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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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Dear green place
29 May, 2017
It is the morning after Burns Night and Tunnels and Tunnelling visits the Costain-Vinci Construction Grands Projets joint venture working on the Shieldhall Strategic Tunnel project in Glasgow for client, Scottish Water. One of the main purposes is to stop the disfiguring floods in the city whose name in broken Gaelic means ‘dear green place’
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The expanse macabre 29 May, 2017 Rolzur Eternal Green Solutions is constructing an underground mausoleum in Israel to meetthe growing demand for burial space. Alex Conacher reports
Hidden and safe 25 May, 2017 Paola De Pascali talked with an Italian Consortium that proposes to put nuclear power plants underground, including the reactor, repositories, and a centre for characterisation, treatment and conditioning of radioactive waste
Shape matters 25 May, 2017 Sarah Cain and Mark Diederichs of the Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering department of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, study the impact of tunnel shape and profile details on brittle damage development. Cain is the recipient of the Dan Eisenstein Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a post-graduate student planning to undertake or currently undertaking post-graduate studies in the field of tunnelling at a recognised university in Canada
Uncanny valley 23 May, 2017 The use of digital technology to improve training is growing in the tunnelling sector withinnovations that can improve safety and save money
Great lakes Journey 10 May, 2017 As part of the Sesquicentennial series Boro Lukajic reflects on his personal tunnelling experience under Lake Huron and Lake Ontario. The article features construction aspects of cooling water tunnels for nuclear stations
Recognition 10 May, 2017 NAS TT-NW awarded TransCanada Corporation, CCI Inc., and Michels Canada the 2016 Northwest Trenchless Project of the Year for the Northern Courier Pipeline at its annual November conference. Crossing the Athabasca River is a milestone for the HDD Industry as the longest NPS 42 installation completed to date in North America, Patrick O’Donoghue, Michels Canada, and Samuel Wilson, CCI , report
Istanbul’s Import 10 May, 2017 Technical journalist Roland Herr presents two projects, a wastewater and a Metro tunnel, where TBMs from the newly rebranded Canadian-Chinese Lovsuns Tunneling Canada are deployed to bore much anticipated tunnels
Open up 10 May, 2017 As part of the Southeast Collector Trunk Sewer project a hanging system ensured a live 2.6mdiameter sewer could be successfully bypassed. Jordan Schreiner and Matthew Geary, ofHatch, and Stephen Marino, of The Regional Municipality of York report
An Italian job 18 April, 2017 Paola De Pascali talked with Antonio Nicola, a long-standing engineer at Salini-Impregilo, to get a look at the history and tunnelling experience of the company as it wins a major Australian project, the Forrestfield to Airport Link in Perth. The award was seen by some as a key moment for Italian companies and ideas working in the country
When millimetres make the difference 18 April, 2017 The case for larger diameter disc cutters is set out by Steve Smading and Desiree Willis of the Robbins Company
Amsterdam Over-Tunnel Construction 18 April, 2017 The October meeting of the British Tunnelling Society welcomed Robin Vervoorn of Witteveen + Bos
Fibreglass Jacking Pipe Upgrades Las Vegas Sewers 18 April, 2017 The Paradise Whitney Interceptor project is a 13-mile (21km) gravity sewer to increase capacity in the Las Vegas area. Built through sticky clay and collapsible soils, crews faced challenging work around existing underground utilities. This article looks at the fibreglass reinforced polymer mortar pipe chosen for the new installation

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