Charis J. Gantes
Associate Professor

Selected design and consulting projects

  • Member of the Committee for Resolution of Technical Differences between the Greek State and the contracting consortium “Moreas S.A.” concerning the payment orders related to the construction of the Highway Corinth-Tripolis-Kalamata and the branch Lefktro-Sparta (2013).
  • Member of the Committee for Resolution of Technical Differences between the Greek State and the contracting consortium “Moreas S.A.” concerning the time table for the construction of the Highway Corinth-Tripolis-Kalamata and the branch Lefktro-Sparta (2013).
  • Design of a special steel platform for concreting and of its supports for the reconstruction of an existing marine facility in Jorf Lasfar Port, Morocco (2013).
  • Participation in the structural design of industrial facilities of “Hellas Gold” in Perama Hill, Thraki (2012).
  • Consultant for the structural design of Samra Power Station - Fast Track Simple Cycle Combustion Turbine Power Project in Samra, Jordan (2012).
  • Consultant for the structural design of solid household waste treatment facility in St. Petersburg, Russia (2012).
  • Consultant for the assessment of feasibility of lifting arrangement of unreinforced concrete blocks for the project “General Cargo and Liquid Terminal at the Port of Salalah”, Oman (2012).
  • Structural design of a hydrodemolition arm for scraping-off a surface layer of disintegrated concrete from caissons of an existing marine facility in Jorf Lasfar Port, Morocco (2012).
  • Forensic investigation of the collapse of a steel sign bridge on the National Highway Schimatari-Chalkida (2012).
  • Consultant for the tender structural design of Mechanical Biological Treatment plant (MBT) in Sofia, Bulgaria (2012).
  • Consultant for the preparation of Eurocode Manual of cast High Strength Connectors (HSC) for tubular steel braces, produced by the Canadian company CastConnex (2012).
  • Consultant for the evaluation of available bearing capacity and strengthening of old steel cement loading tower damaged due to corrosion and ship impact in Vasilikos, Cyprus (2012).
  • Consultant for the structural design of Waste Treatment Plant in Izmir, Turkey (2011-2012).
  • Consultant for the structural design of Gas Power Plant in Shat al Basrah, Iraq (2011-2012).
  • Consultant for the structural design of a seawater supply pipeline network, part of a power generation and water desalination facility at Yanbu, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2011-2012).
  • Consultant for the tender structural design of steel trestles, platforms and other harbour facilities in Vasilikos, Cyprus (2011).
  • Participation in the structural design of industrial facilities of "Hellas Gold" in Stratoni, Chalkidiki (2010-2011).
  • Consultant for the structural design of membrane structures in Kefalonia airport (2010-2011).
  • Participation in the structural design of IKEA-Leroy Merlin facilities in Sophia, Bulgaria (2010-2011).
  • Consultant for the seismic strengthening of the grandstand steel structures of the outdoor "Petra Theater" in Petroupoli (2010).
  • Consultant for the seismic design of the steel gates for the New Panama Canal (2009-2010).
  • Participation in the preliminary and final structural design of the new football stadium (22,000 seats) of the A-League Greek football team PAS Giannina, in Giannina, Greece (2009-2010).
  • Participation in the construction structural design of several reinforced concrete buildings for the Blue City project in Oman (2009-2010).
  • Consultant for the tender structural design of steel trestles, platforms and other harbour facilities in Azzawiya, Libya (2009).
  • Consultant for the construction structural design of a power plant project in Thisvi, Greece (2009).
  • Checking of structural design for all steel structures associated with the three major highways that are now under design and construction in Greece: PATHE, Ionia Odos and E65 (since 2008).
  • Structural design of special auxiliary structures used by the contractor for the erection of bridges as part of the Khalifa port and industrial zone project in Abu Dhabi (2008).
  • Consultant for the structural design of the steel roofs for the entrance canopies of Argyroupoli and Ellinikon metro stations (2008).
  • Investigation of failure of steel scaffolding structure during construction of the Chamezi bridge in Crete (2008).
  • Consultant of "Attiko Metro" for the influence of tunnel boring for the Thessaloniki metro on thew buildings of the Aristotle University (2007-2008).
  • Participation in the structural design of the toll stations along the Maliakos-Klidi Highway (2007-08).
  • Consultant for the structural design of steel structures covering 50000m2 of the Athens Expo exposition center next to the Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" (2007-2008).
  • Investigation of bearing capacity of existing garage buildings of the Athens Trolley Company in Sepolia (2007).
