ITA Press releases
Post-Olympics in Rio: Review of major changes allowed by the Tunnelling Industry
31 August 2016
The Olympic Games in the “Cidade Maravilhosa” may have come to an end, but even after the effervescence of such an event, it is now obvious that Rio has risen as a vibrant global metropolis. It is time for Tunnelling Industry to review and highlight projects that were part of the Olympics success. If this worldwide competition was a particular moment for athletes to shine, it was also a momentous occasion for the Tunnelling Industry to introduce major projects undertaken in the city. Indeed, as the organizer of these Olympic Games like previous cities: London, Sochi or Beijing, Rio had to prepare and make some improvements; numerous
projects were launched in order to facilitate mobility and access to the different venues.
New ITA President, Tarcisio Celestino's Interview
16 August 2016
Questions to the new President of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association:
Tarcisio Celestino sets strategy for the ITA & the tunnelling industry
Question: You were elected President of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association during ITA’s General Assembly, last April in San Francisco. What is your own perspective of countries’ demands regarding tunnels and underground space? How do you see the future of the tunnelling industry?
Tarcisio Celestino: The economic configuration is currently changing. In recent years, we have faced a long-lasting economic slowdown, during which everybody tended to curb their longterm investments. Yet, and it is good news, we are now entering a recovery phase, which implies new investments in tunnels and underground space. Until now, the sustainability factor had not been sufficiently taken into account in investment choices, which is understandable: public authorities and owners do not always have in-depth knowledge of sustainable existing solutions and environmental regulations in terms of underground construction, even though things tend to evolve in a good way. It is the role of the ITA to accompany the move of public authorities in their reflection on sustainable cities, for them to
think about their underground infrastructures upstream. Indeed, if you wait for your city to face intense traffic jams before you design and develop public transports, then you will have to wait another 15 years for these problems to be fixed!
World Tunnel Congress 2016, 22nd -28th April 2016, A successful week in San Francisco
04 May 2016
World Tunnel Congress 2016, 22nd -28th April 2016, A successful week in San Francisco: 2 319 attendees gathered around the latest technological and technical
innovations in urban underground planning
Fom April 22nd to 28th in San Francisco, United States, the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) held its 42nd General Assembly along with the 2016 World Tunnel Congress (WTC), co-organised with the Underground Construction Association of SME. As states demonstrate strong needs in tunnels and underground spaces for public transports, interchange subway stations, hydroelectric infrastructures, etc, the WTC 2016 was a unique occasion to discover the latest state-of-the art innovations in urban planning and underground construction projects in the United States and worldwide. This international event, widely recognised among tunnelling professionals, civil engineers, and public authorities, is, indeed, the top attended annual “rendez-vous” that currently permits
to have a clear vision of the latest projects of underground infrastructures over the planet.
ITA organises its World Tunnel Congress 2016 in San Francisco, USA: 2.200 attendees expected
18 April 2016
From the 22nd to the 28th of April, 2016, the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA-AITES) will hold its 42nd General
Assembly at the occasion of the World Tunnel Congress (WTC) in San Francisco, United States.
This year organised in conjunction with the Underground Construction Association of SME, the WTC is the top attended event launched by the tunnelling industry at the international scale. As states demonstrate strong needs in tunnels and underground spaces for public transports, interchange subway stations, hydroelectric infrastructures, etc, the WTC 2016 will be the occasion to discover the latest state-of-the art innovations in urban planning and underground construction projects in the United States and worldwide.
L'AITES organise son Congrès Mondial des Tunnels 2016 à San Francisco
15 April 2016
L'AITES organise son Congrès Mondial des Tunnels 2016 à San Francisco: 2 200 participants sont attendus
Du 22 au 28 avril 2016, l'Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l'Espace Souterrain (AITES) tiendra sa 42e Assemblée Générale à l'occasion du Congrès
mondial des Tunnels (WTC ou World Tunnel Congress) à San Francisco, aux États-Unis. Organisé cette année conjointement avec la Underground Construction Association of SME, le WTC constitue le principal temps fort international de l’industrie des tunnels dans le monde, attirant chaque année des milliers de participants. Alors que les États manifestent aujourd’hui de forts besoins en tunnels et en espaces souterrains pour aménager les transports en commun, ainsi que des hubs d'échange, des infrastructures hydroélectriques, etc, le WTC 2016 sera l'occasion de découvrir les toutes dernières innovations en matière d’urbanisme et de projets de construction souterraine aux États-Unis et dans le monde.
ITA TUNNELLING AWARDS 2016
03 March 2016
Récompenser les meilleurs réalisations et travaux souterrains dans le monde : ITA AITES ouvre les inscriptions pour la seconde édition de son concours international
LES 10 ET 11 NOVEMBRE 2016, 2 JOURS DE CONFERENCES A SINGAPOUR
INCLUANT LA PRESENTATION DES FINALISTES ET UN BANQUET
The ITA Tunnelling Awards 2016: Second annual international competition to celebrate achievements in tunnelling and underground construction invites nominations
24 February 2016
Two days Conference in Singapore on November 10th and 11th including the Awards Conference and Banquet
After a successful launch in 2015 (110 nominations, 11 awards for projects and personalities), the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association is launching the second program for the ITA Tunnelling Awards.
This event will take place in Singapore on the 10th and 11th of November 2016. ITA is now inviting nominations to this prestigious competition.