CUC - Stiftung Internationales Zentrum für Geotechnik und Untertagbau (Switzerland)
ITACET Foundation Treasurer and Council Member
Felix Amberg (born 1957) is president and founder of the CUC Foundation and CUC Ltd - International Centre for Geotechnics and Underground Construction.
After completing his degree, Felix Amberg began his career as assistant in the Institute for Hydrology and Water Resources at the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland. This was followed by several positions, some lasting several years, as construction site manager and project engineer.
In 1986, Felix Amberg started to work at Amberg Engineering Ltd, which had been founded by his father, Dr. H.C. Rudolf Amberg. As PM he was responsible for various underground projects. In 1995, he took over the responsibility and ownership of all companies of the Amberg Group. Under his leadership, the Amberg Group started to expand internationally and is now present in more than 25 countries worldwide. The combination of Amberg Engineering Ltd, Amberg Technologies Ltd, Hagerbach Test Gallery and Amberg Loglay Ltd offers a unique expertise in many fields of underground infrastructures. Felix Amberg has personally been involved in many important engineering and R&D projects, such as the Vereina Tunnel, the Gotthard Base Tunnel, Gibraltar Strait Tunnel and EU research projects such as Tunconstruct, L-Surf amongst others.
Felix Amberg is treasurer and member of the ExCo of ITA, secretary and member of the Council of the ITACET Foundation, former president of the Swiss Tunnelling Society and board member of Bauen digital Schweiz (Digital Construction Switzerland).
In early 2000, CUC Ltd was established as a Centre of Excellence to address shortcomings in training and education of blue-collar workers in the underground infrastructure sector. CUC is an international industry sponsored organisation.