Thursday & Friday, 15 – 16 March 2018
Mercure Hotel Tempelhof – Berlin, Germany

The Novel Construction Spring Session took place in Berlin on Thursday, 15 and Friday, 16 of March 2018, immediately following the Pipeline Technology Conference (PTC). We would like to thank everyone for their active participation and collaboration.

The meetings were held at the Mercure Hotel Tempelhof where people from different companies gathered for a productive session to discuss new construction technologies.


To view the agenda of the meeting including the Novel Initiatives presented, please click here.


After a short introduction on IPLOCA from IPLOCA’s Executive Secretary, Juan Arzuaga, the agenda included several presentations on new technologies in the industry from knowledgeable speakers. To view the presentations, please click on the title below:

World Class Pipeline Monitoring Using High Fidelity Fiber Optic Technology
Steve Koles, HiFi Engineering
A Stage Approach for Managing Terrain and Geohazards on New Pipeline Projects
Mark Leir, BGC Engineering Inc
Developments in Automatic Field Joint Coating
Andrew Stribley, Serimax FJC
PU Foam: Backfill for All Seasons
Guy Harris, VelociFoam Ltd
Update on Laurini’s latest Developments
Paolo Garbi & Giacomo Baione, Laurini Officine Meccaniche Srl
Pipe Tracking Module of Construction Management System
Ibrahim Okcay, Tekfen Construction and Installation
The Vacuum Pipe Lifter with the lowest Total Cost of Ownership
Brendan Boelema, Vlentec International B.V.

Group work sessions were then held during the afternoon.


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