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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the TUNNELS editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

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In search of sustainable fire safety
30 December, 2021
Alden Spencer, Global Product Manager for ANSUL Vehicle Systems at Johnson Controls, explores the fire risks inherent in tunnel construction, the changing regulatory landscape surrounding the use...
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Divik Bandopadhyaya Interview 30 December, 2021 Aged 27, Divik Bandopadhyaya has just completed a one-year stint as chair of BTSYM. He discusses his education, interests and career to date, offering along the way some advice to newly-qualified tunnel engineers. George Demetri reports
Squaring the circle 29 December, 2021 Lok Home, owner of Robbins, once sold his company to the Chinese then bought it back because he disliked what they were doing to it. He makes TBMs that cut the hardest of hard rock. Now he has made a TBM that breaks all the rules. Report by Julian Champkin
Closed form elastic and plastic analysis methods Part 1 29 December, 2021 In the first of two articles, Stephen Doran sets out the historical development of some common closed-form analytical methods and discusses the limitations of their use
No blanket solution 29 December, 2021 Variations in tunnels and inflows need different waterproofing solutions. Report by Patrick Reynolds
Under pressure 29 December, 2021 Dr Donald Lamont and Roy Slocombe gave the British Tunnelling Society lecture in October on low, intermediate and high-pressure compressed air work, highlighting the launch of revised BTS CAWG guidance. Report by Dr Donald Lamont and Roy Slocombe
Mitigating a water bearing fissure 29 December, 2021 Emily Riley won the British Geotechnical Association’s (BGA) annual Cooling Prize competition for young professionals with her paper ‘The engineering mitigation of a water bearing fissure in the Chalk at the Tideway Deptford Church Street shaft’. It is reproduced here by kind permission of the BGA
3D parametric structural design and documentation workflow 28 December, 2021 Jeff Fontana and Eric Westergren of McMillen Jacobs look back over the past 50 years and note that architecture, engineering and construction have gone through several advances in design development and documentation
An innovative tunnel and contracting model 28 December, 2021 VTA is extending the BART transit system into Silicon Valley under a two-phased program. Phase 2, currently in design and engineering, features an innovative single-bore tunnel configuration. Report by the VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Phase II Team
Harding prize gains momentum for 2022 28 December, 2021 Young tunnel engineers can raise their profile and make their work visible to the civil engineering community by entering the Harding Prize, named after the founder chairman of the Society, Sir Harold Harding
BTS launches Harding prize for 2022 29 November, 2021 Young tunnel engineers can raise their profile and make their work visible to the civil engineering community by entering the Harding Prize, named after the founder chairman of the Society, Sir Harold Harding
Dewatering London 29 November, 2021 Dr Toby Roberts, chairman of WJ Group, gave the BTS lecture online in September 2021 on the range of dewatering strategies used to manage groundwater for underground construction in the London Basin. Reported by Mehdi Hosseini of London Bridge Associates
Underground in Moscow 29 November, 2021 Moscow is constructing new metro lines at a rapid pace to better accommodate the city’s seven million passengers daily who use it. Julian Champkin spoke with Anna Merkulova, engineer and CEO of the Mosproekt-3 group of companies about the expansion programme