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Subsurface workshop tackles transport
19 December, 2017
Great Britain - On 30 November Think Deep UK (TDUK) hosted a workshop in London to explore future transportation, with an interactive programme of presentations and working in small groups to consider future development of urban underground space with cities’ transportation requirements in mind.

Underground space in high demand
15 November, 2017
L D Jones, K A Lee, A J Hulbert, all of the British Geological Survey present a new 3D dataset that represents the properties beneath London

Interface power
15 November, 2017
Trends in geotechnical data and software. Report by Patrick Reynolds

Spending probes
15 November, 2017
Perspectives on the relationship of SI spending and ground risk. Report by Patrick Reynolds

Fragrant Harbour
02 November, 2017
Keren Fallwell speaks with expat engineers living in Hong Kong to get a handle on the market

Bigger isn’t always bad
18 October, 2017
The global tunnelling industry is worth USD 1.5tr, according to a new report released in August by Timetric. Leading the pack is Europe, with a project pipeline of almost USD 575bn, surpassing Asia-Pacifi c by a mere USD 10bn. The report attributes this economic success for the region to mega-projects for high-speed and metro rail system expansion.

Deep pile foundation interceptions in tunnelling at bank station
12 October, 2017
This article is a reproduction of Omar Mohammed’s Harding Prize winning paper. The original can be found on the BTS website

Eyes on the prize
12 October, 2017
The BTS Harding Prize recognises outstanding performance in the tunnelling industry by young engineers under the age of 33. Sally Spencer spoke to this year’s winner, Transport for London’s Omar Mohammed

Productivity Problem
12 October, 2017

Mair takes ice Presidency
06 September, 2017
Paola De Pascali met with Lord Robert Mair to discuss his life and times as he prepares to take up the presidency of the ICE in 2018

Tuca part two
21 August, 2017
Part of Crossrail’s legacy is the training academy it set up in 2011 to address the skills shortage. Sally Spencer reports

Giulia viggiani
21 August, 2017
Paola De Pascali interviewed Giulia Viggiani, the new professor of infrastructure geotechnics at Cambridge University as she enters the UK tunnelling industry. She joins the university as Robert Mair becomes president of the Institution of Civil Engineers

Oxford Circus train fire
11 August, 2017
Great Britain – A small fire broke out as a Bakerloo Line approached Oxford Circus in London this morning (11 August).

ITA awards shortlist
02 August, 2017
The International Tunnelling Association (ITA) announced its shortlist for the annual awards.

Grouting 2017
06 July, 2017
grouting, Deep Mixing, and Diaphragm walls

Everything in moderation
05 July, 2017

National institution
03 July, 2017
In the UK the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has been running a tunnelling exhibition. It follows on the heels of an exhibition for bridges, which was rumoured to have attracted 15,000 visitors. The challenge given to the engineers of the British Tunnelling Society by the institution was to promote the event enough to beat this goal by the time the exhibit closes in November.

Upgrading bond Street
29 June, 2017
London Underground Bond Street Station Upgrade Project (BSSU) is due for completion and open to public in April. In December’s British Tunnelling Society Meeting, the project was told from the perspective of the SCL designer and the contractor working in a one team environment. Through innovation and utilising the latest technology they pushed the SCL design boundaries and developed a safe system of work by minimising the impact on infrastructure while optimising the excavation times to create necessary additional underground space. The speakers were Richard Watts, project manager, London Underground; Steve Nuttall, project director, Color; Andreas Spiegl, principal tunnel engineer, Dr Sauer & Partners and senior SCL engineer on site

Branch to battersea
29 June, 2017
Paola De Pascali met TFL senior project manager Mark Thompson and FLO engineeringmanager, Oliver Newman to talk about the Northern Line Extension project

Dear green place
29 May, 2017
It is the morning after Burns Night and Tunnels and Tunnelling visits the Costain-Vinci Construction Grands Projets joint venture working on the Shieldhall Strategic Tunnel project in Glasgow for client, Scottish Water. One of the main purposes is to stop the disfiguring floods in the city whose name in broken Gaelic means ‘dear green place’