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Porr courts interest in low carbon mortar
09 November, 2022
Porr is seeking partners to work with its cement-free construction material.

National Highways resubmits application for UK’s longest road tunnel
08 November, 2022
National Highways has resubmitted its Development Consent Order (DCO) application for the Lower Thames Crossing.

GHH launches new load haul dumper
08 November, 2022
Mining and tunnelling equipment manufacturer GHH has unveiled a new load haul dumper designed for underground hard rock mining.

Southern Water launches market engagement phase 2
07 November, 2022
Southern Water has launched the second phase of market engagement for the Hampshire Water Transfer and Water Recycling Project.

Three shortlisted for Cumbria water project
07 November, 2022
United Utilities has taken has shortlisted three consortia for the Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience Programme (HARP) in Cumbria.

bauma 2022 prominently features industry’s power to innovate and exceeds expectations
03 November, 2022
When the grounds of Messe München become the center of the construction machinery industry for seven full days, bauma is finally taking place again. A total of around 3,200 exhibitors from 60 countries (2019: 3,684 exhibitors from 63 countries) and more than 495,000 visitors from over 200 countries (2019: 627,603 visitors from more than 200 countries) came to Munich for the world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment held from October 24 through 30. The proportion of international visitors was around 50 percent.

Trio receive DFI President’s Awards
03 November, 2022
Deep Foundation Institute (DFI) president Michael Wysockey has presented three President’s Awards at the DFI 47th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations.

Final TBM breaks through on Chinese water project
02 November, 2022
Tunnelling for China’s massive Pearl River Delta water resources allocation project has been completed.

Exchanges and views
01 November, 2022
Come autumn, come the season of meetings and gatherings and intimate conversations, in huddles as days shorten and darker evenings return, and openly at large events that draw interest from across the industry.

Out and in at sea
31 October, 2022
Major lifts for tunnel projects have taken place at sea recently for an outfall off Kuwait and at Hinkley Point C power station, in UK

BIM for bored tunnels
31 October, 2022
ITA’s Working Group 22 has published a guide to talk about BIM and its use for bored tunnel projects

Three Terratec EPBMs pass FAT for Bangkok water project
31 October, 2022
Three Terratec TBMs commissioned for the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority’s Ninth Bangkok Water Supply Improvement project have passed their factory acceptance tests.

Gaumda / AWEC joint venture secures Taiwan rail contract
31 October, 2022
A Gamuda and Asia World Engineering & Construction joint venture has won a NT$14.5bn (US$449m) contract for an underground railway and commuter station in Taiwan’s TaoYuan city.

Hydro Caverns Offers Vital Experience for Underground Oil and Gas Storage
31 October, 2022
Norway’s experience with extensive hydropower development and surge chamber cavern technology offered lessons for its underground oil and gas storage projects. This is an abridged report of the full paper by Prof. Bjørn Nilsen discussing the similarities and key lessons to share.

Spotlight on Austrian Alpine Tunnelling
31 October, 2022
The 13th Austrian Tunnel Day and 71st Geomechanics Colloquium takes place in October in Salzburg.

A Look Beyond Only Physical: Virtual Master Rings
31 October, 2022
Florian Werres of VMT describes a digital approach to achieving the assurance of segmental quality for bored tunnels without always physically erecting master rings.

Design and construction of a cavern in downtown LA
31 October, 2022
Christoph Eberle reports on the BTS March evening meeting where Carlos Herranz, Tunnel Design Manager at Mott MacDonald, discussed the design and construction by sequential excavation of LA Metro’s largest underground cavern.

CRCHI Showcases Its Comprehensive Solution of Underground Engineering Equipment at bauma 2022
28 October, 2022
The 33rd Edition of the World's Leading Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment (bauma 2022) was unveiled on October 24th, 2022 in Munich. China Railway Construction Heavy Industry Corporation Limited (CRCHI) exhibits its comprehensive solutions and equipment product portfolio which covers the whole industry chain of tunneling construction.

Second HS2 TBM begins journey under London
28 October, 2022
Skanska Costain Strabag JV (SCS JV) has launched the second TBM to build tunnels under London for HS2.

BTS UNDERGROUND HEALTH & SAFETY COURSE
28 October, 2022
The tunnelling industry is continuing its buoyant period. Thames Tideway tunnelling completed, and secondary lining, connection and testing works will be complete in 2025. HS2 tunnelling well progressing, Hinkley Point C, York Potash in the UK are also progressing, and numerous smaller TBM tunnels around the country for Road & Rail crossings. The Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) has opened.