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Teach a lesson
A free resource to promote and educate tunnelling engineers of the future. Paola De Pascali speaks with Gerard Quigg, past chair of the BTSYM’s Schools and Universities committee to understand how the Teaching Pack works.
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Alternative fuel risks
Traditional vehicle fuels such as petrol and diesel are being exchanged at an ever accelerating pace by alternative energy carriers. From a risk perspective, batteries and gaseous fuels introduce new risks. Road tunnels and underground garages were identified as potential high-risk zones. A research project at RISE, Research Institutes of Sweden (formerly SP), was recently carried out to review current knowledge and Swedish stakeholders’ views of the issue
Automation of the steering and piloting for TBMs using a system developed by Vinci Construction engineers in the 1980s is continuing to deliver benefits. Bernadette Ballantyne reports
Risk management in major projects
On the 19th of October, four speakers from across the tunnelling industry gave their perspective on the management of risk in tunnelling and major infrastructure projects.
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Nicholas Vlachopoulos, professor with the Royal Military College of Canada, and Bradley Forbes, PhD candidate at Queens University, share their research into continuous strain monitoring using fiber optics
Behzad Khorshidi of McNally Construction discusses recent research on hybrid tunnelling by post-tensioning helical segmental lining
T&T’s guide to UCT and a round up of product and business news from this year’s exhibitors
Greg Austin, marketing director with GCP Applied Technologies, reports on waterproofing work for an expansion at McCarran Airport to add a pedestrian tunnel.
Australia-based Kate Cole was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2016 with the goal of investigating best practice in health internationally, through travelling to tunnels in Norway, Switzerland, the UK and the USA. She is now back home and working to share the findings of her fellowship to improve conditions for Australian tunnellers
Paola De Pascali looks at an array of the education and training programmes for underground construction that are on offer around the world
Joseph Sopko, director of ground freezing for Moretrench, discusses the design of frozen Earth structure for cross passage excavation
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
Tunnelling in the jungle
Snakes and hard sandstone were among the challenges facing Seli Overseas on a new 11.5km low pressure headrace tunnel for a hydroelectric project in Laos