Amberg Geotechnics, a new software application unveiled at the Intergeo exhibition in Nuremberg on 27-29 September 2011, provides a host of benefits for underground construction practitioners. This highly efficient and user-friendly surveying tool permits quick and cost-effective identification of high-risk areas in underground construction projects.

Tunnel surveyors and geotechnical engineers must seek to minimise underground construction risks and hazards, but are also under immense pressure to keep to tight budgets and schedules. Amberg Geotechnics is the ideal software tool for quickly and accurately identifying the full range of dangers that can affect tunnel construction projects.

At this year’s Intergeo exhibition, the software’s Swiss manufacturer Amberg Technologies demonstrated for the first time how surveyors and geotechnical engineers can benefit from this innovative new technology.

"Efficient, cost-effective monitoring and assessment of deformation and settling during tunnel construction and maintenance generates time savings of up to 50%, compared with manual surveying techniques. Safety is the overriding priority, so our main aim is to free up time for users to keep risks to a minimum and take vital safety measures," said Amberg Technologies Product Manager Oliver Schneider.