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The Underground Construction Association (UCA) would like to welcome you to the Cutting Edge Conference.

About Cutting Edge

North American Tunneling Journal (NATJ) and the Underground Construction Association (UCA) welcomes you to the Cutting Edge Conference on Advances in Tunneling Technology. Featuring subject-specific presentations that focus on innovations and practical experience, and extended in-depth industry discussion sessions – which have become a trademark of this conference – Cutting Edge will educate and inform attendees on recent developments in tunneling technology.

Find cutting edge perspectives on are range of topics, including workplace culture, industry challenges, and create collaborative networks.


About UCA

The Underground Construction Association (UCA) is dedicated to provide the best professional products available to the industry through T&UC (Tunneling & Underground Construction) magazine, the George A. Fox Conference, the North American Tunneling Conference, and the North American Tunnel Demand Forecast. Additionally, members will have complete access to all UCA products, services and events including the RETC, Tunneling and Underground Construction magazine, UCA short courses and topical conferences, more than 100 other publications and proceedings, web and career services, and much more. The SME and UCA members provide critical industry and technical knowledge as well as premier educational and professional development opportunities for industry practitioners across the globe.


Become a Member of UCA

UCA members are among the most educated, tenured and successful professionals in the minerals, tunneling and underground construction industries. As a member of UCA, you have access to more than 13,000 top professionals across 100 countries who can help your career skyrocket. Visit https://www.smenet.org/ucahome to learn more about UCA’s various membership opportunities.

UCA members receive discounted pricing on conference registration. Become a member today to take advantage of this and many more benefits such as discounts in the SME bookstore, a free subscription to Tunneling & Underground Construction (T&UC) and Mining Engineering, daily access to the tunnel demand forecast, unlimited access to OneMine and OneTunnel, and much more.

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The Underground Construction Association (UCA), a division of SME, brings together tunneling’s brightest and most dedicated professionals. Global association members advance their careers with UCA's world-class technical resources, educational programs, networking opportunities, and professional development tools. Our members are focused on sharing best practices in safety, environmental stewardship, and technological advancements.

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