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Moncalieri extension
08 March, 2019
Paola De Pascali talked with Lombardi Ingegneria technical director, Alessandro Damiani and CMC project manager Lorenzo Fiorentino about the challenges met during excavation of the Metro Line 1 extension in Turin, Italy
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To the next century 08 March, 2019 Alex Conacher visits the Elan Valley Aqueduct project in Wales, where tunnellers are constructing three bypass sections adjacent to the existing Victorian asset
Trenchless methods: Which one works best for your project? 04 March, 2019 Trenchless methods are ways to install, repair, and renew underground pipes, ducts, and cables with minimal or no excavations from the surface.
Corner component 01 March, 2019 Peter Tiedemann, Datwyler’s product manager, tunnel and tracks – Americas, discusses requirements for custom gasket corners in segmental tunnel construction. The solution is being used on the Blacksnake Creek project in Missouri
Gap year 01 March, 2019 Tunnelling begins this year for the City of Louisville. Nicole Robinson reports on the Waterway Protection Tunnel
Tunnel construction impacts on utility pipelines 12 February, 2019 The lecture was presented at the Institution of Civil Engineers on 19th January 2017. Dr. Barry New was introduced by Lord Robert Mair. This paper is based on the lecture and contains further supporting material and analyses.
A peach of a pit 24 January, 2019 Overcoming obstacles and transforming an enormous quarry for Atlanta’s Water Supply Program
Recognising the bentonite machine 24 January, 2019 Paola De Pascali visited John Bartlett following his being awarded the Frank Whittle Medal for the invention of the bentonite tunnelling machine
In sync 24 January, 2019 The successful logistics of staging four TBMs from one location has enabled the first pair of machines to make a breakthrough near Oslo, ahead of schedule. Nicole Robinson reports on the Follo Line’s first major milestone
Underground electrification 24 January, 2019 Paola De Pascali attended the “Power Change Days” event in Sweden, organised by Epiroc, to discover one company’s approach to the coming battery revolution
Flood control 24 January, 2019 Paola De Pascali talked with the technical director of Lombardi, Alessandro Damiani and Pierfrancesco Redaelli engineer of PAC, about the challenges met during the excavation of a water diversion tunnel in Genoa
Tube banks on overhead crane 24 January, 2019 A major upgrade to one of the world’s oldest deep underground railways, at Bank in London, relies on a single overhead crane nestled in a side street. Positioning the crane, and the logistics of its operation, posed a considerable challenge. Will North reports from the site, and sees how the crane contributes to work below ground.
Sequential excavation method tunnelling 20 December, 2018 Sequential excavation method (sem) is a type of tunnel design and construction that started to gain popularity in the 1960s and 1970s. The essential component of the SEM approach is to take advantage of the natural capacity and strength of surrounding geology to support the tunnel with minimum cost and time required.