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Melbourne West Gate highway approved
Road tunnel under the Neva for St Petersburg
Germany reviews its underground activity
An alternative air injection ventilation method
Rapid repair for underwater concrete
Direct Pipe machine lifted from sea in Scotland
More than 1,000 apprenticeships for Crossrail
Turkey examines achievements and aspirations
Further underground work for Stockholm bypass
Solution sought for skills gap
Return to work placements on offer
Raising awareness of the construction industry
Double acquisition to better serve customers

November
China acquires Aecon of Canada
Acquisition to strengthen global offering
Satellite monitoring for London
Microtunnels minimise disruption in Scotland
Handy device to reduce workplace accidents
Hammers for hard rock in New Hampshire
Sevastopol Bay immersed tube plans
Breakthrough on world’s longest subsea road tunnel
Fehmarn delay over German planning concerns
Winners of the 2017 ITA Awards
Third bore complete for Chennai Metro project
Advisor appointed for Montenegro highway
Hydro demolition impresses in Singapore
Contractor prequal call for UAE Hatta hydro project
Mega TBM success at Caltanissetta in Sicily
UK Silvertown project decision delay
Landmark conveyor system removes muck in Ohio
A leap towards smarter engineering
Tracking the world's mega-TBMs
Australia examines terrific regional workload
Preparing for second challenging drive in Bangkok
Refugees among new apprentice intake
Improved visibility for drivers in Arizona
Drum liner facilitates easier recycling
New segment gasket gets UK patent

October
Preferred bidder selected for Toronto rail tunnel
Excavation complete for Shieldhall sewer
Alan Auld acquisition by Golder Associates
New east coast base for COWI North America
Canada rewards national achievements
UK honours decades of tunnelling expertise
STUVA to convene in Stuttgart for 2O17
MWD approves its share of WaterFix funding
Norway pushes ahead with Rogfast tenders
Hyperloop closer to reality with new investment
Bespoke saws for specialist demands
New separation technology for Swiss Eppenberg
Training the key to reducing in-tunnel incidents
ITA focus on skilling future tunnellers
Meeting demand for new generation professionals
The rockstars of tunnelling
TUCA training centre relaunched with new provider
Underground travel at the speed of sound
Internationals to gather at AFTES Congress
AFTES Congress Paris - November 13-16
Recognition for Doha drainage project
Double TBM breakthrough in Lucknow

September
Eight new Lovsuns EPBMs for Metro Istanbul
High honour for metro director in Malaysia
Connection construction underway for Tideway
Bespoke moulds for Grand Paris Express
High angle muck removal for Paris project
Mega slurry TBM for Shenzhen highway link
Oslo Fornebu Line design contract awarded
Mixed ground TBM ready for Mumbai Metro
New laboratory to test concrete fibres
Bertha breakup after breakthrough
WaterFix construction preparations and sequences
First DTSS Contracts awarded in Singapore
Rogfast tender call on first tunnel package
Haga contract award on Gothenburg rail link
UK approves tunnel bypass at Stonehenge
Construction bids invited for HS2 stations 1
Dead Sea surveyed for potash pumping station
DC Water boss embarks on new career
Latest solutions for segment fixing
Further feedback on the Rastatt tunnel collapse

August
Rastatt collapse raises a list of queries and concerns
Norway rail TBM drive finish at New Ulriken
First deliveries to Mumbai with more to follow
Geotechnical investigations underway at York Potash
Sandvik divests its Mining Systems operations
Concrete repair mortar to be manufactured in UK
New couplings for drive constellations
Ground freezing TBM drive collapse in Germany
Maximising fixed fire protection systems
Sealing escape routes against fire hazards
Effectiveness of sprinklers for fire suppression
Managing safety under Sydney Harbour
Jacobs acquires CH2M in multi-billion dollar deal
TBM u-turn and relaunch in Hong Kong
Final double breakthrough at Emscher sewer
Pipeline award for geotechnical engineer
Preparations to start London supersewer excavation
EPBM for Thimble Shoals parallel tunnel
First TBM for Nepal ready for shipment
Launch of works to clean up Buenos Aires rivers
Milestone progress at Lucknow metro
First VDM prepares for launch in Perth
Shortlisted nominations for the ITA 2017 Awards
Brenner project marks milestone progress at north end
Continued success story in LA
Robbins TBM designed for high pressure water control

