ITA Annual Meeting and World Tunnel Congress 2016 in San Francisco

More than 2300 tunnellers from 54 countries gathered from April 22 to 27, 2016 in San Francisco, USA. The occasion was the 42nd Annual Meeting of the ITA (International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association) in conjunction with the 2016 World Tunnel Congress (WTC).

The Tunnel Congress was organized by the UCA of SME (Underground Construction Association, Division of Society for Mining. Metallurgy and Exploration Inc.) in conjunction with the ITA. It was captioned “Uniting our Industry”. 57 of the 73 ITA member nations were present in San Francisco. The proportion of countries attending stood at 78 % – the same figure as last year  in Croatia (please see infobox on page 25).

1 2016 World Tunnel Congress

The main congress programme was devoted to 18 main topics:

1. Safety in Design and Construction

2. Sequential Excavation Method (SEM) and Caverns

3....

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