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Take part in the most innovative tunneling conference of the year and meet industry professionals leading the way in technology and process development.

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Explore Advances in Tunneling Technology

The 2018 Cutting Edge conference provides you with the knowledge you need to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and techniques being used today on tunneling projects throughout the world.


From the East to the West Coast, North America’s tunneling industry is flourishing. In 2018, the seventh annual Cutting Edge Conference convenes in Atlanta, Georgia to examine the latest advances in tunneling technology, its methodology and how they can be harnessed to assist the nation’s major upcoming underground projects.

Organized in partnership by North American Tunneling Journal and the UCA of SME, the Cutting Edge Conference features a tailored, high-end single-track program of subject-specific presentations that focus on innovation and practical experience, as well as extended in-depth industry discussion sessions – which have become a trademark of this conference.

Cutting Edge is a great opportunity to learn about the next generation of underground construction projects in North America and meet the owners building them. Plus, with a dedicated exhibition, social functions, and a superb conference field trip to the City of Atlanta’s Water Supply Program – hosted by Stantec and Atkinson/Technique JV – there will be plenty of networking opportunities.

  • Specialized Technical Information for Global Underground Construction Experts
  • Endless Networking Opportunities with Leaders in the Industry
  • Unique Content includes:
    • Water Sustainability, Security & Resilience
    • The Challenges of Subaqueous Tunneling
    • Advances in Approaches to Procurement & Financing Underground Projects
    • Developments in Tunneling Materials, Equipment and Linings
    • Innovative Uses of Underground Space
    • Emerging Tunneling Trends & Technology
    • New Techniques for Renovation & Repair Projects
    • Developments in Digital Technology & 3D Imaging
    • Advancements in Excavation Technology
    • And more…