July
California WaterFix clears State planning process
Korean highway links Seoul to the sea
Swiss road upgrade sees TBM finish at Belchen
Additional TBMs for Istanbul Metro expansion
Hampton Roads crossing plans revitalized in USA
Melbourne awards its metro contract
Civil contract awards for UK HS2 Phase I
Kuala Lumpur Line 1 starts full operation
Tunnel contracting in the UK
Paris advancing its mega metro expansion
Paris awards last of Line 15 South contracts
Second Clean Rivers contract for SA Healy
First VDM prepares for launch in Perth
Mexico City XRE TBM finishes on a high note
Alliance procurement for value and risk management
Merger to boost Austrian service provision
Improved concrete spraying and explosive charging
Komatsu aquires Joy Global and its brands

June
Sydney Metro awards mega extension project
Shortlist for last WestConnex contract
Sirius may accelerate UK potash mine construction
Raise boring on a new level in China
First Crossover TBM for the USA
Celebrating 30 years of efficient design in USA
Rogfast procurement update
Ulriken TBM to turn for home stretch
Guiding roadheaders for WestConnex
A family affair at WTC 2017
Swiss spotlight refurbishment and upgrades
Malaysia hosts excellent SEACETUS 2017
Pre-excavation grouting – a Nordic focus
Sweden leads training for shotcrete operators
Extreme conditions conquered in Iceland
Automated concrete form filling
Single bore option for BART to San Jose
Keep your TBM moving against the odds
Making good progress on Istanbul Metro
Offering innovative underground solutions in India
RETC2017 a full conference agenda

May
Tough excavation for clean energy in Georgia
Gothenburg immersed tube highway
Roadheader solutions in focus
Innovative design for safety and environment
Single bore solution for LA freeway missing link
Mega TBMs begin Tokyo ring road drives
Tracking the world's mega-TBMs
Rectangular TBM for urban underground
Improved laser scanning for tunnel projects
Musk talks tunnelling concepts
Chinese gripper TBM sets pace in Lebanon
Bids in for latest lot on Brenner Baseline
High spirits at the annual BTS Dinner
Parsons Brinckerhoff rebranded to WSP USA
Extreme articulation for Bangkok flood prevention
An RETC program for professionals
Norway prepares a royal WTC welcome

April
Breaking bad underground
Rebuilt Robbins TBM for water supply
Gothenburg set for shortlist bids on West Link
Joining forces for Chinese market
Great strides at Stuttgart-Ulm rail scheme
Equipment partnership for French African market
Real time tracking of fleet operations
Canadian base for Chinese TBM expansion
Bids in for Melbourne Metro PPP race
Implenia transport tunnel works in Stockholm
Bertha has arrived!
Two mega-TBMs for Melbourne highway tunnel
Pakistan signs Dasu hydro tunnels contract
SNC-Lavalin lines up Can$3.5 billion Atkins takeover
Blasting milestone for Bergen road tunnels

March
Trump budget threatens underground mega-projects
Germany predicts rise in its equipment sales
Laos headrace finishes early despite challenges
Fehmarn signs new framework consultants
Rock splitting solution on Hong Kong bypass
Variable density TBM on song in Hong Kong
TBM accepted for Delaware challenge
Bidding opens for turnkey Toronto rail tunnel
COWI delivers top-line and bottom-line growth
Variable density TBMs selected for Perth airport link
Silvertown Thames highway crossing shortlist
Rebranding for UK engineering practice
Celebrations mark 30 years in business
Automation and control training in Brisbane
ITA invites nominations for 2017 Awards
Intelligent solutions for drill+blast operations
Jib cranes designed for emergency man-lift
Contract win on Naples-Bari high speed rail link
Dubai discusses industry concerns for the region
Safer lighting for Swiss tunnel
Fireboard fireproofing in Norway
Strabag-led team takes over GKI challenge
UK potash project moves to construction
Progress for the Andes Agua Negra road tunnel
Terratec MTBM systems excel in Bangkok
All TBMs finish on Copenhagen metro

