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You can register for WTC 2017

You can register for WTC 2017

27 December 2016

Don’t miss the WTC 2017 where you have the chance to share experiences and identify mutual opportunities for growth in an industry increasingly critical to all nations.

830 abstracts have been received and 480 accepted for the following topics.

WTC-2017 Session topics


  • 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)
  • Mechanized 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 and maintenance
  • Safety management of complex underground excavations
  • Stability assessment, risk analysis and risk management
  • Seismic design of tunnels and underground excavations
  • Case histories – lessons learnt