Novel Construction Session

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

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.

In order to review the agenda click here.

The current  Novel Construction working groups are:

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

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.


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: 


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.