In 2014,the ITACET Foundation decided to grant an annual Award to an institution, company or person in recognition of its involvement in co-organizing with the ITACET Foundation training activities in the fields of tunnelling and underground space.
We are proud to announce that for the year 2014 the ITACET Foundation decided to grant two Awards.
For its frequent and fruitfull collaboration with the ITACET Foundation, notably by organizing several training session in Riyadh, the ITA-AITES Member nation of Saudi Arabia represented by its delegate, Mr. Albisher..
In recognition of the considerable work and profound involvement in the strategic development and training activities of the ITACET Foundation since the origin, to Prof. Andre Assis, Professor of Civil engineering at the University of Brasilia and former ITACET Foundation chairman .
On behalf of ITACET Foundation President h.e. Abdullah Al-Mogbel, ITACET Foundation Vice President Mr. Piergiorgio Grasso award the 2014 distinction to (L. to R.) Mr. Albisher Saudi Arabia Member Nation delegate and to Prof. Andre Assis.
The ITACET Foundation awards were granted during the opening ceremony of the ITA-AITES general assembly 2014 held in Iguassu Falls, Brazil.
Over 140 participants attended the two-day training session held at the ITA World Tunnel Congress 2014 in Foz do Iguaçu.
Held in the Bourbon conference center in Foz do Iguaçu, the training session was co-organized by CBT (Brazilian Tunnelling Association), ITA-AITES ITA-CET Committee and the ITACET Foundation.
The training session's aim was to enhance the education and update the knowledge of graduate students and young professional.
Considering the increasing demand for underground works related to the production, storage and transportation of energy this year, the training session program focused on "tunnels for energy". Read the program of the event to know more>>
An international panel of experts see here for the complete list of the lecturers>> gathered by by the ITA-CET Committee lectured on various subjects. The lectures were organized in four sessions : "Basic Concepts of Rock Tunnels & Hydro Schemes" and "Pressure Tunnels, Shafts & Caverns" during the first day, "Pressure tunnels & tunnels for hydrocarbons", "Caverns & Storage" during the second.
Several intervention focused on case studies and practical aspects, with on topic detai
led presentations by manufacturers' delegates. (In the order of their intervention : Robbins, Herrenknecht, Atlas
Copco, Sandvik, Normet, BASF and Utc Mapei).
The training session also gives the opportunity to the attendees to interact with the lecturers. Q
& A time were held twice by session.
The numerous questions and lively discussions on hot topics reflected well the strong professional interest of the audience.
As for each organized event, the ITACET Foundation asked the audience on the perceived quality of t
he lectures and the organization of the event. The feedback we received were very good, some small details needs to be ironed out.
Congratulation to our lecturers for their outstanding work, to CBT and the ITA-CET committee for their essential contribution to the success of this training session, to the companies and their delegates for sharing their knowledge and expertise, and, last but not least, to all participants !
Pictures: (A. Pilloud for ITACET Foundation, Open Content License) T. to B.
- L. to R. Messers Claude Bérenguier - ITACET Foundation Executive Director, Robert Galler - ITA-CET Committee Chairman and Tarcisio Celestino - chairman of the WTC 2014 during the Opening speech from Mr. Celestino, .
- Lecture on Construction of shafts by Mrs Jinxiu (Jenny) Yan - Deputy General Manager of China Railway Southwest Research Institute Co.,Ltd.
Mr. Senthil Nath G T, current beneficiary of the ITACET Foundation Grant to follow the Specializing Masters in Tunnelling and Tunnel Boring Machines in Politecnico di Torino, opened a blog to share his experience and reference materials with other prospective students or interested engineers.
His blog “Geotech and Tunnel Engineering , Experiences & Excerpts; Ideas & Impressions; Reviews & Ramblings of a Civil Engineer “ is very lively, full of essential references and original content. It is sure to be of interest to any professional of the tunneling and underground space domain. Visit it here : http://geo-technical.blogspot.it/
By the way, it has to be noted that Senthil Nath GT is also the prize winner of the ITA Photo Contest organized at the occasion of its 40th anniversary. To know more about the contest http://www.ita-aites.org/en/ita-photo-contest-2014-winners and to see more pictures from Senthil Nath GT https://www.facebook.com/sgt.photos
Conventional Tunnelling, Thimphu, Bhutan 12-13 September 2014
Health and Safety and Logistic during Construction / Long Tunnels and urban Tunnels, Buenos-Aires, Argentina, 24-25 September 2014
General Tunnelling, Islamabad, Pakistan, 22-23 October 2014
Rock Tunnelling, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 16-18 November 2014
Conventional Tunnelling, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 28-29 November 2014
Conventional Tunnelling and Auxiliary Measures, Torino, Italy, 16-17 January 2015
Other events in preparation:
Mechanized Tunnelling, Chile, 2015
Check back on www.itacet.org for more information about these events.