Following the success of last December in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the recent training course in Vancouver, Canada, preceding the WTC 2010 was again a great success with 195 registered attendees. This last success proves that the vocation of the Foundation concerns the training of future specialists not only in countries not having a long experience in underground works but also in those countries with matured technology for and experience in tunnelling and underground space development as well mining.
As a matter of fact, a series of more than 5 training courses have been requested and also planned by the Foundation for the coming 12 months (see the relevant section of the website), in various ITA member countries, both new (e.g., Argentina) and old.Read more>>
SIX NEW PROGRAMMES ARE AVAILABLE
The ITA-CET committee sanctioned six news courses during the last WTC in Vancouver:
We've updated our portfolio which now includes thirteen courses.
NEW DELEGATE TO COUNCIL OF FOUNDATION
We are very pleased to announce that Professor In-Mo Lee from South-Korea has been elected President of ITA-AITES during the WTC 2010 in Vancouver.
From now on, Professor In-Mo Lee will be the new ITA-AITES delegate to the ITACET Council of Foundation.
2009-2010 ACTIVTIES OF THE FOUNDATION
During the ITA-AITES General assembly in Vancouver, André Assis, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Foundation, presented an updated activities report of the Foundation for the period 10.2009 - 06.2010.Read more>>
Training Session WTC10 - Vancouver
With 195 participants from 32 countries including 85 from Canada and 45 from USA, the seminar held during the WTC10 in Vancouver (14-15 May 2010) was a great success.
The 2-day course, organized by the Foundation ITACET and the Tunnelling Association of Canada (TAC), allowed 21 speakers of the academic an industrial world to provide 17 hours of courses on General Tunneling.
Next seminar "Training Session on Immersed Tunnels" will be held in Abu Dhabi – October 2010.
FOUNDATION NEXT EVENTS
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) – October 2010: Training Session on “Immersed Tunnels”
Buenos Aires (Argentina) – October 2010: Training Session on "Construction Methods”
Bangkok (Thailand) – November 2010: Training Session on “Tunnel design, instrumentation and risk management”
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) – 27-28 February 2011: Training Session on “Design for Tunnelling”
Helsinki (Finland) – 20-21 May 2011: Training session on “Holistic Approach for use of wet sprayed concrete for rock support” during WTC 2011
4th Council of the Foundation
4th Foundation Council in Lausanne
At this occasion, the council approved the minutes of the 3rd Council of the Foundation held in December 2009.
TUCSS Training Course
The Foundation followed with interest the Training course "Planning and Design of Tunnels” organized by the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Society (Singapore) TUCSS on June 9th, 2010, in Singapore.
Training and continued education is critically important to engineers and allied professionals working in the construction industry. This is particularly so in the field of tunnelling, which is fast-changing and operating in a high-risk environment. With this in mind, the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Society (Singapore) (TUCSS) is organising a series of training courses, workshops and seminars to meet the professional development needs of its members and the industry.Read more>>