New Blogs information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from Blogs listed on en-us New Blogs information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International http://http// Tunnelling Resilience The question now on almost everyone’s lips is how are our professional activities going to change after the easing of lockdowns, Thu, 11 Jun 2020 12:13:43 GMT All good things Mon, 11 May 2020 10:14:59 GMT Looking Ahead Tue, 21 Apr 2020 10:12:00 GMT New year resolutions You’re supposed to floss your teeth, quit smoking, eat more vegetables, get 30 minutes of exercise each day, cut down on anything worth eating or drinking, and the list goes on. And whether or not you actually do that, or try to, the doctor or dentist is told one’s very best efforts are being applied, mostly. Wed, 04 Mar 2020 10:37:12 GMT Queensbury renovation has popular support The good people of West Yorkshire have rallied against the closure of the 1.4-mile (2.3km) Queensbury Tunnel, with 6,000 signing a petition in support. While this does not amount to a pardon for the abandoned 140-year-old structure, hopefully the Department for Transport (DfT) will take notice. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 06:54:07 GMT Left foot forward After a tumultuous and tiring few years for the British electorate, a towering majority for the Conservative Party makes it very likely that Britain will leave the European Union in short order. Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:21:14 GMT Teenage Angst It is nice to look back 20 years at the Y2K panic and laugh. Entering adulthood for many of a certain generation, particularly in the US, has been marked by momentous and somber events. Specifically 9/11 and the Lehman Brothers crash, which we couldn’t control but yet that shaped the way we established our careers and lives. Tue, 24 Dec 2019 12:09:27 GMT Choice of method One of the important things to remember about science is that it is always refining. While a field advances, improved data collection and the interpretation of studies brings the model we base our understanding on closer to reality. Mon, 23 Dec 2019 10:36:42 GMT Keeping safe In this issue we have a fire protection angle. You will find several articles covering an incident in Gdansk, variable frequency drives, the impact of fire events on tunnel linings and a piece on the latest health and safety thinking in this area. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 05:46:02 GMT Experience what’s out there A tunnel is roughly defined, when a definition can be narrowed down at all. A drive time radio host sharing the traffic report will refer to a surface-level enclosed road as a tunnel, or a pedestrian walkway in a culvert, or even an eight lane overpass. When I started working with Tunnels & Tunnelling the general guidelines for covering a project were, at least a kilometer long, and at least eight feet in diameter. The specific numbers aren’t as important, though, as what they signify—the need to excavate without disrupting the surface. Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:05:09 GMT