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Negotiating the North Eastern Line
01 December, 2002
An underground journey in Singapore opened the new season of BTS meetings in London in September 2002, with a presentation from Peter Chiappa, area manager Asia Pacific, and Wolfgang Freitzsche, managing director, of Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG, detailing the demanding requirements, troublesome ground conditions and ultimate resounding success of Contract 704 on the State's new North Eastern Line (NEL) metro

A parliamentary forum for underground space
01 November, 2002

Competence in the tunnelling industry
01 November, 2002
Prior to their forthcoming lecture, which will be presented to British Tunnelling Society members on 21 November, Douglas Allenby of Edmund Nuttall, Bob Ibell of London Bridge Associates and Peter Jewell of Halliburton KBR, explain the need for an independent assessment of competence within the British tunnelling industry, and discuss current training initiatives

Running like clockwork
01 September, 2002
In 1896 Glasgow became the third city in the world after London and Budapest to build and underground transport system. Indeed, such was the public's excitement when Glasgow District Subway Company opened its new underground cable-traction railway that several people were injured and the line had to be closed for five weeks. Jim Shipway describes the original scheme together with a brief review of subsequent modifications

Powering under London
13 June, 2002
For over a year, three Lovat EPBMs have been steadily boring a 20km long cable tunnel under north London. With the end of tunnelling in-sight Tris Thomas visited the site and talked to Jim Street, project manager for the client, National Grid Company, and contractor, J. Murphy & Sons divisional manager Peter Jaques and contracts manager George Jackson.

Making decisions
01 March, 2002

Fine lining in Bangkok
01 March, 2002
A close working relationship between designer and contractor ensured the successful first use of sprayed concrete for tunnel support under Bangkok, writes Stephen Woodrow of Maunsell, in his entry for the British Tunnelling Society's, Harding Prize award. He describes the design approach adopted in the construction of temporary lining for intervention shaft adits for the city's metro

People & Places
14 January, 2002