Short courses on offer at the 2019 WTC 28 Feb 2019

ITACET News Release

Registration is currently open to the two-day ITACET training course at the 2019 World Tunnelling Congress to take place in Naples, Italy, from 3-4 May. It will be the tenth annual short course organised by the Committee for Education and Training of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association and its Foundation for Education and Training since the first in 2010. The courses are organised in collaboration with the host nation of the ITA WTC and are open to all interested participants are targeted particularly to students and young tunnelling professionals.

For 2019, ITACET is offering two short courses.

The two-day course on Friday and Saturday, 3 - 4 May, on Tunnelling 4.0 - Information Technology for the Design, Construction and Maintenance of Underground Works will highlight advanced aspects of digital and information technology applications in the design, construction, maintenance and refurbishment of underground works. The use of BIM in tunnelling will be presented and discussed, with examples from design to implementation during construction and through to maintenance and refurbishment of underground infrastructure.

The use of automation and virtual and augmented reality as tools to improve the tunnel construction process will also be presented. Advanced technologies available for geotechnical mapping and exploration, surveying and monitoring will be discussed, together with automation applied to equipment used in underground construction and to quality control and assessment processes.

The course aims to inform designers, site managers, young engineers and university students on how recent innovations in information technology can be applied to tunnelling and be used to improve the design, construction and maintenance processes.

The second short course on Saturday, 4 May, will explore Communication and Stakeholder Engagement during Tunnel, Design, Construction and Operation. With growing awareness of the need for efficient communication between populations and stakeholders involved in the increasing number of underground projects all over the world, engaging in dialogue is necessary at all stages of planning, financing, design, construction and operation of underground infrastructure. Communication strategies must also adapt to the considerable rise in sustainability policies and procedures and adjust to make the most of new media technologies.

The course will provide advanced information on communication techniques and approaches that can be applied to foster interaction among stakeholders, through the use of new media. It will explain sustainability assessment procedures with a special focus on underground works and will present relevant case histories and examples of best practices from the world over.

Both courses offer discounts for students and ITA Young members.


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