|Date||20 October 2021|
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|Resources||SANCOT Workshop Announcement 07092021.pdf|
New approach to tunnelling and underground risk
Introduction to the FIDIC Emerald Book
TWO- DAY ONLINE WORKSHOP
20-21 OCTOBER 2021
Underground construction is a fast growing market sector, on account of the growing demand for utilization of underground space for infrastructure.
Underground construction is highly dependent on the geological, hydrogeological and geotechnical groundmass characteristics, which have a defining influence on the means and methods required for the successful construction of the Works. In addition, the difficulty in predicting ground behavior and foreseeable conditions implies an inherent uncertainty in underground construction which gives rise to unique risks regarding construction practicability, time and cost.
The Workshop aims at providing participants with the basic information required to apply the Emerald Book effectively before tender and during execution of the Works. It highlights the salient features of this particular Form of Contracts, regarding the allocation of ground related risks, the consideration of time and of time related cost, and contract management during construction.
Registrations are limited to the following organisations:
South African institutions/associations:
South African owners
Local ITA Member Nations in SADC = Southern Africa Development Community
ITA Member Nations in the rest of Africa
Day 1: 20 October 2021
Day 2: 21 October 2021
Hannes was appointed by FIDIC to the joint FIDIC-ITA Task Group 10, responsible for the drafting of the recently published FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Underground Works (the Emerald Book). Hannes is currently chairman of the task group, and is coordinating the preparation of the Contracts Guide.
Hannes has 20 years of professional experience in the site supervision, design, construction and contract management of Underground Works in many parts of the world (Asia, India, Arabia, Europe, North America, and South America). He obtained his MSc in Engineering Geology from the University of Graz and is a registered Professional Engineer.
Since 2020, Hannes is a Professional Master of Mediation.
The knowledge gained from working with Contractors, as the Engineer, and as consultant to the Owner has given Hannes a good understanding of the different points of view on a project, where the parties have one goal, but different targets to achieve.
M.Sc. ETHZ, Switzerland
Swiss citizen, born 1960, M.Sc. in civil engineering from ETH Zurich, Switzerland (1985). Past chair and member of TG 10, member of the FIDIC Contracts Committee, Animateur of ITA Working Group 3 “Contractual practices”. Professional member of SIA, OTIA, USIC, DRBF, DBF.
After his master’s degree, Matthias worked in Sub-Saharan Africa for ETH Zurich and SWISSAID, and in the USA for Swiss Contractor Losinger, Inc. Back in Switzerland, he held positions as a Project Manager with Losinger until 1995 and as a partner in the design and supervision firm Navarra & Neuenschwander until 1999. He then moved to Lombardi Engineering, Ltd. as the Engineer for the south sector of the Gotthard Base Tunnel (at 57 km, longest railway tunnel on earth). In 2004 he joined the board of directors and in 2012 he became the Managing Director of Lombardi. In 2014 Matthias founded Neuenschwander Consulting Engineers Ltd, to provide high-level consultancy to decision makers in large infrastructure projects worldwide. From 1996 to 2010, he was a professor for project management with the Università della Svizzera Italiana and with the University of Applied Sciences of Italian Switzerland, Lugano, and from 2006 to 2018 he served as a member of the committee of the Swiss Tunnelling Society. Matthias chaired the FIDIC-ITA Task Group 10 from its constitution in 2014 to the publication of the Emerald Book 2019, and since then he is the TG’s liaison to the FIDIC Contracts Committee. He currently chairs the ITA Working Group 3 “Contractual Practices”.
Matthias has over thirty years of experience in underground and other infrastructure works as a contractor, a designer, a supervisor, a consultant, an adjudicator and a mediator. He provides services worldwide in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish.
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