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

The Novel Construction Fall Session took 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” that was held the previous day. We would like to thank everyone for their active participation and collaboration.

The meetings were held at the Movenpick hotel in Geneva where delegates from different companies gathered for a productive session to discuss new construction technologies.

In order to review the agenda click here.


After a short introduction on IPLOCA by Executive Secretary, Juan Arzuaga, the agenda included several presentations on new technologies in the industry from knowledgeable speakers. The presentations subjects were the following:

How Pipeline Companies are using Drones for Surveying and Safety
Terrence Thiel, Wingtra
NextRay: Expanding Capabilities in Real Time Radiography
Mark Jay, STANLEY Inspection
Safety Breaker: A Concept Safety Device to prevent Accidents in Tie-ins
Gustavo Guaytima, PipeSak
Grow your business with SHERP
Iaroslav Prygara, Quadro International
Changing the Perspective of Surface Preparation Methods through Innovation
Dinko Cudic, Monti Werkzeuge GmbH
Update on the Technology Catalogue Platform 
Erik Nijveld, Deployment Matters
New Platform to Update the Road to Success App
Grégoire de Montmollin, IPLOCA

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.