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Ita General

  1. 1. Towards an improved use of underground space ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  2. 2. Why Go Underground ? Towards an improved use of underground space The Lesotho Highlands Water Project « Tunnels play a vital environmental role by conveying clean water to and by conveying wastewater out from urban areas » ****** ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  3. 3. Why Go Underground ? Towards an improved use of underground space Variety of the underground infrastructure in a city ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  4. 4. Why Go Underground ? Towards an improved use of underground space Central Artery- Boston (USA) « City traffic tunnels clear vehicles from surface streets, traffic noise is reduced, air becomes less polluted and the surface street areas may partially be used for other purposes » ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  5. 5. Why Go Underground ? Towards an improved use of underground space Car park at the square Estienne d ’Orves in Marseilles (France) Situation «before» and «after» the construction of the underground car park ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  6. 6. Foundation & Development Towards an improved use of underground space • Non-Profit and Non-Governmental Organization • Founded in 1974 • Member nations: 54 • Other nations represented by affiliate members:10 • Corporate affiliate members: 140 • Individual affiliate members: 140 • 13 Prime Sponsors and 4 Supporters ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  7. 7. Goals and Challenges Towards an improved use of underground space • Increasing the awareness of public and of the decision-makers of the unique benefits of the underground, especially social and environmental benefits • Managing and minimizing risk and assuring safety and security in all Tunnelling activities • Embrace Sustainable Development ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  8. 8. Aims of the Association Towards an improved use of underground space • To encourage the use of the subsurface for benefit of the: – Public – Environment – Sustainable Development • To promote advances in: – the preparatory investigations for tunnels – the design, construction, maintenance and safety of tunnels and underground space ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  9. 9. MEMBER NATIONS Towards an improved use of underground space • One representative body or society per Nation, • Open or closed organisation, • Ad Hoc or Sub committee ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  10. 10. MEMBER NATIONS LIST Towards an improved use of underground space • SOUTH AFRICA• South African National Council • CROATIA • Craoatian Tunnelling Association on Tunnelling - • DENMARK • Danish Society for Tunnels & • ALGERIA • Ministère des Travaux Publics - Underground Works • • EGYPT • National Authority for Tunnels, GERMANY • Deutscher Ausschuss für Unterirdisches Bauen • SPAIN • Asociación Española de Túneles y Obras Subterráneas, • SAUDI ARABIA • Ministry of Communications, • USA • American Underground Construction Association • AUSTRALIA • Australian Underground • FINLAND • Finnish Tunnelling Association, Construction & Tunnelling Association • FRANCE • Association Française des Travaux en • AUSTRIA • Austrian National Committee OIAV Souterrain, • BELGIUM • Association Belge des Techniques et • GREECE • Greek Tunnelling Society, de l'Urbanisme Souterrain • HUNGARY • Association for Utilization of the • BRAZIL • Brazilian Tunnelling Committee, Subsurface Space, • BULGARIA • Geotechnim-SVS, • KAZAKHSTAN • Kazakhstan Tunnelling Association • CANADA• Tunnelling Association of Canada, • INDIA • Central Board of Irrigation and Power, • INDONESIA • CHILE • Sociedad Chilena de geotecnia • IRAN • Iran Tunnelling Association, • CHINA • China Civil Engineering Society • ICELAND • Icelandic Tunnelling Society, • COLOMBIA • Comité Colombiano de Túneles, • ISRAEL • • KOREA • Korean Tunnelling Association, • ITALY • Società Italiana Gallerie ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  11. 11. MEMBER NATIONS LIST Towards an improved use of underground space • ROMANIA • Association Roumaine des JAPAN • Japan Tunnelling Society, Tunnels, LESOTHO • Lesotho Tunnelling Society • UNITED KINGDOM: British Tunnelling MALAYSIA Society • MOROCCO • Association Marocaine des Travaux • RUSSIA • Russian Tunnelling Association, en Souterrain, • SINGAPORE• Tunnelling and • MEXICO • Asociación Mexicana de Ingeniería de Underground Construction Society, Túneles y Obras Subterráneas, • SLOVAKIA • Slovak Tunnelling • NORWAY • Norsk Forening for Committee, Fjellsprengningsteknikk (NFF), • SLOVENIA • Slovenian National Committee on Tunnel Construction and • NETHERLANDS • Tunnelling and Underground Underground Structures, Works Division of Kivi, • SWEDEN • BK Swedish Rock • PERU, Asociacion Peruana de Tuneles y Obras Construction Committee, Subteraneas • SWITZERLAND • Groupe Spécialisé pour les Travaux Souterrains, • POLAND • Podkomitet Budownictwa • THAILAND • ITA Thai Nation Member, Podziemnego, • TURKEY • Turkish Road Association • PORTUGAL • Sociedade Portuguesa de Erer SA, Geotecnia, • UKRAINE• Interbudtunnel • Corporations, CZECH REPUBLIC • Czech Tunnelling • VENEZUELA • Socvenos, Committee, • VIETNAM ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  12. 12. AFFILIATE MEMBERS Towards an improved use of underground space • Corporation, societies, in special cases individuals • Receive a membership diploma • Have the rights to: » participate in the general assemblies, conferences, symposia, workshops etc. » participate in the working groups » use the reference “ITA Member” • Receive free of charge the publications supported by ITA: TUST, TRIBUNE, ita@news, • Have free access to the ITA Website ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  13. 