HONORARY MEMBER: IGNACIO GARCÍA-ARANGO CIENFUEGOS-JOVELLANOS

Ignacio García-Arango Cienfuegos-Jovellanos, born in the heart of Gijón, in the neighbourhood of Cimadevilla, studied high school at the Instituto Alfonso II in Oviedo, and finished his studies in Civil Engineering in 1969 at the Escuela de Madrid.

He was immediately assigned to the State Roads Demarcation in Asturias, where he has developed his entire professional career until his recent retirement, carrying out all the functions of the corresponding "cursus honorum", until reaching the highest position of Head of Demarcation.

In the exercise of these responsibilities, he has carried out planning, project, works management and coordination work on a large part of the roads in Asturias, and on its entire network of dual carriageways such as the A-8 and A-66.

In all these works, as the engineers under his direction emphasise, his basic principle has been that "the layout is what remains the most, what the user appreciates the most". That is why, in his very mountainous and rugged area of activity, he has been responsible for a multitude of bridges, viaducts and tunnels.

Public recognition for his work in the former have been the first CONSTRUMAT prize, in 1989, for the Los Santos bridge; the special mention, in 1995, for the Concha de Artedo and San Pedro de la Ribera viaducts; and the 5th international PUENTE DE ALCÁNTARA prize, in 1997, for the Regenta Ana Ozores arch.

And as a result of the latter, Asturias is home to numerous tunnels excavated in difficult terrain due to its composition and the presence of water, such as Padrún, Fabares, Llovio, Tezangos, Ordovícico del Faber, Monte Jarrio, Latores, Nora, Priañes, Peñaflor, Niévares, Brañaviella, El Fresno and Villaviciosa; the latter excavated under the shelter of walls-screen with a hydro-mill.

In the professional field, he has participated in numerous congresses, courses and symposiums, with the following publications in the field of tunnels: "Incendios en túneles", 1994, and "El túnel un paso más en el camino", 2012, both books in collaboration with Alberto Abella and Fernando Hacar.

Together with his concern for the aesthetics of the works, which has justified his designation as an academician of Fine Arts, and his innovative spirit, both in construction and in the maintenance and safety of roads, we must not forget his facet related to the dignity and promotion of the profession, which has led him to participate actively in civil service associations, and to the presidency of the organising committee of the two congresses, held to date, of civil servant Civil Engineers.

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Comunicamos la triste noticia del fallecimiento el pasado día 1 de diciembre de D. Rolando Justa Cámara, Ingeniero de Caminos, Canales y Puertos y miembro activo de AETOS, con una participación destacada en varios Grupos de Trabajo y como profesor del Máster en Túneles y Obras Subterráneas.

Lo echaremos de menos. D.E.P.