Parallel sessions

Seven countries are hosting a parallel programme consisting of four sessions with 15 minutes presentation and 5 minutes discussion, and an overall wrap-up with all speakers.

Below you find the confirmed topics that each country will present. More is yet to come, follow the international LinkedIn-page for the last updates. The sessions are still in arbitrary order!


Thema: Digitalisation

  • Capacity boost – tunnel safety and digitalisation.
  • Tunnel digitalization center – digital services for tunnel maintenance.
  • Digital transformation of tunnel renovations. Case: Koningstunnel The Hague.
  • How to exploit rapid digital innovation in safety-critical application areas.


Theme: New refurbishment techniques

  • Renovation tunnels Schiphol – practical lessons.
  • Sprayable geopolymer concrete for improvement of fire resistance and upgrading.
  • Temporary ventilation and measures to assure air-quality during refurbishment works.
  • Refurbishment with a water mist system for the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel in New York City.


Theme: Tunnel safety and security

  • New operational road tunnel safety issues.
  • Cyber security.
  • From innovation to regulation.
  • Electric vehicle fires in underground infrastructures.


Theme: Inspection investigation monitoring during service life

  • Reflection on Bologna conference Tunnelling 4.0.
  • Damages on lining induced by the construction of a new tunnel and the design of refurbishment: a case history.
  • Inspection and monitoring for tunnel maintenance: analysis of experimental data.
  • Structural and geotechnical monitoring for infrastructural asset management: new prospective.


Theme: Sustainability

  • Innovations in energy savings: lighting the way!
  • Sustainable checklist for tunnel renovation.


Theme: Challenges for infrastructure asset management

  • A strategic asset management framework for improving transport infrastructure.
  • Cost-benefit analysis for fire, life safety and business continuity.
  • Cross-asset, reliability-based life cycle management of tunnels.
  • Asset management of tunnels from the BIM perspective.

The Netherlands

Theme:  Toolbox for the tunnel owner

  • Structural health analysis (SHA): getting a grip on the actual residual lifespan of civil structure of tunnels.
  • Knowledge system and other tools for the SHA.
  • Case: SHA of the Limfjordstunnel.