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UCA Award winners announced at NAT 2022
24 June, 2022
The winners of this year’s UCA Awards were announced at the North American Tunneling Conference in Philadelphia this week.
Tackling Toronto’s CSO Woes
08 September, 2021
Toronto’s sewers are overloaded. Combined sewer overflows frequently spill into Lake Ontario, local rivers and streams. A major clean-up involving three separate tunnelling projects and more besides, is in progress. Julian Champkin reports
TBM undergoes in-tunnel diameter conversion
14 July, 2021
US-based TBM maker Robbins announced recently that its 11.6m-diameter Main Beam TBM (‘Big Tex’) – the largest rock machine ever to bore in the US – has recently undergone a diameter change during tunnel excavation.
Wet weather ready
26 May, 2020
The Don River and Central Waterfront Project will help improve Toronto’s waterways by reducing CSOs. The project team provides an update on the Coxwell Bypass Tunnel
City of Toronto launches TBM for Coxwell bypass project
17 December, 2019
Ontario – Toronto mayor John Tory and councillor Jennifer McKelvie, vice-chair of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee and the mayor's resilience and environmental champion, officially marked the beginning of tunnel boring for the Coxwell Bypass Tunnel on December 14.
City of Dallas unveils Mill Creek TBM
12 December, 2019
Texas – The City of Dallas recently unveiled the Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel TBM, it announced December 6. The 37.7ft (11m) by 230ft long machine will excavate a 5-mile (8km) tunnel for flood protection.
Navigating live tunnel connections
30 September, 2019
Connecting the Des Plaines Tunnel System to the McCook Reservoir is one of the latest – and more challenging – components of TARP. Report by Cary Hirner and Faruk Oksuz of Black & Veatch, and Carmen Scalise of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
01 March, 2019
Tunnelling begins this year for the City of Louisville. Nicole Robinson reports on the Waterway Protection Tunnel
26 March, 2018
The NASTT holds its annual show in March
Black & Veatch adds to Houston office
07 March, 2018
US – Black & Veatch announced March 5 it has created a center of excellence facility in its Houston office to deliver "sustainable, cost-effective tunneled solutions."
What’s the risk?
02 November, 2017
This month I am stealing a comment hook from the British Tunnelling Society again. At the October meeting, the evening’s lecture was on the management of risk in tunnelling and major infrastructure projects.
Investigate and implement
17 October, 2017
Toronto is preparing to build 22km of tunnels to improve waterways in the Great Lakes Basin. Mark Bruder of R.V. Anderson Associates Limited, Daniel Cressman of Black & Veatch, and Robert Mayberry with the City of Toronto outline the geotechnical investigation program for the Don River and Central Waterfront Wet Weather Flow System
Fibreglass Jacking Pipe Upgrades Las Vegas Sewers
18 April, 2017
The Paradise Whitney Interceptor project is a 13-mile (21km) gravity sewer to increase capacity in the Las Vegas area. Built through sticky clay and collapsible soils, crews faced challenging work around existing underground utilities. This article looks at the fibreglass reinforced polymer mortar pipe chosen for the new installation
Fort Wayne awards engineering and construction management contracts
12 April, 2017
US – Fort Wayne City Council approved USD 18.5M in engineering and construction management contracts for the Three Rivers Protection and Overflow Reduction Tunnel on April 4.
03 November, 2016
With a focus on improving the water quality and reducing combined sewer overflows, Toronto Water is undertaking its largest tunnelling programme to date. Nicole Robinson reports on the design of the Don River and Central Waterfront Project.
28 October, 2016
sales volume in the US, overall, was down 0.2 per cent in 2015. However, the sales volume for craft beer was up 12.8 per cent in the same period. It shouldn’t be much of a surprise to anyone—prolific growth across the US for microbreweries, brew pubs, tap rooms and even home brewing has been a hallmark of the last decade.
Black & Veatch grows water engineering staff
12 August, 2016
Black & Veatch announced August 11 it has hired or relocated an additional six engineers for its water and wastewater business at the company’s Houston regional office to support project growth in Texas and globally.
Tunnelling reaches completion on West Ashley sewer
25 May, 2016
USA - Following a six-month excavation, the TBM drilling a new 1.6-mile-long wastewater tunnel in Charleston, South Carolina, has made its breakthrough, Charleston Water announced May 19.
28 April, 2016
With increased drought conditions in areas of desert climate as well as more public awareness about groundwater depletion in more verdant regions, conversations across North America focus on clean water and how it will be sourced, shared and supplied
The trouble with tunnel vision
27 April, 2016
While a narrow mental focus can help some people ignore distractions to achieve amazing results, anyone who physically experiences tunnel vision knows that losing peripheral vision limits what you can see.