R 14 Increasing Resilience of Tunnels
Wednesday, February 9 08:00 - 09:30 (Calgary)
Chair : Mr. Ingo KAUNDINYA, Chair of PIARC TC 4.4, Germany
Compared to the open road, tunnels are relatively vulnerable when it comes to availability for traffic, because of the many required safety measures to enable safe passage. Moreover, a traffic incident or fire in a tunnel often requires more time and effort to normalize the situation than on the open road. So, in the context of road tunnels, resilience could be described as the ability to keep the tunnel safely available for traffic, during various abnormal situations, like traffic incidents, technical malfunctions, extreme weather conditions, other natural and man-made hazards, or maintenance and refurbishments. In short, resilience is the ability to prepare for, adapt to and recover from abnormal events.
Papers in this session describe cases in which measures were planned and implemented to improve road tunnel resilience in general or for a specific road tunnel, focussed on events or circumstances that are particularly relevant for their situation or experience. Additionally first outputs of TC4.4 on tunnel resilience will be presented.
Welcome and session introduction
• Mr. Ingo KAUNDINYA
Improving the Resilience of Road Tunnels
• Mr Ulrich BERGERHAUSEN, Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt), Germany
• Mr Harald KAMMERER, ILF Consulting Engineers Austria GmbH, Austria
• Mr Bernhard KOHL, ILF GROUP HOLDING GMBH, Austria
• Mr. Ingo KAUNDINYA, Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt), Germany
Importance of an adapted lighting control system in snowsheds located in an avalanche area
• Mr Pierre LONGTIN, Nyx Hemera Technologies, Canada-Québec
Resilience measures applied in a highway tunnel with a high level of cargo transport - The case of the "La Línea" tunnel in Colombia
• Mr Carlos Felipe SABOGAL OCAMPO, Instituto Nacional de Vías, Colombia
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Questions and Answers
• Mr. Ingo KAUNDINYA
Organiser: Mr. Ingo KAUNDINYA
Session Secretary: Mr. Tiago MASSINGUE, Secretary of PIARC TC 4.4, South Africa