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Australia’s first tunnel training centre inaugurated
22 December, 2020
Australia’s first tunnel training centre has been set up in Melbourne to enable trainees to work on the Victorian government's planned rail projects.

Arup appoints US-based underground infrastructure leader
12 November, 2020
Engineering and professional services provider Arup has named Andreas Raedle as its new underground infrastructure leader for the Americas region. He will be based in San Francisco, US.

TfL announces tunnelling completion at Bank
29 October, 2020
Transport for London (TfL) has announced the completion of tunnelling at Bank Underground Station – regarded as one of the busiest interchanges on the Tube network.

Not going viral
23 October, 2020
Many feared the outbreak of Covid-19 would wreak havoc on the tunnelling sector so how has it fared during the coronavirus pandemic? Perhaps not as disastrously as feared. Julian Champkin investigates

Innovation in wireless remote condition monitoring
22 September, 2020
Simon Brightwell and Markus Rennen of Senceive explain how wireless remote condition-monitoring can provide early warning of a wide variety of subterranean changes in tunnels and so help drive subsequent data-based decisions

Connecting HS2 at Euston
22 September, 2020
Work on the UK’s new HS2 high-speed rail line is on track. Emma Hale and Christoph Eberle of Mott MacDonald describe one of the line’s first underground structures to be built in London

Improving Shotcrete’s Green Credentials
22 September, 2020
Sprayed concrete has been used for many years. Yet like all concrete, it has environmental drawbacks. Julian Champkin spoke with Dr Alun Thomas on ways to improve the carbon footprint of shotcrete tunnels

Muck disposal on a grand scale
25 August, 2020
Tideway (the so-called ‘super sewer’) is the biggest water infrastructure project in Europe and aims to rid the River Thames of millions of tonnes of raw sewage inflows every year. Julian Champkin reports on the progress so far

Fire performance of concrete tunnel linings
25 August, 2020
Fire testing of concrete tunnel linings and the effects of explosive spalling were the subject of the British Tunnelling Society talk in March. Rosa Diez of Mott MacDonald reports

Tunnelling Resilience
11 June, 2020
The question now on almost everyone’s lips is how are our professional activities going to change after the easing of lockdowns,

A good dose of fibre
11 June, 2020
Steel fibre-reinforced concrete and its historic use in metro tunnels was the subject of discussion at a seminar hosted by steel-fibre maker Bekaert. Paola De Pascali reports

Finally back on track
11 June, 2020
HS2 has at last been given the green light, following the notice to proceed which is enabling four joint ventures to finalise their designs. Julian Champkin reports

Banging the drum
10 June, 2020
Kate Cooksey has just assumed the chair of the British Tunnelling Society, as only the first female ever to do so. Here she talks to George Demetri about her career and aspirations for the BTS

NATM in Toronto
21 May, 2020
As metro stations are located deeper underground construction techniques are meeting new challenges. Tony Tomory, country director, WJ Groundwater Canada, discusses dewatering for the Eglinton Crosstown project.

The Avon House Case
19 May, 2020
Paola De Pascali talked with Paul Perry, associate director of Hewson consulting Engineers, about the infamous case of Avon House at the Bond Street Station Upgrade (BSSU) project and how it represents an example of sensitive building, which required a detailed investigation and mitigation measures

Thames Tideway back up and running
14 May, 2020
Despite the Coronavirus having brought UK construction to its knees, tunnelling has resumed on the Thames Tideway tunnel, affectionately known as the ‘super sewer’. London’s currently biggest infrastructure project has been affected in recent weeks by a series of detailed safety reviews and measures instigated to protect workers and the wider community. This has included social distancing and personal travel plans.

Lifting from below
27 April, 2020
While the use of cranes underground may be limited, when they are used, specific adaptations are often required. Ian Vallely spoke to tunnelling experts about their requirements, and crane companies who’ve met these demands

Himalayan Crown
27 April, 2020
Binod Lal Amatya of Arcadis set out the proposal for a Kathmandu Valley Metro. Alex Conacher reports

Underground Maze
20 February, 2020
Paola De Pascali visited the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade (BSCU) site, which is placed in the City of London within historical buildings and Roman archaeological remains