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Scholarships for students of deep foundations
DFI Educational Trust awards 15 student scholarships
Publication Date: Jan 2021 | Author: DFI News Release
Unified effort to promote underground careers
The UCA in the USA partners with geotechnical and construction associations to promote a unified effort for educating and recruiting professionals for future of the underground construction industry
Publication Date: Jan 2021 | Author: Paul Schmall, PhD., P.E., UCA Executive Board, Chair of Student Outreach
UK Warwick MSc course open for 2021 entry
After a pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the University of Warwick Tunnelling and Underground Space MSc programme is relaunched for application for entry in October 2021
Publication Date: Jan 2021 | Author: University of Warwick News Release
Online lecture series offers training for all
ITA-CET online lectures to be held monthly
Publication Date: Jan 2021 | Author: ITA-CET News Release
A grim 2020 that will not be forgotten
There is only one story to describe the year of 2020 and that is Covid and its pandemic impact on the social life, the industry and the world wide economy
Publication Date: Dec 2020 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Online graduate certificate program
An online program is launched to prepare working professional engineers to transition their career into the specialty of underground construction and tunneling
Publication Date: Jul 2020 | Author: Colorado School of Mines News Release
Austria centre for realistic underground research
An underground centre for research, development, training and education in Austria provides a realistic environment for study and application of technological advances
Publication Date: May 2020 | Author: Robert Galler, Chair of Subsurface Engineering, Montanuniversität Leoben, and
Head of the ZaB-Zentrum am Berg project, Austria
Trenchless society celebrates 30 Years
The North American Society for Trenchless Technology is celebrating 30 years of research, education and support in the field of trenchless technology
Publication Date: Feb 2020 | Author: NASTT News Release
Hagerbach celebrates 50 years of innovation
Hagerbach Test Gallery celebrates 50 years of innovation
Publication Date: Jan 2020 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Young engineers promote the industry
The fifth National Tunnelling Day joins World Tunnelling Day this year in promoting the industry and celebrating world class infrastructure projects
Publication Date: Dec 2019 | Author: British Tunnelling Society News Release
UK engineers and engineering celebrated
The British Tunnelling Society honoured the recipients of the James Clark Medal award at its 2019 celebration luncheon at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London
Publication Date: Oct 2019 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Exploring risk management
The Risk Management in Underground Construction releases agenda and offers scholarships
Publication Date: Sep 2019 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Training to extend life of water systems
BAMI-I offers training for underground water and wastewater asset management
Publication Date: Aug 2019 | Author: BAMI-I News Release
NATM Master of Engineering programme
Applications open for NATM engineering programme at Leoben University
Publication Date: Aug 2019 | Author: NATM Course News Release
Attracting tunnellers to Kuala Lumpur
As we look ahead to the World Tunnel Congress 2020, tunnelling specialists and young tunnellers attended a two-day practical short course in Kuala Lumpur
Publication Date: Aug 2019 | Author: Frankie Cheah, AECOM and WTC2020, and Roland Herr for TunnelTalk
Mastering underground construction at Warwick
Applications for the 2020 MSc in Tunnelling and Underground Space open in-mid-September 2019
Publication Date: Aug 2019 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Colorado is a hot spot for education
Colorado will host two short courses for the underground construction industry, Breakthroughs in Tunnelling and Tunneling Fundamentals, Practice and Innovations
Publication Date: Aug 2019 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Bringing European professors together
ITA-CET is organising a first Meeting of European Tunnelling Professors and PhD Students to build on the work of the ITA-CET University Network
Publication Date: Aug 2019 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
DFI supports industry education
DFI supports industry education with short courses and student scholarships
Publication Date: Aug 2019 | Author: DFI News Release
Studying Tunnelling and TBMs in Turin
The next Specialising Masters Programme in Tunnelling and TBMs at the Politecnico di Torino begins in January 2020
Publication Date: Aug 2019 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Obituary - James Barbera 1940-2019
