The Croatian Association for Tunnels and Underground Structures – ITA Croatia and the ITA-AITES invite you to join us on a World Tunnel Congress and General Assembly in Dubrovnik from May 22-28, 2015.
Croatia is located in the middle of South-East Europe and on the July 1st, 2013, Croatia became the 28th member of the EU. South-East Europe is the EU region with the most expectations and plans in developing infrastructure in next 2 decades in Europe. Therefore choosing Dubrovnik with its location in the middle of the South-East Europe region and in the heart of Europe we would like to make the sign to all other member nations where to go and where to intensify their activities in the soon future. So far none of SEE countries have had opportunity to organize on World Tunnel Congress and this happening will strongly and certainly help further development of underground infrastructure in the future.
Dubrovnik is the old city, port on the Adriatic coast, center of tourism and a congress center that is able to take more thousands of guests at the same time. It is also one of centers of the infrastructure works with unique underground solutions (underground HPP Ombla, city road tunnel, light rail to airport, new road roundabout) that will all be in construction in 2015. Dubrovnik will provide an excellent technical and social setting for the World Tunnel Congress 2015. Croatia’s hosting of WTC2015 is supported by the ITA Croatia’s corporate and individual members, Chamber of Civil Engineers and several Ministries who will as active full partners in the preparation and organization of the Congress.
for more information please visit: www.wtc15.com
APAC Tunnels & Bridges Conference, 15 – 16 April 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia … an excellent platform bringing together distinguished industry experts to discuss key projects and address engineering challenges for efficient tunnels and bridges.
Key Topic Highlights
- The design and the construction experience of the Raw Water Transfer Tunnel
- Case Study: SMART Tunnel
- Case Study: Jakarta Integrated Tunnel (JIT) – Project Financing Alternatives (PPP vs Private Equity)
- Analysis of Rapid Construction Techniques
- Understanding Fatigue Related Defects in Older Structures to Increase Efficiency
- Extending the Life of Bridges & Tunnels- Investigation & Repair
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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:
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