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ITA publishes recruitment video online

“Nowhere is the engineering spirit more alive than underground.” These words will no doubt resonate with many engineers, but they have also been used as the opening words of the recruitment video launched recently by the International Tunnelling Association (ITA).
Magazine Article Global News 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

Femern appoints new MD

Femern, the agency overseeing the development of the immersed tunnel link between Denmark and Germany, has appointed Claus Baunkjær as managing director.
Magazine Article Global News 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

Letter to the editor: Round Table

I refer to the second part of the Round Table, published in the June issue of World Tunnelling [concerning the desirability or otherwise of standardising global metro tunnel sizes].
Letter To The Editor Article Global News 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

Presenting in good time

How long should a conference paper be? What is the ideal period to ensure that speakers can get their points across and, at the same time, keep the audience’s attention without them transferring prematurely to a parallel stream?
Comment Article Comment 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

ARUP launches deep geology joint venture

Design and engineering consultancy Ove Arup & Partners (Arup) has launched a deep-geology business offering a broad range of underground investigation and monitoring services.
Magazine Article Global News 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

Sandvik updates iSure to work with DT jumbos

At a recent gathering of journalists in Bangkok, Thailand, Sandvik presented the latest release (6.5.0) of its iSure tunnel and underground excavation process control tool, which was first launched in 2008
Magazine Article Global News 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

Breakthrough at Great St Bernard

Last month saw the breakthrough of a Caterpillar Tunnelling double-shield, hard-rock TBM on the 5,774m service and safety tunnel at the Great St Bernard Tunnel.
Magazine Article Global News 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

Veidekke wins Norway road and tunnel contract

Norway’s public roads administration, Statens Vegvesen, has awarded a US$22 million contract to Oslo-based infrastructure constructor Veidekke Entreprenør to secure an exposed stretch of road against avalanches and landslides.
Magazine Article Global News 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

Innovation impedes inflows

New waterproofing techniques are being developed for century-old small railway tunnels in the Swiss Alps, reports Yves Boissonas
Magazine Article Features 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

Strong support for fibres

Garry Martin argues for the inclusion of structural synthetic fibres in place of steel-cage reinforcement in the manufacture of concrete lining segments
Magazine Article Features 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

Fibres reinforce innovation

Excavation of the Liefkenshoek rail tunnel, an ambitious project linking Antwerp’s left and right banks, has been facilitated by using steel fibre-reinforced concrete
Magazine Article Features 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

Preparing the ground in Sofia

Sofia’s increasing population has necessitated a larger city metro, which is now being extended. Ground conditioning treatment has been applied while building the second phase
Magazine Article Features 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

In at the deep end

Having started out as a draughtsman in the family firm, Walter Grantz went on to qualify as a civil engineer, with later specialisms in steel-shell immersed and submerged floating tunnels
Interview Article Features 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

PB stalwart dies

US-based infrastructure provider Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) has announced the death of tunnel ventilation expert William Kennedy. Mr Kennedy, who was 69, is regarded as instrumental in the development of ventilation systems for road and rail tunnels worldwide.
Magazine Article Global News 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

Crossrail resurrects historic tunnel – temporarily

A disused tram tunnel in the heart of London is to be used temporarily for the construction of Crossrail, the cross-London urban rail system currently under construction.
Magazine Article Global News 25 Jul 2012 0 Stars

TBM components arrive for Crossrail eastern tunnels

Crossrail has announced that assembly of a 1,000t TBM to work on London’s west-east urban rail project has commenced at the Limmo Peninsula in east London
Breaking News Article Global News 21 Jun 2012 0 Stars

TAM now a fully-owned subsidiary of Normet

Finnish tunnel and mine technology provider Normet Group has acquired the remaining assets of construction chemicals manufacturer and supplier, TAM International
Breaking News Article Global News 21 Jun 2012 0 Stars

Swiss conference ready to roll

Lucerne, Switzerland, will be the venue for the Swiss Tunnel Congress and Colloquium, to be held at the KKL centre on 13-14 June, 2012
Breaking News Article Global News 21 Jun 2012 0 Stars

School kids inspired by tunnels

Children at a school in northeast England have been inspired to write and produce their own newsletter on two local tunnels beneath the River Tyne
Breaking News Article Global News 18 May 2012 0 Stars

Veidekke wins power contract in Norway

Veidekke Entreprenør has signed a contract for the construction of a new transfer tunnel and other work to a power station in Norway
Breaking News Article Global News 18 May 2012 0 Stars
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