CUIRE Holds Successful Pipelines & Trenchless Technology Conference in Beijing
Posted: Mon Nov 28 10:41:09 2011
Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education (CUIRE), China University of Geosciences Wuhan, and The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) joined forces to hold the second International Conference of Pipelines and Trenchless Technology (ICPTT 2011). The conference, cosponsored by China-U.S. Joint Center for Trenchless Research & Development (CTRD), was held from October 26th through 29th, 2011, at the National Convention Center in Beijing, China. The conference provided a world forum for 80 oral presentations and poster discussions of 253 papers published in the ICPTT 2009 Proceedings and additional papers to be published at the ASCE Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice. The conference theme was "Sustainable Solutions for Water, Sewer, Gas and Oil Pipelines." ICPTT 2011 was a resounding success with more than 540 participants from various countries including the United States, Canada, UK, Germany, Korea, India, Iran, Japan, Egypt, New Zealand and China. The exposition held 33 exhibitors of heavy construction equipment, and services. Beijing Longkexing Trenchless Engineering Co., Ltd, Balama Prima Equipment Co., Ltd and Xiamen Xinyongtong Trenchless Technology Co., Ltd sponsored ICPTT 2011.
Dr. Mohammed Najafi P.E., CUIRE Director, presented a welcome presentation, and chaired the plenary session on the first day of the conference. Additionally, he presented two technical papers and also presented a one-day workshop on New Pipeline and Trenchless Technology Advances. More than 60 pipeline professionals attended this educational workshop.