Charis J. Gantes
Associate Professor

Selected design and consulting projects

  • Evaluation of mechanical characteristics of typical steel specimens of old steel structures at the Educational Center of the Greek Fire Department in Nea Makri, Greece, by means of on-site measurements, experimental tests and statistical evaluation (2020).
  • Consultant of ATES Wind Power for optimization of wind turbine towers (2020).
  • Assessment of the influence of wall dents on the strength of Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), Greece (2019).
  • Consultant for the structural condition assessment and design of strengthening of the old masonry building "Boys' and girls' school" in Delvinaki, Pogoni, Greece (2019-2020).
  • Consultant for the structural design of replacement of the guyed tower "Steel Cross" in the Old Fortress of Corfu due to severe deterioration of the old structure (2019).
  • Consultant for the structural design of the new passengers' terminal in Souda Harbor, Crete, Greece (2018-2020).
  • Evaluation of bearing capacity and design of strengthening measures of the steel structure of the "French Dock", dating back to 1885, serving loading purposes on ships of the French Lavrion Mining Company, in Lavrio, Attica, Greece (2018-2019).
  • Consultant for the structural design of the industrial, storage and office facilities of STOP AEBE in Piraeus, Greece (2018-2019).
  • Consultant for the structural design of steel structures providing temporary support for the excavations associated with cut-and-cover construction of the Bombay Metro, India (2017-2018).
  • Consultant for the structural assessment and evaluation of necessity of strengthening of old steel structures of ore storage facilities and loading dock in industrial facilities of "Hellas Gold" in Stratoni, Chalkidiki (2017).
  • Checker of the structural design of steel structures providing temporary support for the deep excavations associated with the construction of One Tower, in Limassol, Cyprus (2017-2018).
  • Consultant for the structural design of extensions of Thessaloniki Airport in Greece (2017-2018).
  • Consultant for the structural design of extensions of Kavala Airport in Greece (2017-2018).
  • Consultant for the structural assessment and evaluation of necessity of strengthening of the steel roof of Corfu Airport in Greece (2016).
  • Consultant for the applicability of rigid stainless steel rods as hangers for the suspended steel roof of LNG tank in Revithousa, Greece (2016).
  • Consultant for the final structural design of industrial facilities of "Hellas Gold" in Olympias, Chalkidiki (2016).
  • Consultant for the construction structural design of industrial facilities of "Hellas Gold" in Skouries, Chalkidiki (2016).
  • Consultant for the structural design of the steel structure supporting the cladding of the "Oval Tower" in Limassol, Cyprus (2015-2016).
  • Consultant for the structural assessment of retractable membrane roofs and supporting steel structures of Avenue Mall, in Athens, Greece (2015).
  • Preliminary structural design of steel scaffolding and auxiliary structures for the reconstruction of the old historical Plaka stone bridge in Epirus, Greece (2015).
  • Consultant for the structural design of steel structures providing temporary support for the excavations associated with cut-and-cover construction of the Thessaloniki Metro, Greece (2014-2016).
  • Consultant for the checking of structural design of three elevated stations in "Red Line South Elevated and at Grade" of Doha Metro, Qatar (2014-2018).
  • Consultant for the structural design of a 590.726MW Power Plant Project in Hassi R'Mel, Algeria (2014-2016).
  • Consultant for the final structural design of industrial facilities of "Hellas Gold" in Stratoni, Chalkidiki (2014).
  • Consultant for the structural condition assessment of the steel structure of the Air-Cooled Condenser at Korinthos Power CCPP in Korinthos, Greece (2013-2014).
  • Member of two Committees for Resolution of Technical Differences between the Greek State and the contracting consortium "Moreas S.A." concerning the time table and payment orders related to the construction of the Highway Corinth-Tripolis-Kalamata and the branch Lefktro-Sparta (2013).
  • Consultant for the structural design of a 368.152MW Power Plant Project in Hassi R'Mel, Algeria (2013-2014).
  • Consultant for the detection of causes of large amplitude vibrations of wind turbine towers at the location Koryfi, in Serres, Greece (2013).
  • Participation in the structural design of industrial facilities of "Hellas Gold" in Perama Hill, Thraki (2012-2013).
  • Consultant for the structural design of Samra Power Station - Fast Track Simple Cycle Combustion Turbine Power Project in Samra, Jordan (2012-2013).
  • Consultant for the structural design of solid household waste treatment facility in St. Petersburg, Russia (2012).
  • Forensic investigation of the collapse of a steel sign bridge on the National Highway Schimatari-Chalkida (2012).
  • Consultant for the design of steel superstructure supporting the heat recovery steam generators in power plant project in Denizli, Turkey (2012).
