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The program for WTC 2017 is falling into place

The program for WTC 2017 is falling into place

17 May 2017

After an extensive job by the Scientific Committee and the Programme Committee the total content for WTC 2017 is falling into place.  Beneath, you will get a taste of what you will learn more about in Bergen in June.


Muir Wood 2017 – Professor Håkan P. Stille
Ph. D. from The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and during his period as a Professor of Soil and Rock Mechanics at the same university, he has received several awards. Professor Håkan P. Stille will talk about how the right approach for risk assessments and quality assurance in rock engineering and tunnelling is based on experiences from tunnel projects and supported by theories of uncertainties.

The Selected Paper is written by Professor Nuh Bilgin
The selected paper is based on a combination of the relevance, current interest of the paper and the score after a thorough review of the submitted papers by the Scientific Committee The selected paper for WTC 2017 is “The factors affecting the performance of three different TBMs in a complex geology in Istanbul”

Nick Barton will also present during the opening session
Ph.D. on rock slope stability from Imperial College, London in 1971. He worked for 25 years in the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, part of the time as division director, and later as technical adviser. He is frequently involved in TBM project trouble-shooting. In 2000 he started his own consultancy in Norway.

Jean-Christophe Giesbert will moderate the Open session
On Tuesday the ITA Executive Council will host a joint session for all participants. The topic for this session is “Rethinking major infrastructure projects; a new look at Underground Solutions and Public Acceptance”. Giesbert is the President of SAS Giesbert & Associés, a communication consulting agency based in Toulouse. He founded this agency after a long career in the newspaper industry, and especially as the managing editor for the regional daily newspaper La Dépêche du Midi.

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