February
Terratec meets rising TBM demand
New drill rig improves working environment
Line 3 TBM drives complete for Riyadh Metro
Giant TBM Bertha has end in sight in Seattle
Honours for an international tunneller
LA Metro awards second Purple Line contract
Major bid call underway for Brenner Baseline
Delhi Metro Phase III completes TBM excavation
TBM orders for Mumbai Metro Line 3
Direct Pipe installation first for Poland
Microtunneling benchmarks of achievement
New technology to avoid segment cracking

January
TBM overcomes challenges in the Andes
New lights guide Queens-Midtown Town motorists
Atlas Copco acquires Erkat
DC Water Clean Rivers program advance
Cityringen nears end of TBM drives in Copenhagen
Bolaños boring complete on Spanish high-speed line
Atlas Copco split for mining-civil sector focus
Parsons Brinckerhoff name to disappear
Judgment for contractor over Glendoe collapse
Lovsuns closes Toronto TBM manufacturing facility
Technical design for Morecambe Bay cable tunnel
High specification EPBMs for Istanbul and Bangkok
UK salutes excellence from across the globe

2016
December
2016 - Review of a record-breaking year
Tunnel commute for Shieldhall crews in Glasgow
Water supply upgrade for Ayrshire and Renfrewshire
Key management and operational changes at Normet
ITA COSUF supports young researchers
India, a reluctant powerhouse
Works start on Mumbai Metro Line 3
TBM rescue for Tapovan hydro challenge
Go! for new Orange Metro Line in Bangkok
Satellite solutions for tunnelling challenges
WestConnex secures Aust$1.7 billion in funding
Fugro GeoServices awarded gold medal
BTS hosts James Clark Medal recipients
The rise of Chinese manufacturers
Survey of Chinese drilling jumbos
Lee Tunnel wins prestigious concreting award

November
Norway prequalification for large Rogfast contracts
Added value at bauma CONEXPO India 2016
Fehmarn prequals framework consultants
Boring continues and road decks progress in Seattle
HS2 Phase 2 route confirmed and Phase 1 works begin
TBM Bertha ready for New Year restart
Winners of the 2016 series of ITA Awards
Sinkhole disrupts routine in Fukuoka, Japan
DC Water Clean Rivers program advance
$200 billion for transit funding on US ballot
Hydraulic slide solution for TBM assembly
Improved drill bits and units from Sandvik
DSI restructures and confirms Jennmar deals
Lucknow begins metro TBM tunnelling
Lovsuns TBM breaks through in Istanbul
Progress and plans for city metro systems in India
Cautious optimism for bauma China
Positive prospects for bauma CONEXPO India

October
Royalty funding deal for UK potash mine
TBM launched for critical water supply project
Advancing 23km subsea headings in Norway
Hard rock challenge for Norway’s largest TBM
Final end to tough Bangalore TBM drives
Canada honours underground achievements
Half-way milestone for TBM Bertha
European mega-project collaboration deal
Donaldson Associates name to disappear
Design collaboration for extreme-articulation EPBM
Second launch for Indianapolis CSO mega-project
Logistic management of segment production
Emak and Emerson forge ventilation partnership
Nyx Hemera releases new version of TLACS system

