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Excavating Olafs
21 December, 2010
Driving the Olafs Tunnel was the longer and the tougher challenge by far of the two road tubes on the Hedinsfjordur project, the main cause being groundwater

Winds of change for tunnels environment
14 December, 2010
Improved standards of ventilation, the need for economy and provision for emergencies are all combining to create increased demands on tunnel ventilation design, plant and control. Maurice Jones reviews some of the latest developments

Capital metro expansion
14 December, 2010
In a race against the clock, contractors on the Delhi Metro have had to go ‘all guns blazing’ to make the tight deadlines laid down by the client. Jon Young spoke with Pawan Bhasin of contracting joint venture ITD (Ital-Thai Development)-ITD Cementation about the experiences on contract BC 24

The 2010 Harding Lecture (Part 1)
01 December, 2010
British Tunnelling Society, Harding Lecture, 15th April 2010

Monitoring Stratford
11 November, 2010
Careful monitoring of potential surface movements under railways was required as part of the West Ham Flood Alleviation Scheme for Thames Water in East London. Stewart Harrison, survey consultant for rail and tunnels with SCCS, describes the advanced methodology of survey operations employed

Finesse in tough environments
10 November, 2010
Technologies employed underground to ensure positional accuracy have advanced at great pace over recent years. The portable computer, data processor and laser have all but replaced the tape, notepad and pencil. These, together with the introduction of lasers as reference axes and the toughening of electronics, have led to major benefits in productivity. Maurice Jones reviews some of the latest developments

Mansell awarded second London Underground ventilation contract
05 November, 2010

VolkerFitzpatrick to construct Crossrail academy
13 October, 2010

Catch up on Crossrail
22 September, 2010
As contractors await the award of the two main tunnelling contracts for the GBP 15.9bn (USD 24.5bn) mega project, work on the stations is gathering pace. Bernadette Redfern gives this report

Seaside rendezvous
22 September, 2010

Crossrail creates jobs for Londoners
06 August, 2010

West Ham Flood Alleviation Scheme
26 July, 2010
For the May 2010 meeting of the British Tunnelling Society Steve Lousley of Southern Water, John Sweetnam of Aecom and Andrew Morgan and Tony Parsons of Costain made a presentation on the West Ham Flood Alleviation Scheme in London

Ross McKenzie
18 June, 2010

Donald Frank Rees
17 June, 2010

Heading South
31 May, 2010
Peter South has been involved in tunnelling for more than forty years. During this time he has worked on several major infrastructure projects both at home and abroad, and chaired the British Tunnelling Society.

Residents concern at HS2
14 April, 2010

UK’s ability to muster resources
23 March, 2010
With a heavy programme of tunnelling work ahead of it, the UK industry gathered in the ICE Telford Theatre in December to debate its ability to rise to the challenge. Hosted, appropriately, by the BTS Young Members, a packed audience of all ages and affiliations discussed an issue that has generated significant discussion among junior and senior members and is encompassed by the motion: This house believes that the UK tunnelling industry has the sufficient range of engineering expertise and resources to meet the challenges of future projects. As the meeting unfolded, nationalism, internationalism, ageism, and historic reference, all came into the discussion as Neville Harrison (Consultant) and Harnaik Mann (Arup and Vice-Chair of the BTS Young Members committee) proposed the motion and Jon Banyai (Mott MacDonald and Chair of the BTS YM Support Group) and John Edwards (Morgan Est) presented the opposition

Meeting shotcrete specifications
23 March, 2010
In the long history of shotcrete, or sprayed concrete, linings underground, never has so much been expected of them. In the transition in scope from hard rock primary support to soft ground permanent support, shotcrete is now expected to create structures under even more demanding conditions, but still at comparatively low cost. Here technical editor Maurice Jones reviews the state of some developments designed to meet such demands

Crossrail takes possession of properties
19 March, 2010

Rowark appointed Crossrail head of procurement
05 January, 2010