TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus: The construction of the Thuringian Forest Highway - a transport project with high ecological responsibility [CANCELLED].

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Fr. 15.10.2021
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Unfortunately, the lecture has to be cancelled due to illness of the speaker!


As part of the TU Ilmenau Bürgercampus, Dipl.-Ing. Dieter Engel, retired senior construction manager, will speak in the Faradaybau, Faraday Lecture Hall, Weimarer Str. 32 on Friday, October 15, 2021, at 3 p.m., on "The construction of the Thuringian Forest Motorway - a transport project with a high degree of ecological responsibility".

The construction of the Thuringian Forest Motorway in 1996 was one of the most complex and complicated traffic projects in Germany. The enormous earthworks involved in building the Federal Highway 71, the construction of drainage systems and the consideration of comprehensive environmental protection issues presented enormous challenges. At the same time, the construction of large valley bridges, among others in the Ilmenau area, marked the beginning of a new era in bridge construction.

In his lecture at the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus (previously the Senior Citizens' Academy), Dieter Engel, retired senior construction manager, explains how the Rennsteig Tunnel, Germany's largest road tunnel, had to be built to cross the ridge of the Thuringian Forest. The highest possible tunnel safety was ensured by a tunnel control centre and a hazard prevention centre. Dieter Engel traces the path of the project from the line planning to the establishment of the building law to the execution of the construction project, in which innovative technologies were used. In doing so, he focuses on landscaping and environmental protection.

Admission: 5 euros

About the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus

The former Senior Citizens' Academy of the TU Ilmenau is opening up to all citizens and is now called TU Ilmenau Bürgercampus. Under the new name, the lecture series starts again after an interruption due to the pandemic and presents a wide variety of topics from technology, science, medicine, history and society in the fall semester. The lectures will take place at weekly intervals on Fridays at 3 p.m. in the Faraday lecture hall of the TU Ilmenau in the city center, Weimarer Str. 32 (access from Prof.-Schmidt-Str.). Admission is five euros per lecture. More information about the program: www.tu-ilmenau.de/buergercampus.


In order to be able to hold the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus again in presence, protective measures must be observed before and during the lectures. Due to limited space, pre-registration is required to attend the lectures.Participants must register at https://turm2.tu-ilmenau.de/course/open?ID=497 and can then register for the next presentation. Participation is also subject to the 3G rule: only fully vaccinated, recovered or tested individuals may attend the lectures. In order to enable contact tracing, data will be collected upon admission.