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ITA reveals 2021 Tunnelling Awards shortlist
25 October, 2021 ITA has announced the finalists of the seventh edition of the ITA Tunnelling Awards 2021 which aim to recognise the best and most innovative tunnelling projects worldwide.
  • New resource aims to inspire young people into engineering
    Not-for-profit organisation Engineering UK has launched an attractive and informative PowerPoint presentation on the Tomorrow’s Engineers website that is designed to encourage 14-19-year-olds to consider a career in one of the many subject areas of the engineering sector.
  • HS2 announces shortlisted bidders for Phase 2a
    HS2 has announced a shortlist of three bidders from which the Phase 2a Design and Delivery Partner will be chosen to build the new section of Britain’s high-speed rail network connecting the West Midlands and Crewe.
  • Link Alliance TBM holes through in Auckland
    An important milestone has been reached on the Auckland City Rail Link (CRL) in New Zealand following the breakthrough of a Herrenknecht EPB TBM into Karangahape Station.


Tunnelling the Thames
19 October, 2021 Sagar Sheth, Principal Tunnelling Engineer, and Richard Miller, Head of Tunnelling, both of Ramboll UK, describe the design checks and assurance services, risk and stakeholder management they provided during the construction of Tideway
  • CSO capture for cleaner water
    Jon Sickling, Tunnel Shafts Delivery Manager, Watercare Services, and Stefano Vittor, Construction Manager, Ghella-Abergeldie JV, outline details of New Zealand’s largest wastewater project – Auckland’s new Central Interceptor
  • Set in stone
    For centuries the home of quarrying and more recently mining of the eponymous stone, Portland, England could become home to an exciting new visitor attraction housed in a mine and demonstrating the potential of underground space. George Demetri reports
  • A challenge packed drive
    Erez Allouche, Matthew Devitt and Tyler Horton of Stantec Consulting, and Keivan Rafie of Hatch (Vancouver) discuss the relocation of a gas pipeline microtunneled through complex soils and beneath twin railroads, a river and multiple utility lines
  • Digging the deal on infrastructure
    George Demetri takes a look at the state of US infrastructure, the possible causes of its lacklustre performance and how it may be improved, taking in along the way the views of some high-profile engineers and consultants