Editorial, Mr. Sherif Wissa Agaiby
ITACET has achieved much since its inception a little more than a year ago.
Feedback from the successful courses and workshops that took place in 2010 revealed that there is a real need for professional education and training in tunnel engineering, and that ITACET has the confidence of the profession and the industry. This feedback is the most valuable contribution ITACET could receive. It is only through direct and objective interaction with practitioners within the industry that ITACET can succeed and progress. This contribution would also serve to direct and guide the efforts ITACET makes to allow the courses/workshops given to be relevant and practical.
As Director of the Geotechnical and Heavy Civil Engineering Department at Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners), and being responsible for much of the tunnelling and geotechnical design activities in the firm, I am acutely aware of the requirement for the professional engineer to be familiar with case histories andRead more>>
New addition to our Portfolio
Three news Topics are available on our Portfolio:
Kuala-Lumpur Short course
The next event produced by the Foundation will be the Two days Short course on Principles For Tunnel Design will be held in Kuala Lumpur, 27-28 February 2011.
This event is organized by the Institution of Engineers of Malaysia, Tunnelling & Underground Space Technical Division.
Six lecturers from the ITACET Network, namely, MM. In-Mo LEE – ITA President , Markus THEWES – ITA First Vice President, Soren Degn ESKESEN – ITA Vice President, Rick P. LOVAT – ITA Executive Council Member, Suchatvee (Vince) SUWANSAWAT – WTC 2012 Organizer, Harald WAGNER – Expert to the ITA Executive Council will give courses on four topics:
Training session WTC Helsinki
The two days Training session that will be held in Helsinki, May 2011, at the occasion of the ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress is well under preparation.
The program and the lecturers name will be disclosed next month, and annonced on the home page of the Foundation web site
Training session in Abu-Dhabi
we are pleased to announce that the Foundation will organize another Training session for the Department of transports of Abu-Dhabi (UAE). The theme of the session will be "Maintenance and Operation in Road Tunnels ".
On the occasion of the Training Session on Immersed Tunnels in Abu-Dhabi, Mr. Hans De Witt, lecturer during the sessions "Sizing and Designing the Structure" and "Construction, "Afloat and Geotechnical" made a donation to the foundation. We thank him warmly.
Mr. De Witt is Managing Director of Tunnel Engineering Consultants, based in Nijmegen (NL) and an active member of the "Immersed Tunnel" working group of the ITA-AITES
Secretariat of the Foundation
we are pleased to announce that Jeannette Schaerli has taken the position as secretary from January 11.
She is available on part-time basis, which is 50%, except on Wednesdays.
Meeting of the Council of the Foundation
On December 14th, members of the Council of the ITACET Foundation met in Lausanne.
Main decision concerning:
The approved minutes of the last council, that was also held in Lausanne, September 14th 2010 are available on request at the secretariat.