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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.

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.

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

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.

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

Port Mann water supply tunnel now in service
22 February, 2017
Canada - After almost six years of construction, Metro Vancouver's CAD 240M (USD 182.62M) Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel is now online, the authority said on February 20.

Court rules against Glendoe client
13 January, 2017
Great Britain – A court has issued its ruling on the Glendoe collapse, finding in favour of contractor Hochtief at the expense of client Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE). The decision was given on 21 December and denied SSE a GBP 130M (USD 160M in Jan 2017) damages claim against Hochtief. The contractor will however have to pay low availability damages of GBP 1M (USD 1.24M in Jan 2017) for not completing the remedial work.

TAC Awards 2016
10 January, 2017
The Tunnelling Association of Canada (TAC) presents its annual awards each fall to recognise the deserving individuals and projects in the Canadian tunnelling sectors. The 2016 awards were presented on October 17 in OTtawa. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners

Blue Plains Tunnel wins DRBF award
02 September, 2016
US – The Blue Plains Tunnel team was recently awarded the Excellence in Dispute Avoidance & Resolution Award for projects with a budget of USD 250M or greater, Traylor Bros. announced.

Hunt leads Cowi tunnel business
11 April, 2016
USA – Cowi North America announced two leadership changes on April 4 for its tunnelling business. Steven Hunt, currently president and CEO of Cowi North America will additionally occupy the role of senior vice president – tunnels on an interim basis.

WTC 2016
01 April, 2016
Registration is open for the worldwide tunnelling event of the year, with as many as 600 unique technical presentations, short courses and breakout sessions, and more than 200 exhibitors from around the world. Here’s a look at the highlights planned for this year’s conference and be sure to visit Tunnels & Tunnelling at Booth 1215 at this year’s WTC in San Francisco.

Bay Tunnel scoops award
15 February, 2016
USA – The Bay Tunnel project has been named the 2015 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Region 9 Outstanding Water Project. The 8km-long, 4.6m id tunnel was brought into service in October 2014, well ahead of an original 2015 schedule.

Under the river
22 January, 2016
Tunnelling under the Fraser River in the Lower Mainland, British Columbia, is no easy task. That is what the Port Mann Main Water Supply Tunnel project team has learned over the past three years. Stephanie Fekete and Andrew McGlenn of McMillen Jacobs Associates discuss the recent tunnel completion and summarise the demands that were required in order to make this drive successful

Tunnelling completed on Evergreen Line
01 December, 2015
CANADA – Officials announced that tunnelling has completed on the Evergreen line in Vancouver on 27 November, although previous delays will push back the opening to 2017.

Under the river
03 November, 2015
Tunnelling under the Fraser River in the Lower Mainland, British Columbia, is no easy task. That is what the Port Mann Main Water Supply Tunnel project team has learned over the past three years. Stephanie Fekete and Andrew McGlenn of McMillen Jacobs Associates discuss the recent tunnel completion and summarize the demands that were required in order to make this drive successful

Rapid response
13 August, 2015
Ground freezing in Washington, D.C., will reduce the effects of construction on a quiet neighborhood prone to flooding. Nicole Robinson reports on the First Street Tunnel.

Frozen fight
24 April, 2015
Over the last four years, McMillen Jacobs Associates has designed retro_ t, replacement, or new icing shields for four railroad tunnels in the US. Joe Schrank, Heather Stewart and Gerry Millar all of McMillen Jacobs Associates, explain the installations.