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Skanska Traylor Shea JV breaks through on LA Purple Line Extension 03 March, 2021
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has announced the recent breakthrough of TBM ‘Elsie’ – the first of two TBMs mining Section 1 of the US$9.3bn Los Angeles Purple Line Extension project.
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Excavation progressing on Buenos Aires water supply tunnel
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 Having passed site acceptance testing, ‘Eva’ - a Terratec 4.66m-diameter earth pressure balance TBM - has started excavating the Rio Subterraneo a Lomas tunnel in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Excavation starts on Finnish nuclear test tunnel
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 Posiva, the company that specialises in the disposal of spent nuclear fuel, has announced the start of excavation for a final-disposal test tunnel at the Onkalo underground research and disposal facility.
Construction firms high in risk league for cyber attacks
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 Two in three companies risk cyberattacks as a result of not having password rotation policies in place, according to a new study of 1,247 workplaces. Those in construction are second most likely to be at risk as a result of not rotating passwords.
Shortlisted bidders named for Sydney airport metro
Monday, March 01, 2021 Three bidders have been shortlisted to deliver the tunnelling works for Sydney Metro’s Western Sydney Airport rail line.
HS2 Warwickshire site now ready for TBM launch
Friday, February 26, 2021 Completion of site excavation at HS2’s north portal at Long Itchington Wood Tunnel, Warwickshire means the site is ready for the launch of the tunnel boring machine (TBM).
Time running out to enter ICE London Awards
Thursday, February 25, 2021 London’s premier showcase for engineering excellence in the capital, the ICE London Civil Engineering Awards will soon close for entries as the deadline of 1 March fast approaches.
Normet upgrades TBM soil conditioners
Thursday, February 25, 2021 Equipment, chemical and rock-reinforcement specialist Normet says it has introduced an upgraded range of soil conditioning technologies in a bid to optimise its TBM offering.
Brenner BT research may improve tunnel sustainability
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Drainage water from the Brenner Base Tunnel (BBT) could be used to supply sustainable energy to residential districts.
BTS unveils a new website
Friday, February 19, 2021 To complement its 50th anniversary celebrations, the British Tunnelling Society (BTS) has launched a new website to reflect the growing diversity of knowledge and services which it offers to BTS members and others interested in tunnelling.
Stonehenge scheme to be challenged in High Court
Thursday, February 18, 2021 A High Court hearing granted recently to protestors will now allow scrutiny of the UK Department of Transport decision to approve the Stonehenge road tunnel and dual carriageway.

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