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Latest Tunnels Feature
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
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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
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
A journey through the career of Ken Muir, working all over the world, often in extreme conditions
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
Desiree Willis from TBM manufacturer Robbins asks if TBM tunneling in mixed face conditions ever be consistent?
Paola De Pascali speaks to engineers working to improve the highway network in central Italy
Over and under
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and Tunnel project called for the construction of two artificial islands linked by a 6.7km-long subsea tunnel. The impressive project shows tunnelling to be a versatile solution for this busy shipping lane. The authors of this article are Lin Ming, China Communications Construction Co; Lin Wei, CCCC Highway Consultants Co.; Liu Xiaodong, CCCC Highway Consultants Co.; Yin Haiqing, CCCC Third Harbor Engineering Co.; Lu Yongchang, CCCC-FHDI Engineering Co.; Liang Heng, China Harbour Engineering Co. and Gao Jibin, CCCC Second Harbour Engineering Co.
Newton le willows
Contractor Joseph Gallagher has taken an innovative approach to construction of a newunderpass at a Victorian railway station, enabling trains to keep running as work continues
Combining Two Soft Ground TBM Technologies
The development of Herrenknecht’s Variable Density TBM is detailed by Karin Bäppler, head of geotechnics and consulting for traffic tunnelling; Frédéric Battistoni, division manager for traffic tunnelling and Werner Burger, manager of the design division - traffic tunneling
Springs Tunnel Refurbishment
Alun Thomas from supplier Minova and Dave Thomas from main contractor AMCO look at some of the products and systems used for the Springs Tunnel refurbishment project
Crossrail SCL Design
Mott MacDonald project director Rosa Diez looks at the work required for Crossrail’s contract C121 – sprayed concrete lining design
The NASTT holds its annual show in March