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Technical Innovation of the Year

Technical Innovation
of the year

Nominations for this category of ITA Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards are innovations that have been implemented in tunnelling or underground space use projects between 1st January 2019 to 1st April 2021.

An application, process or technology that significantly advanced the capabilities of the underground construction industry to deliver safe, efficient and sustainable underground solutions.

Technical innovations come in many forms that bring forward the current “state of the art” to improve, design, application, processes, etc. and permit improved, safer and more cost- effective projects.

  • Increased safety for projects or application of a process
  • New or unique use of solutions for an innovative project or process
  • Development of design process or construction method to achieve new functions
  • Reduces the use of materials or energy and increasing sustainability
  • Entries may also be supported by successful use in the laboratory and / or field