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Based on a presentation by Dr Roberto Schuerch of Pini Swiss Engineers, technical journalist Roland Herr gives an overview of an outstanding underground project brimming with engineering challengesRead more
Following 18 months of unprecedented living and working under a cruel pandemic, a sense of normality is gradually returning as the British Tunnelling Society (BTS) resumes its highly-acclaimed in-person lectures at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), London.
Strabag bags 36,000 concrete-segment contract from HS2
Austria-based construction firm Strabag has a won a contract to supply around 36,000 precast concrete segments weighing up to 10t each for the London tunnels of HS2.
Attention young tunnel engineers: the Harding Prize is open for entries
Named after the founding chairman of the British Tunnelling Society, Sir Harold Harding, the annual Harding Prize has once again opened for the submission of papers on tunnelling topics.
Wayss & Freytag, Züblin win dewatering tunnel contract at German mine
A 50-50 consortium comprising Wayss & Freytag and Züblin has been awarded a contract from RAG Aktiengesellschaft to build a new mine water drainage tunnel for the former Ibbenbüren mine in Germany.
5G SA brings new connectivity levels to Silvertown Tunnel
Ferrovial is using the Silvertown Tunnel project, London, to deploy the UK’s first operational 5G SA private wireless network to enhance the project’s communications capability and provide site-wide, reliable connectivity.
For centuries the home of quarrying and more recently mining of the eponymous stone, Portland, England could become home to an exciting new visitor attraction housed in a mine and demonstrating the potential of underground space. George Demetri reports
A challenge packed drive
Erez Allouche, Matthew Devitt and Tyler Horton of Stantec Consulting, and Keivan Rafie of Hatch (Vancouver) discuss the relocation of a gas pipeline microtunneled through complex soils and beneath twin railroads, a river and multiple utility lines
Digging the deal on infrastructure
George Demetri takes a look at the state of US infrastructure, the possible causes of its lacklustre performance and how it may be improved, taking in along the way the views of some high-profile engineers and consultants
Jerusalem caverns present challenges of biblical proportions
Based on a presentation by Dr Roberto Schuerch of Pini Swiss Engineers, technical journalist Roland Herr gives an overview of an outstanding underground project brimming with engineering challenges
Tackling Toronto’s CSO Woes
Toronto’s sewers are overloaded. Combined sewer overflows frequently spill into Lake Ontario, local rivers and streams. A major clean-up involving three separate tunnelling projects and more besides, is in progress. Julian Champkin reports