  • Participation in the structural design of grandstands, steel roof and auxiliary facilities for the new football stadium of the major Greek football team Panathinaikos, in Athens (2006-2008).
  • Participation in the structural design of transformation of the International Broadcasting Center (É.Â.C) of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games into a commercial and business center (2006-2008).
  • Preliminary structural design of pumping house in methanol treatment and sea water desalination industrial facility in Salalah, Oman (2006).
  • Consultant for the structural design of the indoor sports gymnasium "Theseus" in Antikira, Viotia (2006).
  • Checking of structural design of coastal and sea platforms of Qatar Liquefied Gas Company in Qatar (2006).
  • Structural design of temporary supports and Doka-type scaffolding system for concreting of sea platforms in Qatar (2006).
  • Consultant for the structural design of a cable-suspended steel arch railroad bridge with 110m span and composite deck, connecting the Neo Ikonio Harbour with the central Greek Railroad Line, over an area of potential landslide (2006).
  • Consultant for the structural design of the cable-suspended steel roof of a 15000 seats indoor gymnasium in Krakow, Poland (2006).
  • Participation in the special working group set up by the Greek Ministry of Public Works to investigate the reasons and consequences of a failure due to fire in one of the cables of the cable-stayed Rion-Antirion Bridge (2005-2006).
  • Structural design of new steel roof for the replacement of an old one and strengthening design of reinforced concrete substructure in the 3630m2 repair base of the Athens Bus Company (2005).
  • Structural design of 60m tall guyed tower for wind measurements (2005).
  • Checking of structural and foundation design of 3 49m tall wind turbine towers of type NEG-Micon 952 for a wind park in Xirolimni, Lasithi, Crete, Greece (2005).
  • Foundation design of 41 44m tall wind turbine towers of type Vestas for a wind park in Panachaiko, Achaia, Greece (2004).
  • Verification of existing carrying capacity and evaluation of need for seismic strengthening of 3-story masonry building housing the offices of the Organization of Public Transportation of the city of Athens (2004).
  • Checking of the structural design performed by S. Calatrava Design Office for the steel structure of Neratziotissa Railway Station (intersection of Metro Line 1, the Athens Suburbian Railway Line and Attiki Odos Highway) in Athens (2004).
  • Checking and modification of the structural design performed by S. Calatrava Design Office for the steel structure of the Entrance Canopies of the Athens 2004 Olympic Complex (2004).
  • Verification of existing carrying capacity and design of interventions for seismic strengthening of 2-story preservable masonry building dating from 1870, of the Corinthian Grapes Association in Korakochori, Ilia, Greece (2004).
  • Consultant for the structural steel connections design of a school complex in Lakkia, Greece (2003).
  • Consultant for the structural design of the steel roof of the new Central Athens Railway Station in Athens, Greece (2003).
  • Consultant for the structural design of the steel roof of spectators' stands in the new A.E.K. Soccer Stadium in Nea Philadelphia, Athens, Greece (2003).
  • Structural modification design of steel pedestrian bridge at Kallithea Metro Station in Athens, Greece (2003).
  • Participation in the verification of seismic performance of the Natural Gas Pipeline (Section Kipi-Alexandroupoli-Komotini) subjected to possible landslides and seismic fault activation, in Thrace, Greece (2003).
  • Checking of structural design of space-truss steel towers of the Greek Navy on the island of Skyros, Greece (2003).
  • Structural design of 50m tall guyed tower for wind measurements (2003).
  • Checking of structural and foundation design of 53m tall wind turbine towers of type NEG-Micon of "TERNA Energy S.A." for a wind park in Servouni, Evia, Greece (2002-2003).
  • Consultant for the structural design of the cable-suspended steel roof at the archaeological site "Aristotle's Lyceum" on Rigilis Street in Athens (2002-2008).
  • Structural design of spectator stands for outdoor theatre and pedestrian bridge in the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia (2002).
  • Participation in the evaluation of alternative structural systems for an arch cable-supported steel bridge with 162m main span over the Scito River in Columbus, Ohio (2002).
  • Investigation of the cause of collapse of the stands' shelters of the "Nea Salamina" Stadium in Cyprus (2002).
  • Structural design of 47.55m tall Vestas wind turbine towers and their foundation (2002).
  • Structural design of steel structure for Intralink factory in Thessaloniki (2002).
  • Consultant for the structural design of membrane structures for the Olympic Center of Agios Kosmas (2002).
  • Structural design of steel structure for Nireas factory in Koropi (2002).
  • Investigation of failure of steel hangar of Nireas factory in Evia (2002).
