Friday, September 29th

12:30 p.m.


13:30 p.m.

Opening BBT Workshop

Address of welcome:

  • Raffaele Zurlo, CEO of BBT SE 
  • Martin Ausserdorfer, Director of the BBT - Observatory
  • Arno Kompatscher, Governor of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano
14:00 p.m.

First session - Topic Drilling and blasting method

14:15 p.m.

Robert Galler: New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM)

state of the art, application principles and standards

14:45 p.m.

Pietro Lunardi: The Analysis of Controlled Deformation in Rocks and Soils  method (ADECO-RS)

experience gained, application principles and standards

15:15 p.m.

Alberto Palomba: Ground freezing method for drilling in alluvial material

the Isarco river underpass

15:45 p.m.

Question time

16:30 p.m.

Second session - Topic Mechanized excavation (TBM tunnelling)

16:45 p.m.

Remo Grandori: Pros and limits of TBM tunnelling When to use a TBM and when not.

17:15 p.m.

Stefano Fuoco: TBM used for tunnelling of the Italian tracts of the Brenner Base Tunnel

future technological evolution and expected performance

17:45 p.m.

Andrea Lussu: The experience about the mechanized tunneling, in the Tulfes-Pfons segment of the Brenner Basis Tunnel

18:15 p.m.

Raffaele Zurlo: Time frame and cost framework to realize the Brenner Base Tunnel

18:45 p.m.

Question time

19:00 p.m.

Raffaele Zurlo: Conclusions

20:00 p.m.

Dinner at the Fortezza Fortress (with reservation)

Saturday, September 30th

8:30 a.m.

Welcome of the registered participants

8:45 a.m.

BBT Workshop - second day: Constructions sites visits, Opening




  • Raffaele Zurlo
  • Andrea Pigorini

9:00 a.m.

Isarco river underpass:  project description

  • Rosario Sorbello
  • Bernardo Carta
9:20 a.m.

Mules 2-3: Project descripiton

  • Antonio Voza


Safety briefing

10:00 a.m.

Dressing and departure towards the construction sites by bus

13:00 p.m.

Return and end of the workshop



Società Italia Gallerie
Ordine Ingegneri - Bolzano
Provincia autonoma di Bolzano - Amministrazione provinciale
Sul binario per il futuro
Collegio Ingegneri Ferroviari italiani
Ordine dei Geologi Regione del Veneto
WTC 2019
Co-financed by the European Union