08:00 – 09:00



09:00 – 09:15

Introduction to the Symposium


09:15 – 09:55

Opening lecture: Above, below and beyond the mobility transformation in Graz

Fallast, K.





Section 1

S-LINK, Salzburg


09:55 - 10:20

S-LINK Salzburg gains momentum

Greinmeister, A.

10:20 - 10:45

The soil investigations and soil mechanics insights for the underground construction of the S-LINK

Saurer, E.; Greinmeister, A.

10:45 - 11:10

S-LINK - tunnel construction in the city centre of Salzburg, challenges and solutions

Jedlitschka, G.; Kohlböck, B.;

Eder, M.; Greinmeister, A.




11:10 - 11:40

Coffee break





Section 2

International Projects I


11:40 - 12:05

Using various geotechnical techniques for challenging conditions at the WestLink project

Raja, S. U.; Landergren, H.; Thurner, R.

12:05 - 12:30

Grand Paris Express - a shallow urban tunnel with conventional method - a case study from Line 15 South

Cavagnet, S.; Mancinelli, L.; Midali, E.;

Diallo, I.

12:30 - 12:55

Use of fiber-reinforced segments and cement-reduced annular gap mortar on the Grand Paris Express project

Khatchadourian, A.; Heim, A.




12:55 - 14:25

Lunch break





Section 3

Tunnelling Specifics of Metro/Subways


14:25 - 14:50

Model-based representation of geological prognosis (un)reliability for shallow tunnels

Massimo-Kaiser, I.; Salzgeber, H.;

Flora, M.

14:50 - 15:15

Line crossing U2xU5 construction sections U2/17 to U2/21 - experience gained to date from tunnel excavation works

Schweiger, H.; Wäger, R.



15:15 - 15:45

Coffee break





Section 4

International Projects II


15:45 - 16:10

Assessing potential building damage caused by leakage to urban tunnels

Langford, J.;

Ritter, S.;

Lysdahl A. K.;

Ånes, E. W.;

Piciullo, L.

16:10 - 16:35

Large highway tunnels under operating metro lines in the soils of Santiago - design and control approach

Toledo, M.; Cárcamo, V.;

Silva, D.

16:35 - 17:00

Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project - novel design and construction approach for major station caverns

Lagger, H.; Sainsbury, D.; Sainsbury, B.-A.; Storry, R.





Closing words


Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Marcher
Institute of Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling
Graz University of Technology
Rechbauerstraße 12, A-8010 Graz

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Robert Galler
Chair of Subsurface Engineering
Montanuniversität Leoben
Erzherzog-Johann-Straße 3/III, A-8700 Leoben


Ines Metzler MSc
Institute of Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling
Graz University of Technology

Rechbauerstraße 12, A-8010 Graz
Tel.: +43 316 / 873 4229