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London Power Tunnels completes first underwater breakthrough
14 March, 2023
A TBM working on National Grid’s London Power Tunnels (LPT) has completed its drive in a flooded shaft in south-east London.

BTS lecture to explore low-carbon concrete
28 February, 2023
Ultra low-carbon concrete is the focus of the British Tunnelling Society’s (BTS) March lecture.

TfL to issue contract notice for Elephant & Castle upgrade
23 February, 2023
Transport for London (TfL) plans to issue the contract notice for the Elephant & Castle Station capacity upgrade on March 29.

TBMs reach halfway on HS2’s longest tunnels
02 February, 2023
The two TBMs excavating HS2’s longest tunnels have passed the halfway point on their 16km journey under the Chilterns.

Gold mine conversion focus of BTS February lecture
24 January, 2023
The Kidston pumped storage project – the world's first conversion of a gold mine into a hydroelectric pumped storage facility – is the subject of a joint BTS/Min South meeting in London on February 9.

Dr Donald Lamont Interview
29 December, 2022
Highly respected and globally known, Dr Donald Lamont has for decades helped to lead the charge on health and safety in underground environments and working. He talks to Julian Champkin.

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.

King to deliver Harding Memorial Lecture
26 October, 2022
This year’s British Tunnelling Society Harding Memorial Lecture 2022 will be given by Mike King from MK Tunnelling Ltd.

bauma awards recognise construction innovation
25 October, 2022
The winners of the bauma Innovation Award 2022 were announced at the start of the trade fair in Munich this week.

Sustainability key theme for BTS Conference 2022
10 October, 2022
Sustainability will be a key theme at this year’s BTS Conference in London on October 11-12.

ITA president to give keynote at BTS Conference
27 September, 2022
Newly-elected ITA president Arnold Dix will be a keynote speaker at the BTS Conference and Exhibition in London on October 11-12.

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.

Flat or domed? Selection of shaft base slab geometry
26 September, 2022
Si Shen, head of tunnelling and geotechnics for TYPSA in the UK and Ireland, and in the BTSYM lecture in April put a focus on choice of base slab geometry in shafts

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

Steps forward in SCL sustainable tunnels
30 August, 2022
Ross Dimmock, vice president for tunnelling at Normet, gave an online talk for the BTS lecture in January to discuss the advancing performance of sprayed concrete lining (SCL) technology in underground construction, including progress to support sustainability

hyperTunnel to debut at the World Tunnelling Congress
04 August, 2022
hyperTunnel will exhibit for the first time at the World Tunnelling Congress (WTC) in Copenhagen next month.

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

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)

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