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Extreme Immersion Design
04 December, 2013
The Second Coen Tunnel must survive severe loadings during the usage phase: 16m of water in the middle of the North Sea Canal and 8m of soil at the banks. The determining design scenarios were the sea transport of two days and possible impact by a sunken ship. This article goes into the general immersed tube principle and the construction and transport phases. The usage phase will be covered in the next article, to be published in an upcoming issue of Tunnels
Rennes Metro Line B contract awarded
16 October, 2013
The consortium led by Dodin Campenon Bernard (Vinci Construction) and including GTM Ouest and Botte Fondations, both subsidiaries of Vinci Construction France, as well as Spie Batignolles TPCI, Spie Fondations and Legendre Génie Civil, has been awarded the contract to execute the underground works for Line B of the Rennes metro in France.
Compensation scheme for listed workers
11 October, 2013
Eight major construction companies announced a scheme to compensate workers whose names were on The Consulting Association (TCA) database. The practice of listing workers, and thus negatively affecting their reputations, is known colloquially as ‘blacklisting’ in the UK. The debate surrounding the TCA has been prominent in the last year.
23 August, 2013
Qatar is preparing to set new records in tunnelling with 26 tBms simultaneously boring 59km of twin bore tunnels creating the first phase of the vital doha metro. technical journalist Bernadette Ballantyne reports
Harding Prize 2013
19 July, 2013
This year’s BTS Harding Prize was awarded to David Clayton of Morgan Sindall for his paper on the TBM crossing at the Lee Tunnel conection shaft. This is part one of his paper.
King County awarded millions of dollars in lawsuit against contractor
07 May, 2013
A superior court awarded King County, Washington, USD 14.7M in legal fees last month in a dispute over a tunneling project for the Brightwater sewage-treatment plant in Woodinville, local press reported.