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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the TUNNELS editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

Latest Tunnels Feature

Isarco underpass
21 June, 2018
Paola De Pascali talked with Raffele Zurlo, CEO for the Italian part of the Brenner Base tunnel client, about the challenges at the Isarco River underpass, a tunnel to the south of the main Brenner bore
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Deutsche dip 19 June, 2018 Alex Conacher speaks to Stuva’s managing director Roland Leucker about the current challenges facing metro work in Europe’s largest economy
WTC 2018 19 June, 2018 The 2018 World Tunnel Congress was hosted by SoE UAE in Dubai
Digging deep In the lower Himalayas 28 May, 2018 Twin 8.5m-diameter, 10.5km-long parallel headrace tunnels subject to overburdens up to 1,870m with high horizontal stresses were excavated for the Neelum Jhelum Hydroelectric Project in northeastern Pakistan using two gripper TBMs. This article was written by Gary Peach, resident TBM engineer for Multiconsult
Underground spaces unveiled 25 May, 2018 In his latest book review for Tunnels and Tunnelling, Paul Perry of Hewson Consulting Engineers reads Underground Spaces Unveiled by Han Admiraal and Antonia Cornaro from the ITA’s Committee for Underground Space
Finsbury park square works 16 May, 2018 The November BTS talk describes the square works for Finsbury Park and was presented by three speakers; Farid Acha, lead tunnel engineer for London Underground; John Elliot, director of underground infrastructure for Golder, and Menelaos Lydakis, chartered engineer and project manager of Spencer Group. The talk gives an insight into the scheme design of the project, detailed design and how it was finally implemented during the construction of the scheme. This report was prepared by Rosa Diez of Mott MacDonald
Right angle 10 May, 2018 Paola De Pascali speaks with Joseph Dos Santos, president of Dos Santos International, about the GPS high angle conveyors recently installed at work sites for a tunnel extension project on the Paris Metro
Four seasons 10 May, 2018 To relocate utilities on Calgary’s Glenmore Dam, Ward & Burke needed to work in an environmentally sensitive and highly visible public space, Nicole Robinson reports
Montreal’s major project 09 May, 2018 Construction is expected to start this year for the REM, which will become one of the largest, fully automated LRT systems in the world, Jean Habimana of Hatch, reports
A life underground 09 May, 2018 A journey through the career of Ken Muir, working all over the world, often in extreme conditions
Artery bypass 25 April, 2018 In the summer of 2017, Alex Conacher spoke with Aurecon’s Jack Muir who was engaged in finalising the tender design of the Second Overvaal Tunnel
Uncharted territory 25 April, 2018 Desiree Willis from TBM manufacturer Robbins asks if TBM tunneling in mixed face conditions ever be consistent?
Squared up 25 April, 2018 Paola De Pascali speaks to engineers working to improve the highway network in central Italy