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 detailed 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 polled the audience on the perceived quality of the 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, and, last but not least, to the manufacturers and their delegates for sharing their knowledge and expertise !
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.
- Q & A session