James Barbera, a leading figure in the trenchless industry in the USA, died on 8 July 2019, aged 79
Publication Date: Aug 2019 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Open days for potential apprentices
The fourth Herrenknecht training day gave 350 young people a taste of apprenticeships
Publication Date: Jun 2019 | Author: Herrenknecht News Release
ITACET training courses at the WTC 2019 in Naples
Digitisation and automisation within the industry as well as the vital importance of communication with the general public were the topics of the two ITACET training courses held in association with the 2019 World Tunnel Congress in Naples
Publication Date: May 2019 | Author: Roland Herr for TunnelTalk
Sharing new technology
Deep Foundations Institute forms underground committee to support technical networking and education
Publication Date: May 2019 | Author: DFI News Release
Political upheaval and Brexit
Political upheaval and Brexit
Publication Date: Mar 2019 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Promoting macro synthetic fibre reinforcement
A new Association is formed to promote and continue the development and application of macro synthetic fibre reinforcement of concrete for the global civil and underground construction industries
Publication Date: Mar 2019 | Author: MSFA News Release
Short courses on offer at the 2019 WTC
Details of upcoming ITACET training at the WTC3029 World Tunnel Congress in Naples, Italy in early May 2019
Publication Date: Feb 2019 | Author: ITACET News Release
Skills support for young professionals in the USA
The UCA Young Member Committee presents training and networking opportunities for students and young professionals
Publication Date: Jan 2019 | Author: UCA News Release
Investment in engineering education in Finland
Normet has donated €10,000 to Savonia University of Applied Sciences in Finland for the education and training of new engineers
Publication Date: Jan 2019 | Author: Normet News Release
Shotcrete training offered to Swedish unemployed
Training company Edvirt is training 10 unemployed citizens of Gothenburg to fill skills gap
Publication Date: Jan 2019 | Author: Edvirt News Release
Urgent infrastructure needs in Nepal
Hydro development has been the main underground activity in Nepal from the early 1980s and the need for tunnelling is expanding to urgent need for water supply, transport and aspirations for a metro system in Kathmandu
Publication Date: Nov 2018 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Scholarships for 2019 No-Dig conference
NASTT announces municipal and public utility scholarships to attend No Dig 2019 conference
Publication Date: Oct 2018 | Author: NASTT News Release
Two generations of tunnelling at Herrenknecht
Martin Herrenknecht and successor and son Martin-Devid talk to international journalist Roland Herr about the future of Herrenknecht
Publication Date: Sep 2018 | Author: Roland Herr for TunnelTalk
Hands on training
Information day held for potential apprenticeships at Herrenknecht and hands on vehicle training at GHH
Publication Date: Jul 2018 | Author: Herrenknecht and GHH News Release
Missed opportunity at WTC Dubai training course
Missed opportunity at WTC Dubai training course
Publication Date: May 2018 | Author: Technical Journalist Dipl.-Ing. Roland Herr
BTS Tunnel design and construction course
A specific introduction to the design and construction of underground infrastructure is the aim of the annual BTS Tunnel Design and Construction Course with places still available for the 2018 event in July
Publication Date: May 2018 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
All set for WTC Dubai
As the premier event of the global underground space industry each year, all is set for a World Tunnel Congress and exhibition in Dubai to update all delegates with the very latest in industry news and developments
Publication Date: Apr 2018 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Spanish apprentices gain full time employment
Herrenknecht trains Spanish apprentices under EU scheme
Publication Date: Apr 2018 | Author: Herrenknecht News Release
WTC 2018 short course programme and focus
WTC 2018 short course programme and focus
Publication Date: Feb 2018 | Author: ITACET News Release
Games to celebrate mining traditions
The 2018 International Mining Games are to be hosted by the Camborne School of Mines in Cornwall, UK in March
Publication Date: Dec 2017 | Author: Camborne School of Mines News Release
More than 1,000 apprenticeships for Crossrail
Crossrail recruits 1,000 apprentices in bid to provide more skilled workers in the underground construction sector,000-apprentices.php
Publication Date: Dec 2017 | Author: Crossrail News Release 
Return to work placements on offer
Morgan Sindall Returnships programme invites applicants
Publication Date: Dec 2017 | Author: Morgan Sindall News Release
Raising awareness of the construction industry
British Tunnelling Society leads National Tunnelling Day in UK to share industry with wider public and promote interest among young
