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Hammersmith connection Tunnel
The September BTS meeting saw a presentation on the Thames Tideway project’s Hammersmith Connection Tunnel. The talk was presented by Peter Coppenhall of Morgan Sindall, working as the designer’s...
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Fabio Di Carlo assistant professor at University of Rome Tor Vergata, Department of Civil Engineering and Computer Science Engineering (DICII), Alberto Meda, professor at DICII, Zila Rinaldi, associate professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering (DII) analyse the bearing capacity of Fibre Reinforced Concrete (FRC) sections exposed to fire
Paola De Pascali spoke with Franck Boudreault, Epiroc global product manager electrification, to understand how the battery vehicle field test is being undertaken in Finland
Under the Swan River
Alex Conacher travels to the Forrestfield-Airport Link in Perth, Western Australia to speak with Salini Impregilo, NRW project director Richard Graham and tunnel construction manager Carlos Zapico
Two tunnels on opposite sides of the Atlantic will improve the water quality of their cities. But without a TBM on site, there is no project. Alex Conacher reports
Drill and blast tunnelling
Did you know... rock blasting has been used since the preexplosives time, when rock tunnels were excavated by building fires at the face and cracking the rock by throwing cold water on the hot surfaces? Later on, blasting with black powder was invented and since then, there have been steady developments in explosives, detonating and delaying techniques, and in our understanding of the mechanics of rock breakage by explosives.
The heavy equipment expo held every three years is back this March with new products and technologies on show from more than 2,800 exhibitors
The real world
Liuna Local 183 is breaking ground on a tunnel training centre that will help the Greater Toronto Area access on-site training for tunnelling and safety skills, Nicole Robinson reports
Fit for duty
Establishing baseline cognitive response times that can be compared over time helps mitigate or even avoid accidents on the job. Christina Lindstrom, Obayashi, explains this entirely new approach to ensuring a safe and healthy working environment
Construction has started on Seattle’s Ship Canal stormwater tunnel, Paola De Pascali reports
The fast-growing city is under pressure to provide congestion relief to crowded streets and affordable housing, Nicole Robinson reports. New tunnel projects are being designed to do both