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Mixed messages for microtunnelling
01 October, 2002
Opportunities to exploit microtunnelling as an efficient form of utilities' and water infrastructure construction, have often been ignored in favour of cheaper, but often more disruptive methods. Amanda Foley, assistant editor, explores the industry's attitude to current market conditions and asks what the future holds

Heathrow's ART takes off
01 July, 2002
In the sensitive confines of an airside tunnel construction site, planning ahead to minimise settlement near a busy runway is vital. Tris Thomas reports from the ART project at the UK's Heathrow airport where extensive measures have been undertaken to aid the smooth construction of the project's 1.3km long, 8.1m i.d. twin tunnels

Winner - Large Project Award
13 June, 2002
Eurolink JV (Morgan Tunnelling, Vinci, Beton und Monierbau), Rail Link Engineering - North Downs Tunnel

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.

2002 Tunnelling Industry Awards
13 June, 2002
On 10 May the first Tunnelling Industry Awards ceremony took place, an event jointly organised by the BTS and T&T International, to recognise and reward achievement within the underground construction industry in the UK

Automated quality for Heathrow's tunnels
01 May, 2002
A new purpose built factory has been constructed at Ridham Dock, on the UK's North Kent coast, to manufacture tunnel lining segments for BAA's Airside Road and Terminal 5 projects at Heathrow Airport. Michael Town, precast manager for Morgan Est, describes the automated set-up and quality systems

Using hindsight at Hull
01 March, 2002
Shortly before completing the tunnelling works for the UK's Hull wastewater scheme, a collapse occurred near one of the shafts. In their presentation to the British Tunnelling Society on 22 November 2001, Steve Tindall of Yorkshire Water, Peter Chamley and Bill Grose of Arup and Colin Eddie of Morgan Est, presented the lessons learned from the investigation