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CRS twins culvert in Ontario
14 September, 2017
Canada – CRS Tunnelling announced September 11 it has completed a 61m, 1,800mm RCP culvert to twin an existing, like diameter culvert under Highway 400 in Barrie, Ontario, for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.
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Schnabel Engineering creates technical tunneling director role
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 US - James Parkes has joined Schnabel Engineering as a senior associate in the new position of technical tunneling director. Based in Baltimore, he will be responsible for positioning and growing the company’s national tunnel and underground engineering services practice.
ADS appoints new CEO
Monday, August 21, 2017 US - Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) announced August 17 several leadership changes in accordance with its previously communicated succession plan, which will become effective September 1.
Brockville tunnel reopens on Saturday
Friday, August 11, 2017 Ontario - Canada's first railroad tunnel, in Brockville, Ontario, reopens on Saturday, August 12, following restoration work converting it to a recreational space connected to the city's trail system.
Omaha CSO project celebrates TBM breakthrough
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 USA - The South Interceptor Force Main tunnel project in Omaha made its final breakthrough on August 5, following a year-long delay due to a stuck TBM in unexpected ground.
Albany Park project marks blasting milestone
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 USA – Blasting operations for the intake shaft on a Chicago tunnel project are now complete, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced August 7.
CSA tunnel safety committee appoints new chair
Thursday, July 20, 2017 Canada - During the Annual CSA Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, ASI Marine’s group manager, Scott Black was voted in and appointed as the new chair of the CSA Z275.3 ‘Occupational Safety Code for Work in Pressurized Air Environments’, it was announced July 19.
AASHTO publishes LRFD tunnel design and construction guide
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 USA - New guide specifications on load and resistance factor design (LRFD) and construction of road tunnels have been published by the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO).
Interceptor project sees TBM acceptance
Friday, June 30, 2017 USA - The TBM for the 1.89km Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel has undergone factory acceptance. The 9.26m Robbins machine, a hybrid EPB / hard rock single shield machine was subsequently shipped the 40km from the factory in Solon, Ohio to the worksite in Akron.
Joy acquisition
Friday, June 30, 2017 USA – Komatsu America Corporation has completed its acquisition of Joy Global a mining machinery company. Retaining its headquarters in Wisconsin, Joy Global was renamed Komatsu Mining Corporation and is now operated as a subsidiary of Komatsu. The ribbon cutting was held in May.
Fort Wayne celebrates ceremonial start to tunnel
Friday, June 16, 2017 USA - The mayor, Tom Henry, and members of the Fort Wayne City Council, along with staff from the Utility Advisory Group, and contractors S.A. Healy Company and Salini Impregilo, among others, attended a ceremony to mark ground breaking for tunnelling on June 15.
NY governor orders accelerated tunnel repairs
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 USA – New York's governor Andrew Cuomo announced June 12 orders to accelerate construction on bridges and tunnels in the region, in anticipation of added traffic due to Amtrak emergency repair work.
Akron's mayor meets locally-made TBM
Thursday, June 01, 2017 US – Akron Ohio’s mayor debuted the completed TBM, manufactured by Robbins, for the Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT) on May 25, in Solon, Ohio.
Atlas Copco opens South Carolina facility
Thursday, May 25, 2017 US - Atlas Copco announced May 23 the grand opening of its new production facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 17.
Stone joins HNTB
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 US - Charles Stone will join HNTB Corporation as principal tunnel engineer on May 30. Stone will be based in the firm's New York City office and work with clients nationwide.
Aldea makes Toronto appointment
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Canada - Aldea Services announced May 12 the appointment of Angel Del Amo Moreno as senior tunnel engineer in its Toronto office. Angel brings nearly 15 years of engineering and tunnel design experience to his new position, having most recently served as the lead designer on the Istanbul Metro in Turkey.
Tunnel cave in at contamination site
Thursday, May 11, 2017 US - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Richland Operations Office declared an emergency at the Hanford Site at approximately 8:30 a.m. May 9 after a cave-in of a 20ft (6m) section of a tunnel used to store contaminated materials.
Lee to manage tunnel projects for WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 US - WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff announced April 17 Sean Lee, a senior supervising engineer in the New York office, will manage tunnel projects.
Officials make recommendation for Hudson River Tunnels
Monday, April 17, 2017 US - The Federal Railroad Administration and New Jersey Transit have identified a preferred alternative for examination in the EIS for new tunnels under the Hudson River, it was announced in early April.
Fort Wayne awards engineering and construction management contracts
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 US – Fort Wayne City Council approved USD 18.5M in engineering and construction management contracts for the Three Rivers Protection and Overflow Reduction Tunnel on April 4.
Salini/Lane win Fort Wayne contract
Monday, April 10, 2017 US – The City of Fort Wayne, Indiana, awarded a USD 188M contract to Salini Impregilo and Lane Construction Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiary S.A. Healy Company, for the design-bid-build of the the Three Rivers Protection & Overflow Reduction Tunnel (3RPORT).

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