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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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Value your Signature
29 March, 2017
Martin Knights, an independent consultant and former president of the International Tunnelling Association, asks what lies beneath your signature in this reaction to a comment at the recent Harding Memorial Lecture, hosted by the British Tunnelling Society
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Istanbul’s Infrastructure 29 March, 2017 Istanbul urgently needs solutions for fresh water and wastewater management as well as for urban transportation. 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
Shaping up 29 March, 2017 Tunnel navigation specialist VMT has partnered with US geo-positioning expert Topcon to create what they claim is the best solution yet for deformation monitoring
ULM Approach Tunnel 29 March, 2017 Excavation of Germany’s Albabstieg tunnel was completed in December representinga major milestone in the creation of a new high speed rail line to Stuttgart
Application of fixed fire fighting systems in road tunnels 29 March, 2017 An examination of the 2015 technical report on fixed fire fighting systems (FFFS) in road tunnels. This article was edited in collaboration by the World Road Association working group for tunnel operations, led at that time by LBA’s Les Fielding, which produced the document. The main authors were Bruce Dandie director at RRT Pty Ltd, Australia Norris Harvey practice leader: Fire & Life Safety, Hatch Mott MacDonald
Asset Protection 29 March, 2017 Asset protection and tunnel lining systems were two of the themes underpinning a seminar hosted by steel fibre reinforcement specialist Bekaert Maccaferri last November. Sally Spencer reports
Safety of innovative vehicles in tunnels 21 February, 2017 Fathi Tarada, director of Mosen looks at the challenges facing tunnels with the onset of autonomous and other smart vehicles
Bridging techniques 21 February, 2017 Adaptation of bridge replacement technology into the tunnelling sector has been implemented for two projects
Milan to Genoa high speed rail 21 February, 2017 Paola De Pascali visited the sites of the Terzo Valico dei Giovi project, the new high-speed Milan-Genoa railway line
Crossrail’s drilling rig 20 February, 2017 Crossrail is using a bespoke automated drilling rig for boring service connection holes, and fit out contractor ATC says that the investment has already paid off
Sewer overflow 20 February, 2017 A study for “Developing a Conceptual Framework for Linking Sewer Condition Assessment and Groundwater Infiltration” was completed in the summer of 2016 and highlights some of the sewerage network’s problems
Future down under 30 January, 2017 Tunnels and Tunnelling speaks with Rob Muley, general manager for tunnelling at John Holland to get his views on the company’s place in its home markets
In the family 30 January, 2017 Paola De Pascali visited Rocksoil’s headquarters in Milan to talk Giuseppe Lunardi about the history and development of Rocksoil. Also included is a Q&A with Lunardi’s father, Pietro Lunardi, in which he notes the emerging potential for underground power plants

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