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Felix Amberg awarded Stuva prize
06 December, 2019
Switzerland – Amberg president Felix Amberg was awarded the Stuva prize last month. The award, presented at the German research group’s biennial conference, was given for a lifetime of achievement in the industry.
The Emerald Book
31 October, 2019
FIDIC board member Aisha Nadar is the main board liaison for contracts. She explains the rationale and thinking behind the recently launched FIDIC Emerald Book, the Conditions of Contract for Underground Works
21 October, 2019
On behalf of TAC, Andre Rancourt travelled to China to attend a workshop hosted by the China Railway Society.
27 September, 2019
A round-up of tunnel work in the Nordic Forum
New Zealand tunnel work inspires health and safety course
03 September, 2019
New Zealand – The New Zealand Tunnelling Society (NZTS) recently ran a three-day health and safety course in Auckland in recognition of the significant amount of tunnelling activity currently going on in the city. Two major tunnelling projects, City Rail Link and the Central Interceptor sewer project are in the early stages of construction as well as various small utility tunnel schemes.
14 August, 2019
The World Tunnel Congress returned to Italy in May this year. Following a successful show, Paola De Pascali presents this report
Planning for the twenties
14 August, 2019
In this issue of Tunnels and Tunnelling International Paola De Pascali reports from the World Tunnel Congress, which was held in Naples in May and saw a number of publications from working groups and committees. The ITA Committee for Technology (ITAtech was particularly prolific.
Dick Robbins 1933-2019
26 June, 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.
Conditions of contract
06 June, 2019
Alex Conacher reports on the Emerald Book, published at WTC 2019
Jenny Yan elected ITA president
23 May, 2019
International – Jinxiu Yan has been elected the new ITA President succeeding Professor Tarcisio Celestino from Brazil. Yan, the deputy general manager of the China Railway Academy, won by a narrow margin of 2 votes (32 to 30), beating Arcadis group technical director Eric Leca at the 45th ITA General Assembly held in Naples during WTC 2019.
Emerald Book published at WTC 2019
08 May, 2019
International – A new form of contract for tunnelling and underground works has been published. The Emerald Book (more formally: “Conditions of Contract for Underground Works”) was produced by the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) and the International Tunnelling Association (ITA). It was launched at the World Tunnel Congress in Naples.
Welcome to Naples
10 April, 2019
Andrea Pigorini, president of Italy’s national tunnelling body SIG welcomes the industry to Naples for the 2019 World Tunnel Congress
ITACET details WTC training courses
19 March, 2019
Italy – The ITA Committee for Education and Training (ITACET) has released details on the two training courses it will hold at the World Tunnel Congress (WTC) in Naples this year.
Health and safety code out for public consultation
26 February, 2019
Great Britain – The British Standards Institute (BSI) has called for public comment on the 2019 update to BS 6164, Code of practice for health and safety in tunnelling and in the construction industry.
Tunnel construction impacts on utility pipelines
12 February, 2019
The lecture was presented at the Institution of Civil Engineers on 19th January 2017. Dr. Barry New was introduced by Lord Robert Mair. This paper is based on the lecture and contains further supporting material and analyses.
Hard to miss
12 February, 2019
In this issue of Tunnels and Tunnelling International we have devoted the majority of the magazine to a paper by Dr Barry New of the Geotechnical Consulting Group (GCG). In it, New explores tunnelling impact assessments with a view to protecting existing underground assets. The work has been guided by investigations into failures and studies of the geoenvironment of cities and examines present approaches to the issue, while also making suggestions of how the industry might progress in future.
22 November, 2018
Paola De Pascali spoke with ITA president Tarcisio Celestino about his experience at the organisation and in which he shares some goals of the strategic plan
Under the dam
26 October, 2018
Paola De Pascali spoke with Tony Dell, lead geotechnical engineer at SNC-Lavalin to discuss the excavation of the John Hart powerhouse and tunnels, including an unexpected soft ground surprise
05 September, 2018
A survey earlier in the year found a majority in support of updating the International Tunnelling Insurance Group’s code, T&T reports
Kia Ora, new Zealand
24 August, 2018
Alex Conacher speaks with Bill Newns, chair of the New Zealand Tunnelling Society (NZTS), as the antipodean nation breaks away from the Australasian Tunnelling Society