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XXVIIth World Road Congress
Pre-proceedings of the Congress

OSE2 - Road tunnel safety and resilience in Italy

Thursday, October 5 14:30 - 18:00
Chair: Salvatore GIUA, SYSTRA Italia - Head of Department MEP&Safety, PIARC Italia TC 4.4 “Gallerie” President
Room: Club H, 1st floor

Italy is one of the countries in the world with the largest number of tunnels in the road and rail transportation system. The modernization of existing tunnels and the construction of new tunnels in the last 10 years has been a great challenge that the country has faced with the utmost dedication and willingness to innovate.

The panel discussion on Safety and Resilience of Road Tunnels in Italy aims to share the Italian "case history" of the construction, renovation and maintenance of road tunnels following the application of the EU directive, adapting it to our experience and our particular orographic situation. The experience derived from the international experience with the participation in the PIARC Technical Committee on Road Tunnels has been particularly important to improve the different situations we have faced.

  1. Welcome and introduction of the panel session
  2. Sustainability and energy efficiency
  3. Questions and answers
  4. Design standards
  5. Questions and answers
  6. Resilience of critical infrastructures during operation
  7. Questions and answers
  8. Conclusion

Welcome and introduction of the panel session

  • Nazir ALLI, PIARC President – To be Confirmed
  • Edoardo VALENTE, PIARC Italia President, ANAS SpA President
  • Domenico CROCCO, PIARC Italia First Delegate
  • Ingo KAUNDINYA, PIARC TC 4.4 “Tunnel” President

Sustainability and energy efficiency

  • Arthur Tshibela KABUYA, SPRB Bruxelles Mobility, TC 4.4 “Tunnel” Member
  • Rene LIST, ASFINAG Head of Department Electromechanical Infrastructure, TC 4.4 “Tunnel” Member
  • Edoardo VALENTE, President of PIARC Italia, President of ANAS SpA
  • Natalino LUCATELLI, DE CARDEANAS Fan&Services SpA, Tunnel and Metro Director
  • Alessandro FOCARACCI, CEO Prometeoengineering srl

Questions and answers

Design standards

  • Ingo KAUNDINYA, President of PIARC TC 4.4 “Tunnel”
  • Romano BORCHIELLINI, Full Professor of Engineering Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, Politecnico di Torino
  • Luca STANTERO, CEO Risk Design Engineering srl, Safety officer for Road Tunnels
  • Giovanni APA, Vice President Sales – Fire Engineering Business, VALVITALIA GROUP SpA

Questions and answers

Resilience of critical infrastructures during operation

  • Bernhard KOHL, ILF Consulting Engineers – Tunnel Risk expert and analyst, TC 4.4 “Tunnel” Member
  • Ciro CALIENDO, Full Professor of Roads, Railways and Airports, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno
  • Mara LOMBARDI, Associate Professor of Safety Engineering, University of Rome “La Sapienza”

Questions and answers


• Salvatore GIUA
• Edoardo VALENTE