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APR 2018

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TUNNELINGONLINE.COM F E A T U R E S T O RY 2 0 TBM: TUNNEL BUSINESS MAGAZINE // APRIL 2018 T AT) Conference is returning to its normal schedule in 2018 after taking a backseat to the U.S.-hosted World Tunnel Congress 2016 in San Francisco. Fittingly, it is traveling to the nation's capital to convene the continent's largest tunneling event of the year. While it may have missed its official turn in 2016, the In- ternal Tunneling Association was able to piggyback on the strength of the U.S. tunneling events to host its largest ever World Tunnel Congress with more than 2,500 participants in San Francisco. It was the first time the U.S. had hosted a World Tunnel Congress in 20 years – the last time being, coincident- ly, in Washington, D.C. This year unneling, hosted by the Under- ground Construction Association (UCA), will be held June 24-27 at the Wardman Park located in the leafy and upbeat Woodley Park neighborhood near the zoo, Rock Creek Park and plenty of dining options. Of course, it is just a q o ride to the heart of the city with its wealth of attractions. Organizers expect in excess of 1,000 attendees and 140 ex- hibitors. The hallmark of the program are the technical ses- sions, which span two and half days and are split across four distinct tracks. The presentations are given by leading contrac- tors, engineers, owners and suppliers from the across United States as well as internationally. AT offers a host of other activities including networking opportunities, short courses and technical tours. y with the popular Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall The Washington, D.C. area is a destination in itself, with its famous museums, monuments and government buildings, in addition to historic places of inter the home of George Washington. The fashionable Georgetown neighborhood is great for shopping, dining and nightlife. For full details, visit www.natconference.com. North American Tunneling Conference Returns from Hiatus ABC Ventilation Systems ABC Ventilation Sys- tems was founded in 1968 and has grown to become the industry leader in underground ventilation products. The company's prod- uct line consists of fans, ducting, VFDs, air heaters, cassettes, and deduster systems. ABC's newest edition to the product line, Hardline Performance Ducting, is a semi- rigid polymer ducting designed to replace steel and fiberglass ducting. With low air- flow resistance and low leakage couplings, there is a decrease in energy consumption and number of fans needed for ventilation designs. Hardline is applicable for positive and negative pressure and meets interna- tional fire resistance standards. AECOM builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets for govern- ments, businesses and organizations. As a fully integrated onnects knowledge and experience across its glob- al network of experts to help clients solve their most c project experience encompasses more than 2,000 miles of tunnels delivered by 400 professionals. The firm is well versed in all tunneling and trenchless methods in every type of ground condition, drawing from its strong capabilities in bored and conventional tunnels, immersed tube tun- nels, cut-and-cover tunnels, microtunnel- ing, fire and life safety, ventilation, geology and geotechnical engineering. Agru With over 8,000,000 sq m of tunnel linings installed worldwide, Agru can eas- ily offer a proven solution to your tunnel project. AgruFlex VLDPE waterproofing liners protect against water infiltration, aggressive soils and root pen- etration and are suitable for use with both bored and conventional construction, as

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