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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.

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Strength monitoring using thermal imaging
06 September, 2017
In April Benoît Jones, managing director of Inbye Engineering and an Honorary Fellow at the University of Warwick, gave a presentation to the British Tunnelling Society Young Members on a new technology for monitoring the early strength of shotcrete called ‘Strength Monitoring Using Thermal Imaging’, or ‘SMUTI’. This article is a summary of the presentation
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Bonding well 06 September, 2017 To repair a limestone block tunnel more than 120 years old, a local watershed agency and its engineering consultant devised a solution using shotcrete to create a tunnel in a tunnel. Nicole Robinson reports on the Trout Brook Storm Sewer Interceptor’s rehabilitation
Andean Potential 06 September, 2017 From hydropower and metro systems to mining and road tunnels, Chile’s tunnelling market remains buoyant and some major projects are on the horizon
Mair takes ice Presidency 06 September, 2017 Paola De Pascali met with Lord Robert Mair to discuss his life and times as he prepares to take up the presidency of the ICE in 2018
James Clark Winner 06 September, 2017 The BTS has recognised the life’s work and contribution of Joseph Gallagher Ltd chairman Joseph Gallagher by awarding him this year’s James Clark Medal. He talks to Keren Fallwell about his career
Design Considerations 30 August, 2017 ACI recently drafted a new report as the first design guideline on FRC tunnel segments to provide specific guidance for this emerging technology. Mehdi Bakhshi, Verya Nasri and Federica Mercuriello of Aecom discuss how to implement the ACI 544 Guideline into tunnel design
TAC Workshop 2017 30 August, 2017 Every autumn the Tunnelling Association of Canada (TAC) alternates hosting a conference in even years and a workshop in odd. This year tunnellers will convene in Montreal at the École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), October 12-13 for “Tunnelling and Underground Spaces – The Urban Challenge.”
GeoOttawa 30 August, 2017 The Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) and the Canadian National Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH-CNC) are hosting GeoOttawa 2017, the 70th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 12th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference. The conference will be held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, from Sunday, October 1 to Wednesday, October 4.
Rules of Thumb 29 August, 2017 In this issue Keivan Rafie covers the design and specification of waterproofing systems
In Practice 29 August, 2017 Over the past two decades major advancements have been developed to improve the mechanical performance, ease of application and durability of shotcrete materials. Nicolas Ginouse, William Clements and Scott Rand of King Packaged Materials Company present an overview of current state-of-theart practices and latest technology available to the tunnelling industry.
Bonding well 29 August, 2017 To repair a limestone block tunnel more than 120 years old, a local watershed agency and its engineering consultant devised a solution using shotcrete to create a tunnel in a tunnel. Nicole Robinson reports on the Trout Brook Storm Sewer Interceptor’s rehabilitation
Accidents and diseases assessed 23 August, 2017 M. Tender / J. P. Couto from the University of Minho, Portugal look at the health and safety statistics from Portugal to validate beliefs regarding the most frequent incidents
Tuca part two 21 August, 2017 Part of Crossrail’s legacy is the training academy it set up in 2011 to address the skills shortage. Sally Spencer reports

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