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The Underground Construction Association (UCA) welcomes you to the George Fox Conference in New York City.

About UCA

The Underground Construction Association (UCA) is dedicated to providing the best professional products available to the industry through T&UC (Tunneling & Underground Construction) magazine, the George A. Fox Conference, the Cutting Edge 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, Mining Engineering magazine, UCA short courses and topical conferences, more than 100 other publications and proceedings, web and career services, and more. The SME and UCA members provide critical industry and technical knowledge and premier educational and professional development opportunities for industry practitioners across the globe.


About SME

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is a professional society (nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation) whose more than 13,000 membership represent all professionals serving the minerals industry in more than 100 countries. SME members include engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. SME advances the worldwide mining and underground construction community through information exchange and professional development. SME’s staff is located in Englewood, Colorado.


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 SME and 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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