Publication Date: Dec 2017 | Author: British Tunnelling Society News Release
Refugees among new apprentice intake
Herrenknecht 2017 intake of 56 apprentices includes five refugees
Publication Date: Nov 2017 | Author: Herrenknecht News Release
Meeting demand for new generation professionals
Meeting the demand for well educated recruits for the global tunnelling industry
Publication Date: Oct 2017 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Training the key to reducing in-tunnel incidents
Training advocated as the key to reducing human error incidents in TBM operations
Publication Date: Oct 2017 | Author: Lok Home, President; Steve Chorley, Field Service Director; and Desiree Willis, Technical Writer;
ITA focus on skilling future tunnellers
ITACET Foundation supports ITA training initiatives and programmes
Publication Date: Oct 2017 | Author: ITACET Foundation News Release
The rockstars of tunnelling
Rockstars of tunnelling present to 60 ITACET short course delegates in Bergen
Publication Date: Oct 2017 | Author: Roland Herr, International Journalist for TunnelTalk
TUCA training centre relaunched with new provider
PROCAT wins bid to provide training at the TUCA training centre in Ilford to teach skills to workers in the underground construction industry
Publication Date: Oct 2017 | Author: PROCAT News Release
UK procurement for new TUCA training provider
Transport for London launches procurement process for a new training provider for the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy (TUCA)
Publication Date: Jun 2016 | Author: TfL News Release
Steep curve ahead to keep ITA relevant
Since its beginning in 1974, the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) has maintained a relevance as an international society of tunnel engineering professionals but it has been recognised for some time that, as an organisation of 73 Member Nations, a growing structure of working groups and committees, and rapidly expanding budget and a greater desire and commitment to be relevant in the promotion of underground infrastructure at an urban planning and political level, it needs to make significant changes, changes from the previous status quo which are more than growing pains and now need serious attention
Publication Date: May 2016 | Author: Shani Wallis and TunnelTalk team reporting
Groundbreaking on UK High Speed Rail College
Construction begins of the new UK National College of High Speed Rail on two sites, in Birmingham and Doncaster, ahead of procurement for Phases I and II of HS2
Publication Date: May 2016 | Author: HS2 Ltd News Release
Tunnelling attractions at the world’s trade fair
Tunnelling companies make a debut and a return as exhibitors at bauma 2016 in Munich Germany, which is confirmed by statistics as the largest construction equipment trade fair in the world
Publication Date: Apr 2016 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
HS2 announces enabling works contractors
HS2, the UK Government agency in charge of procurement and strategy for the delivery of UK high speed rail, announces the shortlist for three enabling works packages, together worth £900 million
Publication Date: Dec 2015 | Author: HS2 News Release
Driving forward UK High Speed Rail College
UK Government announces Birmingham and Doncaster as sites for the new National College for High Speed Rail which will address specialist engineering and trades shortages
Publication Date: Nov 2015 | Author: HS2 News Release
Boundaries busted for highway under the Bosphorus
A 3.4km long bored tunnel under the Bosphorus in Turkey will provide a double deck highway crossing of the strait to add capacity to existing bridge and ferry links across the continental divide between the Asian and European sides of Istanbul city, using a BOOT (build, own, operate, transfer) model to finance, design and construct the total 14.5km long highway project
Publication Date: Sep 2015 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Tunnelling delegations gather at WTC2015
The international tunnelling delegation prepares to attend the ITA World TunnelCongress WTC 2015 in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Publication Date: Apr 2015 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Underground expansion fuels UK training boom
UK Government and tunnel construction industry to invest £2.8 million in education and training for the expanding underground workforce
Publication Date: Jan 2015 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Promoting the underground and meeting demand
As the tunnelling industry pushes at its own boundaries, demand is expanding dramatically placing pressure on industry resources, in particular on new talent and increased human resources and manpower
Publication Date: Jan 2015 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Canada pays tribute to expertise and effort
