Novel Construction Session

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

Wednesday & Thursday, 23 - 24 October 2019
Movenpick Hotel 
- Geneva, Switzerland

The Novel Construction Fall Session will take place in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday and Thursday, 23-24 October 2019, in conjunction with the HSE Workshop on "Enhancing the environment and sustainability in pipeline construction" to be held the previous day. We welcome and encourage you and your colleagues to participate in furthering IPLOCA's collaborative industry initiatives.

The agenda for the meeting will be available closer to the date of the event. It will include presentations on innovative developments on Wednesday morning, group work during the afternoon, and group presentations on Thursday morning.

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

Working groups
The current  Novel Construction working groups are:

Group Leader E-Mail
Health & Safety Alain Gauthiez (Spiecapag) e-mail
Environment  Sue Sljivic (RSK) e-mail
Earthworks & Crossings Paul Andrews (Fluor) e-mail
Steep Slopes Installation Gustavo Guaytima e-mail
New Trends & Innovation Mustafa Abusalah (CCC) e-mail
Coatings Somaieh Salehpour (Shawcor) e-mail
Logistics Jean-Baptiste Rousseau (Spiecapag) e-mail
Pre-Commissioning Vincenzo Calabria (Sicim) e-mail
Bending Geert Dieperink (Maats) e-mail 


Once again, 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 and free of charge. Complete the meeting registration form and e-mail it to by Friday 20 September. 

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

  • CHF 170.for a Classic room single occupancy per night including breakfast
  • CHF 200.- for a Classic room double occupancy
  • CHF 220.- for a Deluxe room single occupancy
  • CHF 250.- for a Deluxe room double occupancy

To take advantage of these special rates, complete the form in the reservation link
 by Friday 20 September. After 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.

We look forward to welcoming you for another productive work session on new technologies and further developing " The Road to Success".