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WTC 2017 - Call for abstracts

WTC 2017 - Call for abstracts

27 May 2016

The Norwegian Tunnelling Society invites you to contribute to the technical sessions, by submitting you paper for WTC2017, in Bergen Norway. We specially encourage young tunnelers to submit their papers.


Main topics for the congress:

  • Site investigation, ground characterization
  • Urban tunnelling (planning, design and construction)
  • Strategic use of underground space for resilient city growth
  • Utilization of underground for hydropower projects (unlined tunnels and shafts, underwater piercing, air cushion chambers)
  • Mechanical excavation (hard rock, soft rock and soil)
  • Innovations in drill and blast excavation
  • Large caverns (planning, design and construction)
  • Underwater tunnels (strait crossings for road and railway, utility tunnels)
  • Tunnelling for mining purposes
  • Underground waste storage and disposal
  • Innovations in rock support and water proofing technology
  • Operation, surveillance and maintenance
  • Safety management of complex underground excavations
  • Stability assessment, risk analysis and risk management
  • Seismic design of tunnels and underground excavations
  • Tunnel refurbishment
  • Case histories – lessons learnt
  • Others