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January 28, 2020

 Road tunnels and technology in an operational perspective
Arild Petter Sovik, Tunntech Global News

Operational issues on the 15th International AFTES Congress

Written by  Nov 27, 2017

On the ITA COSUF technical session, the president of PIARC´s Technical Committee D.5 (Road Tunnel Operations) Marc Tesson, presented briefly the technical reports in the field of tunnel safety. He emphasized that operational topics is the most important prerequisite for constructing a underground structure. The topics large underground structures and interconnected infrastructures, cases studies, fixed fire fighting systems and BIM during refurbishment of road tunnels was explored by different tunnel experts from all over Europe. 

The congress with the general theme of The value is underground highlighted the latent value of underground space as a means of developing living spaces and the symbiosis between ground-level and underground. Also focused on the abundance of, and the necessity of interweaving know-how and disciplines that are crucial to provide those spaces with a sustainable life.

ITA COSUF managed to bring the operational issues on the table, and organised also a round table discussions after the technical session. The round table aimed at enhancing discussions between experts about complex underground hubs with questions raised at each step of the lifecycle starting from design up to operational phase including upgrading concerns. The goal for the session was to share between infrastructure owners, operators, fire brigades, policemen, rescue services, engineers and companies good examples, encountered difficulties, needs for improvement and new solutions for complex underground hubs.

The audience included AFTES delegates, members of ITA COSUF and others that have an interests in operational and safety issues. The operational issues had quite a large interests and ITA COSUF received good feedback from the audience. 

ITA COSUF arranged also general assembly and activity group meetings in connection with the congress. 

Weblinks: http://www.aftes2017.com/en/http://www.ita-cosuf.org 

Last modified on Monday, 11 December 2017 11:24
Arild Petter Sovik

Editor, Tunntech Global News

E-mail:  arild.sovik@tunntech.no
Phone:  +47 950 88 793


News coverage based on many years of experience from key positions in the industry. Former National Tunnel Manager at the road authorities (NO), senior principal development manager at a major tunnel contractor company (NO) and experience from a wide number of activities in national and international networks. 


Website: www.sovikconsulting.no
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