At a gala dinner on Monday evening 27 October 2014, TAC, the Tunnelling Association of Canada, presented awards for 2014 to Dr Evert Hoek as Canadian Tunneller of the Year and the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Pedestrian Tunnel as the Project of the Year and premiered also a video designed specifically to assist the tunnelling industry around the globe to advocate the underground potential, advantages and option for the many public infrastructure needs in our rapidly growing urban environments and megacities
Publication Date: Oct 2014 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
ITA sets strategy for growth and development
The 39th ITA General Assembly convened at Iguassu Falls in Brazil and in conjunction with the World Tunnel Congress 2014 laid out a strategy on key areas for the future development and growth of the 71 member nation-strong International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association, including the establishment of a Young Members Committee, a review of the Association’s governance, and a seven point plan for addressing the Association’s role in the international tunnelling and civil engineering community and its aspirations for its relevance in the years to come
Publication Date: Jun 2014 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
ITA-CET course to focus on power generation
ITACET training course to focus on tunnels for energy
Publication Date: Mar 2014 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Young engineers compare shadow designs
Young engineers from the Colorado School of Mines visit world record Seattle TBM project to compare their designs with reality
Publication Date: Jan 2014 | Author: Colorado School of Mines News Release
Boosting underground training opportunities
Colorado School of Mines appoints Professor Mike Mooney as Endowed Chair at its Center for Excellence in Underground Construction and Tunneling
Publication Date: Oct 2013 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Turkey invests in specific industry training
International professionals gathered together in Istanbul, Turkey, to conduct a successful short course on tunnelling and microtunnelling technology and design to an audience of Turkish students and young engineers
Publication Date: Oct 2013 | Author: Turkish Tunnelling Society News Release
BTS Tunnel design and construction course
BTS announces schedule for its annual Tunnel Design and Construction five day course at Warwick University
Publication Date: May 2013 | Author: British Tunnelling Society News Release
WTC technical programme and exhibition
A technical programme of across simputaneous presentations and lectures has been complied by the Swiss Tunnelling Society as host and organiser of the WTC (World Tunnel Congress) this year (2013) in Geneva from Monday 3 June to Friday, 7 June. Including two days of technical tours, the accompanying exhibition rounds off the annual opportunity for the WTC host country to promote its tunnelling expertise and provide a platform for companies and individuals from across the world to present their companies and network with fellow tunnellers.
Publication Date: May 2013 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Switzerland rolls out the WTC red carpet
The World Tunnel Congress this year (2013) is hosted by the Swiss Tunnelling Society in the lake-side city of Geneva from May 31 to June 7. As the date draws nearer, the organisers are finalising a programme that will include the familiar elements of the WTC series and bring new events to the schedule to maximise the productivity and enjoyment of the delegates
Publication Date: Apr 2013 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
bauma 2013 bonanza!
More visitors than ever, more exhibitors than ever, more international interest than ever are statistics that confirm a major success for bauma 2013
Publication Date: Apr 2013 | Author: Shani Wallis and Binda Punj, TunnelTalk
BAUMA prepares to break all records
Bauma 2013 Munich preview and introduction
Publication Date: Feb 2013 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Presenting the tunneling career possibilities
A tour of major tunneling projects in the USA currently and interviews with leading senior engineers involved on each explains how rewarding a profession the tunneling industry has been and could be also for young recruits considering their career choices
Publication Date: Feb 2013 | Author: Paula Wallis, TunnelTalk
2012 in retrospect
Major projects progress in 2012
Publication Date: Dec 2012 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Building tunnels and building lives
Southland Tutor Perini and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission create opportunities for local tunnel workers
Publication Date: Nov 2012 | Author: Francis Zamora, Liaison Officer, New Irvington Tunnel Project
Prospects and pay scales attract new recruits
Young engineers are encouraged to consider tunnelling as a rewarding career.
