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Call for papers

First world conference on urban road tunnels, 14-15 June 2001, Paris. Themes will cover all aspects of tunnels in urban environments, including planning, design and construction. Abstracts of no more than 1,000 words, in English or French, should be submitted before 15 September 2000 to Colloquium/WCURT, 12 rue de la Croix-Faubin 75557, Paris cedex 11, France; tel: 33 (0)1 44 64 15 15; fax: 33 (0)1 44 64 15 16; email:

DC Rocks 2001 - Rock mechanics in the national interest, 7-10 July 2001, Washington DC, US. 38th symposium organised by the American Rock Mechanics Association.

Themes include natural resources, national security, energy, natural hazards, environment, infrastructure, health and safety, policy and research. Proposals for special sessions and workshops welcomed. Abstracts in English of 400-600 words should be submitted by 1 October 2000 to Mark Cramer, ExpoMasters Inc, 7632 East Costilla Avenue, Englewood, CO 80112, USA. For details contact John Tinucci, Pan Technica Corporation, tel: + 952 937 5879; fax: + 952 949 4364; email:; website:

Underground construction 2001, 18-20 September 2001, ExCel, London. International symposium and exhibition on tunnelling, pipe-jacking, microtunnelling, piling and deep foundations. Supported by IMM, BTS, FPS, Pipe Jacking Association and Ground Forum.

Abstracts of 300 words must be submitted before 30 September to Lisa Collins, Brintex, 32 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 2SS; tel: 020 7973 6401; fax: 020 7233 5054.

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