Keynote speakers

"Tight -research project on rock mass grouting"

Eivind Grøv
Chief Scientist/Professor, SINTEF/NTNU

Monday, September 2 at 12.40

Eivind Grøv graduated from NTNU (University of Science and Technology in Trondheim) in 1983, with MSc. in Geotechnical Engineering. Grøv has worked as consultant in the tunnelling industry covering tunnelling and underground applications for many different purposes like oil/gas storage, hydropower, road/railway tunnels and sub sea tunnels in rock. His experience includes expert services to a wide range of projects in more than 20 countries.

Grøv is now Chief Scientist at SINTEF and Professor in his fields at NTNU lecturing/supervising students at MSc and PhD levels. He has been invited lecturer and keynote speaker on several international conferences with a large publication production.

Grøv has been President of the Norwegian Tunnelling Society and is a Honorary member of the society, he is also a former President of the Norwegian Tunnelling Network. He was Vice President of ITA concluding a period of 6 years in the Executive Council and is a Honorary Affiliate Member of ITA. Grøv has held numerous duties in international organisations and is currently Animateur of ITA Working Group on "The use of sprayed concrete". He also leads several tasks within the Norwegian Tunnelling Society.


"Successful grouting of West Metro"

Jari Heikkilä
Rock Engineer, Ramboll

Monday, September 2 at 13.10

Jari Heikkilä has a wide range experience of rock engineering for 30 years. He has worked for contractors Skanska and SRV in Finland and ABV Rock Group in Saudi Arabia. He has been geotechnical and rock engineering designer for Viatek, Scandiakonsult and Ramboll and has gained the highest FISE qualifications. In IPT Ground Investigation Engineers he worked 5 years. The past ten years he has served mostly as a client engineer and project manager. Some of his project includes Päijänne-tunnel (120 km) renovations, Kamppi Center rock works, Nordsjö Harbour railway (16 km) and highway (2 x 2 km) tunnels and West Metro tunnels (2 x 21 km) and 13 stations and some 50 shafts.

Heikkilä has master’s degree in rock and geological engineering from Helsinki Technological University, studies in soil engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, rock engineering from Michigan Technological University and geological engineering from University of Missouri-Rolla. He has an inspectors (besiktnigsman) qualification for rock works in Sweden and working part time for Stockholm’s Future Wastewater Treatment project (SFA).


”Grouting design during construction phase in a client  perspective”

Thomas Dalmalm
Dr., Senior Specialist, Trafikverket

Tuesday, September 3 at 8.30


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