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Welcome to the Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference, sponsored by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration.
RETC is the only conference with a dedicated focus on the developments, technology, trends, and innovations that directly affect the tunneling and underground construction industry. Featuring a wide variety of technical sessions and speakers combined with our expansive exhibit hall, RETC will be a professional event you will truly enjoy and remember.
The Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference (RETC) is sponsored by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME). Held every two years, RETC is the renowned international forum for the exchange and dissemination of developments and advances in underground construction. The RETC advances the engineering and scientific knowledge of rapid underground excavation and tunneling through interdisciplinary meetings, publications, technical-educational exhibitions and encouragement of research. It also provides innovative solutions to the unique engineering challenges associated with the tunneling industry.
The committee will consider all abstracts covering any/all aspects of the tunneling/underground construction industry including, but not limited to, the following topics:
Drill and Blast
Environment, Health and Safety
Ground Support and Final Lining
Ground Control, Face Support and Monitoring
Grouting and Ground Modification
Hard Rock TBMs
Large Span Tunnels and Caverns
Microtunneling and Trenchless Tunneling
Impacts of COVID-19 on Tunneling Industry
New and Innovative Technologies
Pressure Face TBM Case Histories
Pressure Face TBM Technology
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 2022 of acceptance or otherwise.
|April 15, 2022||Abstract Submission Open|
|June 30th, 2022||Abstracts Due for Consideration|
|September, 2022||Notice of Acceptance|
|December 15 , 2022||Manuscripts Due|