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The Avon House Case
19 May, 2020
Paola De Pascali talked with Paul Perry, associate director of Hewson consulting Engineers, about the infamous case of Avon House at the Bond Street Station Upgrade (BSSU) project and how it represents an example of sensitive building, which required a detailed investigation and mitigation measures
Alan Thomas Winter (1952-2019)
20 January, 2020
It is almost a year since Alan died unexpectedly in January 2019. Those who worked with Alan respected his immense knowledge and vast practical experience that he brought to bear for the benefit of numerous projects and clients. In addition, Alan was also well known and admired for his sense of humour and quick ability to add wit to alleviate the stress of crisis.
BTS announces Northumbria University meeting
10 July, 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.
Mike King awarded James Clark Medal
01 July, 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.
22 January, 2018
Paola De Pascali looks at an array of the education and training programmes for underground construction that are on offer around the world
Upgrading bond Street
29 June, 2017
London Underground Bond Street Station Upgrade Project (BSSU) is due for completion and open to public in April. In December’s British Tunnelling Society Meeting, the project was told from the perspective of the SCL designer and the contractor working in a one team environment. Through innovation and utilising the latest technology they pushed the SCL design boundaries and developed a safe system of work by minimising the impact on infrastructure while optimising the excavation times to create necessary additional underground space. The speakers were Richard Watts, project manager, London Underground; Steve Nuttall, project director, Color; Andreas Spiegl, principal tunnel engineer, Dr Sauer & Partners and senior SCL engineer on site
It’s warmer down below
14 March, 2016
Paul Perry reviews Sir Harold Harding's autobiography: ‘It’s warmer down below’, edited by Amanda Davey.
One machine, two modes
12 December, 2013
Hybrid machines gain ground in the industry. Desiree Willis, technical writer for Robbins reports on the increase in demand, and asks why.
Cleaning up the capital
19 June, 2013
A TBM launch this spring in Washington DC is the first of several to come as the capital cleans up its CSOs. Nicole Robinson looks at the Blue Plains Tunnel.
06 June, 2013
SCL overbridges at tottenham court road. Andreas Feiersinger of dr. Sauer & partners, and Phillip Lea of Halcrow were the authors of this paper, which was presented at the March meeting of the british tunnelling Society
Bond Street boasts new remote sensor
11 April, 2012
T&T Awards 2011 results
15 December, 2011
T&T Awards shortlist
09 November, 2011
NATM?safety in soft ground questioned
02 November, 2011
TCR a century on: five worksites in one
18 October, 2011
Tottenham Court Road is undergoing two major development projects, for Crossrail and London Underground. The ageing station’s concrete structure has had over 100 years to set and with few records to warn of what lies beyond it, tunnellers have to be ready for anything - there are even rumours of a discarded TBM. Alex Conacher visits the site and meets with resident tunnelling bigwigs
CH2M Hill to buyout Halcrow
27 September, 2011
Tennessee city seeks tunnel expansion funds
27 September, 2011
BTS Committee elections
11 May, 2011
Robert Milner wins Harding Prize 2011
03 May, 2011