13. Diversity of Membership Towards an improved use of underground space • Owners, Public and Private • Owner’s engineering agencies • Private and governmental Townplanners • Architects • Engineering designers & consultants • Academia & Researchers • Heavy construction contractors • Specialty contractors (microtunnelling, shotcreting, freezing,…) • Material & Equipment Suppliers • Lawyers • Politicians • Economists • Financiers • Mine owners and mining operators ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  14. 14. Prime Sponsors Towards an improved use of underground space • Significant Contribution for 5 year period • Special Relationship with ITA • Invited to Inform ITA Regularly on: – Choice & Organization of Events – Important Issues to the Prime Sponsor • Added Exposure & Promotion – Direct Link on ITA Home Page to their Website – Promotional Opportunities at ITA events ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  15. 15. Supporters Towards an improved use of underground space • Year-by-Year Contribution • Web Link from ITA Advertising Pages ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  16. 16. ACTIVITIES Towards an improved use of underground space • AITES-ITA annual World Tunnel Congresses • Training for Young professionals • Organising international studies and experiments • Publication of proceedings, reports, documents… • Organizing Workshops and Colloquia • Website • Journal & Newsletter • Communication with the Decision Makers ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  17. 17. General Assembly Towards an improved use of underground space ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  18. 18. GENERAL ASSEMBLIES Towards an improved use of underground space 1974 • OSLO 1987 • MELBOURNE 2000 • DURBAN 1975 • MUNICH 1988 • MADRID 2001 • MILAN 1976 • LONDON 1989 • TORONTO 2002 • SYDNEY 1977 • STOCKHOLM 1990 • CHENGDU 2003 • AMSTERDAM 1978 • TOKYO 1991 • LONDON 2004 • SINGAPORE 1979 • ATLANTA 1992 • ACAPULCO 2005 • ISTANBUL 1980 • BRUSSELS 1993 • AMSTERDAM 1981 • NICE 1994 • CAIRO 2006 • SEOUL 1982 • BRIGHTON 1995 • STUTTGART 2007 • PRAGUE 1983 • WARSAW 1996 • WASHINGTON 2008 • AGRA 1984 • CARACAS 1997 • VIENNA • • BUDAPEST 1985 • PRAGUE 1998 • SAO PAULO • • VANCOUVER 1986 • FLORENCE 1999 • OSLO ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  19. 19. OPEN SESSIONS Towards an improved use of underground space • Held at World Tunnel Conference every year since 1974 • Specific recent Topics of importance to Tunnelling: - 1995 : Mechanisation of excavation - New technologies and financial aspects - 1997: Choice of Tunnelling Methods - 2003: Immersed Tunnels - 2006: Risk Management - 2007: Public-Private Partnership for Financing - 2008: Contractual Practice WorldWide ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  20. 20. OPEN SESSIONS Towards an improved use of underground space • 1977 : Safety in service • 1978 : To go underground : Right or wrong? • 1979 : Member Nation addresses during RETC • 1980 : Safe practices in tunnelling • 1981 : Use of subsurface in developing countries • 1982 : The subsurface : contributions to energy savings • 1983 : Urban Contracting and the environment • 1984 : Seismic effects on underground works • 1985 : Underground Works in Urban Areas • 1986 : Approaching the XXI st century. Expectations and perspectives • 1987 : Subsurface developments in the urban community • 1988 : Minitunnels • 1989 : Future of mechanised tunnelling • 1990 : Management of underground works • 1991 : Utility tunnels ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  21. 21. OPEN SESSIONS Towards an improved use of underground space • 1992 : Towards new worlds in tunnelling • 1993 : At or below ground level • 1994 : Straits of Gibraltar • 1995 : Mechanisation of excavation - New technologies and financial aspects • 1996 : Tunnelling and underground space toward sustainable urban development • 1997 : Choice of tunnelling methods • 1998 : Contribution of small sized tunnels to the development of metropolises • 1999 : Past, present and future of tunnelling • 2000 : Mining and tunnelling : shaft construction • 2001 : Project financing • 2002 : Fire & Life safety • 2003 : Immersed Tunnels • 2004 : Underground Space for Sustainable Urban Development • 2005 : Underground Space Use – Analysis of the Past and Lessons for the Future • 2006 : Risk Management of Tunnel P¨rojects ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  22. 22. 3 Committees and 12 Working Groups Towards an improved use of underground space • Committee on Operational • Immersed & floating tunnels Safety of Underground • Use of sprayed concrete facilities • Mechanised tunnelling • Committee on Education • Underground works & and Formation environment • Committee on Underground • Long tunnels at great depth Space • Training • Research • Conventional Tunnelling • Contractual practices • Urban problems, • Health & safety in works Underground solutions • Maintenance & repair ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  23. 23. Working Groups Towards an improved use of underground space ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  24. 24. Recent Working Group Publications Towards an improved use of underground space • Quality in Tunnelling – Working Group 19 in TUST 2004 • Guidelines for Tunnelling Risk Management – Working Group 2 in TUST 2004 • Safe Working in Tunnelling – Working Group 5 – Available from: » Your ITA Member Organization » ITA-AITES Website ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  25. 25. Safety during Construction Towards an improved use of underground space ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  26. 