Novel Construction Plenary Session

For more information on the Novel Construction Initiative, please click here.

Wednesday & Thursday, 25 - 26 October 2017
Crowne Plaza Hotel - Geneva, Switzerland

The Novel Construction Initiative Fall Plenary Session will take place in Geneva on Wednesday and Thursday, 25 - 26 October 2017. We welcome and encourage all to participate in furthering this collaborative industry initiative and to invite member and non-member companies to present their innovative developments.

To view the current agenda of the meeting including the Novel Initiatives to be presented, please click here.


The current working groups: 

Group Leader E-Mail
Planning & Design Criss Shipman (G.I.E.) e-mail
Earthworks & Crossings Paul Andrews (Fluor) e-mail
Welding & NDT Jan van der Ent (Applus RTD) e-mail
New Trends & Innovation Mustafa Abusalah (CCC) e-mail
Coatings Frits Doddema (Seal for Life) e-mail
Environment Sue Sljivic (RSK) e-mail
Logistics Bruno Pomaré (Spiecapag) e-mail
Pre-Commissioning Vincenzo Calabria (Sicim) e-mail
Bending Geert Dieperink (Maats) e-mail 
Health & Safety Alain Gauthiez (Spiecapag) e-mail


We have contracted standard rooms at a rate of CHF 190.- per night including breakfast. An additional cost of CHF 35.- will be charged for double occupancy. To take advantage of this rate, please email the reservation form to before Friday 22 September.

We suggest you make your hotel reservations with an arrival on Tuesday to allow a prompt start on Wednesday morning. 

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. Please complete the meeting registration form and e-mail it to Emma Hachfeld before Friday 22 September.

This year the Novel Plenary Session is organised in conjunction with the Health & Safety Workshop. To learn more about this event, please click here.

We strongly encourage participants to attend both events. 


For the first time, IPLOCA will offer a webcast for part of the H&S Workshop and the Novel Plenary Session. We encouuruage all those who are unable to attend the event to take advantage of this offer. 

Delegates Choosing this option will only need a computer and an internet connection. They will have the opportunity to watch presentations live online and to ask questions in writing through a web link. More information on this option will be provided closer to the date. 

Presentations from the previous Plenary Session in April included: