With the growth of infrastructure needs and requirements for better use of space and resources, the development of underground options have often proved to provide relevant solutions to these challenges.
As part of this endeavour, the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) has taken the initiative to launch its own dedicated Tunnelling Awards to identify outstanding achievements in the field of tunnelling and underground space use, and provide international recognition to these remarkable contributions.
ITA has identified 9 categories of awards which candidates will register via the website. This initiative will demonstrate the recent achievements of major projects that aim to improve sustainability of cities and life comfort of inhabitants.
Through these awards, ITA will demonstrate the achievements of the organizations, people and recent innovations.
The candidates who have been preselected, by a panel of tunnelling and underground space experts, will present their projects during a one day conference and the winners will be announced during a dinner the same evening.
For its very first organized Awards event, ITA has chosen a unique underground location. The conference and the awards banquet will take place in the Hagerbach test gallery in Switzerland, which is a fascinating underground world comprising numerous tunnels and caverns that can be used for conferences and creative events.