ITA Training Course - Robert Galler

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Robert Galler

About the Speaker

GALLER, Robert graduated from the Mining University of Leoben in 1993 with a Dipl.-Ing. equivalent to MSc. in Mining and Tunnelling. From 1993 to 1997 he did a doctoral thesis (PhD) in studying geotechnical conditions for open hard rock tunnel boring machines.

From 1997 to 2007 Robert GALLER was working for GEOCONSULT, an international design consultant, on projects like the High Speed Rail (HSR) link Cologne – Frankfurt in Germany – a high speed railway line with about 30 tunnel projects characterized by very low overburden mainly in soil and strongly weathered rock formations. After being the responsible geotechnical engineer at the HSR Ebelsfeld – Erfurt, Tunnel Sandberg, Germany, further more being involved in the design for Tunnel La Linea, Colombia and the Metro Porto, Portugal and the Semmering Base Tunnel (27km long alpine tunnel) he became project leader for the tender design of several tunnel projects along the northern access route to the Brenner Base Tunnel. From end of 2004 to mid of 2007 GALLER became the project manager of an international design JV for the Brenner Base Tunnel with a length of about 57km including all fields of tunnel design from tunnel safety, aerodynamics, electrical design to civil- and environmental design.


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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