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Risk management in major projects
05 September, 2018
Four speakers from across the tunnelling industry gave their perspectives on the management of risk in tunnelling and major infrastructure projects at the October 19 British Tunnelling Society meeting. Bill Grose introduced the topic and set the scene with lessons from history, Kevin Province spoke about catastrophic events and some observations on best practice, Nigel Legge discussed causes of tunnelling failures and methods of risk management, and Patrick Barney gave the perspective of the insurance industry. This report was prepared by Martyn Noak of CH2M
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Results driven 05 September, 2018 A survey earlier in the year found a majority in support of updating the International Tunnelling Insurance Group’s code, T&T reports
Keep moving 05 September, 2018 Nicole Robison and Paola De Pascali look at innovative ways to bring equipment and materials from the factory floor to the bottom of the tunnel shaft
One big bore 05 September, 2018 Rail projects across North America are considering single tunnel drives, Nicole Robinson reports
Changing safety culture 29 August, 2018 Leah Jacobs looks at her own contribution to the Waterview Connection project in New Zealand
Leah Jacobs 29 August, 2018 From a childhood passion for Lego to a management attitude for tunnel projects. Paola De Pascali spoke with Leah Jacobs, handover manager at London Bridge Associates and winner of the Harding Prize 2018
Under the Olive trees 29 August, 2018 Paola De Pascali visits the Trans Adriatic Pipeline’s landfall site in Italy, where the locally controversial pipeline will pass through a microtunnel at a depth of 20m to transit from an off-shore to on-shore supply line
Four seasons 29 August, 2018 To relocate utilities on Calgary’s Glenmore Dam, Ward & Burke needed to work in an environmentally sensitive and highly visible public space, Nicole Robinson reports
Kia Ora, new Zealand 24 August, 2018 Alex Conacher speaks with Bill Newns, chair of the New Zealand Tunnelling Society (NZTS), as the antipodean nation breaks away from the Australasian Tunnelling Society
Reassessing exposure to silica 24 August, 2018 Donald Lamont looks at the classification of silica as a carcinogen and the implications for tunnelling
A war against etna 26 July, 2018 Paola De Pascali visited worksites of the Nesima-Misterbianco and Stesicoro metro, which form part of the Circumetnea railway in Catania, Sicily
Lidar down the line 26 July, 2018 Over the last decade, the geotechnical applications of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) in tunnelling environments have become well publicised and has been reflected in its high demand from contractors, engineers and geologists worldwide. Here, Daniel Scully, pre sales monitoring engineer from geospatial technology supplier 3D Laser Mapping, discusses how this may impact on the sector
Northside Excavation 26 July, 2018 Paola De Pascali speaks with City of Chicago engineers about the challenges of working in a dense residential area to build the Albany Park Stormwater diversion tunnel