  • Consultant for the structural design (for bidding purposes) of the stands' shelters of the "Panpeloponisiakon" Stadium in Patra (2001-2002).
  • Consultant for the structural design (for bidding purposes) of the stands' roof and lighting towers of the "Panthessalikon" Stadium in Volos (2001).
  • Consultant for the structural design (for bidding purposes) of the "Media Press Center" of the 2004 Olympic Games (2001).
  • Evaluation of carrying capacity and strengthening design of composite toll stations along the Athens Peripheral Highway "AttikiOdos" (2001).
  • Evaluation of carrying capacity, modification and strengthening design of a 250 m tall guyed tower of the Greek Navy in Kato Souli, due to nearby construction of rowing facilties for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games (2000-2001).
  • Seismic design of the "Thessaloniki-Skopia Oil Pipeline" in areas of potential faults and landslides (2000-2001).
  • Structural design of steel structures carrying traffic signs and signals along National Highway No 1 (2000).
  • Consultant of structural and foundation design of a pile system to support the facilities of thw Lefkas island marina (2000).
  • Design of a variety of technical works supporting the new Athens peripheral highway (1999-2002).
  • Consultant on the qualitative and quantitative assessment of the analysis and design against earthquake action of the underwater tunnel connectiong Aktion and Preveza (1999).
  • Consultant on the preliminary structural design (for bidding purposes) of airplane hangars in the new Athens international Airport in Spata (1999).
  • Design of a composite steel and reinforced concrete industrial building of "Feedus" in Patra (1998).
  • Checking of structural steel connections capacity in new facilities of the Greek Refineries in Aspropyrgos (1998).
  • Preliminary design of a 9-span composite bridge at the intersection of Athens-Patra and Athens-Thessaloniki highways (1998).
  • Determination of reasons for excessive deflections of a 60 m span, Vierendel-type, steel pedestrian bridge over Kifisos river in Athens (1997).
  • Checking of structural design of 40m to 65m high conical steel towers supporting wind generators made by Zond, subjected to wind and earthquake loads (1997).
  • Participation in an investigation of the effects of a potential landslide on the pipeline of the Greek natural gas transmission system at location Antinitsa (1996).
  • Design of a composite steel and reinforced concrete building of "VIANOX-Svolos" covering an area of 11,000m2 in Mandra (1996).
  • Loading specifications for the steel towers of the mobile radio system set up for the maintenance of the Greek natural gas transmission system (1995).
  • Checking of structural design of the temporary and permanent structures for the stations Panormou, Attiki, Neos Kosmos, Analatos, Megaro Mousikis and Evangelismos of the new Athens subway system (1994-1997).
  • Structural design of seawater purification station for electric power plant on the island of Kos (1994).
  • Structural design of steel structure used as yoghurt storage facility of DELTA A.E. near Patra (1994).
  • Structural design of steel structure used as extension of an existing reinforced concrete ice-cream factory of DELTA A.E. in Tavros, Attica (1994).
  • Checking of structural design of reinforced concrete electric power plant on the island of Kos, redesign of some parts (1993-1994).
  • Checking of load bearing capacity and structural strengthening design of composite steel-reinforced concrete storage facilities of K.A.L. A.E. in Peiraias (1993-1994).
  • Participation in structural design of DELTA A.E. industrial facilities (steel structure used as yoghurt and ice-cream factory) in Agios Stefanos, Attica (1992-1994).
  • Structural failure analysis of a 1800 ft tall guyed tower that collapsed under wind and ice loads in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A. (1989-1990).
  • Checking of structural designs of bridges, culverts and conduits with total budget of 308.580.000 drh. and airport facilities in Karpathos, Lamia and Mitilini with total budget of 178.600.000 drh., as member of the design department of the Military Office for the Construction of Public Works (SYKEA), Athens (1985-1987).
Wind park in Panachaiko, Achaia, Greece
 
Wind park in Evia, Greece
 
Entrance canopies of the Athens 2004 Olympic Complex
 
250 m tall guyed tower in Kato Souli
 
Íew football stadium of the major Greek football team Panathinaikos in Athens
 
Íew football stadium of the major Greek football team Panathinaikos in Athens
 
Steel piles providing temporary support for concreting of sea platforms in Qatar
 
International Broadcasting Center É.Â.C of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games
 
Pedestrian bridge in the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia
 
Cable-suspended steel roof at the archaeological site Aristotles Lyceum on Rigilis Street in Athens
 
Natural Gas Pipeline in Northern Greece  Kipi-Alexandroupoli-Komotini Section

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