Newsletter #13 - July 2012

Newsletter #13 - July 2012
   President ´address

I am very pleased to notice the very positive development of the relationship between the Foundation and ITA.

The ITA Executive Council recognized the good work made by the Foundation during the last year considering the organization of 9 actions gathering

1000 participants from all around the world, especially in Saudi Arabia and in Thailand at the occasion of the WTC2012

The Foundation is now awaiting for the updating of the ITA Strategy in term of Training and for the role the ITA Committee on Training will have to play in the coordination with the Foundation.

Eng. Abdullah A. Almogbel
President of ITA-CET Foundation


   Activity report

 The ITACET Foundation activity report presented June 2012 by M. Claude Bérenguier, executive director is

available to download >>




   Coming soon

CHINA (SHANGHAI)     9- 13 November 2012

The ITACET Foundation will organize in Shanghai on 9 – 12 November 2012  in coordination with the Shanghai Society of Civil Engineering (SSCE) a two days seminar on Modern techniques of Design, Construction and Operation in Road and Metro Tunnels    9-13 November 2012 - Program is available >>



SINGAPORE  5-6 November 2012

At the occasion of the 13th World Conference of ACUUS  2012 in Singapor, the Foundation, together with the  Society for Rock Mechanics & Engineering Geology (Singapore)  and the scientific collaboration of the ITA Committee on Underground Space (ITACUS) is preparing a two-day Seminar on Underground Space Use. Updated program 06.2012 is available >> 


   Press release - Training session in Bangkok

World tunnel congress 2012 Bangkok

Thailand underground & Tunnelling Group TUTG, ITA-AITES and the ITACET Foundation jointly organized the traditional WTC training session aimed at young professionals.

This year the topic was “Urban Tunnelling in Urban Areas”; 163 participants from 33 different countries attended.

Description : _DSC1352.jpgThe training session was inaugurated by TUTG representative Prof. Noppadol PHIENWEJ and Mr. Andre Assis,  chairman of the executive board of the ITACET Foundation.

The Foundation and the Thai organizer favored the participants of surrounding emerging countries by granting them a lower admission fee.

Furthermore, four members of the newly admitted member nation to ITA-AITES  Myanmar were given free access to the training session.

The training session, hosted at the elegant Bangkok Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC), was efficiently administered by TUTG staff at the great satisfaction of the participants and the lecturers. Read more (adobe Pdf)>>

Download the Program >>


   Press release Training session Santiago de Chile

Training session in Santiago de Chile, Tunnels and Shotcrete Technologies.

The International Symposium "Tunnels and Shotcrete Technologies", organized by the CTES-Chile, with the support and endorsement of the ITACET Foundation of the ITA-AITES, has been held at Espacio Riesco, Santiago, Chile on the 26th and 27th March 2012, attracting over 140 professionals of the Chilean and South American tunneling industry.

The two days Symposium was subdivided in a theoretical and a practical module. The first module comprised of one and a half day of tunneling and shotcrete technology topics, lectured by prominent international and local speakers. In the second module, which took half a day, assistants had the opportunity to see large scale in situ wet and dry shotcrete application demonstrations as well as quality control methods.

In terms of organization, the International Symposium has been a great challenge for the CTES-Chile. It was the first international event organized by the CTES-Chile, which was barely completing its first year of activity. The event was a success, what was confirmed by the very positive attendee's evaluations. Delegates were able to obtain relevant technical information, listen to top-level speakers and also to visit five leading international exhibitors during the breaks. The event has also helped the further diffusion of the CTES-Chile in the local industry, increasing the industry knowledge on it and bringing new affiliates to the Committee.

Download the program & the complete Press Release >>


   Future events

AZERBADJAN  - Urban Tunnels (Design - Construction)  12-13 September 2012

NEPAL - Risk Management  (Design - Construction)  11-12 December 2012