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Tunnelling & Construction Technology

Innovative solutions for complex tasks

Performance, sustainability, environmental protection and cost-effectiveness play a central role in the construction of transport infrastructures. The STUVA therefore advances relevant technical developments, among other things when it comes to new processes and products in tunnel construction or innovative building methods in road building.

For this purpose, some of the world's unique large-scale testing facilities, such as test rigs for tubbings and a testing circuit are available. In addition, STUVA is also advising on special issues.

Did you know...

that the topic areas of tunnelling and building technology are regularly represented as core topics at the STUVA conference? With 3,500 trade visitors from over 30 nations, the "family meeting of the tunnel industry" is one of the world's leading industry meetings for underground infrastructure.


What can we do for you?

We are your competent partner for:


  • Performing of stress tests on large parts. Various force effects on highly stressend components (e.g. tubbing segments) can be simulated by means of tailor-amde hydraulic test equipment. Examples of stress tests already carried out:
    • stiffness
    • torsional rigidity
    • disk pressure tests
    • shearing tests
    • spalling tests
    • friction tests
    • large-scale tests (full segmental ring (tubbing) in scale 1:1)
  • Development of new products and processes for mechanical and conventional tunnel construction as well as special foundation engineering
  • Checking the durability of road constructions on the circular test system
  • Creation of expert reports and international research


  • Advising and monitoring of water resistant concrete and surface sealing
  • Review of planning documents such as workshop plans
    and quality management handbook
  • Identification of causes of damage on-site
  • Conception of maintenance work
  • Practice-oriented leak tests: joint tapes, surface sealing
  • Special fields: Elastomer profiles for segments, umbrella seals, injections, grouting
  • Elaboration of recommendations
  • National and international research
  • Creating of expert opinions

Your contact:

Dr.-Ing. Christian Thienert

Head of Business

+49 221 5 97 95-32

More detailed information

The following documents give an impression of our range of services. Here you can find information in printable format: