New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International http://http// Brokk expands in Missouri <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7222288/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>USA – Brokk announced it has opened the doors to its new demonstration and service center in St. Joseph, Missouri, expanding its North American coverage and bringing the number of Brokk locations to three. Randy Glidewell and Mike Brott join the Brokk team at the new facility. Glidewell takes on the leadership position as Brokk fleet service manager, with Brott in the role as service technician. Thu, 23 May 2019 10:04:50 GMT Early breakthrough on Bheri Babai <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7221628/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Nepal – Crews holed through on the Bheri Babai Multipurpose Diversion Project in April 2019, one year ahead of schedule. The project, which was undertaken for the Government of Nepal’s Department of Irrigation, will supply local farmers with water throughout the dry season, as well as hydroelectricity. Thu, 23 May 2019 06:53:17 GMT Jenny Yan elected ITA president <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7221275/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>International – Jinxiu Yan has been elected the new ITA President succeeding Professor Tarcisio Celestino from Brazil. Yan, the deputy general manager of the China Railway Academy, won by a narrow margin of 2 votes (32 to 30), beating Arcadis group technical director Eric Leca at the 45th ITA General Assembly held in Naples during WTC 2019. Thu, 23 May 2019 05:15:30 GMT ADM awards construction management for Trudeau airport CANADA – Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) has awarded the construction management contract for the completion of its major cityside development program to a consortium consisting of Pomerleau, SNC-Lavalin and Construction Kiewit Cie (PSK), it announced May 15. Thu, 16 May 2019 09:29:39 GMT EBC announces new VP Quebec – EBC announced the appointment of Yannick Tardif to the position of vice president, Montréal, for its Civil and Mining Division on May 14. Thu, 16 May 2019 09:13:23 GMT Saint Laurent mayor makes the case for REM extension <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7205858/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Canada – Alan DeSousa, mayor of Montreal borough Saint-Laurent, is urging officials to approve a 700m extension to the Montréal Réseau express métropolitain (REM) plan, which would connect Dorval station to the airport. Wed, 15 May 2019 06:15:10 GMT ACEC names SR 99 Tunnel the 2019 "Grand Conceptor" US – The State Route 99 tunnel has been honored with one of the nation’s top engineering achievement awards for 2019: The 2019 Grand Conceptor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced May 8. Fri, 10 May 2019 04:57:00 GMT ATS to establish design practice guidelines Australia – Due to many developments in tunnel design in Australia over a period of many years, the Australian Tunnelling Society (ATS) has recognised the requirement to establish a guideline of tunnel design practice in Australia. Thu, 09 May 2019 05:30:03 GMT Westpile fully merges with Bachy Soletanche Great Britain – Bachy Soletanche has announced that it has consolidated its Westpile business under the Bachy Soletanche name as of 22 March “in order to simplify its operating structure and add efficiency”. Thu, 09 May 2019 05:27:58 GMT Eastside Interceptor Rehabilitation phase 2 begins USA – The Eastside Interceptor Rehabilitation Project in Renton, Washington has begun. The project will clean, improve and extend the life of approximately 1 mile (1.6km) of 96in (2,400mm) aging sewer pipe that carries 45M gallons (204M litres) of wastewater per day. Thu, 09 May 2019 05:25:51 GMT