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Getting there Moving oversized cargo takes coordination and requires extensive research. Tunnels & Tunnelling speaks to three organizations that specialize in taking on this heavy lifting
Setting out exclusion zones Following a tragedy on the Crossrail project, the British tunnelling industry has come together to produce a best practice guide on SCL exclusion zone management
A perfect storm The UK pipe jacking industry is in a sharp, albeit brief slump. Several factors have come together to make what was supposed to be an end to the rollercoaster of water work, into a complete halt in activity. Alex Conacher reports.
Filder tunnel Progress is good so far on the Filder, biggest of the Stuttgart 21 rail project tunnels in southern Germany.
Silvertown constructability Constructability for tunnel designs has become an increasingly important input into project development for schemes like the new Silvertown crossing in east London, journalist Adrian Greeman Reports.
HDD Drivers The current market for horizontal directional drilling (HDD) may be reflecting economic and political issues around the world but there’s no doubt that underlying demand remains strong. Keren Fallwell reports.
Lighting legacies Looking at the transition from traditional lighting to new LED options, Michael Maltezos, of Kenall Lighting discusses the lighting for the Port of Miami Tunnel project and what it means for the future of tunnel lighting.
On the radar Ground penetrating radar was used to investigate pavement settling in the Cumberland Gap mountain tunnel. Roger Roberts, senior software engineer for Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc, working with engineers at the Kentucky Transportation Center at the University of Kentucky, explains the research.
Keep on trucking In this insight take on construction vehicles, technical journalist Jodie Satterthwaite looks to the mining industry for underground requirements
What goes up Ensuring the correct lifting strategy is vital to the success of any tunnelling project, reports technical journalist Bernadette Ballantyne.
Forward March Bahram Salehi and Mahsa Shahandeh present their work on the validation of TBM advance rate predictions, with reference to a case study in Iran.
One machine, two modes Hybrid machines gain ground in the industry. Desiree Willis, technical writer for Robbins reports on the increase in demand, and asks why.
Growing underground Ever more efficient mine development infrastructure, and geotechnical planning, are key to expanding production at major mines. Report by Patrick Reynolds
Inroads below TBMs, hybrids, and pipejacking technology are finding greater applications and opportunities in mining, reports Patrick Reynolds
Infrastructure expansion Mining developments in Queensland require major port expansion. One of the largest schemes is underway at Gladstone. Technical journalist Adrian Greeman reports
Automated goldfields Australia's deep mines have stuck to tried and tested manual drill operations until recently. But a few mines are testing out computerised rigs, a possible prelude to fuller automation. Technical journalist Adrian Greeman reports from one in Western Australia's Kalgoorlie region
Golden soil and wealth for toil Few countries have as many mineral resources as Australia, and in such quantities, from coal and oil to iron, gold and nickel. Mining and other extraction is an increasingly large part of the economy, reports technical journalist Adrian Greeman
STUVA preview Every two years STUVA hosts a tunnelling conference and the 2013 edition takes places this month in Stuttgart, Germany
Cable guy A new cable tunnel has gone seemingly without a hitch in the Willesden/harlesden neighbourhoods of North London. Alex Conacher tours the site with Murphy’s tunnelling project manager Keith Pollard.