Tarcisio Celestino, new President (2016-2019) of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association.
“This is a big congress, as we all know at this moment the biggest congress in ninety history and of course it could expect that beign in the United States, but on the other hand we did not see this in 1996 the congress also hear it was not so significant as it is now so one good thing about this many good things about this congress but one of them is that being so big it how loud the number of technical sessions also to be large number and I cannot think of any important subjet in tunneling that wich has not been covered in at least one technical session.
I‘d say the major, our major role, is to increase the talon market it has been increasing but on the other hand we still see that there is a lot of demand for underground works things wich are still constructed on surface wich should not and this is what we should influence most, in other words the activity of why go underground use of underground space if we can improve that. I´m very sure that all the other activities will come also with their improvements it will be a consequence good role that I had in this sense is to influence the member nations to start because we cannot just go to a constant that directly to the government it´s much easier if we do that throuh the member nations their role of member nations to approach government and in each country and influence and show how underground solutions are much better in some situations.
I´m very sure that the benefits of this congress will take longer to take some time to digest and have a good sense and that the results will do very good and will not feel them next month, it will something wich for the next 12 months we´re coming up.“
Tarcisio BarretoCelestino. He graduated in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo (1972), a master's degree in Civil Engineering - University of California, Berkeley (1978) and Doctor of Civil Engineering - University of California, Berkeley (1981).
Professor PhD from the University of Sao Paulo and manager of civil engineering - Engineering Themag, President of the Brazilian Tunnel Committee, Coordinator of the Working Group concrete designed the International Tunnelling Association and consultant to the Research Foundation of the State of Sao Paul .
Professor of the Master of Underground Works IHE-Delft, The Netherlands. He has experience in Civil Engineering with emphasis on the mechanical properties of the rocks, which acts on the following topics: Tunnels, rock mechanics, shotcrete, dams and applications of numerical methods. He has published numerous books and articles on the subject.
Awards and recognitions.
Manuel Rocha Award 2012, Brazilian Association of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering - ABMS.
2008 Tribute in recognition of the contribution to growth ABGE and Environmental Engineering and Geology in Brazil, the Brazilian Association of Engineering and Environmental Geology.