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Adapt and overcome 08 February, 2012 It is, of course, traditional at the turn of the year to set out resolutions and objectives for the coming 12 months. > read more

Annumaghast 19 December, 2011

As I write, Egypt is on the verge of its first free elections in over half a century. Numerous Arab leaders have been ousted. The UK parliament is investigating a major media phone hacking...

Occupy infrastructure 19 December, 2011

I haven’t been following the Occupy Wall Street movement too thoroughly, and the Minneapolis version seems small, but spirited for its size. No doubt the snow we’ll inevitably see will send many...

Bring on the boom 14 November, 2011

The world’s seven billionth person drew her first breath last month. According to the United Nations some 80 billion people have walked on the earth before her, and more than seven billion are...

I need a dollar 19 October, 2011

The tunnelling industry, which has shown its resilience during the global economic turmoil, could be under threat as Greece jeopardises the world’s financial stability. Emerging economies, the...

Stay in the tunnel 18 October, 2011

During the month of September the world economy showed signs of slowing down—whether in Europe where another recession may be looming, here in the United States where unemployment remains mostly...

On shaky ground 15 September, 2011

In this issue of T&TI we are running an article on the challenges faced at the dawn of tunnelling in 6th century BC Greece, as well as a focus on the latest developments in the Asia Pacific, the...

Wishful thinking 23 August, 2011

So the global economy has taken yet another down turn. As I write, the stock markets have tumbled on the US, Asia and this morning European stock exchanges. The biggest fall since 2008. Greece...

Call for papers 18 July, 2011

First of all, I would like to make a quick apology for the late delivery of this issue, I hope it made it to you in time to get in your suitcase and you’re now sat on a beach reading this,...

Credit where credit’s due 27 June, 2011 Crane rental firms are no different than most in that they need a strong economy to survive and thrive.

Standing on the shoulders of giants 15 June, 2011

Footballer Ryan Giggs and his mishandling of the fallout from his alleged love affair with reality TV non-celebrity Imogen Thomas should be a lesson to us all, as much as the growing trend for...

Minority perspective 14 June, 2011

I’m very torn right now. A wise-guy radio preacher has been spreading a message across the United States that the rapture is coming May 21. By his logic, I guess I could skip out on this issue’s...

Keeping on top of things 13 April, 2011

This winter has been harsh across the Northeast’s infrastructure. Beyond being the nation’s most densely-populated region, it seemed hardly a week could go by without another dumping of snow...

As the waters recede 13 April, 2011

The awesome power unleashed upon the east coast of Japan last month is a stark reminder of the challenge engineers face trying to tame ‘mother nature’. Even the most sophisticated warning...

India: Now or never 14 March, 2011

Passing through the congested streets of Mumbai last month on the way to the Bauma India construction trade show it was immediately obvious the challenge and potential in this city. With a...

Incredible India: On the cusp of a major TBM upsurge 14 March, 2011

India arguably has the most potential of any TBM market outside of China, particularly for water diversion, hydroelectric, and metro tunnelling projects. However, the realisation of this TBM...

What they don’t know they don’t know 11 February, 2011

When governor Chris Christie’s put the ARC tunnel on the chopping block last October there was public outcry, and there was public support. In fact a survey done by Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute...

Spanish armada sinks competition 11 February, 2011

Spanish contractors have made a massive impact on the tunnelling industry in recent months winning successive major tunnelling contracts and leaving their competitors wondering how on earth they...

New year, new era 17 January, 2011

The speed of growth across all of Asia is offering the greatest challenges and the greatest opportunities. The seizing of these opportunities by those with the right experience and know how can...

Capitalising on competition 14 December, 2010

There is no denying it, tunnelling is a cut-throat business. One TBM manufacturer put it to me: “There is always some bastard willing to do it for one per cent less than you. And if you win the...

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