Tunnel Business Magazine

AUG 2018

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nat returns with strong F E A T U R E S T O RY 3 2 TBM: TUNNEL BUSINESS MAGAZINE // AUGUST 2018 T unneling AT) Conference returned to its regular rotation June 24-27, 2018, in Washington, D.C. The biennial event missed its turn in 2016 as the United States hosted the ITA World Tunnel Con- gress, but was back in force with a strong program in this year. AT, hosted by the Underground Con- struction Association (UCA), drew 1,153 attendees and more than 140 exhibitors, making it among the highest turnouts in the conference's history. Of course, the technical program is a hallmark of the vent and featured more than 140 presen- tations covering four tracks: Technology, Design, Planning and Case Histories. "As usual, the breadth and depth of the tech- nical sessions were the main draw of the conference – in spite of the competing e Roach of Traylor Bros. Inc. In addition to the conference and ex- hibition, AT offered a wealth of edu- cational and networking opportunities throughout the week. Highlights included short courses on Sunday, June 24, one on grouting and one on precast segments. A Sunday afternoon forum also conducted to solicit input for the proposed revision of

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