International Tunnelling and underground space association lunches the first tunnelling week
World Tunnel Congress 2021 in Copenhagen has been postponed to April 2022 due to global pandemic Covid19. The International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association has decided to propose and to organize the first ever Tunnelling Week from 20 to 24 September 2021!
These 5 days of conferences and debates dedicated to the underground construction industry, will be the occasion to give an annual overview of the global tunnelling activity, present key figures, and future projects all over the world. This moment also intends to gather the industry to discuss about innovations and advances, but also to deal with current challenges like underground space in sustainable planning, structural use of fiber reinforced concrete precast segments, tunnels refurbishment… The different tasks forces composing ITA, Working Groups and Committees, will present their latest reports and publications.
Thanks to a digital platform, each session will include live or prerecorded presentations as well as a live debate with the panelists. The participants will be able to access an exhibition hall, a cinema room with different videos of projects, ITA library with many publications and a chat to exchange with other participants.
From July 22nd, registrations are now open on ITA website: https://ita- aites.6connex.eu/event/ITAVirtualEvents/login
KEY MOMENTS OF THE WEEK:
The whole week will be rhythmed with technical sessions from ITA’s working groups and
committees and projects presentation. More info in the programme in annexe (link at the top of the mail)
Presentations of projects from Japan, Spain, New Zealand and Singapore
Presentation of publisged guidelines from Working Groups and Committees
TBM services Guidelines (ITAtech)
Health and Safety Planning guide (WG5)
Permanent Sprayed Concrete Linings (WG12 / ITAtech)
SPECIAL SESSION: Tunnel Refurbishment – ITACET Lunchtime Seri
Presentations of the projects from France, Greece, Brazil, Chile, USA
ITACUS special session “UNDERGROUND SPACE IN ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING ”
Presentations of the projects from France, Spain, Poland, Turkey, India:
SPECIAL SESSION: Beyond Tunnelling – views from the new generation tunnellers, organized by the ITA YM Group
Technical sessions on structural use of fiber reinforced concrete in precast segments :
Presentations of projects following a common theme “Tunnelling in China”
Contracts and Insurance with FIDIC and ITIG.