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UK government invests in tunnel legacy

UK skills minister Nick Boles has announced the UK government will add £1.1 million (US$1.7 million) of funding to £1.7 million of industry investment in a bid to create an ‘engineering legacy’ Full story...

MTEW to work on Crossrail 2

Transport for London (TfL) has appointed a consortium to provide environmental and sustainability services for the proposed Crossrail 2 scheme Full story...

The bore versus the bang

New innovations usher TBMs into a world previously occupied by drill and blast Full story...

Parsons appoints P3 director

Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) has named Karen Hedlund, former deputy administrator of the US Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), as its director of public-private partnerships (P3s) Full story...

Shrinking public dollars, growing diameters

Tunnel-diameter records and a shift to private funding are just two growing trends in North America. Nasri Munfah PE, senior vice-president and chair of tunnel services, HNTB, reviews the market Full story...

Light at the start of the tunnel

We start the year with a spark. Two sparks, in fact – one good, one bad. The good one couldn’t be better. The bad one could have been worse, but there were a million reasons why it wasn’t Full story...

Combating concrete issues

Construction of the Midtown Tunnel revealed the challenges unique to unlined immersed concrete tunnels Full story...

HNTB deepens bench of experts

US-headquartered civil-engineering consulting and construction-management firm HNTB expanded its tunnelling practice with eight industry veterans in 2014 Full story...

Contract battles for Balfour

Balfour Beatty’s construction profits will be lower than expected due to bidding with “optimistic assumptions”, accountant KPMG has reported Full story...

McMillen Jacobs Associates to spread expertise

Just seven weeks since they announced their intention to merge, engineering and consulting firm Jacobs Associates and engineering and construction firm McMillen have sealed the deal Full story...

Parsons announces US, Australasia additions

The Dallas, US, office of Parsons Brinckerhoff has welcomed David Lutz as a senior supervising engineer Full story...

More than nine lives

September was the month that CAT’s doors closed on Canada and opened in China. Despite this, the Canadian tunnelling industry is very much alive and kicking Full story...
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Professional PlacementsProfessional Placements: Executive Director - PDAC

The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is seeking an Executive Director (ED) to oversee its operations from its headquarters in Toronto, Ontario

Russian precious metals company Polymetal International plc’s commitment to establishing an extensive pipeline of growth projects has continued with the acquisition of the Kyzyl gold project.
Russian precious-metals company Polymetal International plc has made significant progress at the Semcha platinum-group metals (PGM) property in the past year as it moves the project towards a preliminary economic assessment
The Republic of Guinea intends to launch, pursuant to the mining Code, a competitive and transparent invitation to tender for three bauxite mining blocks located in the prefectures of Boffa, Boké and Télimélé.
Indochine Mining Limited is developing a high-grade gold project at Mt Kare in PNG by rapidly developing wide, high-grade gold zones
Sarama Resources is a West Africa-focused gold explorer with substantial landholdings in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Mali.

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