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LATEST NEWS

MCM Jacobs announces promotions
15 July, 2019 California – McMillen Jacobs announced July 12 it appointed Victor Romero to the role of executive pice President.
  • MTBM removed from Schoharie Reservoir
    New York – The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced July 12 it retrieved a the MTBM from the waters of the Schoharie Reservoir, marking another milestone for the USD 400M program to upgrade infrastructure and improve operational flexibility at the northernmost reservoir in the City’s water supply system.
  • Keller to combine companies
    US – Keller’s geotechnical construction businesses in North America are joining together as one unified company, and rebranding to Keller, effective January 1, 2020, the company announced July 11.
  • BTS announces Northumbria University meeting
    Great Britain – The British Tunnelling Society (BTS) will hold an evening meeting at Northumbria University. The event will feature a talk on the topic: ‘Tunnelling Under 21st Century Building Structures: Bond Street Station Upgrade and the infamous case of Avon House’. Speakers will be Andy Clarke (for Costain Laing O’Rourke), Richard Totty (for Bachy) and Paul Perry (formerly of Halcrow Atkins JV.
  • Epiroc modifies concrete sprayer
    Sweden – Epiroc has made some changes to its Meyco ME3 concrete sprayer. The upgrades are to the conveying system, the water system, switching cylinders, the telematics system (Certiq, for Epiroc) and the boom base/turret.

LATEST FEATURES

Take initiative
08 July, 2019 Lindsey Gauthier, research assistant, and Lana Gutwin, research coordinator, both of CETT, outline the work and research of the consortium, which is part of the University of Alberta
  • Waterview tunnel
    Tommy Parker, NZ Transport Agency and Iain Simmons, Well-Connected Alliance gave a presentation on the Waterview Connections project. Paul Perry of Hewson Consulting Engineers reports
  • A digital twin
    Digitalisation offers a variety of new possibilities. One of them is the modelling of infrastructure with Building Information Modelling (BIM). Digital technology is a core element for the simplification of processes and for automation. This also applies to already-built infrastructure, as the RetroBIM project launched by Amberg demonstrates. Pedro Luis Iserte Llacer, head of BIM at Amberg and Roger Schaad, marketing specialist at Amberg discuss the project
  • Spanning the far east
    Paola De Pascali interviewed several key figures at Normet, which is enjoying bumper growth thanks to the health of underground construction

LATEST Blogs

Wisdom of the Faroes
08 July, 2019 As I write, the Tunnels and Tunnelling team is preparing to leave for the Rapid Excavation and Tunnelling Conference in the USA, the world’s richest, and one of its largest countries. It always seems to have a megaproject underway or in the pipeline.
  • Preserving old and new
    Joining WTC 2019 in Naples was a full immersion into the Italian art of tunnelling. The plan was to show how engineering and innovation meet archaeology, architecture and art. The beauty of Naples is not only above ground, but it is a cradle of underground works, which unveils a network of Greek and Roman tunnels and underground structures dating to the fourth century BC.
  • Underground Movement
    Tunnels and Tunnelling turns 50 this month. Here follows the magazine’s first ever editorial, reprinted in tribute to the founding editor:
  • Records not worth breaking
    In June the tunnelling industry will gather in Chicago for its annual conference, a city that has invested heavily in stormwater management.
  • Congress, clients and codes
    If you are one of the 1,000 or so delegates at the World Tunnel Congress; benvenuto a Napoli. This year it is Europe’s turn to host WTC, with Naples being selected at the 2016 congress in San Francisco as the industry’s chosen gathering point.

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