The 2022 Novel Construction Spring Session took place at the Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel Hotel, in Paris, France on Wednesday and Thursday, 27-28 April 2022, in conjunction with an IPLOCA Europe Mediterranean Regional Meeting on Tuesday, 26 April.

Click HERE to review the agenda of the session.

Presentations on innovative developments were made on Wednesday morning, followed by group work sessions in the afternoon. Group presentations were then given on Thursday morning.


After a short introduction on IPLOCA by Innovation Manager, Grégoire de Montmollin, the agenda included several presentations on new technologies in the industry from knowledgeable speakers. The presentations subjects were the following:

Al-Powered Construction Progress Monitoring
Anne Philipona Hintzy & Magdalena Czernicka, Al Clearing
Environmental Advantages by Using the Pipe-Crawler
Uwe Dietrich, MEFS-Technik GmbH
E-Power Pipe by Denys – An Innovative Trenchless Technique, not only for Electrons
Patrick Berré, Denys NV
Airborne & Self-Assembly Excavator
Cesare Ghizzoni & Gabriele Politi, SICIM S.p.A.
Quality Control Management, Real Time Construction Follow up
Julien Beaufils & Lena Muscillo, LogIC Sas
Bendforce-Internal Pipe Bending for Every Dimension
Oliver Baum, Bendforce GmbH
Pipe and Coating Protection in Areas of Rock
Geoff Connors, PipeSak

Group work sessions were then held during the afternoon.


After the group work sessions on Wednesday, the different groups presented the results of their discussions.

Logistics Group
Brendan Boelema, Vlentec International (on behalf of J-B Rousseau, Spiecapag)
Coatings Group
Somaieh Salehpour, Seal for Life Industries
New Trends & Innovation Group
Chérif Yaker, CRC-Evans/Somico (on behalf of Mustafa Abusalah, CCC)
Steep Slopes Installation
Sean McNally, PLM (on behalf of Matt Granger, Ledcor)
Earthworks & Crossings Group
Daniel Gasquet, IPLOCA (on behalf of Diana Rennkamp, Herrenknecht)
Energy Transition Group
Adam Wynne Hughes, PIH (on behalf of Andy Ball, J. Murphy & Sons)

Other presentations

Road to Success Platform Update
Grégoire de Montmollin, IPLOCA
IPLOCA Members Technology Platform – Update on the IPLOCA Tech Expert Portal
Grégoire de Montmollin, IPLOCA