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Central Interceptor project’s TBM ordered
14 November, 2019
New Zealand – The Central Interceptor wastewater project has ordered a 5.45m-diameter Herrenknecht EPB for its main 13km tunnel. The tunnel depth will vary from 15-110m, with a harbour crossing 15m below the seabed. The finished diameter of the tunnel will be 4.5m.

TAC Directors’ Reports / Quebec and Maritimes
22 October, 2019
Every autumn the TAC directors report on projects and activities in their regions.

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.

Cross River Rail awards fit-out contract
29 August, 2019
Australia – The Cross River Rail project in Brisbane has awarded the second major contract, which is for the upgrading of seven stations, installing rail infrastructure in the tunnels and integrating the project with the existing network.

MCM Jacobs announces promotions
15 July, 2019
California – McMillen Jacobs announced July 12 it appointed Victor Romero to the role of executive pice President.

Hybrid Strength
30 April, 2019
In just under a year, the TBM excavating the Ohio Canal Interceptor in Akron made its big breakthrough. Paola De Pascali reports on the mixed ground project.

Head to the lake
29 April, 2019
Construction started this year on the City of Toronto’s Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant Outfall at Lake Ontario. Andre Solecki, Riley McMillan and Kai Fung, of Hatch, and Justyna Kempa-Teper with the City of Toronto discuss the design challenges for the project.

Dempf joins McMillen Jacobs Associates
27 March, 2019
USA – McMillen Jacobs Associates appointed Mark Dempf as its vice president for construction management in its New York office. In this role, Dempf will support existing tunnel and underground design and construction projects and participating in new project pursuits, including projects for existing clients.

First West Gate TBM arrives on site
22 February, 2019
Australia – Assembly is underway on the first of the two 15.6m diameter Herrenknecht EPBMs that will build the West Gate Tunnel in Melbourne.

West Gate Tunnel
20 December, 2018
Paola De Pascali talked with Shane D’Rozario, technical director from West Gate Tunnel Authority, and Andrew Shepherd, tunnel zone manager from CPBJH joint venture, about the main challenges they expect to meet during the construction of the West Gate Tunnel

Getting Clearance
20 December, 2018
Navigating existing infrastructure above and below ground, Dragados/ Tomlinson has completed the first of two drives for a new stormwater storage system in Ottawa. Nicole Robinson reports

Getting clearance
01 November, 2018
Navigating existing infrastructure above and below ground, Dragados/ Tomlinson has completed the first of two drives for a new stormwater storage system in Ottawa. Nicole Robinson reports

TAC Directors’ Annual Reports
26 October, 2018
Each regional director for the TAC writes a report in October sharing the status of work and forthcoming projects in the five chapters across Canada

Changing safety culture
29 August, 2018
Leah Jacobs looks at her own contribution to the Waterview Connection project in New Zealand

Leah Jacobs
29 August, 2018
From a childhood passion for Lego to a management attitude for tunnel projects. Paola De Pascali spoke with Leah Jacobs, handover manager at London Bridge Associates and winner of the Harding Prize 2018

First female Harding Prize winner
30 April, 2018
Great Britain – After 32 years the Harding prize has been awarded to a female young tunneller. “I am also proud to be the first woman to win since 1986, which is actually the year I was born,” said Leah Jacobs, who works for London Bridge Associates. Jacobs won the competition bringing her paper on “Changing the safety Culture” based on her contribution to the Waterview Connection project in New Zealand.

John Holland and CPB to build West Gate Tunnel
08 January, 2018
Australia – A joint venture of John Holland and CPB has been chosen to build the West Gate Tunnel project in Victoria. The Aurecon Jacobs joint venture will carry out engineering design for the project.

Jacobs Engineering to buy CH2M
10 August, 2017
International – Jacobs and CH2M have entered into an agreement that will see Jacobs acquire all outstanding CH2M shares for a total value of USD 3.27bn. This amount includes around USD 416M in CH2M debt.

Joint effort
05 July, 2017
Sarah Wilson and William Edgerton of McMillen Jacobs Associates report on use and abuse of the schedule during procurement and construction

Missed opportunities
18 April, 2017
Simon Burras of Applied Industrial System laments what are for him the three main missed opportunities to reduce cost of ownership on tunnel life safety systems.