Call for nominees for 2019 ITA Awards 04 Apr 2019

ITA News Release

In 2018 the 6km long immersed tube element of the Hong Kong-Zuhai-Macao sea link and its two man-made islands won the top honour as ITA Awards Project of the Year. Which projects and products will take top honours as the best of the best in 2019? Applications are now open for the 5th edition of the international industry Awards.

ITA Award Brunel Trophy
ITA Award Brunel Trophy
Winners of the 2018 ITA Awards
Winners of the 2018 ITA Awards

Nominations are called from industry to profile particularly outstanding achievements and developments in underground infrastructure across the world. Through these Awards, ITA aims to identify and support a wide and diverse range of projects, from large-scale and large-budget infrastructure developments to more discrete but revolutionary technical innovations.

Table 1. Eight categories of the ITA Awards
Major Project of the Year – of more than €500 million
Project of the Year – of between €50 million and €500 million
Project of the Year including renovation – of up to €50 million
Technical Project Innovation of the Year
Technical Product/Equipment Innovation of the Year
Innovative Underground Space concept of the Year
Safety Initiative of the Year
Young Tunneller of the Year

Nominations for the different categories must be related to projects for which the major civil engineering work was completed between 1 January 2017 and 1 April 2019. The Young Tunneller of the Year rewards an individual born after 1 January 1985 who has brought an outstanding contribution to tunnelling. 

Entries are invited for eight Award categories (Table 1) and nominations are to be submitted through the dedicated ITA Awards website by the closing date of 15 June 2019.

The 2019 Award presentations will take place this year on 18 November in Miami, USA during the Cutting Edge Conference from 18 to 20 November. The conference will discuss the latest advances in tunnelling technology and methodology, and will host a day long programme of presentations by the ITA Award series shortlisted finalists ahead of presentations of the Award’s Brunel trophy to the winners announced at the gala celebrations dinner in the evening.


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