Beyond A Tunnelvision Conference 2024

Shaping the future of tunnel renovations

October 16, 2024

Antwerp, Belgium

Join us at the Beyond a Tunnel Vision Conference 2024 as we tackle the international challenge of urgently renovating our essential but aging tunnels. Don't miss the chance to collaborate on solutions that keep the world moving!

Portrait image of Alfons van Marrewijk

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Alfons van Marrewijk

Full Professor of Construction Cultures at Delft University of Technology

Alfons will share a new and inspiring perspective on the work of asset managers. With growing challenges and the continuous demand of society to keep critical infrastructure open at all times, the responsibility of tunnel managers increases. By presenting a wide range of learnings from international examples, he will provide practical ideas that will inspire the European asset management community to start looking for more international cooperation and smart learning.

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.

Tunnels getting more independent from the power grid: an important step in energy transition

The Austrian highway road operator ASFINAG has made a Expressway with more than 16km length in Vienna, including six tunnels within and the traffic control centre, self-sufficient by generating its energy. This energy is used for the normal daily consumption of the route, and the surplus is stored in large batteries. To transport and distribute the energy, ASFINAG has installed its own medium-voltage network. This allows energy to be generated, stored and used where and when needed. An central energy management system controls the energy flows and ensures monitoring. In a power outage around Vienna, the most critical systems on this layout can continue to operate for about ten hours. Learn more about the status, the methodology, the future of this project, and possibilities for your tunnel project.


Rene List
Rene List

ASFINAG

TBA
TBA