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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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Ground control
18 October, 2017
Joseph Sopko, director of ground freezing for Moretrench, discusses the design of frozen Earth structure for cross passage excavation
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In the field 18 October, 2017 In June students from the geomechanics graduate program at Queen’s University in Kingston, travelled to Europe for two weeks of research and tours—seeing first hand the challenges and innovative solutions required to complete the region’s impressive geological engineering projects. Mark Diederichs reports
Working remotely 18 October, 2017 Nichole Boultbee, engineering geologist with Golder Associates Ltd. and Oliver Robson, project manager with Innergex Renewable Energy Inc., report on the challenges of working in a remote and sensitive environment for the now operational Upper Lillooet River hydro facility
In the nick of time 18 October, 2017 To secure the potable water supply for Montreal, a new intake tunnel is being built with a fast-track design and construction schedule. Jean Habimana, regional tunnel practice lead - east region for Hatc
Investigate and implement 17 October, 2017 Toronto is preparing to build 22km of tunnels to improve waterways in the Great Lakes Basin. Mark Bruder of R.V. Anderson Associates Limited, Daniel Cressman of Black & Veatch, and Robert Mayberry with the City of Toronto outline the geotechnical investigation program for the Don River and Central Waterfront Wet Weather Flow System
Just like new 12 October, 2017 In the TBM world, multi-use machines offer time and cost savings
Design considerations 12 October, 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
Deep pile foundation interceptions in tunnelling at bank station 12 October, 2017 This article is a reproduction of Omar Mohammed’s Harding Prize winning paper. The original can be found on the BTS website
Eyes on the prize 12 October, 2017 The BTS Harding Prize recognises outstanding performance in the tunnelling industry by young engineers under the age of 33. Sally Spencer spoke to this year’s winner, Transport for London’s Omar Mohammed
Why hold back those tiers 12 October, 2017 Martin Knights looks at the process of cooperation and innovation, and calls for a more collegial approach
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
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

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