ITA Activities

Saturday May 4

08.00 WTC 2019 Registration (Palacongressi)

08.30-12.30 ITA-AITES Executive Council Meeting (Corsica room, Palacongressi)

14.00-17.00 WGs/Committees/ExCo meeting (Sardegna room, Palacongressi)

19.00-22.30 ITA President’s Reception (by invitation only)
Monumental Complex of Santa Chiara
Address: Via Santa Chiara, Naples


Sunday May 5

08.00 WTC 2019 Registration (Registration area)

08.30-13.00 ITA-AITES General Assembly (Italia room, Teatro Mediterraneo)

13.00-14.00 Lunch for ITA Member Nations delegates (Italia room terrace, Teatro Mediterraneo)

14.00-18.00 Working groups:
• WG 2 Sicilia 2 room, Palacongressi
• WG 3 Egadi 1 room, Palacongressi
• WG 5 Tent 1, outdoor, Palacongressi
• WG 6 Ischia 1 room, Palacongressi
• WG 9 Tent 3, outdoor, Palacongressi
• WG 11 Sicilia 1 room, Palacongressi
• WG 12 Capri room, Palacongressi
• WG 14 Eolie-Stromboli room, Palacongressi
• WG 15 Egadi 2 room, Palacongressi
• WG 17 Egadi 3 room, Palacongressi
• WG 19 Meeting room at Hotel Esedra
• WG 20 Tent 4, outdoor, Palacongressi
• WG 21 Tent 2, outdoor, Palacongressi
• WG 22 Eolie-Panarea room, Palacongressi
• WG shafts Procida room, Palacongressi

ITACUS THINK DEEP NATIONAL ACTION PROGRAMME (TDNAP)
Sunday, May 5, 3 -6 pm (venue to be announced)
Beyond Tunnelling - a manifesto for national action groups

Through the initiative of ITACUS, THINK DEEP groups have been established in recent years or are in the process of being established in several countries. These groups aim at raising awareness of all aspects of the subsurface, and create a much-needed space for interdisciplinary exchange on urban and subsurface development. The workshop will bring together members of existing THINK DEEP Groups as well as interested conference participants to discuss the aims and setups of the National Action groups, their audiences and strategies as well as how they are working together. Join us for an exciting exchange beyond tunnelling!

Join our THINK DEEP National Action and ITACUS representatives:

  • Marilu Melo, THINK DEEP Downunder, Australia
  • Chris Swaine, THINK DEEP Downunder, Australia
  • Loretta von der Tann, THINK DEEP UK
  • Petr Salak, THINK DEEP UK
  • Per Tengborg, THINK DEEP Sweden
  • Abidemi Agwor, THINK DEEP Naija, Nigeria
  • Rosanne Verloop, THINK DEEP Netherlands
  • Antonia Cornaro, ITACUS, co-chair
  • Han Admiraal, ITACUS, co-chair

Watch this video as an introduction to our program
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuggpMtvXqQ

More information and links about WTC 2019, Naples
http://www.wtc2019.com/

More info on ITACUS
https://about.ita-aites.org/wg-committees/itacus/news-announcements

And, for hearing some of the main THINK DEEP voices from our summer reception 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_KjJTbO6FE&feature=youtu.be

Please RSVP by April 15, 2019 as spaces are limited, please sign up here:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/beyond-tunnelling-a-manifesto-for-national-action-groups-tickets- 55455914132


Monday May 6

08.00 WTC 2019 Registration (Registration area)

14.00-17.00 Working groups:
• WG 2 Sicilia 2 room, Palacongressi
• WG 3 Egadi 1 room, Palacongressi
• WG 5 Tent 1, outdoor, Palacongressi
• WG 9 Tent 3, outdoor, Palacongressi
• WG 11 Sicilia 1 room, Palacongressi
• WG 12 Capri room, Palacongressi
• WG 14 Eolie-Stromboli room, Palacongressi
• WG 15 Egadi 2 room, Palacongressi
• WG 17 Egadi 3 room, Palacongressi
• WG 19 Meeting room at Hotel Esedra
• WG 20 Tent 4, outdoor, Palacongressi
• WG 21 Tent 2, outdoor, Palacongressi
• WG 22 Eolie-Panarea room, Palacongressi

