In the current week Athens will host this year’s World Tunneling Congress – WTC2023.
Inauguration of this event with the ITACET training course on Risk Management in Tunneling and Underground Sustainable Solutions was on May 12-13 and the ITA General Assembly and working group and committee meetings on 14 May.
With attendance of representatives from 50 member nations, at the General Assembly it was announced that Pakistan has joined the ITA.
Being established in 2020, the Pakistan Tunneling and Trenchless Society (PTTS) is based in Islamabad that is home to the Tunneling Institute of Pakistan, which fosters industry and academia collaboration to promote and advance tunneling practices.
The WTC2023 conference program commenced on 15 May with with Professor Marc Panet delivering the Muir Wood Lecture on his Convergence-Confinement Method in tunnel design and Professor Kyriazis Pitilakis from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki giving a keynote address on seismic design and risk assessment of tunnels and underground structures.