Novel Construction Session

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

Wednesday & Thursday, 21-22 October 2020
Crowne Plaza - Geneva, Switzerland

The next Novel Construction Fall Session will take place in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday and Thursday, 21-22 October 2020 in conjunction with a Safety Leadership Seminar to be held the previous dayWe welcome and encourage you and your colleagues to participate in both of these IPLOCA collaborative industry initiatives.

The agenda of the meeting will be available closer to the date of the event. It will include presentations on innovative developments on Wednesday morning, group work during the afternoon to further develop the content of The Road to Success mobile application and group presentations on Thursday morning.

Presentation on Innovative Developments
If you would like to suggest a presentation for Wednesday morning, submit the title of the presentation and a brief outline to Gregoire de Montmollin as soon as possible.

Working Groups
The current Novel Construction working groups are: 

Working Group Leader
Earthworks & Crossings Diana Rennkamp (Herrenknecht)
Steep Slopes Installation Gustavo Guaytima
New Trends & Innovation Mustafa Abusalah (CCC)
Coatings Somaieh Salehpour (Seal for Life)
Environment Katrina Cooper (RSK)
Logistics Jean-Baptiste Rousseau (Spiecapag)
Pre-commissioning Vincenzo Calabria (SICIM)
Bending Geert Dieperink (Maats)
Health & Safety Alain Gauthiez (Spiecapag)


Meeting registration
Registration is required and is free of charge. Complete the registration form and e-mail it to by Monday 28 September. 

Hotel reservation
The Crowne Plaza hotel is conveniently located near to Geneva airport. We have contracted rooms at the following rates:

  • CHF 250.for a standard room single occupancy per night including breakfast and all taxes
  • CHF 280.- for a standard room double occupancy per night including breakfast and all taxes

To take advantage of these special rates, complete the form via the reservation link 
by Monday 28 SeptemberAfter this date, we cannot guarantee the room rates and availability at the hotel.

We suggest you make your hotel reservation with an arrival on Tuesday to allow a prompt start on Wednesday morning.

We look forward to another productive working session on new technologies and further developing "The Road to Success."