September
Final project breakthrough for Doha Metro
Developing a new solution for tunnel transports
Pushing the boundaries in Florida
TBM tunnelling beings on Norway’s Follo Line
Gothenburg advances major rail project
Another Terratec micro system for Bangkok
Doka acquires Dutch concrete specialist B|A|S
HS2 “on track” despite departure of CEO
TBMs ready for volcanic drives in Ecuador
Approval granted for Hinkley Point C
Mobile concrete solutions for tunnel construction
Delivering superior shotcrete solutions
Solutions for safer public transport
Harbour Crossing bidders selected
Final breakthrough for Northgate LRT
Mega-EPBM for Italian highway tunnel
Financing milestone for Sirius potash project
Astaldi/Ghella Brenner Baseline contract award confirmed
New President sets roadmap for ITA progress
Major projects shortlist for ITA 2016 Awards
Training roadheader operators in Sydney

August
Brenner prepares final procurement push
Innovative ventilation solutions for Gotthard
Doha Metro set for final project breakthrough
DC Water project and chiefs earn honors
Terratec TBM reaches half-way milestone in Laos
UK potash mega-project design changes
Shortlist for Melbourne Metro
Final TBM breakthrough for Toronto Crosstown LRT
Disaggregation of soil during slurry pipe jacking
Terratec TBM reaches half-way milestone in Laos
Tunnelling leads on Italy’s Terzo Valico rail link
Sandvik jumbo for Helsinki cavern excavation
Underground contribution to Rio’s Olympic experience
Mining resumes on Ottawa Confederation Line
Thimble Shoals tunnel contract award
UK Government stalls on nuclear deal
Magnetic rail technology at Innotrans 2016

July
Green light expected for nuclear deal
Double shield TBM for Thailand water tunnel
Complex Isarco River excavations in Italy
Shortlist for ITA Awards 2016
Revised bids for Thimble Shoals Tunnel
Bertha restart after hyperbaric work
Sheffield HS2 tunnel plan rejected
Three EOIs for Melbourne Metro mega-project
Complex drill+blast award for Leighton/CSCE
Pipejacking success for Rhine sewer project
Six new TBM orders for Terratec
Expansion for construction equipment specialist
Water-inflow challenge for hybrid TBM
UK Government continues support of HS2
Final breakthrough for London cable tunnel
ITA COSUF organises October workshop in Helsinki
Positioning for underground growth in Canada

June
Robbins to merge with NHI of China
Bertha hyperbaric interventions and progress
UK HS2 Phase 1 schedule ‘at risk’
First contract award for Melbourne Metro
Shortlist for Melbourne highway mega-project
London Underground Northern Line design
Bertha completes a third of SR99 tunnel
Women attracted to engineering and construction
Focusing on fire safety in Switzerland
Face collapse on Ottawa LRT excavation
EU Brexit and potential consequences
Channel Tunnel fire investigation recommendations
Challenging mixed ground overcome in Bangalore
Knighthood for UK Crossrail chairman
New Atkins business to support project development
Norway talks TBMs in countdown to WTC 2017
New immersed tunnel for Göteborg
UK procurement for new TUCA training provider
Seattle accelerates new downtown tunnel
Grand opening of world record Gotthard Baseline
Civils award for UK potash mine mega-project
Contracts signed for 18km Germany-Denmark link
Singapore Thomson ECL contracts awarded

May
Hard-fought success in Bangalore
Narrow bid spreads for Thimble Shoals Tunnel
Western tunnels completed on Crosstown
Indianapolis awards 28km of deep-level tunnels
Complaint forces Fehmarn contract signing delays
Networking dominates at BTS Dinner gathering
Steep climb for ITA to remain relevant
Modern seals for segment lining integrity
Bertha clear of Alaskan Way Viaduct
Driving underground progress in Georgia
Groundbreaking on UK High Speed Rail College
Bertha breaking out for downtown Seattle
Success for first North American Crossover TBM
Milestone success for Seli Overseas in Doha
Mott MacDonald accelerates US growth plans
New tunnelling jumbo for limestone applications

