World Tunnel Congress 2018

The role of underground space in building future sustainable cities.

Apr 20, 2018 - Apr 26, 2018
Target groups: skilled tradesmen, engineers, technicians, students, decision makers, managerial staff
Category: Conference


The ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress is the world's leading tunnelling event, bringing together tunnel and underground space experts. Join over 2000 engineers and professionals in exchanging the latest trends and innovations, learn from case studies, and discuss how tunnels will support future sustainable cities. Take the opportunity to network at multiple social events and, while you here, experience true Arabian hospitality and enjoy Dubai, the world's most cosmopolitan city, and all it has to offer.

Program topics include:

  • Multi-utiliy tunnels - the ultimate solution

  • Contractual risk sharing - a win/win arrangement

  • The right tunnelling construction method for the right application

  • Maintenance free design in sewer tunnels - fact or fiction

  • Urban dewatering and flood control with underground structures

  • Review of current tunnel design methods for mined tunnelling methods

  • Innovation in tunnelling technologies

  • CAPEX vs. OPEX - how to define life cycle project cost

  • Sustainable use of underground space

  • Ground engineering and risks management

  • Advances in the material sector

  • Repair and maintenance of underground structures

  • Smart City - how can underground space contribute

  • The importance of project management in project development

  • Case studies on TBM projects

  • Life safety for underground structures

The additional exhibition is an ideal place for networking, the hall is a major attraction where the participants come to learn about products, services and solutions, and to network with key industry leaders.

Dubai World Trade Center
Sheikh Zayed Road
United Arab Emirates
Target language English


Society of Engineers - UAE

Al Mamzar Area, 46street


United Arab Emirates


+971 4 2399555


+971 4 2398887



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