12-15 September 2016
Russia  I  Saint Petersburg
15th World Conference
of Associated research Centers for the Urban Underground Space
Underground Urbanisation as a Prerequisite for Sustainable Development

Call for papers

Important Dates:

Registration starts in: January, 2015
Abstract submission: November 1, 2015 – January 1, 2016
Deadline for full paper submission: April 30, 2016

Themes & Topics:

  1. Urban planning of underground space for comfort living, historic centers preserving, improving environmental situation.
  2. Progress of geotechnical surveys for planning underground space development, importance of geotechnics and  hydrotechnics for the choice of engineering and design solutions
  3. Symbiotic relation between ground urban development, underground infrastructure and nature for creation of a single landscape, aesthetic and comfort of underground structures.
  4. Underground metro systems, transport tunnels, integrated interchange hub as a prerequisite for regional development and securing comfort and safe conditions.
  5. Underground structures in permafrost, shelf zone development. Energy efficiency of underground structures.
  6. Advantages of underground construction for safety and preventive measures from natural disasters. Environmental management and improvement of the environmental quality.
  7. Trenchless technology, the role of the underground utility lines in integrated urban underground space development.
  8. Strengthening the investment appeal of underground structures by improving legislation and public-private partnership principles and harmonizing technical regulations.
  9. State-of-art technologies, equipment and construction materials that are currently in use for underground infrastructure development. 

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