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Latest Tunnels Feature

Handling the pressure
07 May, 2021
Christian Wieczorek, Managing Director of AST Bochum and engineer/technical writer Roland Herr discuss ways of connecting hoses safely to modern compressors and look at new solutions
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New generation FRC segments 07 May, 2021 Benoit de Rivaz, Technical Manager, Bekaert, France explains how the inclusion of steel fibres in precast concrete segments can bring environmental, economic and durability benefits
Transferable asset 07 May, 2021 A technology developed for land-based tunnelling has found a new and expanding niche in bringing off-shore energy nearer to its consumers. Julian Champkin reports
CHANGING MINDS 07 May, 2021 Crossrail’s approach to health and safety is as much about psychology and culture as it is prescription. Keren Fallwell reports
Traditional soft-ground handwork 07 May, 2021 HANDWORK AND TIMBERING IS A demanding yet fascinating method in any tunnellers toolbox.
Learning from three great challenges 07 May, 2021 Mehdi Hosseini of London Bridge Associates reports on the recent BTS talk – ‘Three Great Challenges: Experience from TBM Tunnelling in Difficult Ground’ – given in January by Robbins president Lok Home
Band of brothers or distant cousins? 30 April, 2021 Martin Knights FREng, former ITA President, compares the functions and fortunes over the past 50-odd years of the British Tunnelling Society and the International Tunnelling Association
Tunnel vision or visual twins 30 April, 2021 Barry Bassnett, founder of Astrea and Richpix, describes a new, relatively straightforward method of capturing asset condition using photographs without the need to resort to point clouds
A most ambitious conservation project 30 April, 2021 Detractors of the Stonehenge Tunnel might be surprised to see it defended by a pillar of the conservation community. But Prof Tim Darvill argues that the tunnel is a well-researched tool of conservation using state-of-the-art approaches
Valley Vision 30 April, 2021 Bernice Alaniz, Gretchen Baisa and Ronak Naik of VTA and John Caulfield VTA consultant discuss the proposed extension to California’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) regional rail system
AI and Machine Learning 30 April, 2021 Best use of artificial intelligence in tunnels will need data strategies plus experienced oversight, writes Patrick Reynolds
Microtunnelling in the desert 30 April, 2021 Estelle Claeys and Thomas Blanchard of Toulouse-based contractor Bessac describe a challenging pipejack in Chile which involved size and location constraints within a full-blown public health emergency
Immersed tunnels 30 April, 2021 In 1854, Charles Dickens wrote in his weekly journal Household Words: “...Of all bores, one of the strangest, if it ever come to anything, will be the purposed tunnel or tube to be laid along the bed of a river or sea, or at any rate to be immersed in the water of the river or sea – not like the Thames Tunnel”