THE NEXT LEVEL UP IS DOWN © ITACUS
Thanks to Tunnelling Journal, Tris Thomas and British Tunnelling Society for inviting our co-chair Antonia Cornaro as keynote speaker to this year’s BTS conference #bts2022. Her presentation showcased innovative uses of underground space, including examples of human centered transportation schemes to space, energy efficient, multi functional and secure underground infrastructure. Examples were shown from around the world, and included examples from Switzerland , like Cargo sous terrain (CST) and Edge Computing Underground.
“Down to the Next Level” was Arnold Dix ‘s keynote talk, stating that “the tunnelling industry must embrace, master, measure and communicate the advantages of going underground using modern concepts, language and metrics” (TJ). “We are constructors not destructors” and “the world needs us now” were some of the urgent messages Arnold shared with the BTS audience.