Wednesday & Thursday, 3 – 4 April 2019
Rafaelhoteles Atocha – Madrid, Spain

The Novel Construction Spring Session took place in Madrid, Spain on Wednesday and Thursday, 3 – 4 April 2019. We would like to thank everyone for their active participation and collaboration.

The meetings were held at the Rafaelhoteles Atocha where people 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:

The Progrip PT-1: A Safer, Faster Way to Transport Pipe
John Fannon & Enda Mahon, Progrip Systems
Pipeline Girth Weld Strength Matching Requirements in Industry Code
Bill Bruce, DNV GL
A Change in the Perspective through Innovative Automated Surface Preparations Systems
Dinko Cudic, Monti Werkzeuge GmbH
Internal Bending Machine
Geert Dieperink, Maats B.V.
Innovation and Remote Sensing in Ground Investigation
Luke Odea, Central Alliance
Introduction to Pipeline Construction on Steep Slopes
Gustavo Guaytima
Cyber Security: Pipelines Perspetive
Ghilad Regev, Claroty
Stress Analysis for Pipe Supported by SPP/PipePillo’s
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.