World Tunnel Congress and ITA Annual Meeting in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

Some 1400 participants from 52 countries got together from May 9 to 14, 2014 in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil on the occasion of the 40th Annual Meeting of the ITA – International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association – in conjunction with the 2014 World Tunnel Congress.

World Tunnel Congress 2014

The Congress organized by the Brazilian Tunnelling Committee (CBT) bore the motto “Tunnels for a better Life”. 52 of the 71 ITA member countries were present in Foz do Iguaçu. The quota of 82 % attained at the previous gathering in Geneva last year thus dropped to 73 % (please see box on page 29). The Congress was largely prepared and organized by the Brazilian Tunnelling Committee in close collaboration with the ITA. The Congress programme embraced 12 main topics presented at 24 technical sessions:

1. Site Investigation and Monitoring

2. Planning and Design of...

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