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New York announces 2-mile water tunnel 18 July, 2018
US – The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced plans for USD 1.2bn tunnelling project in Westchester County on July 12.
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Board approves funds for Delta Tunnel
Thursday, July 12, 2018 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full construction of the California Water Fix (Previously called Delta Tunnel) project to modernize the state’s badly outdated and increasingly vulnerable water delivery system.
Worker critically injured on Forrestfield-Airport Link
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 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.
Utility installation mitigation proposals set out
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 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.
TTC announces new underground facility
Thursday, July 05, 2018 US – TTC honors the past while driving the future through the establishment of the Barbera Underground Infrastructure Research and Training (BUIRT) Facility.
Jilin breakthrough
Tuesday, July 03, 2018 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.
Initial Findings from the ITIG survey
Tuesday, July 03, 2018 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.
Metro to award Purple Line work to Frontier-Kemper/Tutor Perini JV
Friday, June 22, 2018 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.
Epiroc becomes fully independent company
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 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.
New senior hire in Schnabel’s Seattle office
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 US – Glen Frank has joined Schnabel Engineering as a senior vice president specializing in underground construction, the company announced Friday, June 15.
Rahm Emanuel selects Elon Musk's high speed rail bid
Friday, June 15, 2018 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.

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