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Abidemi Agwor's Interview

11 April 2017

 Agwor: Nigeria's tunneling space is untapped

 

Uk trained Nigerian, Abidemi agwor, who is the natioonal chairman of Tunneling Association of Nigeria, TAN, and who is also the first and only Nigerian representative at the world body of tunneling engineering was reecently in the country promoting the concept of maximum utilization of underground space. He speaks with Montge Afirca's REMI ADEBAYO...

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First International Tunnelling Underground Space Conference Holds in Lagos

30 March 2017

No fewer than four members of the federal Executive Council are expected to grace the first internatinal conference on tunnelling and underground space taking place at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos between 29 and 30 March, 2017.

The Minister of Transport Rotimi Amechi will be a special guest of honour at the forum which is attracting the President of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association, Dr. Tarcisio Celestino, the Executive Direector, Mr. Olivier Vion among other delegates from around the world.....

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TAN advocates govt, private sector investment in underground infrastructures

27 March 2017
THE Tunneling Association of Nigeria, TAN, has called for government and private sector investment in underground infrastructure to bridge the country’s infrastructural gaps.
 
National Chairman, TAN, Mr. Abidemi Agwor, who described tunneling as the act of creating useful and effective space below ground level told Vanguard that the current  economic challenges in the country serve as an opportunity to invest in tunnel technology as developing a tunnel or an underground space will enable  Nigerians to maximize the use of space and thereby adding more value the fixed assets.

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Newly elected President of ITA, Tarcisio Celestino sets out his strategy in this Q&A

03 October 2016

Q  You were elected President of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association during the ITA General Assembly last April in San Francisco. What is your own perspective of countries's demands by countries regarding tunnels and underground space? How do you see the future of the tunnelling industry?

A  The economic configuration is currently changing. In recent years, we have faced a long-lasting economic slowdown, during which everybody tended to curb their long-term investments. Yet, and it is good news, we are, now entering a recovery phase, which implies new investmentsin tunnels and underground space....

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New President sets roadmap for ITA progress

02 September 2016

On taking up his position as the new President of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) in May 2016, Tarcisio Celestino of Brazil is interviewed by Camille Blain of the ITA press relations agency to present an insight into the strategy for his presidency during the coming three years.

Question: You were elected President of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association during the ITA General Assembly in April 2016 in San Francisco. What is your own perspective of the demands by countries regarding tunnels and underground space? How do you see the future of the tunnelling industry?

Post-Olympics in Rio: Review of major changes allowed by the tunneling industry

31 August 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — The Olympic Games in the “Cidade Maravilhosa” may have come to an end, but even after the effervescence of such an event, it is now obvious that Rio has risen as a vibrant global metropolis. According to the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA), it is time for the tunneling industry to review and highlight projects that were part of the Olympics success. If this worldwide competition was a particular moment for athletes to shine, it was also a momentous occasion for the tunneling industry to introduce major projects undertaken in the city. Indeed, as the organizer of these Olympic Games like previous cities: London, Sochi or Beijing, Rio had to prepare and make some improvements; numerous projects were launched in order to facilitate mobility and access to the different venues.

Bay Area conference draws 2,000 tunnel experts from around the world

02 May 2016

The conference-goers that filled the Moscone Center really -- yes -- dig tunnels.

Making subterranean sexy, the annual World Tunnel Congress in San Francisco drew 2,000 engineers, developers, scientists, project owners and governmental reps to what was billed as the largest gathering of tunnel experts in history. They've been talking dirt and drills, soil and shale. And commiserating about the unimaginable pressures -- think seismic, financial, political -- that they labor under. And all 2,000 of them appear to be deeply passionate about the underground.

 

L’aménagement des sous-sols des villes en question

18 February 2016

Ce 2 février, s’est tenue, au siège de la Fédération nationale des travaux publics (FNTP), une journée d’échanges intitulée : « Penser la ville avec son sous-sol ». L’occasion pour les participants de prendre connaissance des résultats, à mi-parcours, du Projet national « Ville10D – Ville d’idées ».

Le concept de « Ville durable » est à la mode. Si, dans cette optique, les aménageurs, et d’autres avec eux – architectes, élus, entreprises, etc. – s’intéressent communément aux équipements bâtis en surface – et à l’optimisation spatiale et fonctionnelle de ces derniers –, qu’en est-il des espaces souterrains urbains ? « Nous sentons aujourd’hui qu’il y a un désir d’utiliser les sous-sols des villes. Mais, jusqu’à présent, nous avons décidé d’y implanter uniquement des équipements techniques. 

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