About the Congress

About the congress

TUNNEL AND UNDERGROUND CITIES: ENGINEERING AND INNOVATION MEET ARCHEOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE AND ART.

The conference will propose the traditional topics on design and construction of underground works focusing on tunnelingengineering and innovation, combining some unusual topics suggested by the Neapolitan area which are true Italian trademarks, such as history (Archeology), design (Architecture) and genius & creativity (Art).

The Neapolitan area is the cradle of underground works that date back the Roman period and at the same time it is an innovative and future-oriented city. Therefore, the WTC delegates will enjoy to visit the tunneling history from the Roman period to the newest metro stations (in 2015 Toledo won the ITA award for the “Innovative Use of Underground Space).

Moreover, thanks to its morphologic structure and its long experience in building tunnels and underground works dating back 5,000 years ago, Italy is able to offer a wide variety of A.A.A. - Archaeology, Architecture and Art - technical visits along, with the job-site visit to the longest underground railway stretch of the world:

  • NAPLES: the Borbonic Tunnel, Greek-Roman Aqueduct, the underground remains of the Roman Theatre
  • ROME: Line C – the ‘Archeological’ Metro
  • BRENNER: the Brenner Base Tunnel

Last but not least WTC 2019 in Naples will be an opportunity to organize special educational sessions. Some WTC sessions will be broadcasted by new media to universities and cultural associations, expanding the audience that can benefit from the knowledge shared by international experts.

Even the social program will be an opportunity to experience the archaeological sites of this beautiful setting.

Register to Attend WTC 2019

Don't miss this annual tunneling industy event where you have the chance to share experiences and identify mutual opportunities for growth in an industry increasingly critical to all nations.