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At home in the Hoghouse 31 August, 2012 Working on New York’s mega-projects, one Sandhog, Bradley Gill, local 147, shares his experience ‘Shaping’ and helping to build the nation’s largest subway tunnels. Nicole Robinson reportsive > read more

Thomas Albert Turner 16 August, 2012 Thomas Albert Turner was tragically killed on June 11 in an accident at the Lake Mead Intake No. Three project in Nevada. His friends remember the man

New appointments: September 07 September, 2011 The latest recruitment news from around the voluntary sector.

‘Tommy’ Talbott, as he was known 29 July, 2011

Thomas A. Talbott (Tommy), a former director of

The end of one man’s era at Halcrow, marks a UK tunnelling legacy 28 July, 2011

When Alan Runacres, a director of Gauge the strain 14 June, 2011 Following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake off the east coast of Japan, surface devastation in the country has been extreme. The desolation left by the tsunami, and subsequent losses of power has made it difficult to communicate, let alone begin to pick up the pieces left by one of the greatest natural disasters in Japan’s history. Alex Conacher speaks to the chair of a committee that means to do just that, Toshihiro Asakura, professor at Kyoto University and chair of the Special Committee for the Tunnel Disaster by the East Japan Earthquake

Driving a life balance 13 April, 2011

Simon Hoblyn has been working for Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) since 2005 and is currently a senior project manager on Phase Two of the new Down Town Line (DTL). He manages...

Not a job for everybody 14 March, 2011

Martino Scialpi has a story familiar to many in the industry: childhood memories of whizzing through tunnels in his father’s car, staring up in wonder as they pass through one after another....

A consultant and a gentleman 18 January, 2011

“I knew I wanted to be a civil engineer when I was 10 years old,” says Alastair Biggart, currently an Independent Tunnelling Consultant (

Making Mexico’s Metro 11 November, 2010

For Alfredo Garrido, one of the more interesting challenges in his day-to-day duties is checking up everything and interacting with his co-workers on the field service team. His job experience...

From Tokyo dream to Turkish delight 19 October, 2010

For Masahiro Iwano of Japanese contractor

Seaside rendezvous 22 September, 2010

Born in Glasgow but raised in the Middle East,

Work, rocks ‘n’ rollercosters 06 July, 2010

“Growing up I always loved amusement parks and that’s what got me in to doing engineering,” says Nathan Ward, director of tunnelling projects at Paul C Rizzo Associates (Rizzo). However, his...

Ross McKenzie 18 June, 2010

Ross McKenzie started his career in academia but ended up in tunnelling and contracting almost by accident. He was carrying out some studies for Taylor Woodrow in connection with a tunnelling...

Donald Frank Rees 17 June, 2010

It is with sadness that we must report the death of Donald Rees OBE, who recently died in the Algarve at the age of 91. He was a much-acclaimed engineer and businessman and pioneer of the No-Dig...

Heading South 31 May, 2010 Peter South has been involved in tunnelling for more than forty years. During this time he has worked on several major infrastructure projects both at home and abroad, and chaired the British Tunnelling Society.

James Wilton 23 May, 2010 James “Jim” Wilton, former president and chairman of Jacobs Associates passed away on Saturday, March 13. He was 83 years old.

IStrucE Gold Medal for Glover 07 July, 2008

Mike Glover, Arup fellow, technical director and deputy project director of the

Combining forces 29 April, 2008

URS Corporation has named Tom Zarges President of its Washington Division. Zarges, who previously served as the Senior Executive Vice President, will be responsible for worldwide operations....

Engineering promotions 29 April, 2008

Jacobs Associates has recently made some significant promotions: Advancing to Principal and Vice President in late 2007, John Stolz has some 27 years of experience in the underground...

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