New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International University of Warwick - School of Engineering Professor in Geotechnical Engineering and Tunnelling Salary Negotiable Ref: 76999-056 Wed, 25 May 2016 14:03:22 GMT Investment group proposes Montreal light rail system Canada - CDPQ Infra, a subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, unveiled plans for a 67km light rail system in Montréal on April 22. Wed, 25 May 2016 06:48:49 GMT Eglinton finishes west tunnels Canada – Tunnelling is now complete on the 6.2m-long western segment of the 10km tunnel of the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) line, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation announced on May 10. Wed, 25 May 2016 06:46:49 GMT Hydrosys-CIMA+ announce merger Canada - Consulting engineering firm CIMA+ has recently merged with Hydrosys Consultants Inc., a firm specializing in engineering services for hydropower and hydraulic structures, it announced April 28. Wed, 25 May 2016 06:45:09 GMT Tunnelling reaches completion on West Ashley sewer <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/4902988/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>USA - Following a six-month excavation, the TBM drilling a new 1.6-mile-long wastewater tunnel in Charleston, South Carolina, has made its breakthrough, Charleston Water announced May 19. Wed, 25 May 2016 06:42:50 GMT Environmental review starts for high speed rail through San Francisco <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/4902973/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>USA - The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) issued a Notice of Preparation to initiate a project level environmental impact report (EIR)/environmental impact statement (EIS) for the approximately 51-mile (82km) San Francisco to San Jose project section on May 9. Wed, 25 May 2016 06:38:51 GMT Alaskan Way Viaduct reopens after tunnelling USA - The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) closed the SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle for 10 days starting April 29 while the TBM mining the replacement road tunnel passed under the structure. Wed, 25 May 2016 06:33:40 GMT Construction union merges GREAT BRITAIN – Construction union UCATT will join the larger general union Unite. The union made the decision in order to “preserve its existing structures and to maximise the representation of construction workers in all sectors”. Thu, 19 May 2016 12:25:47 GMT SR99 tribulation results in crane industry jubilation <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/4891428/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>USA – The previously incapacitated Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement TBM is a cause for celebration in other industries. Cranes company Mammoet was recently awarded the Specialised Carriers and Rigging Association’s (SC&RA) Job of the Year Award for what is known in the cranes industry as the “Tunnel Boring Machine Recovery Project in Seattle”. Thu, 12 May 2016 12:40:30 GMT Intermediate TBM breakthrough on TEP II <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/4891296/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>MEXCIO – The TBM mining the 5.8km-long Túnel Emisor Poniente (TEP) II project broke through to an intermediate shaft on 29 March. The machine then began maintenance, ongoing as Tunnels and Tunnelling went to press, before continuing to bore the final 3.2km of tunnel. Thu, 12 May 2016 11:13:15 GMT