Dear colleagues, ladies and gentlemen!

The ITA-AITES Czech Tunnelling Association cordially invites you to 13th International Conference entitled “Underground Construction Prague 2016”, which will be held in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, from 23rd to 25th May 2016. This is the largest Czech tunnelling conference, which is held regularly every three years. Past conferences, especially Underground Construction Prague 2010 and 2013, confirmed that the Prague conference thanks to its scientific programme, venue and social programme found a firm position among similar European conferences. This confirms the participation of distinguished European and international experts at each conference. 

We hope that the attractiveness of the 13th International Conference Underground Construction Prague 2016 will be enhanced by connection with the 3rd Eastern European Tunnelling Conference (EETC 2016). The EETC is a biennial regional tunnelling conference. It aims to promote the sharing of knowledge, experience, skills, ideas and achievements in the design, financing and contracting, construction, operation and maintenance of tunnels and other underground facilities among the countries of Eastern Europe, on an organized basis and with agreed aims. 

The conference will surely bring interesting information about the important constructions in the Czech Republic, as over 4 km long railway tunnel Ejpovice currently excavated by an EPB shield, upcoming project of the Prague metro line D or findings from the extraordinary constructions opened in Prague in 2015 – the Blanka road tunnel complex and extension of line A of the Prague metro. Many prestigious international projects will be presented, some of them are listed among Invited Lectures and Keynote Lectures. The joint conference will be held at the Clarion Congress Hotel Prague and will include a technical exhibition and a poster session. The conference dinner will take place at the extraordinary and favorite environment of the Brevnov Monastery in Prague 6.

See you in our capital city of Prague which will welcome you in its blooming spring beauty.


Ivan Hrdina
Chairman of the Czech
Tunnelling Association
Dr. Alexandr Butovič
Chairman of the Preparatory
Dr. Matouš Hilar
Chairman of the Scientific