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// Board approves funds for Delta Tunnel US – The board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted July 10 to provide the additional financing needed for the full construction of the California Water Fix (Previously called Delta Tunnel) project to modernize the state’s badly outdated and increasingly vulnerable water delivery system. Thu, 12 Jul 2018 05:48:19 GMT Worker critically injured on Forrestfield-Airport Link Australia – A worker has been injured on the Forrestfield-Airport Link project. The man is in a critical but stable condition in hospital after being operated on for non-life-threatening head and facial injuries. Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:51:23 GMT Utility installation mitigation proposals set out Great Britain – A group of construction and road groups that include the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) and the RAC Foundation have put forward proposals to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) and the Department for Transport that measures are taken to reduce or eliminate the problems of disruption to strategic urban infrastructure by utility roadworks. Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:50:13 GMT TTC announces new underground facility US – TTC honors the past while driving the future through the establishment of the Barbera Underground Infrastructure Research and Training (BUIRT) Facility. Thu, 05 Jul 2018 06:02:14 GMT Jilin breakthrough China – The TBM mining the tunnel for the Jilin Yinsong Water Supply Project Lot 3 broke through in mid-May. The 24.3km tunnel forms a key part of the 736km scheme to divert water from a reservoir in the upper Di’er Songhua River to the drier regions of central Jilin Province in northeast China. Tue, 03 Jul 2018 10:55:31 GMT Initial Findings from the ITIG survey International – In February 2018 the International Tunnelling Insurance Group (ITIG) launched a survey with the aim of reviewing the penetration and effectiveness of the Code around the world. The survey sought feedback on the application and experience of the Code (or other risk management approaches) and was targeted at all relevant parties (clients, designers, contractors and insurers) with the support of the relevant professional bodies (ITA, BTS and IMIA). The purpose of this note is to provide a summary of the initial findings from the survey and an indication of the proposed next steps. Tue, 03 Jul 2018 06:34:28 GMT Metro to award Purple Line work to Frontier-Kemper/Tutor Perini JV Tutor Perini Corporation announced that the Frontier-Kemper/Tutor Perini Joint Venture has received a notice of intent to award a contract from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the Purple Line Extension Section 3 Tunnels Project. The contract value is anticipated to be approximately USD 410M. Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:00:27 GMT Epiroc becomes fully independent company US – The shares of Epiroc AB, a manufacturer for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries, have started trading on Nasdaq Stockholm in Sweden, it announced Monday, June 18. This marks the start of Epiroc as a fully independent company following its separation from the Atlas Copco Group. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:38:39 GMT New senior hire in Schnabel’s Seattle office <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/6210853/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>US – Glen Frank has joined Schnabel Engineering as a senior vice president specializing in underground construction, the company announced Friday, June 15. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:32:54 GMT Rahm Emanuel selects Elon Musk's high speed rail bid US – Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announced June 14 The Boring Company, founded by Silicon Valley's Elon Musk, will build and operate the Chicago express service between downtown and O'Hare Airport. Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:07:00 GMT