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03 October, 2014
Cutting under the dense urban environment of Rio de Janeiro’s southern and western sprawl is calling for a mix of measures, from drill and blast with shotcrete lining, to segmentally lined TBM drives. The mixed ground showed its complexity with a sinkhole earlier this year, but careful monitoring and quick response is keeping the project on track for the 2016 Olympic Games. Technical journalist Rhian Owen reports
Peru awards mega metro project
04 April, 2014
A consortium led by Spanish construction company FCC and ACS has won a USD 5.66bn contract to design, finance, build, operate, maintain and transfer 35km of new subway line in Lima, Peru, the country's state investment agency announced late last week.