ITACET Foundation - TunnelCast

December 2010: In 2000 the ITA (International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association) made education and training a priority. In 2009 it established the ITACET Foundation to respond to the urgent need for qualified tunnelling engineers and workers worldwide. Foundation Chairman, André Assis and Executive Director, Claude Bérenguier discuss the critical purpose and goals of the Foundation.


ITACET Foundation - Established 2009

Council of Foundation
Abdullah Al-Mogbel (Saudi Arabia), President
Piergiorgio Grasso (Geodata, Italy), Vice-President
Felix Amberg (CUC, Switzerland), Secretary
Martin Herrenknecht (Herrenknecht GmbH)
In-Mo Lee (ITA-AITES President, South Korea)
Sherif Wissa Agaiby (Dar Al-Handasah, Egypt)

Executive Board
André Assis (Brazil), Chairman
Claude Bérenguier (France), Executive Director
Daniele Peila (Italy), Technical Director
Executive Secretary and Treasurer

Sessions have been held in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Russia, Argentina and Thailand.

2011 training sessions include:
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Design for Tunnelling
India - Health & Safety
Bahrain - Utility Tunnel Design with others planned in Singapore, Brazil and Peru.

Two-day short course ITA WTC Helsinki - May, 2011