26. ITA – COSUF Committee on Operational Safety of Underground Facilities Towards an improved use of underground space Committee on Operational Safety of Underground Facilities founded 11.05.2005 WTC Istanbul ITA + PIARC 7 + 1 projects out of 5th and 6th EU Frame-Research-Programme open for all interested parties dealing with design, construction, operation, use, and research www.ita-aites.org ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  27. 27. ITA – CET Committee on Education and Training Towards an improved use of underground space • Short Courses for Young Professionnals • ITA Master Courses • Training Material from the Working Groups results • Regional Workshops • University Network ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  28. 28. TASK FORCES Towards an improved use of underground space • Glossary • Risk Financing • Risk Management • Security • Underground Worldwide ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  29. 29. Glossary Towards an improved use of underground space ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  30. 30. Web Site www.ita-aites.org Towards an improved use of underground space ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  31. 31. Web Site www.ita-aites.org Towards an improved use of underground space ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  32. 32. ita@news Towards an improved use of underground space Published bimonthly: • News from the Association, • News from Sister Associations, • Activities of the Working Groups, • News from the Member Nations • News from the ITA World Tunnel Congresses, • Forthcoming events, • Publications ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  33. 33. UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES WORLWIDE Towards an improved use of underground space A specific website for the general public dedicated to all aspects of underground structures A specific part in the ITA web site Why : find reasons to use the underground space How : explore design and construction techniques for building underground structures Use : find examples of types and possibilities of underground structures. Case histories and statistics. ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  34. 34. UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES WORLWIDE Towards an improved use of underground space A specific website for the general public dedicated to all aspects of underground structures A specific part in the ITA web site A dynamic menu with submenus allows to know from the first pages all the contents of the website and to go directly to the pages you are interested in. Specific links to upper level or subpages are available. A powerfull search engine will be implemented. ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  35. 35. UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES WORLWIDE Towards an improved use of underground space A specific website for the general public dedicated to all aspects of underground structures A specific part in the ITA web site On each page relevant examples with links to papers, pictures, proceedings, videos, external websites will be given. ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  36. 36. ITA- REPORT Towards an improved use of underground space • A new media to publish the reports from the ITA working Groups, committees as well as ITA Position Papers • Reports to be published in 2008: – WG5: Guidelines for good occupational Health & Safety – WG19: General report on conventional tunnelling – WG12: state of the art of shotcrete use ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  37. 37. RELATIONSHIP WITH THE UN Towards an improved use of underground space • Since 1987, ITA, as NGO, is in Consultative Status Category II with ECOSOC, the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. • ITA has actively participated to UN activities: Habitat II, Gibraltar Straits, Reduction of Powerty, World Urban Forum, …. • ITA is preparing a wofkshop on Man-made Hazards –January 2008 ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  38. 38. WHY GO UNDERGROUND Towards an improved use of underground space ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  39. 39. EXECUTIVE COUNCIL Towards an improved use of underground space • M. Knights United Kingdom President • A. M. Muir Wood UK Honorary Life President + • H. Parker USA Past President • P. Grasso Italy Vice-president • E. Grov Norway Vice-president • Y. Leblais France Vice-president • I. Lee Korea Vice-president • W. Liu China • S. Eskesen Denmark • K. Fukumoto Japan • I. Hrdina Czech Republic • M. Thewes Germany • V. Umnov Russia • F. Vuilleumier Switzerland Treasurer • C. Berenguier Secretary General ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  40. 40. ADDRESSES Towards an improved use of underground space • AITES • ITA - c/o EPFL - Bât GC – Station 18 - CH 1015 Lausanne - SWITZERLAND tel +41-216932310 Fax +41-216934153 e-mail: secretariat@ita-aites.org • Executive Director : Olivier VION • ITA web site: http://www.ita-aites.org • Ita@news: secretariat@ita-aites.org ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  41. 41. SUMMARY Towards an improved use of underground space • ITA means NETWORK • ITA means FORUM • ITA means ORGANIZER • ITA means COMMUNICATION ITA, the unquestionned leader in the Use of Subsurface Space ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES
  42. 42. WTC 2009 - BUDAPEST Towards an improved use of underground space ITA •International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association • Association Internationale des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain • AITES

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