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Hand completions
19 December, 2001

Primary ways to save
19 December, 2001
The value engineered into the North Downs Tunnel allowed savings of $14M and contributed towards completion of the UK Channel Tunnel Rail Link five months ahead of programme. In the first part of his Harding Prize paper, finalist Jon Hurt of Arup, explains

Environmental shuttering solutions
19 December, 2001
State of the art shuttering, currently being used to create 48m of a large Austrian cut and cover road tunnel every week, heralds leading formwork manufacturer Doka's return to the tunnelling market.

Strengthening the case for grouting (part 1)
18 December, 2001
Grouting is much more than a water control measure, say Dr Nick Barton, Nick Barton and Associates; Dr Bjorn Buen, B.Buen AS and Dr Steinar Roald, S Roald. In part 1 of their article, they suggest that the technique should be seen as a method of tunnel advance and explain how the efficacy of its application can be calculated.

Drill and blast from the past
18 December, 2001
During its 21-year construction the 7.6km long Hoosac railway tunnel in the US triggered new techniques and innovations that revolutionised hard-rock tunnelling. Now, 125 years after it was opened, Dr Myles P O'Reilly charts these historic developments

T5 green lights tunnels for London
18 December, 2001

Third Botnia tunnel award
18 December, 2001

Taiwan 50km tunnel
18 December, 2001

Oddernes tunnel award
18 December, 2001

Norway hydro tunnel
18 December, 2001

Hidden well caused Istanbul collapse
17 December, 2001

Systematic track to train tunnel ventilation
12 December, 2001
The multi-disciplined and integrated approach behind system engineering methods can optimise the effectiveness and safety of complex railway systems such as tunnel ventilation control, says engineering director of Industrial Science & Technology Bill Webb.

Boston cost rise "pessimistic"
12 December, 2001

Svedala takeover arms Sandvik
12 December, 2001

Russian decision
12 December, 2001

Tajik start up
12 December, 2001

Companies merge for global positioning
06 December, 2001

RETC call for papers
05 December, 2001

The Manhattan Connection
02 December, 2001
With commuter numbers in Midtown Manhattan set to rise over the next 20 years, pressure is being put on the already crowded Long Island rail service. The $4.3bn East Side Access Project is the largest and most ambitious of its kind ever to be undertaken. Nasri Munfah, vice president and senior professional associate of Parsons Brinckerhoff, takes at look at the challenges to be faced

Tenders invite for UK twin-bore
01 December, 2001