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Infrastructure, particularly in tunnels, faces challenges such as limited personnel, time, and resources. Expertise in tunnels often relies on experience rather than formal education, and there’s a lack of global standards for tunnel management. With many experts approaching retirement, there’s a pressing need to transfer their knowledge. Digitalization is viewed as a potential solution, but its integration into infrastructure management is intricate. Although there’s interest in digital tools like ‘digital tunnel twins,’ the question remains: Are we prepared for this shift?

Presentations

Fitbit for Tunnels: getting a grip for asset owners

Due to settlements, loads, and environmental impact, damage occurs in tunnel constructions by material degradation. How this degradation progresses cannot yet be accurately predicted. In collaboration with the Centre for Underground Construction the Technical University of Delft is developing the Fitbit for tunnels: a way to monitor the condition of tunnel structures. Starting by identifying and selecting the critical locations and deteriorations in a tunnel. Next, develop, select, test, and implement sensors capable of detecting relevant changes in material properties. Collect the data generated by these sensors and interpret it using Artificial Intelligence. This session will delve into the Fitbit for tunnels.'

Mohammad Fotouhi
Mohammad Fotouhi

Delft University of Technology

Michel Boutz
Michel Boutz

SGS INTRON B.V.

Total cost of ownership (TCO) for tunnels: a new model

With limited resources, getting a grip on the total costs over the entire lifecycle of a tunnel is crucial. In a TCO, all costs incurred throughout the lifespan of an asset are aggregated. The German DAUB has developed a model for calculating the TCO of a tunnel. While this model is tailored for Germany, we do believe there are major opportunities to benefit from this model for your tunnel. Attend this presentation, get more insights into the model and explore opportunities for your tunnel.

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