Call-for-Papers of the US Conference for Underground Construction RETC 2021 has started

The 2021 RETC abstract submission site is now available. You can help contribute to a dynamic technical program next June by sharing innovative solutions and outcomes to interesting or unique challenges.

Topics for Consideration

The committee will consider all abstracts covering any/all aspects of the tunneling/underground construction industry including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Contract Practices
  • Design
  • Design/Build Projects
  • Difficult Ground
  • Drill and Blast
  • Environment, Health and Safety
  • Future Projects
  • Geotechnical Considerations
  • Ground Control, Face Support and Monitoring
  • Ground Support and Final Lining
  • Grouting and Ground Modification
  • Hard Rock TBMs
  • Impacts of COVID-19 on the Tunneling Industry
  • Insurance
  • International Projects
  • Large Span Tunnels and Caverns
  • Microtunneling and Trenchless Tunneling
  • New and Innovative Technologies
  • Pressure Face TBM Case Histories
  • Pressure Face TBM Technology
  • Project Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Shafts and Mining
  • Tunnel Rehabilitation
  • Tunneling for Sustainability

Key Dates:

  • June 30, 2020 | Abstract submissions due
  • Sept. 30, 2020 | Notification of acceptance
  • Dec. 1, 2020 | Final manuscripts are due (mandatory)  

RETC 2021

Manuscripts are mandatory for inclusion in the proceedings volume and must be received on time. If you cannot commit to completing a manuscript on time, please do not submit an abstract for consideration.

The Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference (RETC) is the premier international forum for the exchange and dissemination of developments and advances in underground construction. RETC provides innovative solutions to the unique challenges associated with the tunneling industry.

More information about the conference: here

Source: Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc.

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