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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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Vision for a path ahead
09 September, 2022
Prof Arnold Dix has just been elected as new ITA President. Shortly beforehand, in T&T’s preview of WTC 2022, he described his proposed plans to accelerate a practical mission on sustainability in...
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Kate Cooksey Interview 30 August, 2022 Kate Cooksey has completed one of the most unusual and challenges periods for any chair of the BTS. With much success achieved despite the trying times, she talks about the journey with Julian Champkin
‘Mrs Vera’ ventures forth 30 August, 2022 Robbins’ TBM ‘Mrs Vera’ was launched earlier this year to complete a tunnelling challenge in karstic limestone below St Louis, Missouri
Refurb rules in NY 30 August, 2022 Safety upgrade work has been completed on the Hugh L Carey and Queens Midtown tunnels in New York
Sound signals improve road tunnel evacuation 30 August, 2022 Norwegian researchers undertook sound signal studies to improve evacuation safety in road tunnels. Abridged report of paper by Tronstad, T.V., Jenssen, G.D., Moscoco, C., Södersten, C, of SINTEF, and Zaikonnikov, E. of Norphonic AS
Veronika Petschen – Interview 03 August, 2022 SCAUT, the Swiss Centre of Applied Underground Technology, is pioneering new methods and uses for underground spaces. Veronika Petschen is its newly-appointed managing director. She spoke to Julian Champkin to explain her vision for SCAUT and for future uses of the ground beneath our feet
Welcome back to WTC 03 August, 2022 The industry is on a countdown to meeting up again at ITA’s World Tunnelling Congress, held this year in Copenhagen, hosted by the Danish Society for Tunnels and Underground Works (DFTU). T&T offers a first preview
Research to reduce carbon in SCL 03 August, 2022 Research recently complete on low carbon sprayed concrete (LCSC), including work for HS2,is summarised by participants Chris Peaston of Peaston Concrete Consultancy, Chris Goodier, Sergio Cavalaro and Zhi Hu of Loughborough University, Michael Sataya of Arup, Stuart Manning of Shotcrete Services, and John Reddy of Ecocem
Sightline on sustainability 03 August, 2022 Alun Thomas, of All2plan Consulting, looks at ways sustainability could be achieved in tunnelling through innovation, such as permanent sprayed concrete linings (PSCL) and composite shell linings (CSL)
Low Carbon, High Ambition in Paris 03 August, 2022 Grand Paris Express is striding forward for tunnelling into a low carbon future using concrete tunnel segments on Lot 16.1, as described by Benoit de Rivaz of Bekaert
Low carbon for Silvertown 03 August, 2022 Silvertown road tunnel in London will use mostly fibre-reinforced concrete with GGBS for segmental lining, reports Patrick Reynolds
Going green at high-speed 03 August, 2022 Concrete use on UK’s HS2 rail project is speeding advances in construction sustainability. Report by Patrick Reynolds
Jinxiu Yan – Interview 24 June, 2022 The International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) is the organisation that represents the tunnelling industry to the world. Its president since 2019 has been Jinxiu Yan. Here she speaks to Julian Champkin about her background, her role and her hopes for the ITA


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