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Crossrail awards Farringdon and Whitechapel
30 November, 2011

Deep drive at El Teniente starts
01 November, 2011
Vinci group has begun the first excavation in its major tunnelling contract as part of the expansion of the El Teniente copper mine in Chile for the national mining corporation Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer.

Laser guided segment precision
20 October, 2011
T&TI visits the Morgan Sindall precast facility at Ridham Dock in Kent, UK. The plant is currently supplying segments for Thames Water’s Lee Tunnel. Alex Conacher takes the grand tour

MVB completes first Beckton shaft sinking
12 October, 2011

Grouting supports tunnelling market
24 August, 2011
The principles of grouting to improve the stability of ground around underground excavations has been known for a long time, but greater attention to the basic questions of ‘where?’ and ‘when?’ has led to grouting operations that are much more sophisticated than pumping mortar into the ground more in hope than judgement. Maurice Jones explores some of the more advanced grouting techniques now being used and how they help make more tunnelling projects possible or easier

Ground treatment meeting
10 August, 2011

Speeding freight under Antwerp docks
21 July, 2011
In the highest value current construction project in Belgium an international public-private-partnership (PPP) consortium is building an important rail link to the west of Antwerp to handle the booming freight traffic to and from the port. The work includes tunnelling under waterways in tricky, soft-ground conditions and utilising an existing, but unused tunnel. Maurice Jones reports from Antwerp

From the ground up - to project control
14 March, 2011
What happens when underground construction practice doesn’t follow design theory? How can engineers find out what is actually happening with accuracy to reduce risk? The principles of structural monitoring have been known for many years but technical developments in instruments to test ground conditions in situ have increased reliability and reduced cost to such an extent that the wealth of information available has required new thinking in data handling, analysis and presentation. Maurice Jones checks with some leading participants on how data is now collected handled and used, plus how improvements might come about

Britain’s got tunnels
15 September, 2010
With water projects underway, the industry has Crossrail on the brain and for good reason, it sets the tone for the future of tunnelling in the UK, reports Nicole Robinson

Bachy Soletanche scoops award
05 July, 2010

MTR awards more WIL, XRL contracts
09 February, 2010

Crossrail and Bond Street
09 February, 2010

First major Tideway award
12 January, 2010

MTR gets WIL underway
18 November, 2009

New route for Tideway
18 November, 2009

More work on Downtown Line
23 September, 2008

Sound Transit’s large-scale SEM station
05 June, 2008
Beacon Hill Station, in Seattle, comprises the largest SEM soft ground excavations in the US to date. Jürgen Laubbichler, of Dr G Sauer Corporation, describes their design and construction in highly variable soils with multiple groundwater horizons

Downtown Line starts up
07 April, 2008

The grind of Monaco
22 October, 2007

All piles at Shepherd's Bush
26 June, 2007