Novel Construction Session

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

Wednesday & Thursday, 24 - 25 October 2018
Crowne Plaza Hotel 
- Geneva, Switzerland


The Novel Construction Fall Session will take place in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday and Thursday, 24 - 25 October 2018. We welcome and encourage you and your colleagues to participate in furthering IPLOCA's collaborative industry initiative.

The agenda for the meeting will soon be available. It will include presentations on innovative developments on Wednesday morning, afternoon group work and group presentations on Thursday morning.

If you would like to suggest a presentation on Wednesday morning, please submit your proposal to Grégoire de Montmollin and Juan Arzuaga as soon possible. 

Working groups:

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 Gustavo Guaytima (TransCanada) e-mail
New Trends & Innovation Mustafa Abusalah (CCC) e-mail
Coatings Somaieh Salehpour (Shawcor) 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


The initiative is organised in conjunction with the Health & Safety Workshop on Saving lives in the pipeline industry.

For the second time, IPLOCA will offer a webcast of the event. If you are unable to attend in Geneva, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of this offer. More information on this option will be provided closer to the date.

Meeting registration
Registration for both events is required but free of charge. Please complete the meeting registration form and e-mail it to by Friday 14 September.

Hotel reservation
The Crowne Plaza hotel is conveniently located nearby the Geneva international airport and offers a free shuttle service. We have contracted rooms at a rate of:  

CHF 190.- for a Standard room single occupancy
CHF 220.- for a Standard room double occupancy
CHF 270.- for a Club room single occupancy
CHF 300.- for a Club room double occupancy

To take advantage of these special rates (all per night and including breakfast), please click here or fill in the reservation form and e-mail it to by Friday 14 SeptemberAfter this date, we cannot guarantee the room rates and availability at the hotel.

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