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CCCI to buy Canadian contractor
23 November, 2017
China/Canada - Aecon has announced that it will be bought by CCC International. The agreement will see the Chinese company purchase all issued and outstanding Aecon shares for a total value of CAD 1.51bn (USD 1.2bn).
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Kryton International buys Cementec
Monday, November 06, 2017 Canada - Vancouver-based Kryton International, manufacturer of crystalline concrete waterproofing, announced its acquisition of Calgary-based Cementec Industries, a concrete additive company for the construction, oil and gas industries.
Toronto Tunnel Partners selected for Highway 401 project
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 Canada - EllisDon Civil announced October 23 that Toronto Tunnel Partners (TTP) has been selected as the preferred proponent to design, build, and finance the development of an upgraded rail tunnel project by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx. TTP is an equal partnership joint venture between EllisDon Civil and STRABAG Inc. and was selected following an extensive procurement process which began in September of 2016.
California’s largest water agency endorses Delta tunnels
Thursday, October 19, 2017 USA – The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California’s board officially endorsed the California Water Fix project, previously called the Delta Tunnels, and approved its USD 4.3bn share of the project on October 10.
Golder to buy Alan Auld Group
Friday, October 13, 2017 Canada - Golder announced October 12 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the assets and ongoing operations of the Alan Auld Group of Companies.
Seattle LRT tunnel one-third complete
Friday, October 06, 2017 US - Tunnel construction has advanced more than 700ft (213m) of the total 2,000ft (610m) drive below Bellevue, Washington, as part of Seattle's East Link light rail project, Sound Transit said on October 3.
University of Texas at Austin announces grouting short course
Thursday, October 05, 2017 Texas Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin announced it is holding the 39th Annual Grouting Short Course from February 12-16, 2018, an earlier date than in years past.
CATT announces 2017 award of excellence recipients
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 Canada - The Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT) named Chris Macey of Aecom the outstanding contributor to the industry, on Friday.
3RPORT starts shaft drilling
Friday, September 29, 2017 US - Contractor S.A. Healy Company (a subsidiary of Lane Construction)/Salini Impregilo began drilling on 28 September for the launch shaft on the Three Rivers Protection and Overflow Reduction Tunnel (3RPORT) in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
CRS twins culvert in Ontario
Thursday, September 14, 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.
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.

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