  • Consultant for the tender structural design of Mechanical Biological Treatment plant (MBT) in Sofia, Bulgaria (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 Shatt 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).
  • Structural condition assessment and seismic upgrading design of a power plant facility of the Public Power Corporation on the island of Syros, Greece (2011).
  • Participation in the structural design of industrial facilities of "Hellas Gold" in Stratoni, Chalkidiki (2010-2011).
  • Consultant for the seismic strengthening of the grandstand steel structures of the outdoor "Petra Theater" in Petroupoli (2010).
  • Participation in the preliminary 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 (toll booths, sign bridges, safety barriers etc.) associated with three major highways in Greece: PATHE, Ionia Odos and E65 (2008-2015).
  • Structural strengthening of indoor sports hall in the Olympic Village, Thrakomakedones, Greece (2008).
  • Consultant for the structural design of a steel building used as wind turbine tower fabrication yard of EMEK S.A. in Aghioi Theodoroi, Korinthia, Greece (2008).
  • Structural design of steel structuress for the entrance canopies of Argyroupoli and Ellinikon metro stations (2008).
  • Failure investigation of steel scaffolding during construction of Chamezi Bridge, Crete (2008).
  • Consultant for the influence of tunnel boring for the Thessaloniki metro on the buildings of the Aristotle University (2007-2008).
  • Participation in the construction structural design of steel structures covering 50,000m2 of the Athens Metropolitan exposition center next to the Athens International Airport (2007-2008).
  • Investigation of bearing capacity of existing garage buildings of the Athens Trolley Company in Sepolia, Attica, Greece (2007).
  • Participation in the structural design of three office buildings with 35 floors and 5 basements in Sofia, Bulgaria (2007-2008).
  • Participation in the preliminary, final and construction structural design of the new football stadium (42,000 seats) of the major Greek football team Panathinaikos, in Athens (2006-2008).
  • Participation in the structural design of transformation of the International Broadcasting Center (╔.┬.C) of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games into a commercial and business center (2006-2008).
  • Consultant for the structural design of shading membranes between office buildings of Piraeus Bank in Cairo, Egypt (2006).
  • Consultant for the structural design of the indoor sports gymnasium "Theseus" in Antikira, Viotia (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).
  • Structural design of new steel roof for the replacement of an old one and strengthening design of reinforced concrete substructure in the 3,630m2 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 three 49m tall wind turbine towers of type NEG-Micon 952 for a wind park in Xirolimni, Lasithi, Crete, Greece (2005).
  • Foundation design of fourty one 44m tall wind turbine towers of type Vestas for a wind park in Panachaiko, Achaia, Greece (2004).
  • Development of draft guidelines for the design of new and strengthening of existing fortification works that are buried in the ground, Infrastructure Division of the Greek Army (2004-2008).
  • 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 design of the steel roof of spectators' stands in the new A.E.K. Soccer Stadium in Nea Philadelphia, 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 Rigillis Street in Athens (2002-2008).
  • Structural design of spectator stands for outdoor theatre and pedestrian bridge in the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia (2002).
  • Structural design of 49m tall Vestas wind turbine towers of "Plastika Kritis" and their foundation (2002).
  • Structural design of steel hangar for Intralink factory in Thessaloniki (2002).
  • Structural design of steel hangar for Nireas factory in Koropi (2002).
  • Consultant for the tender structural design of the grandstands roof of the "Panpeloponisiakon" Stadium in Patra (2001-2002).
  • Consultant for the tender structural design of the grandstands roof and lighting towers of the "Panthessalikon" Stadium in Volos (2001).
  • Consultant for the tender structural design 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 "Attiki Odos" (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 facilities 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 the Lefkas island marina (2000).
  • Design of a variety of technical works serving the Athens peripheral highway "Attiki Odos" (1999-2002).
  • Consultant on the qualitative and quantitative assessment of the analysis and design against earthquake action of the underwater tunnel connecting Aktion and Preveza (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, Attica, Greece (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 S.A. 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. S.A. in Peiraias (1993-1994).
  • Participation in structural design of DELTA S.A. 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
 
═ew football stadium of the major Greek football team Panathinaikos in Athens
 
═ew 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 ╔.┬.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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