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Chile Revisited 25 October, 2012 Two years ago the world was gripped by an unfolding drama as tense as the Apollo 13 crisis in 1970. This time, the story was much closer to home, in Chile, though as it turned out, the challenges proved as testing to resolve and no less remote. Mine rescue expert Brian Robinson looks back on the mine’s collapse and its rescue operation, exploring the implications for past, present and future underground works > read more

Buenos Aires settlement control 17 May, 2012 The Arroyo Maldonado tunnel project in Buenos Aires, Argentina aims to prevent the floods that periodically inundate the surrounding area of the Rio de Plata river. Some 15km of tunnels are located in difficult urban areas with little overburden. Enrico Dal Negro, Alessandro Boscaro and Richard Schulkins of the Mapei Underground Technology Team explore the difficulties

Chile mine rescue 17 May, 2012 In 2010 the world was gripped by an unfolding drama as tense as the Apollo 13 crisis of some 40 years earlier. This time the story was much closer to home in Chile, though, as it turned out, the challenges proved at least as great to resolve and no less remote. At February’s joint meeting between the BTS and Minsouth, mine rescue expert Brian Robinson gave a presentation on the rescue operation and its implications for past, present and future underground works

Crafting Cheves 17 May, 2012 Hochtief is constructing the Cheves hydro project, in Peru, which involves a range of tunnelling challenges, reports technical journalist Patrick Reynolds

A Brazilian perspective 17 May, 2012 Focusing on Brazil, the largest economy in Latin America and the recent host of the Third Brazilian Congress on Tunnels and Underground Structures, Alex Conacher speaks with Hugo Cássio Rocha, president of the Brazilian Tunnelling Committee

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