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ITA Tunnelling Awards conference and dinner

7 november 2018
On this day, finalists will present their achievements, and describe the unique and innovative features that convinced the judges to select their projects and initiatives. A broad array of the most impressive tunnelling works, as well as innovations and excellence in engineering, safety and use of underground space, from around the world will be presented.
This conference will be a unique opportunity to discover, learn and share the outstanding projects and the recent innovative practices. The event will also be a day for networking, and an opportunity for global and local companies to present their services and technologies as part of our dedicated sponsoring program.

In the evening, the gala dinner will be the place to disclose the winners in each category and to celebrate all together the success of the tunnelling industry.

Program

08:00 Registration for Tunnelling Award Conference and Dinner
08:30 Opening – Jinxiu (Jenny) Yan, Chair of the Tunnelling Awards – Tarcisio Celestino, ITA President,
Welcome address Platinium Sponsor Video
08:45 Safety Initiative of the Year – Presentations of the 4 finalist entries
09:45 Technical Product / Equipment Innovation of the Year – Presentations of the 4 finalist entries
10:45 Coffee / Tea break
11:10 Innovative Underground Space Concept of the Year – Presentations of the 3 finalists entries
11:55 Project of the Year (between € 50 M and € 500 M) – Presentations of the 4 finalists entries
12:55 Lunch and visit exhibition
14:05 Technical Project Innovation of the Year – Presentations of the 4 finalist entries
15:05 Project of the Year Incl. Renovation up to € 50 M – Presentations of the 4 finalist entries
16:05 Coffee / Tea break
16:30 Major Project of the Year – Over € 500 M – Presentations of the 4 finalists entries
17:30 Closing address
17:45 End of the conference program

CTUC conference

6 november 2018
Chinese Tunnel and Underground works Conference, CTUC, will celebrate its 20th anniversary. This major tunnelling conference in China gathers usually over 1,000 people. This year on the second day of the conference an international day has been organized with presentation of major projects in China and all over the world such as:

Jobsite Visits

8 november 2018

  • 1 - From 8:30 to 12:30 - Jiajiang Tunnel – large TBM Tunnel Under construction
  • 2 - From 13:30 to 16:30 - Nanjing Niushou – large religious building built on abandoned mining pits – Buddhism Museum

All day for 40 € includes round trip transportation, lunch and the two site visits.
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-> Jiajiang Tunnel – large TBM Tunnel Under construction

-> Nanjing Niushou – large religious building built on abandoned mining pits – Buddhism Museum

More information

  • Exhibition: information available soon.
  • Simultaneous translation: A simultaneous Chinese-English translation will be available for the conferences on November 6 and 7.