April
Extreme challenge for Rondout bypass TBM
Thimble Shoals contract award imminent
International gathering in San Francisco
Stantec acquires MWH for US$793 million
SFRC durability in a chlorinated environment
Segment design code of practice
Bertha prepares for viaduct undercrossing
Leveraging London to boost BTS WTC2019 bid
Double shield for challenging Indian hydro drive
Tunnelling attractions at the world’s trade fair
Auckland begins City Rail Link contract awards
Supporting the growth of sprayed concrete solutions
RFQs called for Singapore DTSS Phase II
KVMRT to repeat Line 1 success for Line 2
Brisbane revives Cross River rail project
Contract award for 5km Humber tunnel
East Coast Line contract rollout in Singapore

March
First TBM launch on LA metro extensions
Extensive grouting program in Iceland
HS2 appoints Phase I Engineering Delivery Partner
Nine teams shortlisted for UK HS2 major civils
TBMs complete Doha Metro Red Line North
Heavy-duty pump solution for Hamburg U-Bahn
Bertha reaches Safe Haven 3 milestone
Georgian hydro boom fuels underground opportunities
UK Budget backs underground infrastructure
UK potash issues critical funding study
Fehmarn Link mega-project contract awards
Atkins acquisition to target Africa growth
Top speakers lined up for ground improvement course
ITA call for 2016 Awards nominations
Carving out a Mexican mountain highway
Stockholm mega-project hit by contractor appeals
In search of the Age of the Underground

February
STP management changes enable Bertha restart
Perth Forrestfield–Airport link award
Overcoming high cutter wear in Chennai
World-class venue for BTS bid for WTC2019
WTC 2016 Exhibition Preview
Contractor walkout sparks Chennai Metro retender
Shatin-Central Link progress in Hong Kong
Atlanta Metro ventilation rehabilitation
Moving Crossrail 2 towards design
Delhi Heritage Line moves closer to completion
Lake Mead makes ASCE Award shortlist
bauma 2016 Exhibition Preview and Locator
TBM record for Sydney rail mega-project
New York awards last major East Side Access contract
Seattle University Link to open in March

January
Getting Bangalore Metro north-south line back on track
Slurry or EPB for conditions in Bangalore
Melbye steps down as Normet President and CEO
TBM specified for critical Thames highway crossing
East Coast Line contract awards in Singapore
London submits bid for WTC2019
Jacobs sign three-year EPCM deal with BASF
Final breakthrough for Sydney rail mega-project
Bertha sinkhole prompts Seattle safety review
Normet acquires Meyco dry spray concrete line
Contracts awarded for Qatari IDRIS mega-project
Focusing on tunnel refurbishment safety
Semi-automatic tubular steel arch support
Bids in for $2 billion Perth airport link
Terratec success in Turkey and Thailand
Second breakthrough for DC CSO mega-project
Addressing the need for lower emissions
Strabag to sell its hydraulic engineering business
Obituary - Bradford Townsend

2015
December
Reflecting on 2015
Robbins double shield TBMs for Austrian headrace
HS2 accelerates Birmingham-Crewe section
Flexible formwork solution for multi-profile lining
Historic TBM breakthrough in Norway
HS2 announces enabling works contractors
Experience with German decompression tables
UK examines 30km trans-Pennine highway link
New CSO system to tackle Glasgow flooding
Landmark achievement for Glasgow CSO

November
ITA celebrates the best of 2015
Seattle Bellevue SEM tunnel - full bid result
TBM innovations approach first field tests
Obama adviser to head Seattle Sound Transit
Driving forward UK High Speed Rail College
ITA-COSUF safety prize for young researchers
Third breakthrough for Seattle Northgate LRT
Ecuador awards 22km metro construction
KVMRT Line 2 releases tender documents
Shallow Berlin link drives Mixshield innovation
Promoting the value of underground space

