Ilias Michalis’ career in tunnelling and geotechnical engineering is the combination of:
1. His successful involvement in a large number of tunneling and geotechnical designs of significant infrastructure projects in Greece and overseas (Qatar Metro, Athens Metro, Egnatia Highway Project, Patras – Athens – Thessaloniki Highway Project etc.),
2. His involvement in the Independent Engineer’s teams for major Highway Concession Projects in Greece (i.e. MOREAS Concession Highway Project, AEGEAN Motorways Concession Highway Project, OLYMPIA ODOS Concession Project), and
3. His numerous scientific / academic work in the areas of Geotechnical Engineering, Foundations and Tunnelling in weak rock conditions.
More specifically, Michalis’ experience in tunneling engineering, includes among others: (i) the design of different types of tunnels (railway, motorway and hydraulic tunnels), (ii) the risk analyses of various methodologies of underground operations (i.e. TBM and NATM) for metros, railway and motorway projects, and (iii) the active membership in working groups for drafting relevant design and construction specifications.
Michalis geotechnical consulting services can be offered in the following areas: (i) Design of Cuts and Embankments, (ii) Design of Shallow and Deep Foundations of complex superstructures, (iii) Design of ground stabilization measures, (iv)Independent checking of various geotechnical designs and (v) Evaluation of in-situ and laboratory geotechnical investigation results.
Michalis’ current position, since December 2015 is Associate Technical Director at Arcadis / Hyder Consulting in Dubai branch, leading / directing Geotechnical and Tunnel designs.Go Back