10th Conference – Moscow – 2005

10th International Conference – Moscow 2005 : “Underground Space: Economy and Environment”

The 10th ACUUS Conference Underground Space: Economy and Environment and the ISRM Regional Symposium Rock Mechanics for Underground Environment were held in winter, in a warm atmosphere traditionally attributed to such events in the political, cultural and scientific center of Russia.

Endeavors in Rock Mechanics, aimed to a large extend to underground construction, provide the scientific and practical basis for the development of Underground Spaces, thus making the two selected general themes of these two events inseparable. The Second International Exhibition “Underground City 2005”, following success of the “Underground City 2004” International Exhibition in Moscow, was joined in time and partly in venue with the Conferences.
These events were organized by International Committees gathered around the ACUUS member – Center of Underground and Special Engineering (CUSE) of the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering. Mutual support was given by the Russian Geomechanics Association (Russian NG ISRM), Russian Tunneling Association (Russian NG ITA), American Rock Mechanics Association and several scientific committees of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Specialists from over than 20 countries participated in this scientific forum. Selected papers are presented in the Proceeding book.

Sergey A. Yufin, Executive Conference Chairman

Organizing Committee of the 10th International Conference
Moscow State University of Civil Engineering


The Table of Contents of the Proceedings can be found here


“On January, 10 , 2008, Sergey Yufin, the organizer of the Moscow ACUUS conference died. He was a longtime proponent of underground space use and some of the developments that he has urged for Moscow are now becoming a reality.”

Ray Sterling, ACUUS President (2008)