Mr. Riccardo Isola, engineer

He was born in Vercelli on 10th February 1963, where he lives.

He got his degree in hydraulic engineering (systems sector) at the Polytechnic University of Milan in December 1988; he obtained the professional qualification to practice during the first session of the year 1989, he enrolled in the engineer register of the Province of Vercelli in 1989 (n. 795).

He has been working as a professional since 1989, dealing with the design and management of public and private works.

He was the project leader of aqueduct of Maghnia (Algeria) during 2003, 2004 and 2005, the project leader of the drinking water feeding system of Skikda (Algeria), during 2007 and 2008, and he is currently the project leader of the aqueduct of Cap Djinet (Algeria), performed on behalf of Società Italiana Condotte d’Acqua S.p.A.

Academic activity
  • Contract professor of “Hydraulic infrastructures I” during the academic year 2010-2011 at the Polytechnic University of Turin, second faculty of Engineering of Vercelli;
  • Contract professor of “Hydraulic infrastructures II” during the academic years 2001-2002, 2002- 2003, 2003- 2004, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010 at the Polytechnic University of Turin, second faculty of Engineering of Vercelli;
  • Years 1995/96, 1996/97, 1997/98, 1998/99 and 1999/00: assistant during “Hydraulic infrastructures” exercises at the faculty of Engineering of Vercelli;
  • Year 1996/97: assistant during experimental “Hydraulics” exercises at the faculty of Engineering of Vercelli;
  • Year 2001: teaching assistant in “Special hydraulic systems” at the faculty of Engineering of Vercelli;
  • Year 2002: teaching assistant in “Special hydraulic systems” at the faculty of Engineering of Vercelli;
  • Year 2002: Three seminars in “hydraulic constructions” at the faculty of Engineering of Vercelli;
  • Year 2006: Polytechnic University of Turin – teaching assistant during a series of lessons in English on the subject “Case Study: Implementazione di un progetto” (Case study: implementation of a project) organized by HYDROAID together with the Centro Internazionale di Formazione dell’Organizzazione Internazionale del Lavoro (CIF OIL) (International training centre of the International labour organization ITC ILO).
Post-degree courses
  • Year 1990: 37th refresher course of sanitary engineering “Inquadramento e protezione dell’ambiente: fenomenologia e prevenzione” (Establishment and protection of the environment: phenomenology and prevention) (at the Hydraulic institute of the Polytechnic University of Milan);
  • Year 1990: 7th refresher course in sewer system engineering (at the Hydraulic institute of the Polytechnic University of Milan);
  • Year 1992: refresher course “Progettazione e gestione degli acquedotti”, (Aqueduct design and management) (at the Hydraulic institute of the Polytechnic University of Milan);
  • Year 1994: C.T.E. refresher course “Calcolo automatico nell’ingegneria strutturale tecniche, norme, controllo risultati” (Automatic calculation in structural engineering: techniques, standards and result control);
  • Year 1994: refresher course “Eurocodice 2 – UNI ENU 1992 – 1- 1 Progettazione di strutture in c.a. e c.a.p.” (Eurocode 2 – UNI ENU 1992 – 1 – 1 Design of structures made of reinforced concrete and prestressed reinforced concrete) (at the faculty of Engineering of the University of Genoa);
  • Year 1994: C.T.E. refresher course “Recepimento degli Eurocodici nella normativa nazionale” (Implementation of Eurocodes in national standards);
  • Year 1994: refresher course “Architettura e tecnologia dell’edilizia con struttura in acciaio” (Architecture and building technology with steel structures) (at the faculty of Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Turin);
  • Year 1995: refresher course “Moderni criteri per la sistemazione degli alvei fluviali” (Modern criteria for river bed planning) (at the Hydraulic institute of the Polytechnic University of Milan).
  • Year 1996: C.T.E. refresher course “Calcestruzzi ed armature ad alte prestazioni. Sperimentazione e nuove Normative” (High-performance types of concrete and reinforcements. Trials and new standards);
  • Year 1996: specialized course in fire prevention (art.5 M.D. 25th March 1985) – qualification test passed;
  • Year 1997: Course in hydraulic check and management of the draining systems and sewer checks with SOCS programme (Simulation of Channel System) – Pavia;
  • Year 1997: Course in Yard directive Leg. decree 494/1996 (Course lasting 120 hours);
  • Year 1998: GIS Course: Basic digital mapping and planning by using ArcInfo and ArcView standards;
  • Year 1999: Course in delimitation of wetlands by using the Frescure calculation code – Pavia;
  • Year 2000: refresher seminar to use the FRESCURE calculation code – Pavia;
  • Year 2000: Polytechnic University of Milan – Refresher course of the Permanent education programme: “La Progettazione della difesa idraulica del territorio attraverso interventi di laminazione controllata delle piene fluviali” (Planning of the hydraulic protection of the territory through the controlled overflow of floods);
  • Year 2001: Terra DIIAR, Polytechnic University of Milan – Refresher course: “I Geosintetici: applicazioni, metodi di calcolo, costruzione” (Geosynthetics: applications, calculation methods and construction);
  • Year 2001: specialised refresher course in Hec-Ras software – Capannori (LU);
  • Year 2002: Polytechnic University of Turin – Refresher course “Trasporto solido e colate idriche. Aspetti teorici e applicativi” (Sediment transport and water flow. Technical and application aspects);
  • Year 2004: University of Mantova – attendance at the course “I problemi di flusso e di trasporto negli acquiferi risolti con Groundwater Vistas 4” (The problems linked to flow and transport in aquifers solved with Groundwater Vistas 4);
  • Year 2007: Centro Studi Idraulica Urbana (Centre for urban hydraulic studies) at the Polytechnic University of Milan – attendance at the course “Sistemi e Tecnologie avanzate per il drenaggio Idraulico Urbano Moderno (STADIUM)” (Advanced Systems and technologies for modern urban hydraulic drainage);
  • Year 2009: Refresher course: D.lgs. 81/2008 – “Sicurezza nei luoghi di lavoro” (Safety and Health requirements for the workplace).
Collateral activities
  • Year 2003: Member of the Quarry Commission for the Province of Vercelli;
  • Year 2004: Member of the Evaluation board to select the promoter of the ‘Projet Financing’ to create and manage a district heating system with its technology centre – Municipality of Acqui Terme;
  • Year 2006: Member of the board “Istituzione dei Servizi Culturali dello Sport e delle Manifestazioni denominata “Vercelli e i suoi eventi” (Creation of cultural services linked to sport and events called “Vercelli and its events”) – Municipality of Vercelli.