology in China over the past 40 years. In her speech she emphasized that the construction of tunnels changes people’s lives for the better. The speech, prepared by Martin Herrenknecht and Dmitri Petrov-Ganev, concerned on innovations and challenges in mechanized tunneling. Martin Knights presented current trends and influences in British tunnel projects. Tarcisio B. Celestino, former president of ITA-AITES, talk about needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (carbon footprints) in underground construction, as well as through underground construction. Julien Bruneton from the French construction company Bessac talked about innovations on the construction of Grand Paris Express.

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