The ITACET Foundation and the Druk Green Power Corporation Limited (DGPC) collaborated to conduct a training session on the “Control and Monitoring of the Construction of Tunnels and Underground Space” on November 27th & 28th 2017 in Thimphu, Bhutan.
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 International Road Federation recently organized the 5th edition of its Middle East and North Africa Regional Congress and Exhibition. Within the scope of this event, the ITACET Foundation was invited to co-organize a "partner session" focused on "Innovative perspectives for efficient tunnel operation".
The magnificent "Palacio de las Aguas Corrientes" was the stunning venue for this training session on sustainability and eco-friendly tunnelling, which was organized on 6th September in collaboration with the Argentinian Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (AATES).
Underground works are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, which must be sufficiently taken into account by all stakeholders if a project is to meet with success. Over recent years, growing awareness of the importance of risk management has led to an increasing demand for training on this topic from ITA Member Nations.
There has been an incredible worldwide development in soft ground tunnelling over recent years and many major ongoing tunnel projects involve difficult soft ground excavation. With this in mind, the 2017 WTC training course focussed on the topic of "Excavation and Support in Soft Ground Conditions".
The ITACET Foundation recently collaborated with the China Railway Group Ltd and the Tunnel and Underground Works branch of the China Civil Engineering Society (CCES) within the scope of an international exchange summit on the subject of urban utility tunnels. The summit, co-organized by China Railway Academy co. Ltd and several other Chinese sponsors, was held on April 25-26 in Chengdu, China and attracted over 400 participants.
A two-day training session on the "Principles of Tunnel Design" was held on 20th & 21st April 2017 at the P J Hilton, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. This short course was organized as a post conference event of the SEACETUS 2017, held on 18th and 19th April 2017, which met with great success.