ITA Award 2017 in Paris

ITA Awards 2017

For the third time in a row – after 2015 in Switzerland and 2016 in Singapore – the world of tunnelling celebrated itself and its achievements. The occasion was provided by the AFTES Congress on November 15, 2017 in Paris (France). The very best was presented in eight categories and in each case a triumphant victor was honoured (Fig. 1).

“We’re very proud to be able to select the best among 66 candidates as the ITA Award winners in eight categories”, Jinxiu (Jenny) Yan (China), the chair of the ITA Tunnelling Award Committee and ITA vice-president said in introducing the around 200-strong audience to a day given over to presentations. “This a unique conference and a special event, at which we wish to pay tribute to the most significant achievements of our tunnelling industry over the past year”, is how Jenny Yan put it, and Tarcisio Celestino (Brazil), the ITA president, underlined the importance of the event in his welcoming...

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