40 years of STUVA Conference
STUVA has been organising scientific conferences since more than 40 years. STUVA's conferences are held bi-annually, late November/early December in odd years, and have become a fixed date in the calendar of many tunnelling experts not only from german speaking countries. Traditionally, the event is hosted by a large german city with a metro system in operation or under construction. The conference covers recent developments in all fields of underground construction with special focus topics, e.g.: new technologies, design, construction, maintenance, economic issues (PPP), safety and risk during construction and operation, contractual issues from tendering to awarding, etc.
Usually, the event lasts three days: 25-30 papers from international experts will be presented within 8 sessions on the first and second day. The third day is reserved for excursions to interesting local construction sites and traffic facilities. The past conferences were visited by up to 1,300 participants each.
The proceedings of STUVA's conferences are published in our series "Forschung+Praxis, U-Verkehr und unterirdisches Bauen".
An accompanying exhibition takes place at the conference venue since 1997.