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12th International Conference Prague 2013

The Czech Tunnelling Association ITA-AITES organized its 12th International Conference Under­ground Construction Prague 2013 from 22 to 24 April 2013 in co-operation with the Slovak Tunnelling Association ITA-AITES. The conference was held under the auspices of the Mayor of Prague, Dr. Bohuslav Svoboda and the International Tunnelling Association ITA-AITES.

As in 2010, the Conference was held at the Clarion Congress Hotel Prague in Vysocany. Besides the scientific part the programme of the conference also included a technical exhibition, poster session, and technical excursions.

In total 600 participants from 26 countries have registered for the conference, of which 9 were accompanying persons and 73 exhibitors. The organizers have received 143 contributions from 18 countries and selected 59 for an oral presentation. The programme was completed by 9 invited lectures and 4 keynote lectures.

The scientific programme was divided into 7 thematical sessions:

1. Urban transport tunnels – design and construction
2. Non-urban transport tunnels – design and construction
3. Other underground structures – design and construction
4. Geotechnical investigation and monitoring for underground construction projects
5. Numerical modelling, development and research for underground construction projects
6. Equipment, operational safety and maintenance in underground structures
7. Risk management, contractual relationships and funding of underground construction projects 

Technical excursions
Excursion A – The Blanka Tunnel Complex, 60 attendees
Excursion B – Section V.A of the Prague Underground, 57 attendees
Excursion C – Multi-utility Ducts in the Historic Centre of Prague, 46 attendees
Excursion D – Josef Regional Underground Research Centre, 20 attendees
Excursion E – Main traffic control centre in Prague, 20 attendees

Further information about the conference can be found here.

11th International Conference Prague 2010

11th International Conference Underground Construction Prague 2010 with the topic “Transport and City Tunnels” was held in Prague, Czech Republic from 14 to 16 June 2010. It was organized by the Czech Tunnelling Association ITA-AITES.

The conference was held under the auspices of the Mayor of Prague, Dr. Pavel Bém and the International Tunnelling Association ITA-AITES.

The venue of the conference was the Clarion Congress Hotel Prague in Prague 9 – Vysocany.

The conference agenda was divided into six sections:

1. Design and implementation of underground constructions – conventional tunnelling and cut-and-cover tunnels
2. Design and implementation of underground constructions – mechanised tunnelling
3. Geotechnical investigation, monitoring and risk management
4. Modelling of underground structures
5. Equipment, safety and maintenance of underground structures
6. Contractual relationships, funding and insurance of underground structures.

A wide technical exhibition, a poster session and 4 technical excursions were part of this conference.

Further information about the conference can be found here.

ITA-AITES WORLD TUNNEL CONGRESS 2007

The Czech Tunnelling Association ITA-AITES and the International Tunnelling Association ITA-AITES co-organized the World Tunnel Congress “Underground Space – the 4th Dimension of Metropolises” and the 33rd  ITA-AITES General Assembly from 5 to 10 May 2007 at the Prague Congress Centre.

The congress was held under the auspices of the Mayor of Prague, Dr. Pavel Bém and the Minister of Regional Development, Jiří Čunek.

The congress was attended by 1,300 delegates from 43 countries, which was at the time the highest attendance in the history of the tunnel congresses. The participants were interested not only in the current scientific topics but also in the beauty of Prague and rich professional and social programme.

After the opening ceremony, the congress programme was followed by four lectures “Keynote lectures” given by eminent experts who captured the current state of the tunnelling industry in four areas. The programme then run in nine sections with a hundred lectures.

A part of the congress were also the technical exhibition and field trips – tunnels Mrázovka, railway tunnels under Vítkov, unfinished section of the metro IV. C2 and underground training center Josef.

More information can be found here.