Publication Date: Aug 2012 | Author: Paula Wallis and Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
UK training academy expands course range
TUCA, the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy in London, is to expand its training courses and attract international interest
Publication Date: Aug 2012 | Author: Patrick Reynolds for TunnelTalk
Dave Court honoured by his BTS peers
David Court is the recipient of the BTS 2012 James Clark Medal
Publication Date: Jun 2012 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
ITACET training course attracts global audience
ITACET ITA-AITES and Thailand Underground and Tunnelling Group host successful WTC2012 training course for young engineers
Publication Date: May 2012 | Author: ITACET Foundation News Release
WTC spotlight on Bangkok
WTC12 18-24 May, 2012 - Tunnellers on show
Publication Date: May 2012 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
ITACET course for young engineers
ITACET offers two day Bangkok course on tunnelling in urban areas as curtain raiser for ITA World Tunnel Congress meeting
Publication Date: Apr 2012 | Author: ITACET News Release
2011 in retrospect
2011 opened with floods threatening the underground infrastructure and construction sites in Brisbane, Australia, and closes with floods inundating large swaths of Bangkok city in Thailand and flash floods wiping out thousands of lives and the fabric of rural and village infrastructure in the Philippines. The worst of all natural disasters in the year was the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated the east coast of Japan in March and led to one of the worst nuclear accidents of all time when the Fukushima Daiichi plant failed as a result.
Publication Date: Dec 2011 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Kuala Lumpur opens tunnel Training Academy
It was a high profile opening of the Tunnelling Training Academy in Kuala Lumpur. Former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad joined with Datuk Lin Yun Ling, Managing Director of Gamuda, to recognise the importance of the initiative. Dr Mahathir, a leading supporter of both the city's new mass transit project and before it, the now-famous SMART flood control/highway tunnel project, officially opened the new MMC-Gamuda Training Academy yesterday (December 15), a facility dedicated to training workers in all processes concerned with safe high-technology tunnelling.
Publication Date: Dec 2011 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
In search of resilient cities
The world's population is on a vast urban migration to super-sized megalopolises. By 2050, an estimated 70% of the world's people will live in urban areas, up from the current 50% recorded in 2010. Developing the infrastructure to accommodate such huge populations and provide urbanization that is effective, adequate and sustainable is the task of city planners and engineers. At the 2011 ITA World Tunnel Congress in Helsinki the Association's Committee on Underground Space (ITACUS) staged the opening event of a global initiative to promote the use of underground space as a crucial element in the quest for building sustainable cities that are resilient to both the natural and man-induced disasters that are likely to confront them. TunnelTalk Editor Shani Wallis reflects on the ITACUS Open Session in Helsinki and looks ahead to Bangkok 2012 where the debate will continue.
Publication Date: Dec 2011 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Shanghai examines underground developments
China's rate of infrastructure development continues to astonish and the extraordinary pace of underground infrastructure development was high on the agenda when delegates gathered in Shanghai for the 5th International Symposium on Tunnelling. Organised by a team of high-ranking industry, academic and government-authority engineers, the two day event, held every second year, attracted more than 500 delegates from throughout China and included about 75 delegates from overseas.
Publication Date: Nov 2011 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
UK tunnel safety and training schemes in focus
As the UK embarks on a set of high-profile tunnelling projects, the industry asks itself where exactly are all the skilled tunnel construction operatives going to come from? TunnelTalk reporter Peter Kenyon explores the different schemes established to train workers needed to work in what is not only a highly specialised underground environment, but one that has stringent safety considerations.
Publication Date: Aug 2011 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Austria's MSc course in NATM tunnelling
August, 2011: The second year of a new masters degree course in NATM tunnelling is soon to begin in Austria. Professor Robert Galler, Chair of Subsurface Engineering at the Mining University at Leoben in Austria describes how he, with co-chair Professor Wulf Schubert of the Technical University of Graz, have combined their resources to offer the two-year course specifically in the field of NATM engineering and construction.
Publication Date: Aug 2011 | Author: EDUCATION and TRAINING
UK MSc course for masters in tunnelling
The University of Warwick in the UK is set to launch in September its first year of a new Masters degree course in tunnelling and underground construction.
Publication Date: Jul 2011 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Tunnelling Bursaries - TunnelTalk
Graduate engineers still have time to take advantage of generous bursaries that have been made available for the all-new masters course in tunnelling and underground space at Warwick University.
Publication Date: Jul 2011 | Author: BTS News Release
Aker Wirth personnel management award
For the second time, Aker Wirth has been honoured as one of the best German small to medium-sized enterprise employers. In comparison to the numerous companies competing for the title, 'Top Job' was convinced by the exceptionally good personnel management at the Erkelenz enterprise. In recognition of this Dr Wolfgang Clement, the former German Economics Minister and mentor of the project, presented the company with the prestigious Top Job seal of quality at a ceremony in the Landscape Park in Duisburg, Germany.
