This partner session will take place in Dubai on the 30th October 2017 within the scope of the 5th edition of the International Road Federation's Middle East and North Africa Regional Congress and Exhibition.
This session is freely open to all congress attendees and is focused on a comprehensive approach to underground solutions for efficient urban planning.
The main presentation will be given by Tarcisio Celestino, current ITA President.
Due to conflicting dates with other events, this course has been postponed.
New dates will be published as soon as possible.
The aim of this two-day summit is to take a look at the different issues that help to determine the choice of excavation method. After looking at the main principles and fields of application of both mechanized and conventional tunnelling, the summit will focus on two interesting case studies: the Gothard Tunnel in Switzerland and the Alaskan Way Tunnel in Seattle, U.S.A.
A round table discussion between the experts and with the participants will then follow, taking a closer look at specific topics such as necessary ground investigations, logistic issues, heath and safety, cost and time schedule, risk magagement, durabilty and maintenance.
Registration details will follow shortly.
The change in climate and the spread of urbanization are leaving populations increasingly at risk from flooding. Tunnels are an effective means of diverting flood water and over recent years, numerous cities around the world have built flood control tunnels in order to protect their inhabitants.
The SSCE, (Shanghai Society of Civil Engineering) and the ITACET Foundation are pleased to announce that they are organizing a one-day training session on "Flood Control and Tunnelling", which will take place in Shanghai, China, on 25th November 2017.
Two distinguished ITA speakers, Mr Martin Knights (former ITA President) and Dr Harald Wagner (former Expert to the ITA Executive Council and Surveyor of the ITACET Foundation) will talk about the specific vulnerabilities of urban areas and explain how drainage/flood tunnels can help develop resilient cities. Several case studies from around the world will be presented.
The ITACET Foundation is pleased to announce that a two-day course on "Control and Monitoring of Tunnels and Underground Space" will be held in Wangdue, Bhutan on 27th-28th November 2017.
This course is aimed at tunnel owners, designers, construction engineers, supervisors, and managers. The aim is to provide methods and examples of “monitoring” the effects of tunnelling, including the monitoring of tunnel machine performance, in order to achieve acceptable excavation performance with stable underground structures and prevent damage to existing structures and utilities. Monitoring allows the tunnel design and construction procedures to be adjusted and validated as tunnelling takes place.
Topics covered in this course include instrumentation (equipment and typical applications), interpretation of monitoring data, the role of monitoring
in risk management, contractual aspects, and case histories.
This course will be followed by a site visit on the 29th to the Punatshangchhu Hydroelectric Project.
Nigeria - "Underground Space Use" - 21st March 2018
China - "Utility tunnels" - date not yet fixed
France - Structural Use of Fibre-reinforced Concrete" - dates not yet fixed