October
First TBM breakthrough for Riyadh Metro
Bertha relaunch delayed again
Mega-projects battle for showcase ITA Award
Questioning advantages of double shields
Nuclear deal paves way for 11km of subsea tunnels
Closing in on a Midtown connection
Terratec EPBMs deliver success in Delhi
High technology solutions for tunnel security
Speeding up granite excavation in Hong Kong
Drill+split first for Oslo-Ski cavern excavation
TBM launches for 15km Brenner heading
VIDEO: Tracking Bertha repair progress
Demonstrating the value of refurbished TBMs

September
Boundaries busted for highway under the Bosphorus
Women in Tunnelling - a male point of view
EPBM breakthrough for Qatar flood protection
Controlled watering up under way at Lake Mead
Closing in on Delhi Metro Phase III completion
DC calls qualifiers for city’s longest tunnel
Stockholm mega-bypass contract rollout
HS2 gears up for £6.4 billion procurement
Advancing final transit decisions in Seattle

August
Insurers refuse STP Bertha breakdown claim
Bosphorus Eurasia highway TBM breaks through
CERN accelerates critical collider upgrade
Funding secured for 25km London supersewer
Singapore awards 9.8km of sewer extensions
Telling the history of the Sandhogs
UK advances Thames crossing mega-project
Four TBMs needed for Sydney metro plans
TBM preferred for Melbourne river crossing

July
Bertha relaunch delayed until November in Seattle
Managing final tunnelling works at Farringdon
Two gripper-TBMs order for CREG of China
Complex drill+blast challenges in Norway
Acciona/Ghella selected for Follo Line TBM tunnel
Hawaii TBM faces steep curve radius challenge
Korea completes record setting rail excavation
Funding secured for 25km London supersewer
Preparing Presidio Parkway for opening
Final element seals Midtown connection
UK potash mine wins planning consent
Seattle axes SR99 Expert Review Panel
Sydney NorthConnex roadheader award
First TBM launches for Riyadh Metro Line 1

June
Crossover TBM makes North American debut
Crosslinx selected for Toronto Crosstown LRT
Entries file in for ITA Awards 2015
National Park D-Day for UK potash mine
Collapse and flooding delay progress in Iceland
Double track technical sessions for STUVA 2015
First tunnel award for Sydney West Connex
Making connections at RETC 2015
Landmark breakthrough for UK Crossrail
Intelligent lighting to reduce costs
Breaking new ground on LA outfall tunnel
Seattle advances its LRT ambitions
Preparing Presidio Parkway for opening
Critical upgrade for Liberty Island water service
Working Groups report progress at WTC 2015

May
Rehabilitation for critical Boston harbor tunnel
Quantity above quality at WTC2015 Croatia
Croatia plans for an underground future
Closing in on Presidio Parkway opening
Kerch Tunnel to guarantee security for Crimea
Bertha damage "more extensive" than expected
Aerodynamics and ventilation in rail tunnels
Site investigation pays dividends on Crossrail
WSDOT “concern” over DRB obstruction ruling
Record-breaking Rogfast link faces June vote
Successes prompt buoyant mood for RETC2015
DRB examines Bertha obstruction case
Midtown construction passes half way

April
Cost benefits of large-diameter bored tunnels
Perth sets shortlist for underground airport link
Melbourne kills off road link to revive metro
UK potash mine gathers momentum
TBMs through on long hydro drive in Ecuador
Tunnelling delegations gather at WTC2015
Fehmarn link approved but intial bids too high
RFQs for USA Bay Bridge Tunnel expansion
Speeding up tunnel repairs in Belgium
Final breakthrough ends KVMRT TBM tunnelling
SR99 tunnel budget stretched to the limit
Mecca TBM remote controlled from Germany
Waterview segments make ANZAC war memorial
European connectivity masterplans
Optimising life-cycle costs of tunnels
Investigation prompts SAFE fire system review

