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Chelsea to Battersea tunnel surface settlements
16 August, 2019
Monitoring of ground surface movements induced by the construction of the Chelsea to Battersea Pipeline Tunnel project is presented as part of this case study. The surface settlements induced by...
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Enrique Fernández González 16 August, 2019 Alejandro Sanz of gGravity Engineering remembers Enrique Fernández González (1960-2019)
Get the muck out 14 August, 2019 Following reader requests, Amy Duncan of Dos Santos International has written this article on the development of the sandwich belt high angle conveyor concept, which has recently been employed on the Grand Paris Express project
Marr’s improved lifting plan for Sydney Metro 14 August, 2019 An existing lifting plan for the Sydney Metro project was scrapped in favour of one more appropriate for cramped site conditions. Paola De Pascali reports
Underground heat recovery 14 August, 2019 Matt Houchin, assistant engineer – tunnel ventilation and operations, WSP, presents this paper on the potential for heat recovery from tunnels
The new network 14 August, 2019 Alex Conacher travelled to Changsha, China, to meet with a number of Chinese manufacturers as, spurred on by an enormous China-led investment programme, they take a more international approach to their businesses
WTC Naples 14 August, 2019 The World Tunnel Congress returned to Italy in May this year. Following a successful show, Paola De Pascali presents this report
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 08 July, 2019 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 08 July, 2019 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 08 July, 2019 Paola De Pascali interviewed several key figures at Normet, which is enjoying bumper growth thanks to the health of underground construction
Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) 07 June, 2019 Includes: Q&A with Ali Asadi (M.Eng Candidate from Concordia University’s Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Conditions of contract 06 June, 2019 Alex Conacher reports on the Emerald Book, published at WTC 2019