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Credit check
24 December, 2019
Greg Norris of B2W Software explains how software can help track employee licenses, certifications and training

TAC Awards 2019
24 December, 2019
From rising starts to nationally acclaimed projects, the Tunnelling Association of Canada presents its annual awards each fall to recognize the deserving individuals and engineering accomplishments in the Canadian tunnelling sector. The 2019 awards were presented in Winnipeg on October 21.

To boldly go underground
24 December, 2019
Paola De Pascali speaks with Jamal Rostami, head of mining engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, who has been looking at the challenges of tunnelling on the moon

Teenage Angst
24 December, 2019
It is nice to look back 20 years at the Y2K panic and laugh. Entering adulthood for many of a certain generation, particularly in the US, has been marked by momentous and somber events. Specifically 9/11 and the Lehman Brothers crash, which we couldn’t control but yet that shaped the way we established our careers and lives.

Augmented underground
23 December, 2019
Phil Evans, a section planner, Jose Goncalves, a tunnel sub-agent and Sean Melody, works superintendent explains how digital transformation can reshape tunnelling, showing the latest digital technologies being used by the Morgan Sindall, BAM Nuttall, Balfour Beatty joint venture delivering the west section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel

Momentum
23 December, 2019
The City of Los Angeles has seen several milestones this summer for its Purple Line extension, Nicole Robinson reports on the progress for each phase

Hull Flood Alleviation
23 December, 2019
Paola De Pascali visited the site of the Anlaby and East Ella Flood Alleviation Scheme (AEFAS) in Hull to explore the challenges of excavating a culvert through Chalk and within a Source Protection Zone

Make the case
23 December, 2019
Chris Sivesind, Akkerman, discusses guided auger boring pipeline installations and its use in recent projects from around the world

Limiting Carbon
23 December, 2019
New technologies for reducing CO2 are available to the construction industry, says the German Engineering Federation, the VDMA

Choice of method
23 December, 2019
One of the important things to remember about science is that it is always refining. While a field advances, improved data collection and the interpretation of studies brings the model we base our understanding on closer to reality.

National Grid awards LPT2 tunnels contract
19 December, 2019
Great Britain – National Grid has signed a GBP 400M contract with Hochtief-Murphy JV to deliver the tunnels and shafts for the London Power Tunnels (LPT2) project. The overall scheme will cost GBP 1bn (USD 1.3bn) and take six years to complete. This is the second phase of the LPT project.

Bekaert takes full control of the Underground Solutions brand
19 December, 2019
Belgium – On 31 October Bekaert concluded the buy-out of Maccaferri's 50% share in Bekaert Maccaferri Underground Solutions (BMUS) and as a result, the Underground Solutions team will work under the Bekaert name from January onward.

City of Toronto launches TBM for Coxwell bypass project
17 December, 2019
Ontario – Toronto mayor John Tory and councillor Jennifer McKelvie, vice-chair of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee and the mayor's resilience and environmental champion, officially marked the beginning of tunnel boring for the Coxwell Bypass Tunnel on December 14.

Trelleborg expands China production facility
13 December, 2019
China – Gaskets supplier Trelleborg has expanded its Chinese factory in response to an increase in local demand for tunnel seals. The expansion will see the company produce its Gina gasket locally for the Chinese market, following the addition of a new manufacturing line at its Qingdao facility.

Dawn Greig takes UKSTT chair
12 December, 2019
Great Britain – Dawn Greig has been elected as chair of the United Kingdom Society for Trenchless Technology. Greig is the global creative and business director with Picote Solutions, part of the Finland-based Picote Group which specialises in the innovation and manufacture of solutions for the trenchless rehabilitation of smaller diameter drains and sewers.

Sandvik announces Stage V compliant underground loaders
12 December, 2019
Sweden - Sandvik is ready to launch its first Stage V compliant underground loaders for hard rock mining applications, starting with Sandvik LH517i and Sandvik LH621i early next year.

City of Dallas unveils Mill Creek TBM
12 December, 2019
Texas – The City of Dallas recently unveiled the Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel TBM, it announced December 6. The 37.7ft (11m) by 230ft long machine will excavate a 5-mile (8km) tunnel for flood protection.

Severomuysky Tunnel TBMs ordered
06 December, 2019
Russia – Two 10.37m-diameter Robbins Crossover (XRE) machines have been chosen to bore the second Severomuysky Tunnel. The tunnel is a 15.5km-long drive that will form part of a new rail line that will supplement the existing Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM).

Two Kowloon Peninsula road contracts awarded
06 December, 2019
Hong Kong – Contracts for the Central Kowloon Route (CKR) and Trunk Road T2 have been awarded to Bouygues Construction. These projects form part of a new trunk road known as Route 6. When completed, Route 6 will provide an east-west link in the region with three lanes in both directions.

Felix Amberg awarded Stuva prize
06 December, 2019
Switzerland – Amberg president Felix Amberg was awarded the Stuva prize last month. The award, presented at the German research group’s biennial conference, was given for a lifetime of achievement in the industry.