At the beginning of June, the Swiss Tunnel Congress (STC) brought the tunnel construction professionals to the KKL Lucerne. During the congress we had the opportunity to talk to Jasmin Amberg and Stefan Maurhofer. The interviews are available in German only.
In the interview, Jasmin Amberg says that the congress is very important for establishing contacts and expanding one' s network. As a representative of the young members of the Swiss Tunnelling Society (STS), she has a lot to do with the young generation of tunnel builders, but always appreciates the opportunity to talk to established tunnel builders at the STC.
Their experience from countless projects will also be of use in the future. Even if the working methods, project management and communication are constantly evolving
Stefan Maurhofer, President of the Swiss Tunnelling Society, also sees the congress as an important network platform for all generations of tunnel construction professionals. The exchange of know-how and the promotion of technology are further key points that the STS is pursuing during the days at the KKL. Be it at the colloquium, during the lectures or one of the various excursions.
The commitment of the construction industry is of great importance for the STS, as it is financially supporting the congress and allows the costs for the members to remain low.
The annual congress is attended by around 800 professionals from 15 nations. This year's lectures were well attended and covered topics ranging from the challenging refurbishment of the Allmendtunnel in Thun to the cultural challenges in tunnel construction at Förbifart in Sweden and the CERN cross-border project.
In addition to its commitment at the STS, Amberg is also well represented and networked in the international committees and working groups of the ITA. Take a look at our overview here.