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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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Hydro caverns offer vital experience for underground oil and gas storage
24 November, 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...
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Leadership vision for a path toward sustainability 24 November, 2022 Shortly before his recent election as President of International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA-AITES), Prof Arnold Dix, a global expert in tunnel sector contractual arrangements, told T&T about his vision for how the international tunneling industry can accelerate its practical pursuit of sustainability – by being armed with new, tailored-made measurement tools and introducing a ‘non-dispute’ option in contract law
Tunneling under operating highways and railways: Part 1 24 November, 2022 Keivan Rafie and Gary Kramer of Hatch present the first of their two-part look at lessons in planning and constructing tunnel crossings with shallow cover under live transport corridors
Clean hat trick 24 November, 2022 Nicholson Construction has had three contracts for Project Clean Lake in Ohio, and each has posed its challenges. Keren Fallwell reports
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
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.
Joseph Gallagher Interview 26 September, 2022 Joseph Gallagher, known to one and all as Josie, began as a one-man band back in 1982 and is now chair of the UK’s biggest tunnelling company, the Joseph Gallagher Group. Julian Champkin interviewed him.
Improving in-tunnel metro evacuation 26 September, 2022 U-THREAT research by Germany and France is helping to improve safety in metro evacuation
Spotlight on Innotrans 2022 26 September, 2022 Berlin is hosting InnoTrans 2022, which will feature many aspects of rail infrastructure including tunnels


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