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Ridham fires up
24 June, 2016
Great Britain – The precast facility at Ridham Dock in Kent has begun work. The factory will supply the Ferrovial Agroman-Laing O’Rourke JV with concrete segments to line the Northern Line extension project. The Morgan Sindall-owned site received a GBP 8M (USD 11.1M) order for the project.
Achievements and Aspirations
08 June, 2016
Last month saw a changing of the guard at the BTS, with Roger Bridge handing the Chairman’s baton over to Mark Leggett. They spoke to Sally Spencer about achievements thus far and plans for the future
Britain launches segmental lining code of practice
20 April, 2016
GREAT BRITAIN – A specification for the design of concrete segmental linings was launched in mid-April. The document, “Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 8810:2016 – Tunnel Design: Design of concrete segmental linings: Code of practice” was produced by the British Standards Institute (BSI) and lead technical author Arup.
Read, learn, think
14 March, 2016
After several requests from British engineers, Tunnels and Tunnelling speaks with Bob Ibell, chairman of London Bridge Associates about his career and the unusual set up of his current company, which was formed to escape the whims of corporate decision-makers, and secure work across the project life cycle.
Arup-Atkins win Thames Tideway West consultancy
08 January, 2016
GREAT BRITAIN – Atkins and Arup will provide design and engineering services on the west section of the Thames Tideway project. The contractors for this section, BAM Nuttall, Morgan Sindall and Balfour Beatty, will tunnel 6km of 7.2m-diameter tunnel from the Acton Storm Tanks at the extreme west of the scheme, to the start of the central section at Carnwath Road.
03 November, 2015
Every October the four Tunnel Association of Canada (TAC) regional directors provide anoverview of the market in their annual reports
Thames Tideway financial backers confirmed
27 August, 2015
GREAT BRITAIN – Construction of the new ‘super sewer’ in London will begin next year. Confirmation of finance for the independent investors to finance and deliver the scheme was announced in August.
Lee Tunnel secondary lining complete
03 July, 2015
GREAT BRITAIN – The contractor has completed the secondary lining on the Lee Tunnel project in London, UK. A joint venture of Morgan Sindall, VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Bachy Soletanche, has completed the secondary lining of Thames Water’s 7km sewer tunnel.
Underground freight trial to go ahead
30 April, 2015
GREAT BRITAIN – Mole Solutions is exploring the possibility of using small robot trains running on underground tracks to manage deliveries. It has reportedly received a funding packet from the British government to help test the viability of the proposal.
Crossrail chief says worker who died in tunnel "shouldn¹t have been where he was"
21 July, 2014
Crossrail chairman Terry Morgan has said that the death of a Crossrail construction worker on the London project happened because ³the individual went into an area that was excluded".
Chancellor unveils London's newest tunnel
25 June, 2014
Chancellor George Osborne unveiled London's newest tunnel under the River Thames in early June, Crossrail announced. The Thames Tunnel, part of the GBP 14.8bn (USD 25.2bn) Crossrail project, stretches for almost two miles is planned to open in 2018.
Morgan Sindall appoints managing director
19 March, 2014
Construction, infrastructure and design company Morgan Sindall, has appointed Pat Boyle as managing director with overall responsibility for its construction and design businesses.
Crossrail names apprentice of the year
17 March, 2014
A former self-employed labourer who was struggling to find work during the difficult economic times has been named apprentice of the year after winning the Crossrail award in early March at the Houses of Parliament.
Shortlist announced for London Underground link at Paddington
07 January, 2014
Three shortlisted contractors bidding for the contract to design and build the tunnel link between Crossrail platforms and Bakerloo line platforms at Paddington Station were announced late last month by Transport for London (TfL). The companies shortlisted are Costain Skanska JV, Dragados S.A and Morgan Sindall BeMo Tunnelling JV.
A Muddle or a Miracle?
25 September, 2013
The dawn of world metro construction broke less than a kilometre from Tunnels' London offices a century and a half ago. Historian James Chappelow starts from the beginning
HARDING PRIZE 2013
28 August, 2013
In this second and concluding part of his Harding Prize winning paper 'TBM crossing at the Lee Tunnel connection shaft', David Clayton of Morgan Sindall explores GRP benets and box culvert requirements
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.
Blast Protection Design
27 February, 2013
The security of tunnels against potential detonated explosions from within and outside the tunnel structure is a main challenge facing to owners and operators of tunnel systems, particularly those used for vehicle or rail traffic. This paper by Sunghoon Choi of Parsons Brinckerhoff USA introduces a design practice recently developed for protecting underground structures from explosion in USA
Ground prepared for tunnelling in Yorkshire, UK
16 January, 2013
Contractors are preparing the ground for a tunnelling machine that is expected to deliver GBP 40M (USD 64M) improvements to Bridlington, Yorkshire, bathing waters. The machine, which will be used to construct a new storm water tunnel, is part of the water improvement scheme for the town and will extend underground from Palace car park to the south promenade, local news reports stated.
Fire shields and other guardians
21 June, 2012
Maurice Jones examines methods and materials used for passive fire protection in tunnels