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Brokk expands in Missouri 23 May, 2019
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.
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Early breakthrough on Bheri Babai
Thursday, May 23, 2019 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.
Jenny Yan elected ITA president
Thursday, May 23, 2019 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.
ADM awards construction management for Trudeau airport
Thursday, May 16, 2019 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.
EBC announces new VP
Thursday, May 16, 2019 Quebec – EBC announced the appointment of Yannick Tardif to the position of vice president, Montréal, for its Civil and Mining Division on May 14.
Saint Laurent mayor makes the case for REM extension
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 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.
ACEC names SR 99 Tunnel the 2019 "Grand Conceptor"
Friday, May 10, 2019 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.
ATS to establish design practice guidelines
Thursday, May 09, 2019 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.
Westpile fully merges with Bachy Soletanche
Thursday, May 09, 2019 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”.
Eastside Interceptor Rehabilitation phase 2 begins
Thursday, May 09, 2019 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.
MIMS contract awarded for Sydney Metro Central Station
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 Australia – GLS Monitoring (the JV between Geomotion Australia and Land Surveys) has been awarded the Monitoring Information Management System (MIMS) contract for the Sydney Metro integration into Central Station.

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