Assetmanagement for tunnels

We see a widely spread ambition to become a more asset management organization instead of an organization focused on projects (either building or renovation projects). But what is professional assetmanagement for tunnels and what should be focal points for the upcoming decade?


Speakers

Vanessa Di Muro

Vanessa Di Muro

CERN

Hans Adden

Hans Adden

Ruhr University Bochum

Stephan Engelhardt

Stephan Engelhardt

Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences


Speakers

Vanessa Di Muro

Vanessa Di Muro

CERN

Hans Adden

Hans Adden

Ruhr University Bochum

Stephan Engelhardt

Stephan Engelhardt

Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences


Presentations

Presentation

Assetmanagement for tunnels

Developments in tunnel asset management with CERN

By Vanessa Di Muro

The European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) hosts the most powerful particle accelerator ever built, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). To guarantee the safe running of the particle accelerators, the maintenance of CERN underground infrastructure plays an important role. Ageing and deterioration of tunnel defects are becoming more evident and inevitable. Detecting and monitoring cracks in tunnels are crucial for maintaining the structural integrity and safety of the infrastructure. However, access to most of the underground areas is regulated and granted only during specific periods of the year, for 1-2 months. Such limited time poses a great challenge to the visual inspection and field monitoring of the CERN infrastructure over tens of kilometres. The presentation will focus on CERN Tunnel Asset Management strategy and the implementation of smart monitoring technologies used to inspect and assess CERN large-scale infrastructure. This includes automated crack detection systems by using advanced robotics solutions and distributed fibre optic sensors, that can provide real/time data on structural changes, enhancing preventive maintenance activities.

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Assetmanagement for tunnels

Lifecycle costs (LCC) for tunnels: a new model

By Hans Adden & Stephan Engelhardt

With limited resources, understanding the lifecycle costs over the entire lifecycle of a tunnel is critical. Lifecycle costs (LCC) aggregates all costs incurred throughout the lifespan of an asset. The German DAUB has developed a model for calculating the LCC of a tunnel. While tailored for Germany, we believe there are significant opportunities to apply this model to your tunnel. Attend this presentation to gain insights into the model and explore opportunities for your tunnel.

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Renovation, management & maintenance

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