Jerusalem to get massive underground necropolis as holy site burial space runs out

The project has been internationally recognised and was a finalist at the ITA Tunnelling Awards in Paris on 15 November, in the "innovative underground space concept of the year" category. The ITA recognised the project for recognising "a mounting global, environmental and real estate crisis, while also meeting emotional and religious needs".

Paris accueille les tunnels les plus innovants au monde

Paris accueille les tunnels les plus innovants au monde

Le monde des tunnels a distingué mercredi les projets les plus marquants de l'année. Le congrès de l'Association française des tunneliers se tient jusque jeudi soir à Paris.

"Un tunnel carré, des infrastructures urbaines délocalisées dans des cavernes, des cimetières souterrains, l'évacuation par tapis roulant de millions de mètres cubes de terres excavées pour un nouveau métro... Trente des travaux souterrains les plus marquants de l'année au niveau mondial se sont a!rontés ce mercredi à Paris pour les prix annuels de l'Association internationale des tunnels et de l'espace souterrain (Aites)."

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Focus on the TUCSS Conference

Next November 10th, in Singapore, a one day conference will be hosted by the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Society of Singapore (TUCSS) in Marina Bay Sands. On this day, 8 high profile keynote lectures will focus attention on the latest developments in tunnelling and highlight new challenges and innovations. This conference will bring light and attention to the diversity of global tunnelling methods and their implementation in the local Singapore context.

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The list of 33 finalists is disclosed

On November 10th and 11th 2016, the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association is presenting the second edition of its ITA Tunnelling Awards. This international competition recognizes and rewards the most ground-breaking achievements and innovations in underground infrastructure worldwide. Following a very successful 2015 edition, participation has been highly competitive this year, with 98 entries from 25 countries competing for awards in nine 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.

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ITA Awards 2016: international panel of experts to reward outstanding achievements in underground constructions

17 judges, professionals of the tunnelling and underground space industry

The International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) organizes the second edition of the ITA Tunnelling Awards in 2016. This event, to be held in Singapore, at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, on the 10 th and 11 th of November 2016, will consist in a one-day technical conference with 8 high-profile keynote lectures (11/10) and in a one-day Award conference and Banquet Diner (11/11), during which the Awards will be presented. In order to reward the most ground-breaking achievements and young personalities in underground infrastructures worldwide, the association will draw upon a panel of 17 civil engineers and experts in the tunnelling and underground space industry, chaired by the new president of the ITA, Tarcisio Celestino. The best entries will be distinguished through 9 Award categories.

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Travaux souterrains : ITA AITES s'apprête à récompenser les meilleurs projets

Les 10 et 11 novembre prochains à Singapour, l’association internationale des tunnels et de l’espace souterrain (ITA AITES) remettra les ITA Tunneling Awards 2016 aux meilleures réalisations et travaux souterrains dans le monde.

Après une première édition réussie en 2015 (110 nominations, 11 projets récompensés), l’Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain lance la deuxième édition de son grand concours, les ITA Tunneling Awards.