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Fire performance of Tunnel linings
Octavian Lalu and Tom Lennon of BRE Global review a number of experimental programmes undertaken at BRE on the performance in fire of tunnel linings, with a particular focus on concrete mix design...
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This article is a reprint of the paper first published in the Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security, Borås, Sweden, 14-16 March, 2018, and presented as a keynote address there. The article has been abridged from the original paper
Frank Grundholm, vice president for global HVACR sales at ABB Motion, explains how variable frequency drives (VFDs) are used together with electric motors for the effective control of rail and road tunnel ventilation fans
Forum Tunnel incident
A tunnel fire is never a positive event, but when there is no loss of life there is good reason to be thankful. Fläkt Woods issued this account of a recent incident
Keeping up the Pressure
A cut-and-cover tunnel in Italy will make use of high pressure compressed air in what engineers are claiming is a first for the Mediterranean country. Paola De Pascali spoke with Andrea Pigorini, the head of infrastructure engineering at Italferr, and a spokesperson for Salini Impregilo, to find out more
Kristian Downs, export manager for Siltbuster explains the use of the company’s system on the Gothenburg Metro project
In the clear
Tunnelling below St. Louis will improve wastewater capacity and alleviate overflows, Desiree Willis, technical writer for Robbins, reports
To boldly go underground
Paola De Pascali speaks with Jamal Rostami, head of mining engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, who has been looking at the challenges of tunnelling on the moon
No changes, No regrets
Paola De Pascali returns to the Trans Adriatic Pipeline’s landfall site to check on progress as the project enters its final stages
At the June 2019 meeting of the British Tunnelling Society, GHD’s practice leader for tunnels, Brendan Henry spoke about the NBAQ 4 project to deliver water to seven million residents in the Manila metropolitan area. Alex Conacher reports
The Emerald Book
FIDIC board member Aisha Nadar is the main board liaison for contracts. She explains the rationale and thinking behind the recently launched FIDIC Emerald Book, the Conditions of Contract for Underground Works
Muck transportation systems
During the construction of tunnel projects, large quantities of excavation material are created. Muck transportation systems are among the critical elements in the tunnelling process.