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 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 Don’t read this over lunch http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/dont-read-this-over-lunch http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/dont-read-this-over-lunch For Washington, D.C., 2018 was the wettest year on record. National Airport reported 66.28 inches of rain, which outpaced the prior record of 61.33 inches (1,558mm) from 1889 and was more than 26 inches above the normal rainfall amount in a year (39.74 inches). In addition, five months of the year (May, July, September, November and December) ranked among the top 10 wettest months on record. Fri, 01 Mar 2019 10:52:46 GMT Hard to miss http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/hard-to-miss http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/hard-to-miss In this issue of Tunnels and Tunnelling International we have devoted the majority of the magazine to a paper by Dr Barry New of the Geotechnical Consulting Group (GCG). In it, New explores tunnelling impact assessments with a view to protecting existing underground assets. The work has been guided by investigations into failures and studies of the geoenvironment of cities and examines present approaches to the issue, while also making suggestions of how the industry might progress in future. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:47:00 GMT Changing everything http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/changing-everything http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/changing-everything I recently hosted a breakout session at a conference on ‘disruptive technologies’. These technologies were: the Internet of Things, Robotic Process Automation, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. It was interesting, and will be covered in a subsequent issue. But for tunnelling I can think of one historical change that was far more significant, which has recently been recognised with an award. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:40:07 GMT Goodwill to some, not all http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/goodwill-to-some-not-all http://www.tunnelsonline.info/blog/goodwill-to-some-not-all In what is possibly a nod to the season of good cheer, Ipsos Mori has published its annual veracity index. This poll by the market research company has the accolade of being the longest-running poll on trust in professions, having been taken consistently since 1983. The poll is simple; it asks respondents to say whether they trust different types of people to generally tell the truth. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 06:42:00 GMT