New Blogs information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from Blogs listed on http://www.tunnelsonline.info http://www.tunnelsonline.info/ en-us http://www.tunnelsonline.info/ New Blogs information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International http://http//www.tunnelsonline.info/content/images/logo_big.gif Experience what’s out there http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/experience-whats-out-there http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/experience-whats-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 A 40-year strategy http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/a-40-year-strategy http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/a-40-year-strategy There are many in this industry who will say “nothing changes” in tunnelling. Obvious technological advancements, mergers and retirements aside, many times they are right. Fri, 27 Sep 2019 06:56:00 GMT HS2 under review http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/hs2-under-review http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/hs2-under-review It is understood that HS2 is at the starting blocks and ready to go. The visible evidence of this can be seen across the county, with major demolition and enabling works around Euston and along the route. The long term effects on spreading wealth northwards can also be seen with development being undertaken in Birmingham and Manchester. Mon, 16 Sep 2019 06:25:00 GMT Planning for the twenties http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/planning-for-the-twenties http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/planning-for-the-twenties In this issue of Tunnels and Tunnelling International Paola De Pascali reports from the World Tunnel Congress, which was held in Naples in May and saw a number of publications from working groups and committees. The ITA Committee for Technology (ITAtech was particularly prolific. Wed, 14 Aug 2019 09:43:00 GMT Wisdom of the Faroes http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/wisdom-of-the-faroes http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/wisdom-of-the-faroes As I write, the Tunnels and Tunnelling team is preparing to leave for the Rapid Excavation and Tunnelling Conference in the USA, the world’s richest, and one of its largest countries. It always seems to have a megaproject underway or in the pipeline. Mon, 08 Jul 2019 05:56:09 GMT Preserving old and new http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/preserving-old-and-new http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/preserving-old-and-new Joining WTC 2019 in Naples was a full immersion into the Italian art of tunnelling. The plan was to show how engineering and innovation meet archaeology, architecture and art. The beauty of Naples is not only above ground, but it is a cradle of underground works, which unveils a network of Greek and Roman tunnels and underground structures dating to the fourth century BC. Mon, 03 Jun 2019 06:13:37 GMT Underground Movement http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/underground-movement http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/underground-movement Tunnels and Tunnelling turns 50 this month. Here follows the magazine’s first ever editorial, reprinted in tribute to the founding editor: Fri, 03 May 2019 05:52:42 GMT Records not worth breaking http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/records-not-worth-breaking http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/records-not-worth-breaking In June the tunnelling industry will gather in Chicago for its annual conference, a city that has invested heavily in stormwater management. Mon, 29 Apr 2019 05:25:03 GMT Congress, clients and codes http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/congress-clients-and-codes http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/congress-clients-and-codes If you are one of the 1,000 or so delegates at the World Tunnel Congress; benvenuto a Napoli. This year it is Europe’s turn to host WTC, with Naples being selected at the 2016 congress in San Francisco as the industry’s chosen gathering point. Wed, 10 Apr 2019 10:27:00 GMT Update from Forrestfield http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/update-from-forrestfield http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/update-from-forrestfield There is some late-breaking news as Tunnels and Tunnelling International goes to press. On 19 February the Forrestfield-Airport Link’s client announced that its two stopped TBMs should resume tunnelling in mid- and late-March respectively, good news for a project that was previously held up by a sinkhole last September. Tue, 05 Mar 2019 09:40:00 GMT