15.40-17.20 Prime Sponsor Meeting (Sardegna room, Palacongressi)

21.00- 23.00 ITAtech Dinner (by invitation only)
San Carlo Theatre
Address: Via San Carlo, 98, Naples

21.00-01.00 ITA Young Members Dinner (for all participants under 35, by invitation only)
El Pirata
Address: Via Mergellina Pier Luise, Naples


Tuesday May 7

08.00 WTC 2019 Registration (Registration area)

08.30-10.30 ITA COSUF Steering Board Meeting (Egadi 3 room, Palacongressi)

08.30-13.00 WG & Committees Report Presentation & Open Session (Auditorium, Teatro Mediterraneo)

08.30-10.15 PRESENTATION OF ITA PUBLICATIONS
The following new publications will be presented by the Authors:

  • WG 2 Guidelines for the Design of Segmental Tunnel Linings
  • WG 5 Guide to ITA/BTS CAWG Report 10 for Clients and others not familiar with high pressure compressed air work
  • WG 14/15 Handling, Treatment and Disposal of Tunnel Spoil Materials
  • ITAtech Practical approach for controlling the blasting vibration and optimizing advance in urban tunnelling
  • ITAtech Guidelines on rebuilds of machinery for mechanized tunnelling excavation
  • ITA COSUF Current practice on cross-passage design to support safety in rail and metro tunnels
  • ITA-FIDIC Condition of Contract for Underground Works (Emerald Book)

10.45-13.00 TUNNELS A RESILIENT LINK BETWEEN PAST AND FUTURE
1st ROUND TABLE
Tunnel life-cycle considerations. How long-term maintenance requirements are addressed during design, construction, and asset financing

  • Tunnels and other underground openings are assets that require large investments
  • These assets are meant to have an operating life of 100 to 120 years, but many of them have been in operation for 200 years or more
  • Today, when deciding this type of investment, how is the extended operating life taken into account?
  • What are the maintenance planning considerations?
  • How do the maintenance and repair costs over an extended operation life impact the funding of the asset?
  • How is the maintenance and repair strategy addressed in the financial model?

2st ROUND TABLE
Surveying and maintenance works
In order to maintain infrastructure in operation for planned and extended operating lifetimes, a maintenance and repair strategy has to be developed.
The maintenance strategy is based primarily on good and adequate survey and monitoring of the asset.
The inspection of the asset is performed at intervals that can vary significantly depending of the asset and the country.
Monitoring methods of the past were limited to visual inspection and manual measurements. However, more methods are being utilized such as non-destructive scanning, thermography, etc., and destructive methods such as coring. New technologies are being developed using IoT, AI and data analytics for example.


When repairs are required, the challenge is being able to make such repairs under live conditions or during minimal outage periods. The roundtable participants will discuss and debate new surveying technologies and repair methods.


The participants of both roundtables will consist of owners, financiers, engineers, contractors, and survey specialists drawn from different countries around the world as well as experts from the ITA Working Groups. Participants to the Round Tables are to be found in the WTC 2019 App.

For Q&A use Sli.do
Code #WTC2019

11.00-13.00 ITA COSUF Activity Groups (Egadi 1 room, Egadi 2 room, Egadi 3 room, Sicilia 1 room, Palacongressi)

14.00-15.20 ITAtech Steering Board Meeting (Egadi 3 room, Palacongressi)

14.00-17.40 Nordic Forum (Capri room, Palacongressi)

14.00-17.40 ITA-CET Steering Board Meeting (Sicilia 1 room, Palacongressi)

15.40-17.40 ITAtech Activity Groups (Egadi 1 room, Egadi 2 room, Egadi 3 room - Palacongressi; Tent 1 and Tent 2 outdoor)

20.00-22.30 WTC 2022 Candidates Dinner (by invitation only)
Belvedere Carafa
Address: Via Aniello Falcone, 122, Naples


Wednesday May 8

08.30-13.00 ITA Young Members General Meeting (Egadi room, Palacongressi)

13.30-17.00 ITA-AITES General Assembly (Italia room, Teatro Mediterraneo)


Register to Attend WTC 2019

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