Network for the dissemination of knowledge on the management and organisation of large infrastructure projects in Europe
The fifth NETLIPSE network meeting took place in Zürich on
October 20th - 21st 2008.
The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology hosted this meeting.
The main focus of the network meeting was to discuss several
NETLIPSE research results.
At the Zürich Network Meeting, several interinsting debates were
organised. In addition, the Zürich Main Station Construction Site
was visited, where work is well underway in enlarging the station
for increased passenger and traffic capacity. The work has not been
without challenges, as the station is located in the historic city
centre (limited space) and was mapped as a sensitive area: a living
space for different endangered insects and reptiles. Swiss law
prohibits the destructino of biotopes without replacement and as a
result, the rooftop of the station was developed as alternative
living space for these animals.