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Prepared for the long haul
18 October, 2011
Since precast concrete segmental tunnel lining was invented, there has never been so much development of the ‘product’ as in recent years, even though, superficially, it may look the same. Maurice Jones looks at some of these developments aimed at increasing tunnelling progress whilst avoiding mishaps

Dynamism of the East
22 August, 2011
Running along the fiery Asia Pacific coast are some of the most explosive tunneling markets in the world. Hong Kong is booming, Japan is storming ahead in innovation, Malaysia is clamping down on corruption and Singapore is a hot bed of activity. Alex Conacher tries to keep up

Hitachi Zosen TBM to excavate Alaskan Way tunnel
18 July, 2011

First orders for Seli-Kawasaki venture
17 June, 2011

Choices for excavation–part 2
15 June, 2011
In this second and final part of our review of the extended capabilities of modern tunnel excavation methods, we examine the leading role of tunnel boring machines. Maurice Jones contacted some leading TBM manufacturers for their views and developments to expand the envelope of capabilities

Of the rising sun
14 June, 2011
An economy in recession, a landscape reeling from an unprecedented natural disaster and, as yet, unknown damage to subterranean structures. Yet no country could be as well-prepared as Japan to take hits on both these fronts. With the help of the Japanese Tunnelling Association (JTA), Alex Conacher explores the situation in North East Asia, with focus on a Japan determined to hit the ground running

Shinagawa drive exceeds rate expectations
03 June, 2011

Singapore sting
13 April, 2011
TBM firms on new metro projects in Singapore are being asked to provide performance bonds direct to the client that can be called on in the event of a dispute during construction, regardless of who is at fault. John McKenna reports