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Natural resources
14 December, 2007

Crossing the Capital
12 December, 2007
Crossrail has a very long history, with the idea for an east-west rail route across London first mooted by Brunel in 1840. After this all was quiet until 1974, when the London Rail Study took place; it was at this time that Ken Livingstone (now Mayor of London) started campaigning for a cross London railway. Many people have been involved in the project over the last 30 years.

Out of the dark... and into the light
12 December, 2007
Jeff Novak, technical manager for Bekaert Corporation in North America and Andina regions, and John Greenhalgh, sales manager for Bekaert Ltd in the UK and Ireland, discuss how steel fibre reinforced segmental linings have come of age in the US

Media relations
16 November, 2007

TBMs prepare for Brisbane bypass
10 November, 2007
Activities are hotting up in Brisbane, with the first mammoth TBM for the North South Bypass Tunnel due to launch next month. Michelle Holden, of LBB JV, reports

Looking at logistics: transport techniques
10 November, 2007
As the tunnelling industry moves forward, transport logistics play an ever-increasing role in project success. Deputy editor, Amanda Foley, reports

Delivering the DLR Extension
10 November, 2007
At September’s British Tunnelling Society meeting, Harvey Pownall, general manager of concession company WARE, Andy Allder, lead designer for Halcrow, and Dalgit Dhanda project manager for Morgan Est (formerly Amec) presented the contractual, design and construction challenges on London’s Docklands Light Railway (DLR) Woolwich Arsenal Extension

Technical tasks for Tokyo Bay crossing
22 October, 2007
Another tunnelled crossing of Japan’s Tokyo Bay has advanced further the technical possibilities of long undersea tunnel excavation. Tomoaki Takeuchi, group managing engineer of the Construction Department of Tokyo Electric Power Company explains

Emission Control
22 October, 2007
New technology is leading the way in the control of vehicle emissions in road tunnels. Carlo Barbetta, managing director of Fläkt Woods SpA, Italy, explains the situation

Cast in-situ Tunnel Linings
22 October, 2007
Despite advances in sprayed concrete, segmental lining and some other support technologies, many tunnel designers still prefer a cast concrete lining. Technical journalist Maurice Jones checks on advances in this field

Trenchless rehab equipment and methods
22 October, 2007
Last month, T&TI looked at trenchless methods to establish where buried services run, a major step forward in knowing what is needed to replace or renovate them. Here, technical journalist Ian Clark looks at some of the latest technologies that are available for doing these replacement or renovation works

Crossrail - key to future?
22 October, 2007

Asset management equipment and methods
04 September, 2007
Technical journalist Ian Clarke rounds up new technologies to assist the asset management, rehabilitation, and replacement sectors of the No-Dig sector

Slurry tunnelling in South Africa
04 September, 2007
At the June meeting of the British Tunnelling Society, a presentation was given by Andrew Officer, of Goba (Pty) Ltd, and Andrew Hindmarch, of Mott MacDonald, on the design and construction of the Durban Harbour Tunnel, in South Africa.

Obituary - Mike Duggan
04 September, 2007

Communication is key
04 September, 2007

Predicting TBM excavability
03 September, 2007
Z T Bieniawski, of Bieniawski Design Enterprises, and Benjamín Celada and José Miguel Galera, both of Geocontrol SA, Spain, discuss the latest data for the newly introduced Rock Mass Excavability (RME) index for the prediction of TBM advance rates

Fast tracking at Mont Sion
03 September, 2007
Dino De Lorenzi, director of tunnel construction, and Monica Foronda, an intern, both with Bouygues Travaux Publics, discuss the fast-tracking of the A41 Highway Extension, in France

?Lausanne’s M2 subway stays on track
31 August, 2007
?F Gaj and M Badoux, of Metro Lausanne – Ouchy SA, describe the construction of Lausanne’s new subway line and in particular the collapse and recovery of the Saint Laurent Tunnel in 2005

Driving ahead
13 August, 2007