Publication Date: Feb 2011 | Author: Aker Wirth News Release
2011 in perspective
All sectors of the tunnelling industry are looking towards a busy 2011. China and India are roaring ahead with intense and expansive programmes of road, rail, water and metro projects and the developed world has much to do to expand and upgrade existing infrastructure networks.
Publication Date: Dec 2010 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
ITACET Foundation - Established 2009
December 2010: In 2000 the ITA (International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association) made education and training a priority. In 2009 it established the ITACET Foundation to respond to the urgent need for qualified tunnelling engineers and workers worldwide. Foundation Chairman, André Assis and Executive Director, Claude Bérenguier discuss the critical purpose and goals of the Foundation.
Publication Date: Dec 2010 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
ITA success at Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada, gave a warm welcome to the more than 900 delegates that convened in the 2010 Winter Olympic city in May to participate in the 36th General Assembly and World Tunnel Congress of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA).
Publication Date: Jun 2010 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Martin Knights honoured with BTS award
At the BTS meeting on Thursday evening (17 June, 2010), Chairman Bob Ibell presented the 2010 James Clark Medal to Martin Knights, Immediate Past President of the ITA and recently moved to the Halcrow Group.
Publication Date: Jun 2010 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Vying to be president of the ITA
In this presidential election year, three candidates are nominated to run for the top job of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association - ITA-AITES. All candidates are currently Vice Presidents of the Association and are nominated by the candidate's member nation tunnelling association. The ballot is cast by the national associations and societies of the 55 member nations and by the member nation's representative to the 36th Annual General Assembly that is hosted this year by member nation Canada in Vancouver (May 14-20).
Publication Date: May 2010 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Preparing for the 36th ITA General Assembly
Two weeks away from start of the event and attention turns to the 36th General Assembly of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA-AITES). In addition to a packed program across the four days of the World Tunnel Congress (WTC) and its associated exhibition, it will be a busy time for the representatives of the Association's 55 member nations.
Publication Date: Apr 2010 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Industry strong, but can it last?
Nothing brings a sense of optimism and vitality to communities more than large public infrastructure projects. They are tangible evidence that governments are spending to get people back to work in an effort to stabilize local and regional economies. But behind the grand promises of the stimulus programs in various regions of the world, there is growing uncertainty. Central government stimulus funding is yet to transfer into high value construction projects with high volume job opportunities and what happens when that source of funding dries up? Will local and regional governments have recovered sufficiently, and the global credit crunch eased enough, to create the next set of infrastructure projects? This overriding concern in an otherwise robust outlook for the tunneling sector has many in the industry cautiously optimistic for the industry over the next 24 months.
Publication Date: Feb 2010 | Author: Paula Wallis, TunnelTalk
A global view of the business
Martin Knights, President of the ITA (International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association) has had a packed year of travelling, conference attending, and executive committee meetings, culminating in a six week period with three major events - the ITA World Tunnelling Congress in Budapest in late May, the RETC session in Las Vegas in mid-June, and the Strait Crossings symposium in Trondheim, Norway in late June. Knights presents a year-end account of ITA business and a statement on where he feels the global industry is headed in the coming years.
Publication Date: Jul 2009 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
ITA post congress analysis
The buzz in the corridors was positive; the talk of big projects moving ahead, immanent; progress of major projects worldwide, reported; and space for exhibitors was sold out long ago. Being at the ITA conference last week in Budapest was another exercise in asking; 'so where is this global recession?' Despite prefaces from several speakers about the dire affects of over-reactive tightening of credit by self-inflicted over-extension by banks - the need to build underground infrastructure is at record highs and now is the right time to get these projects into construction, while supply-line indices are down. Most countries in the world are programming many billions of capital investment to provide the groundwork for the cities and societies in which we will live in the near future. TunnelTalk was among the many who travelled to Budapest for the Association's 35th General Assembly, congress and exhibition, to report the major developments and topics of discussion.
Publication Date: Jun 2009 | Author: Shani Wallis, Editor
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