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US - The Fort Wayne City Utilities department opened the bids for the Three Rivers Protection and Overflow Reduction Tunnel on February 16.
Canada - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project, IO announced on February 16.
Canada - After almost six years of construction, Metro Vancouver's CAD 240M (USD 182.62M) Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel is now online, the authority said on February 20.
Great Britain - A new organisation to consider how we plan, manage and realise underground real estate has been launched in the UK. Think Deep UK (TDUK) is the baby of a group of built environment experts. At a launch event in London in February, cross-disciplinary support was the talking point.
Great Britain - The British Standards Institution (BSI) has revised BS 8888:2017 - Technical product documentation and specification. The latest version is a comprehensive update to the UK’s national framework standard for engineering drawings and geometrical tolerancing.
Great Britain - The British Standards Institution (BSI) has published PAS 8811 Temporary works - major infrastructure and client procedures - code of practice.
The Pipe Jacking Association has published an updated introduction to pipe jacking and microtunnelling.
Sweden – Tunnelling machinery manufacturer Atlas Copco has begun working towards splitting its business. It will present the proposal to form Atlas Copco and “NewCo” which it said is a working name.
US The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced February 3 it has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit responses from industry experts and interested parties on a proposed Metropolitan Highway System (MHS) Lighting Project to see if MassDOT should contract with an outside partner to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the lighting system.
Nigeria – Nigeria has joined the conference circuit with its first event to be held in Lagos on 29 and 30 March. The two-day event, the Tunnelling Association of Nigeria (TAN) Conference 2017 will feature the following speakers: