Novel Construction Session

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

Wednesday & Thursday, 24 - 25 October 2018
Crowne Plaza Hotel 
- Geneva, Switzerland

Videos are available through this link


The Novel Construction Fall Session took place in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday and Thursday, 24 - 25 October 2018. We would like to thank everyone for their active participation and collaboration. 

In order to review the agenda including the Novel Initiatives presented, please click here

Working groups:

The current  Novel Construction working groups are:

Group Leader E-Mail
Earthworks & Crossings Paul Andrews (Fluor) e-mail
Welding & NDT Gustavo Guaytima (TransCanada) e-mail
New Trends & Innovation Mustafa Abusalah (CCC) e-mail
Coatings Somaieh Salehpour (Shawcor) e-mail
Environment Sue Sljivic (RSK) e-mail
Logistics Bruno Pomaré (Spiecapag) e-mail
Pre-Commissioning Vincenzo Calabria (Sicim) e-mail
Bending Geert Dieperink (Maats) e-mail 
Health & Safety Alain Gauthiez (Spiecapag) e-mail


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

For the second time, IPLOCA offered a webcast for part of the H&S Workshop and the Novel Construction Session. We hope you were able to take advantage of this offer if you were unable to attend the session.


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. To view the presentations, please click on the titles below:


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.