Novel Construction Session

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

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

Participation to the session was given in-person & online

The Novel Construction Fall Session took place in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday and Thursday, 21-22 October 2020 in conjunction with a Safety Leadership Seminar that was held the previous dayWe would like to thank everyone for their active paticipation and collaboration. 

In order to review the agenda click here.

The current Novel Construction working groups are: 

Working Group Leader
Earthworks & Crossings Diana Rennkamp (Herrenknecht)
Steep Slopes Installation Matt Granger (Ledcor)
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)


The meetings were held at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Geneva where delegates from different companies gathered for a productive session to discuss new construction technologies. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the session was simultaneously transmitted online via Zoom to all our members for the presentations given on Wednesday 21 October 2020. 


After a short introduction on IPLOCA by Innovation Coordinator, Grégoire de Montmollin, the agenda included several presentations online and in person on new technologies in the industry from knowledgeable speakers. The presentations subjects were the following:

Group work sessions were then held online during the afternoon.


After the group work sessions on Wednesday, the differents groups presented online the results of their discussions.