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United Utilities Water starts pipeline tender process
16 May, 2022
The tender process for the Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience Programme (HARP) will get under way with a tender launch event in Manchester on June 8.

TBM challenges on a demanding sea outfall
14 April, 2022
Gary Peach, project manager and consultant with Mott MacDonald (Doha, Qatar) discusses the challenges and management deployed to overcome and successfully complete what has been hailed as the Middle East’s longest storm and groundwater tunnel

Tunneller, lawyer and inventor
17 March, 2022
John Bartlett was a founder member/chairman of the British Tunnelling Society. He invented the bentonite tunnelling machine, designed the UK stretch of the Channel Tunnel and provided critical input into many other projects. Julian Champkin offers this appreciation of his life

Implementing parametric design
28 January, 2022
Benjamin Lafarga, 31 and a tunnel engineer with Mott MacDonald, UK, won the BTS Harding Prize 2021 with a paper entitled ‘Implementation of parametric design in the tunnelling industry’. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission

Mitigating a water bearing fissure
29 December, 2021
Emily Riley won the British Geotechnical Association’s (BGA) annual Cooling Prize competition for young professionals with her paper ‘The engineering mitigation of a water bearing fissure in the Chalk at the Tideway Deptford Church Street shaft’. It is reproduced here by kind permission of the BGA

Asset management: Not somebody else’s problem
29 November, 2021
Martin Knights FREng and former ITA President discusses the importance of the intelligent care of ageing assets and gives details of a new initiative tasked with producing guidance on the management of tunnels

Construction about to begin at Kinguele Aval hydro
25 August, 2021
Financial closure has been declared for the Kinguele Aval hydropower project in Gabon, Central Africa.

Delivering Selina
27 July, 2021
Shannon O’Keeffe, Senior Tunnel Agent for Costain Engineering looks at the complex logistics that were initiated to ensure the successful delivery of a TBM to a Thameside site for the boring of Tideway (Eastern Section)

Crossing the roads
18 June, 2021
The Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion scheme will bring new life to the most congested route in Virginia. Julian Champkin reports

AI and Machine Learning
30 April, 2021
Best use of artificial intelligence in tunnels will need data strategies plus experienced oversight, writes Patrick Reynolds

Harding Prize yields another young worthy winner
16 April, 2021
Presentations from three promising young tunnel engineers kept an audience fascinated for the best part of two hours yesterday evening during the online Harding Prize final organised by the British Tunnelling Society Young Members (BTSYM). So, the winner of the 2021 Harding Prize is…

Costain twins with Microsoft in digital tie-up
11 March, 2021
UK-based infrastructure solutions provider Costain is partnering with Microsoft to digitally optimise the way UK infrastructure is designed, delivered and operated.

Mott MacDonald appointed to Cambridgeshire metro scheme
11 January, 2021
Infrastructure provider Mott MacDonald is one of three suppliers chosen by Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority to help develop conceptual designs for the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM).

Up the junction, round the bend
23 October, 2020
While pushing a preformed portal box through an excavation has been done before, a Network Rail project demands that it be done on a curve – and that hugely increases the complexity. Julian Champkin reports

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

Flooding raises questions over SMART tunnel efficacy
17 September, 2020
Questions are being asked as to why the SMART tunnel did not protect Kuala Lumpur after extremely heavy rainfall caused major flooding in the Malaysian capital recently.

Guidance on writing a GBR
25 August, 2020
New guidelines being drawn up by CIRIA aim to show how geotechnical baseline reports can help manage geological and geotechnical risk, and reduce costs. George Demetri explains

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

Tunnels facilitate first UK curved jacked-box structure
05 August, 2020
On 1 August 2020, UK-based Morgan Sindall broke through on the second of two tunnels on Network Rail's Werrington Grade Separation project. Advancing around 7m/day, a Lovat RM132 3.5m-diameter EPB machine has excavated two guide tunnels that form part of an ambitious civil engineering project that will see installation of the UK’s first-ever curved jacked-box structure.

Economical stacked platform solution chosen for BART
23 April, 2020
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) have agreed on a stacked solution to bring rail services to 1.7m Silicon Valley residents. VTA’s 10km BART Silicon Valley Phase 2 extension project comprises four new stations (three underground, one at grade), an 8km TBM-bored tunnel, as well as storage and maintenance facilities. Agreement has centred around stacked tunnels in stations, as opposed to a less economical twin-tunnel approach.