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Conference will focus on links across straits

The Sixth Symposium on Strait Crossings 2013 will take place in Bergen, Norway, on June 16-19
Headline Article Global News 20 Mar 2013 0 Stars

World Tunnel Congress in Geneva draws near

The World Tunnel Congress in Geneva (May 31-June 7) is drawing near and will be held under the banner of ‘Underground – the way to the future’
Headline Article Global News 20 Mar 2013 0 Stars

Costain Skanska awarded Crossrail station contract

Crossrail has awarded the Costain Skanska joint venture a five-year contract to deliver the main station works at the new Crossrail Bond Street station in London, UK
Breaking News Article Global News 28 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Breakthrough achieved at Preston sewage tunnel

Following the completion of a 3.5km TBM drive, the KMI+ joint venture has broken through on the Preston Interceptor Sewage Tunnel
Breaking News Article Global News 28 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Something to celebrate

To mark World Tunnelling's 25th anniversary, numerous special articles will appear throughout this year. In this issue, we look at the very first WT, its aims, aspirations and how it has changed over the years
Comment Article Comment 28 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Building on tradition

Heinz Ehrbar originally trained in hydraulics, which led to him specialising in hydro tunnels and culminating in his work on the Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) in Switzerland. He has now gone to new pastures. He spoke to George Demetri
Magazine Article Features 28 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Editorial is still first

George Demetri looks at the eventful years that span the birth of World Tunnelling (WT), its growth and its various transformations, as well as the people who have made it happen
Magazine Article Features 28 Feb 2013 0 Stars

From headrace to tailrace

Desiree Willis of The Robbins Company looks at 60 years of TBM tunnelling and, in the process, gives a brief history of hydro-power tunnels
Magazine Article Features 28 Feb 2013 0 Stars

All in the mix

Shotcreting is a valued form of primary and secondary rock support in tunnelling. Ailbhe Goodbody examines some of the chemicals, additives and types of fibre that can be used
Magazine Article Features 28 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Best of both worlds

Rodney Craig reports from two tunnels being built on Italy’s A1 highway using both conventional and TBM methods through a complex geology
Magazine Article Features 28 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Renewed interest in Cambridge sub-surface transport proposals

Municipal officials in the university city of Cambridge, UK, have renewed their interest in a scheme for a network of bus routes running through tunnels beneath the historic centre
Magazine Article Global News 28 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Q-system can be 80% cheaper, says 'lucky' Barton

Using the Q-system of rock classification in conjunction with the Norwegian Method of Tunnelling (NMT) can result in excavation costs up to four-fifths lower than the New Austrian Tunnelling Method
Magazine Article Global News 28 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Partners harness tunnelling techniques to aid mining

Rio Tinto and Aker Wirth have released details of their joint tunnel boring system – the Mobile Tunnel Miner (MTM) – as part of the Mine of the Future programme
Magazine Article Global News 28 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Report proposes London Crossrail 2

A £12 billion (US$18.8 billion) new commuter rail route running northeast to southwest through London mostly through a new tunnel has been proposed in a report by business lobby group London First
Headline Article Global News 28 Feb 2013 0 Stars

First TBM starts boring on Koralm

Following testing in December, an Aker Wirth TBM began excavating the south line of the Koralm Tunnel in Austria in January
Headline Article Global News 28 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Atlas Copco launches new Scooptram

Sweden-based underground construction equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco has launched the latest in its Scooptram range of underground loaders designed for sustainable productivity
Magazine Article Global News 28 Feb 2013 0 Stars

TBM breakthrough landmark for London power tunnels

A Caterpillar 3.55m-diameter TBM (‘Evelyn’) broke through on a section of the construction of London’s underground electricity ‘super highway’ on January 7
Magazine Article Global News 28 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Here's to another 150 years

London's metro, the Tube, is celebrating 150 years of operation but what lessons can it teach us?
Comment Article Comment 06 Feb 2013 0 Stars

HDPE drainboard tests herald long-lasting relief

Marcus Jablonka and Heinz Peter Raidt outline the methods used to investigate the long-term performance of HDPE drainboards, focusing on ageing mechanisms and with reference to the Gotthard Tunnel, Switzerland
Magazine Article Features 06 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Upgrading the Södermalms tunnels

Konrad Aurin looks at the application of fire protection boards to two existing road tunnels in Stockholm, Sweden
Magazine Article Features 06 Feb 2013 0 Stars
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