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Alan Thomas Winter (1952-2019)
20 January, 2020
It is almost a year since Alan died unexpectedly in January 2019. Those who worked with Alan respected his immense knowledge and vast practical experience that he brought to bear for the benefit of...
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Long-term effectiveness of PVC Geomembranes 20 January, 2020 Tests detailed in this paper verified the effectiveness of geomembranes up to 100 years. The authors are Andrea Luciani, Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering, Politecnico di Torino; Daniele Peila, same; Enrico Dal Negro, Underground Technology Team Director, Mapei; Maurizio Leotta, Synthetic Waterproofing Division Director, Mapei; Enrico Pavese, Underground Technology Team Waterproofing Specialist, MAPEI; and Sara Cadamuro, Synthetic Waterproofing Membranes R&D, Mapei
Abu Dhabi Gyroscope 20 January, 2020 A case study from Abu Dhabi of the NAV24 gyroscope system
The Valley of Toluca 20 January, 2020 A new rail line will connect the Valley of Toluca Metropolitan Area with the west of Mexico City. TBM tunnelling had to deal with a heterogeneous massif, adverse terrain, and an alignment characterised by the presence of faults and zones with elevated hydraulic loads of up to 7 bar over the tunnel keystone. The authors of this paper are geotechnical tunnels head José Ramos Gómez, tunnel section director Rubén Díez de la Fuente, and TBM expert advisor Ignasi Castellvi Moyes, all from Sener
City & Southwest 20 January, 2020 Alex Conacher visits the Sydney Metro’s second phase to speak with Terry Sleiman, project director for the contractor John Holland CPB Ghella, Hugh Lawson, project director for the client, and Kate Cole, occupational health and hygiene manager for Transport for NSW
Better than ever 20 January, 2020 Planners are capitalising on modern improvements to tunnelling technology in a boost to the Australian industry. Alex Conacher reports
Credit check 24 December, 2019 Greg Norris of B2W Software explains how software can help track employee licenses, certifications and training
TAC Awards 2019 24 December, 2019 From rising starts to nationally acclaimed projects, the Tunnelling Association of Canada presents its annual awards each fall to recognize the deserving individuals and engineering accomplishments in the Canadian tunnelling sector. The 2019 awards were presented in Winnipeg on October 21.
To boldly go underground 24 December, 2019 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
Augmented underground 23 December, 2019 Phil Evans, a section planner, Jose Goncalves, a tunnel sub-agent and Sean Melody, works superintendent explains how digital transformation can reshape tunnelling, showing the latest digital technologies being used by the Morgan Sindall, BAM Nuttall, Balfour Beatty joint venture delivering the west section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel
Momentum 23 December, 2019 The City of Los Angeles has seen several milestones this summer for its Purple Line extension, Nicole Robinson reports on the progress for each phase
Hull Flood Alleviation 23 December, 2019 Paola De Pascali visited the site of the Anlaby and East Ella Flood Alleviation Scheme (AEFAS) in Hull to explore the challenges of excavating a culvert through Chalk and within a Source Protection Zone
Make the case 23 December, 2019 Chris Sivesind, Akkerman, discusses guided auger boring pipeline installations and its use in recent projects from around the world