The ITA tunnelling awards 2017

The list of finalists disclosed

From 13th to 16th November the leading international specialists in Tunnelling industry will gather in Paris for the AFTES Congress and a special day on November 15th : a one-day event dedicated to the presentation of the finalists’ projects followed by a banquet and the award ceremony : the ITA Tunnelling Awards.

Launched in 2015 by the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association, the first two editions of the ITA Tunnelling Awards gathered more than 450 attendees and 200 candidacies. A few months before the event, the judges have examined the submitted candidacies and selected a list of finalists for each of 9 categories.

This year, the edition takes place in Paris, a meaningful location for underground space as it is one of the first cities that have used underground space as a lever of development and counts today more than 300km of underground galleries.

The 17-strong expert judging panel, chaired by the ITA President Tarcisio Celestino, has concluded its deliberation and based on the detailed evaluation, 30 entries have been chosen as finalists and will participate in the second evaluation stage to determine winners.