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The big City move TBMs are being built on an ever-larger scale, pushing the limits our congested cities can accommodate. Rhian Owen speaks with two freight forwarding companies about the obstacles they face when machines move through large cities
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.
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.
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.
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.