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The Greek Tunnelling Society

The Greek Tunnelling Society (GTS), founded in 1995, is the established and official representative of Greece in the International Tunnelling Association (ITA-IATES). GTS is a nonprofit body and aims to promote the key advantages of tunnels and underground structures from technical, environmental, social and economic point of view. The steering board of the GTS consists of 7 members, while the body of the GTS has more than 200 members.

Board of the Greek Tunnelling Society

Principal Geotechnical and Tunnel Engineering Consultant
Nikolaos Roussos
Nikolaos Roussos
President
Civil Engineer ATTIKO METRO S.A. / Vice President of GTS
Dimitrios Alifragis
Dimitrios Alifragis
Vice President
Assistant Professor University of Leeds / ITACUS / ITA-CET / ITAy
Prof. Chrysothemis Paraskevopoulou
Prof. Chrysothemis Paraskevopoulou
Secretary
Civil Engineer ATTIKO METRO S.A. / Treasurer of GTS
Evangelos Pergantis
Evangelos Pergantis
Treasurer
Associate Professor NTUA, School of Mining Eng & Metallurgy / Member GTS
Prof. Andreas Benardos
Prof. Andreas Benardos
Editor
Civil Engineer, Tunnel Design Project Manager at Omikron Kappa Consulting S.A.
Marilia Balasi
Marilia Balasi
Member
Principal Design Manager at EDAFOS Engineering Consultants S.A. / ex-President of GTS
Ioannis Fikiris
Ioannis Fikiris
Member

The main objectives

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To inform the Greek engineering community (individuals, companies, public sectors etc.) for the key advantages of the underground structures and underground development.

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To develop methods and/or update the existing ones for a more efficient design, construction, supervision and maintenance of underground structures.

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To record and communicate technical information, knowledge and experience about Tunnelling and underground structures.

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To disseminate information related to the development and implementation of new technologies, methods and innovations of underground projects.

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Work with the responsible state authorities for drawing up regulations, specifications, recommendations etc.

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To organise visits to relevant construction sites in Greece and abroad.

Underground tunnels and mining sites in Greece

For more information, please visit the official GTS website: https://www.eesye.gr