ITA Training Course - Eivind GrØv

Meet the ITA Training Course Speaker

Eivind Grøv

About the Speaker

Eivind Grøv graduated from the University of Science and Technology in Trondheim (previously NTH) in 1983, with MSc. degree in Geotechnical Engineering and Rock Mechanics. Grøv has since graduation been working in the tunnelling industry mainly within the consulting business covering a wide range of tunnelling and underground projects including oil and gas storages, hydropower projects, road and railway tunnels including various subsea tunnels in rock. His experience covers also a wide range of expert services provided to projects abroad, like 6 years working in Saudi Arabia, but also Singapore, China, Chile, Russia, India, Hong Kong and many more countries, including also the Nordic countries.

Grøv is now Chief Scientist with SINTEF Infrastructure heading major research works. Grøv is appointed Professor in engineering geology and rock mechanics at the University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, NTNU lecturing and supervising both domestic students and foreign students at scholarships to Norway. He has held lectures and keynote speeches on several international conferences.

Grøv is the recent past President of the Norwegian Tunnelling Society. He is also a past Vice President of ITA (the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association) concluding a period of 6 years in the Executive Council.


About the ITA Training Course

Monitoring and Control in Tunneling

This training provides the purpose, methods, and examples of “monitoring” the effects of tunnelling, including the monitoring of tunnel machine performance, to control tunnelling to achieve acceptable excavation performance with stable underground structures, and prevent damage to existing structures and utilities. Due to the great variability in ground conditions, monitoring has an essential role in tunnelling regardless of method of excavation.

It is the only effective means to allow the tunnel design and construction procedures to be adjusted and validated as tunnelling takes place. Topics include instrumentation (equipment and typical applications), interpretation of monitoring data, role of monitoring in risk management, contractual aspects, and case histories. The course is of interest for owners, designers and construction engineers, supervisors, and managers.

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