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WSP USA wins major accolade for New York tunnel rehab
21 June, 2021
For its rehabilitation work on New York City’s Canarsie Tunnel, WSP USA – formerly Parsons Brinckerhoff – has won the Grand Award for Engineering Excellence from The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).
WSP announces acquisition of Golder Associates
04 December, 2020
Global engineering services provider WSP has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Ontario-based Golder Associates (GA), a leading earth science and environmental services consultant with globally-respected tunnelling expertise.
Lee to manage tunnel projects for WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
19 April, 2017
US - WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff announced April 17 Sean Lee, a senior supervising engineer in the New York office, will manage tunnel projects.
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff rebrands as WSP
20 January, 2017
United States - WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff will assume the WSP name effective May. The firm has operated as WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff since the acquisition of Parsons Brinckerhoff by WSP in October 2014.
31 October, 2016
Tunnel work in the US has seen support from voters in some local elections and possibly more this November. Nicole Robinson, editor of Tunnels and Tunnelling North America highlights tunnel projects across the country
Munfah to lead tunnelling at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
02 August, 2016
USA - Nasri Munfah has been appointed a senior vice president and director of global tunnelling at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, the company announced August 1.
Roberts to manage tunnel projects at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
01 June, 2016
USA - Barrie Roberts has rejoined WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, the organization announced May 26.
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.
MARTA to upgrade tunnel ventilation system
07 January, 2016
USA - The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has inked a contract worth USD 198.5M to revamp and enhance its tunnel ventilation system (TVS).
International Tunnelling Association Awards
02 December, 2015
INTERNATIONAL - The ITA awarded its inaugural Tunnelling Awards on November 19, in Hagerbach Switzerland.
Mouchel appoints new director
27 November, 2015
GREAT BRITAIN – Mouchel has appointed Richard Crossley as its senior technical director for transport planning. Crossley joins from WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff where he led transportation planning services in the Middle East. Crossley brings with him over 40 years of experience within the transportation consultancy sector, including six years with the Department of Transport.
Walsh’s Archer Western leads Atlanta upgrade contract
12 November, 2015
USA -The Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transit Authority (MARTA) recently signed a USD 198.5M contract to overhaul and upgrade its tunnel ventilation system (TVS), it announced on November 10.
Waterview Connection breakthrough
23 October, 2015
NEW ZEALAND – The TBM broke through on the second drive of Auckland’s Waterview Connection project last month. Billed by contractor McConnell Dowell as one of the largest TBMs ever used in the southern hemisphere, Alice, the 14.4m-diameter Herrenknecht EPBM completed its 2.4km-long journey.
Tunnelling VPs appointed at WSP PB
29 September, 2015
CALIFORNIA – WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Steve Klein and Steve Dubnewych vice presidents of the firm’s tunnelling practice in California, it was announced September 22.
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.
24 June, 2015
The JV constructing the new Midtown Tunnel has floated and immersed more than half the elements in the Elizabeth River, bringing each one more than 200 miles through the Chesapeake Bay, Nicole Robinson reports.
Alice takes a breather
27 February, 2015
NEW ZEALAND – The backup train of the Waterview Connection TBM was in the process of being turned to join up with the cutterhead and shield already working on its second bore path as Tunnels and Tunnelling went to press.
Balfour Beatty sells Parsons Brinckerhoff to WSP Global
12 September, 2014
GREAT BRITAIN - Balfour Beatty announced early this week the sale of its professional services division, Parsons Brinckerhoff, to WSP Global Inc. for a cash consideration of USD 1,352.5M. The sale price assumes cash of USD 110M is retained within Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Crossing the tracks
27 June, 2014
San Francisco’s Central Subway moves below rail lines, utilities and more, Desiree Willis of Robbins reports.
How the west was won
27 June, 2014
Tunnelling work is as diverse and plentiful as the geography in the West Coast.