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WTC 2018, 21 – 26 April 2018, Dubai

The ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress is the world’s leading tunnelling event, bringing together tunnel and underground space experts and professionals from all around the world. It is the one tunnelling event you cannot miss! Join over 2000 engineers and professionals in exchanging the latest trends and innovations, learn from case studies, and discuss how tunnels will support future sustainable cities. Take the opportunity to network at multiple social events and, while you here, experience true Arabian hospitality and enjoy Dubai, the world’s most cosmopolitan city, and all it has to offer

For more information please visit … WTC 2018, Dubai, UAE


Efficient tunnelling solutions, backed by experience

Conveyor systems provide an efficient, reliable, cost-effective and lower-risk method of removing muck and spoil from tunneling excavation sites. Since the late 1980s, when the benefits of using conveyor systems in tunneling projects first became apparent, we have been a worldwide leader in the manufacture and sale of conveyors designed and built to withstand the harsh conditions associated with tunnel construction.

We provide all conveyor-based material handling equipment necessary for removing muck and spoil from tunnel excavation sites. This equipment is specifically engineered to smoothly handle the transport of materials from the tunnel excavation site to the surface and beyond. Click here for further details

Breakthrough … the ITA Young Members’ Magazine

Digital editions of the ITA Young Members magazine:

Breakthrough 2017

Breakthrough 2016

Breakthrough 2015

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free Breakthrough e-newsletter please click here.


We are now working on the 2017 edition of Breakthrough.

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A Pioneer and Leader of China’s TBM Industry

China Railway Engineering Equipment Group Co., LTD (CREG) is a subsidiary of the pubic listed China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC), a Fortune 500 Company and a key state-owned company under the Central Government. CREG is a leading company in manufacturing and supplying tunnel boring machine TBM) in China. Read more

‘A Catalogue of Tunnel Collapses’ … Updated to October 2012

Tunnelling Journal is giving every reader free access to an exhaustive listing of international Tunnel Collapses. The document ‘Catalogue of Notable Tunnel Failure Case Histories’, courtesy of, and compiled by, the Mainland East Division, Geotechnical Engineering Office, Civil Engineering and Development Department of Hong Kong details 36 international collapses, and a further 6 specifically in Hong Kong. Each case, subject to the information available, includes a basic description of the event (many illustrated), the probable cause, the remedial measures undertaken, and the consequences and lessons learned. Some 60 references are also included for further reading. The document is live and will be updated from time to time. To download this must-have listing go to:

http://www.cedd.gov.hk/eng/publications/geo/doc/HK%20NotableTunnel%20Cat.pdf

Tunnelling Journal Exclusive

Hong Kong’s Geotechnical Engineering Office has recently issued the GEO Report No. 249, “Ground Control for Slurry TBM Tunnelling.” Download your free copy of this ‘must read’ paper from the Civil Engineering and Development Department website, using the link below:  http://www.cedd.gov.hk/eng/publications/geo_reports/geo_rpt249.htm

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