The ITA-CET Foundation and the Tunnelling Association of Nigeria are pleased to announce that a training session on "Underground Space Use" will take place in Abuja, Nigeria on 21st March 2018.
This session will provide an introduction to the use of underground space to increase liveability and sustainability in urban areas and in other key public resource regions.
The seminar will identify key issues that need to be considered when using underground space and will show how these key issues are dealt with on a worldwide basis.
This event is aimed at engineers, architects, planners and public administrators.
The ITACET Foundation and the French Association of Tunnels and Underground Space (AFTES) are pleased to announce that a one-day training session on the Structural Use of Fibre-reinforced Concrete in Precast Segments" will take place in Paris on 6th April 2018.
This training session aims to give a detailed view of the different issues related to the use of fibre-reinforced concrete for precast segments and provide methods and tools for their design and construction.
The morning will be devoted to explaining the main principles and design methods, with a summary of lessons learnt from 20 years of application, presented by the animateur of ITA's "Research" Working Group . The afternoon will focus on specific case studies with presentations from various industry representatives.
Presentations will be given in either English or French.
REGISTER BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW:
- 160 € For AFTES members
- 200 € For non members
The United Nations estimates that by 2050, around 70% of all people will live in cities. Managing urban areas has therefore become one of the most important development challenges of the 21st century. Providing housing, public transportation, electricity, water and sanitation for densely settled urban populations will become ever more complex and require urban planners to increasingly exploit underground space. Sustainability has become a key issue in urban development and the use of the underground can not only limit environmental impacts on the surface, but also foster economic growth and meet growing societal needs.
The United Arab Emirates Society of Engineers and the ITACET Foundation are pleased to announce a two-day training session on “The Main Opportunities and Technical Issues in Tunnelling”, as a pre-congress event within the scope of the WTC 2018. This event will take place on 21st and 22nd April.
The first day of this training session will provide an introduction to the basics of tunnelling, presenting the advantages and disadvantages of underground space use, especially in urban areas. It will provide illustrated examples from around the world and will take a look at sustainable underground solutions for urban planning. The key stakeholders in the design, construction and operation of such solutions will be presented, with a focus on the decision process and project management aspects, such as legal and compensation issues.
The second day of this event will first focus on more complex technical aspects related to tunnelling (ground investigations, main design parameters, different construction methods and their fields of application) and will then move on to look at underground structures for specific purposes (e.g. energy storage). Numerous case studies will be provided throughout the training session and discussion periods will enable interaction with the lecturers.
Registration details and information on the venue will be provided shortly.
Italy - "Contracts in mechanized Tunnelling" - date not yet fixed
China - "Utility tunnels" - date not yet fixed
USA - "Sustainable underground Solutions for Transport" - date not yet fixed
Brazil - "Innovations in Tunnelling" - date not yet fixed