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MCM Jacobs announces promotions 15 July, 2019
California – McMillen Jacobs announced July 12 it appointed Victor Romero to the role of executive pice President.
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MTBM removed from Schoharie Reservoir
Monday, July 15, 2019 New York – The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced July 12 it retrieved a the MTBM from the waters of the Schoharie Reservoir, marking another milestone for the USD 400M program to upgrade infrastructure and improve operational flexibility at the northernmost reservoir in the City’s water supply system.
Keller to combine companies
Monday, July 15, 2019 US – Keller’s geotechnical construction businesses in North America are joining together as one unified company, and rebranding to Keller, effective January 1, 2020, the company announced July 11.
BTS announces Northumbria University meeting
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Great Britain – The British Tunnelling Society (BTS) will hold an evening meeting at Northumbria University. The event will feature a talk on the topic: ‘Tunnelling Under 21st Century Building Structures: Bond Street Station Upgrade and the infamous case of Avon House’. Speakers will be Andy Clarke (for Costain Laing O’Rourke), Richard Totty (for Bachy) and Paul Perry (formerly of Halcrow Atkins JV.
Epiroc modifies concrete sprayer
Monday, July 08, 2019 Sweden – Epiroc has made some changes to its Meyco ME3 concrete sprayer. The upgrades are to the conveying system, the water system, switching cylinders, the telematics system (Certiq, for Epiroc) and the boom base/turret.
CIRIA begins work on ground movement impact guidance
Thursday, July 04, 2019 Great Britain – The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) has held its first steering group meeting for the development of new ground movement impact guidance. The document, ‘P3155 – construction impact from ground movement – assessment and good practice guidance’, is due to be delivered in spring 2020.
Mike King awarded James Clark Medal
Monday, July 01, 2019 Great Britain – On 16 May Mike King was awarded the James Clarke Medal. This medal is an annual award for a major contribution to the tunnelling industry. King received the award for his work on the Tunnel Lining Design Guide.
T&T Annual Listings 2019
Monday, July 01, 2019 International – The Tunnels and Tunnelling Annual Listings are now open. The T&T Annual Listings is a compendium of contractors, consultants, manufacturers and suppliers active in the tunnelling industry.
Breakthrough on Bangkok’s Chidlom Cable tunnel
Monday, July 01, 2019 Thailand – A 3.2m diameter Terratec TBM completed a challenging section of a drive for the Chidlom Cable tunnel project in Bangkok this month. The drive included a 35m-radius curve
NY/NJ create Gateway commission
Friday, June 28, 2019 USA – The state legislatures of New York and New Jersey passed identical bills creating a bi-state commission charge with the financial oversight of the Gateway Tunnel project on June 20.
Dick Robbins 1933-2019
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 USA - The Robbins Company has sadly announced the passing of Richard James Robbins, president and CEO from 1958 to 1993. Dick passed away surrounded by family on Thursday May 30, 2019 in Seattle, Washington, USA. He is survived by his wife Bonnie, son Jim and daughter Jennifer.

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