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Tricky times for Morgan Sindall

Just in time for Halloween: Morgan Sindall’s latest scary news comes in the form of MD Graham Shennan’s departure after 12 years at the company Full story...

McMillen merger to ‘diversify’ Jacobs Associates

Jacobs Associates has signalled its intention to merge with construction firm McMillen in an effort to ‘grow its construction management, redefine how design‐build is delivered, and to diversify beyond tunnels’ Full story...

Crossrail 2 could start in three years

London mayor Boris Johnson has identified the preferred route for the proposed £20 billion (US$32.2 billion) Crossrail 2 scheme, running from Surrey in the south, through London, to Hertfordshire to the north Full story...

New software solution for tunnel projects

Amberg Technologies has developed software that enables the creation of complete and significant reports on all recorded profile measurement data during drill and blast operations Full story...

COWI buys Donaldson Associates

Engineering consultancy group COWI has acquired geotechnical design, tunnel and underground engineering firm Donaldson Associates Full story...

DriftShot promises better blasting

Commercial explosives player Dyno Nobel and its joint-venture partner DetNet have released an electronic initiation system for underground development blasting Full story...

First female president for Royal Academy of Engineering

Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK have selected Professor Dame Ann Dowling (DBE FREng FRS) as president Full story...

Mott MacDonald acquires water partner

Mott MacDonald has acquired long-term partner and major UK water civils player Bentley Holdings Full story...

Blast expert joins Brierley Associates

Drill and blast technical expert Andy Mckown has been appointed by Brierley Associates Full story...

Sunny summer for tunnelling projects

Weather aside, July was a hot month for tunnel contract announcements in the UK and France Full story...

Kicking up a stink

On page 11 we report on the planned £100 million (US$163 million) sewer tunnel in Glasgow, Scotland, a country which was on the brink of separation from the United Kingdom Full story...

Having a blast in Rio

In Brazil’s Copacabana life is a beach, while under the sand rock is being blown up on Rio de Janeiro’s Metro expansion Full story...
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