CERN – HiLumi

New underground structures at LHC Point 5

Our engineers are working on extending the infrastructure of the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) Particle Accelerator, the CERN’s 27-km-long circular tunnel.

Pini Swiss is helping a ‘BIM Trend’ to become efficient in practice

The core of the HiLumi project contains an 80-metre-high access shaft measuring over 10 metres in diameter, service caverns, a transformer corridor of over 300 metres in length, various connecting tunnels, emergency exits and access to the existing infrastructure. The scope of the project includes all stages of design, from the preliminary project through tender design and execution design up to construction management. In order to achieve the aims of the project over the long term, the client has requested that it be handled using BIM (Building Information Modeling). Our BIM manager collaborates with Autodesk Revit developers to optimize specific tools for underground construction. A stringent organization should align all project processes with the fulfilment of project objectives.

The underground works at the construction site started in April this year and is expected to be completed in 2021. The Pini Swiss works in consortium with Lombardi and Artelia under the project management of our head engineer Davide Merlini. His many years of experience in working underground distinguish him as an expert in special work of this nature. He is assisted by Filippo Gianelli, Head of Section Underground Works in Lugano, and BIM manager Davide Barbero.

In search of the essence of the Universe

The European Organisation for Nuclear Research CERN carries out research into the basic structure of the universe. Elementary particles are made to collide at almost light speed by the world’s most complex scientific instruments. This process provides insight into the laws of nature and gives us a better understanding of the question of our existence: where do we come from and where are we going? The CERN Laboratory was founded near Geneva on the border between France and Switzerland in 1954. 

Date: 01.06.2018

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