Share, Promote, Inform & Learn

AFTES defines its missions as sharing know-how and expertise, improving knowledge and techniques, promoting underground space, informing the profession through its publications, and supporting continuing education.

It seeks to promote  the use of underground space, support progress in tunnel design, construction and management methods, and to assist the development of plant and equipment for use in construction, operation and maintenance of underground structures and spaces.

The Association provides a platform that facilitates cooperation between decision-makers from public and private sectors and all industry players involved in the  construction, maintenance and operation of all types of underground structures and spaces. It fosters knowledge sharing and  facilitates progress in terms of research, works and pratices across the full spectrum of scientific, technical, legal and administrative, economic and social fields. AFTES actively promotes French know-how in these areas.

AFTES - About us - Missions
Noisy - Champs Station Underground - Photo Credit: Société du Grand Paris

Key activities

To achieve its goals, the Association’s actions are wide-ranging and notably include:

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