As part of its strategy to further enhance tunnelling and underground space awareness on an international level, the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) launched its own Tunnelling Awards program in March 2015. Since the registration opening on 10 April, fifty candidates have applied. The application for candidacy is opened online until 14 August 2015.
A short-list of pre-selected projects will be officially presented in September 2015. The preselected candidates will ensure a presentation of their projects on 19 November 2015, date of the Prize Awards Ceremony, during a one-day conference at the Hagerbach Test Gallery in Flums Hochwiese, Switzerland. The winners will be announced during a banquet the same evening.