Novel Construction Session

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

Wednesday & Thursday, 08 - 09 April 2020
Crowne Plaza - Athens, Greece

The Novel Construction Spring Session will take place in Athens, Greece on Wednesday and Thursday, 8-9 April 2020. We welcome and encourage you and your colleagues to participate in 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.

Presentation on innovative developments
If you would like to suggest a presentation for Wednesday morning, submit the title of presentation and a brief outline to Grégoire de Montmollin and Juan Arzuaga as soon as possible. 

Working Groups
The current Novel Construction working groups are: 

Working Group Leader
Earthworks & Crossings Diana Rennkamp (Herrenknecht)
Steep Slopes Installation Gustavo Guaytima (PipeSak)
New Trends & Innovation Mustafa Abusalah (CCC)
Coatings Somaieh Salehpour (Shawcor)
Environment Sue Sljivic (RSK)
Logistics Jean-Baptiste Rousseau (Spiecapag)
Pre-commissioning Vincenzo Calabria (SICIM)
Bending Geert Dieperink (Maats)
Health & Safety Alain Gauthiez (Spiecapag)


Meeting registration
Registration is required and free of charge. Complete the registration form and e-mail it to by Friday 13 March. 

Hotel reservation
The Crowne Plaza hotel is conveniently located near the city centre of Athens and only 25 minutes by car from the airport. We have contracted rooms at the following rates:

  • EUR 135.for a Superior room single occupancy per night including breakfast (tax included) 
  • EUR 155.- for a Superior room double occupancy per night including breakfast (tax included)

To take advantage of these special rates, complete the form in the reservation link 
by Friday 13 MarchAfter 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".