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Tuca part two
21 August, 2017
Part of Crossrail’s legacy is the training academy it set up in 2011 to address the skills shortage. Sally Spencer reports
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Balancing the old with the new 21 August, 2017 Creating Thessaloniki’s first ever metro system means striking a balance between preserving historic artefacts and delivering a state of the art public transport system
Giulia viggiani 21 August, 2017 Paola De Pascali interviewed Giulia Viggiani, the new professor of infrastructure geotechnics at Cambridge University as she enters the UK tunnelling industry. She joins the university as Robert Mair becomes president of the Institution of Civil Engineers
WTC bergen 21 August, 2017 The World Tunnel Congress was held at the northern extreme of Europe this year as the Norwegian Tunnelling Society (NFF) welcomed 1,550 delegates to the colourful coastal town of Bergen
Draw from Experience 06 July, 2017 Wellpoint installation under hydraulic pressure for dewatering for cross passage construction on Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT project
Next exit 06 July, 2017 The Eglinton Crosstown LRT is Ontario’s largest transit expansion to date. Two contracts constructed 10km of underground alignment for the 19km line. Jordan Schreiner and Matthew Geary of Hatch, with Tibor Szekely of Metrolinx, discuss the completion of the East Tunnels and TBM removal
Grouting 2017 06 July, 2017 grouting, Deep Mixing, and Diaphragm walls
Joint effort 05 July, 2017 Sarah Wilson and William Edgerton of McMillen Jacobs Associates report on use and abuse of the schedule during procurement and construction
On a grand scale 05 July, 2017 Atlanta’s water supply program will transform a quarry into one of the largest reservoirs inNorth America, Desiree Willis, technical writer for Robbins, reports
Branch to battersea 29 June, 2017 Paola De Pascali met TFL senior project manager Mark Thompson and FLO engineeringmanager, Oliver Newman to talk about the Northern Line Extension project
Upgrading bond Street 29 June, 2017 London Underground Bond Street Station Upgrade Project (BSSU) is due for completion and open to public in April. In December’s British Tunnelling Society Meeting, the project was told from the perspective of the SCL designer and the contractor working in a one team environment. Through innovation and utilising the latest technology they pushed the SCL design boundaries and developed a safe system of work by minimising the impact on infrastructure while optimising the excavation times to create necessary additional underground space. The speakers were Richard Watts, project manager, London Underground; Steve Nuttall, project director, Color; Andreas Spiegl, principal tunnel engineer, Dr Sauer & Partners and senior SCL engineer on site
Karlsruhe cuts 28 June, 2017 Creating the first underground metro line for Karlsruhe in Germany has required a trilogy oftunnelling methods and extensive monitoring to protect the busy city
System upgrade 28 June, 2017 The Mont Blanc Tunnel hosts 1,600 people a year for tours of its structures and systems and is very focused on its operational side. Recently, the concession-holders have implemented a new safety and security system, Logos

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