The ITA tunnelling awards 2016

And the finalists are...

On November 10th and 11th 2016, the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association is organizing the second edition of its ITA Tunnelling Awards, an international competition seeking to recognize and reward the most ground-breaking achievements and innovations in underground infrastructures worldwide. Following quite a rich first harvest in 2015, once more, the score is very positive this year: the ITA has received 98 entries from 25 countries competing for the Oscars of Tunnels in the frame of 9 categories.
The 17-strong expert judging panel, chaired by the ITA President Tarcisio Celestino, concluded the review of entries last week. Based on their detailed evaluation, 33 entries have been selected as finalists and will participate in the second evaluation stage to determine winners..

Entries were submitted in 9 categories:

  • Outstanding Tunnelling Project of the Year - up to €50m
  • Tunnelling Project of the Year - between €50m and €500m
  • Major Tunnelling Project of the Year - over €500m
  • Renovation/Upgrading project of the Year
  • Technical Innovation of the Year
  • Environmental Initiative of the Year
  • Safety Initiative of the Year
  • Innovative Use of Underground Space
  • Young Tunneller of the Year