The composition of the ground in Luxemburg’s “Iron-ore Basin”, and thus also at Belval, presents some particular challenges for structural engineers. The high occurrence of pyrite (iron sulphide) can cause major faults in the soil structure.
Eric Lehmann, managing director of the Grundbaulabor engineering offices of Trier in Germany, will be addressing this problem in a public lecture at 7:30 pm on 12 February in the Massenoire. He will illustrate his talk with details of the geotechnical measures used by the Fonds Belval to ensure the safety of the buildings.
The talk will be given in German, and is part of the “Conserver & Innover” conference series. Admission is free.
For further information: www.fonds-belval.lu