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Authors Overview

The RETC Planning Committee is planning another exciting tunneling program.


The committee will consider all abstracts covering any/all aspects of the tunneling/underground construction industry including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Contracting Practices and Cost
  • Design and Planning
  • Design/Build Projects
  • Difficult Ground
  • Drill and Blast
  • Environment, Health and Safety
  • Tunnel Rehabilitation
  • Water and Gas Control
  • Future Projects
  • Geotechnical Considerations
  • Ground Support and Final Lining
  • Grouting and Ground Modification
  • Hard Rock TBMs
  • Large Span Tunnels and Caverns
  • Microtunneling and Trenchless Tunneling
  • International Projects
  • New and Innovative Technologies
  • Pressure Face TBM Case Histories
  • Pressure Face TBM Technology
  • Risk Management
  • Shafts and Mining
  • Tunneling for Sustainability

Dates & Deadlines

Please read the following information carefully and mark your calendar with important dates and deadlines.

Prospective authors are asked to submit a 100-word abstract. For detailed guidelines for submitting a successful abstract, please visit Abstract Submission. Submitters will be notified in September 2018 of acceptance or otherwise.

Key Dates

April 22, 2018 - Abstract Submission Open
June 30, 2018- Abstracts Due for Consideration
September, 2018 - Notice of Acceptance
December 15, 2018 - Manuscripts Due


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Review the submission criteria and make your submission. 


Questions about RETC Abstract Submission?

For more information, please contact:
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Englewood, CO 80112
T: 303.948.4200


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Over four decades of conferences, RETC provides both the experienced tunneling professional and the individual just starting in the business the opportunity to stay connected while integrating new ideas and innovations into contracting, design, and construction.

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Team Leader, Kiewit infrastructure Co.
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