March
Herrenknecht to supply Follo Line TBMs
Leighton sells John Holland division to Chinese
St Louis mega-CSO program to span 44km
Ceneri Base Tunnel celebrations
Full-scale tests on FRC precast segments
Unique gantry for mega-TBM lift
London Underground Northern Line design
Core drilling for Norway’s latest mega-crossing
RETC Exhibition locator
Critical analysis of FRS durability study
Review of FRC brittle failure considerations
Tough ground beckons for Cityringen
WTC 2015 Exhibition Preview
Acciona/Ghella selected for Follo Line TBM tunnel
Managing progress at Waterview
Bertha ready for disassembly and repair

February
Preferred bidders selected for Thames Tideway
Flood-damaged TBM through in New York
Bertha recovery shaft breakthrough
Bertha begins final drive into recovery shaft
Royal visit celebrates Lee Tunnel completion
Five TBM plan of attack for UK potash mine
Technical assistance for TBM Bertha repair
Follo Line first tunnel contract award
STP wins latest round of Seattle DRB claims
Milestone achievement for Cityringen

January
2015 perspective and preparing for demand
Toronto advances 7.6km subway extension
Double breakthrough for Crosstown west TBMs
Underground expansion fuels UK training boom
Lima Metro funding boost
Transport Museum’s Crossrail exhibition
Live test for Channel Tunnel fire system
Innovative design takes Paddington link
Completing Washington DC Clean Rivers design
Seattle TBM recovery shaft repair row
TBM readied for headrace launch in Laos
Mühlhäuser expands into tunnel lining sector
TBM excavation in final run in Kuala Lumpur
DC prepares for Anacostia EPBM launch
Robbins EPBM away for Seattle Northgate
Fehmarn costs adjusted as awards awaited
River Elbe mega-pipejack success

2014
December
Reflecting on 2014
Completion of Moscow’s delayed highway link
Industry recognition for tunnel lighting specialist
Designing a 100km collider tunnel for CERN
ITA safety prize for young researchers
Sinking the concrete elements at Midtown
London river crossing preliminary design
SCL completion enables final Crossrail TBM push

November
Underground the key driver of global infrastructure
UK revives Stonehenge road tunnel proposal
Sydney plans three harbour crossings
BTS honours James Clark Medal winners
LA breaks ground on Purple Line extension
Battling geothermal challenges in Iceland
Cleveland awards second CSO storage tunnel
Brenner Base Tunnel river undercrossing award
New York on the brink of a rail tunnel crisis
Four more breakthroughs for Terratec in Delhi

October
Canada pays tribute to expertise and effort
HS2 announces TBM and procurement strategy
Adapting TBMs to the Singapore environment
Sydney West Connex prequalifiers
Developing a blueprint for TBM mine access
High Speed Rail College to plug UK skills gap
Recognising Crossrail groundwater innovation
London Underground £3 billion extension
Construction go-ahead for Norway hydro
Politics threatens East West Link in Melbourne
Tail seal issues fail to slow Auckland mega-TBM
Mega-projects in focus at BTS Conference

September
France to gather the experts at AFTES
Outstanding achievement award for Maconochie
Royal Academy of Engineering
Critique of synthetic-fiber FRS paper
TBM success signals coal access opportunity
Hong Kong mega-machine explanations
Bay crossing preferred for UK cable link
Hong Kong undersea mega-TBM order
Thames Tideway Tunnel gets planning approval
London and Sydney award rail concessions
First TBM launch on Sydney rail link
Melbourne awards highway mega-project
Fehmarnbelt Link announces M&E prequalifers
Explaining the Bertha recovery methodology
Pushing TBM design limits under Lake Mead

August
TBM recovery shaft delays in Seattle
New underground MRT extensions for Singapore
Mixed ground success for Terratec in Delhi
Prestigious award for Robbins’ Lok Home
OPAL award for design consultancy President
Robbins returns hard rock TBM technology to Norway
Robbins TBM sets records in Indianapolis
Qatar flood control adds to its TBM demand
TBM giant plans top management succession
TBM excavation for Lake Ontario outfall
Double breakthrough on Delhi Metro Phase III
Canadian Academy inducts underground expert
London Northern Line extension design

July
Discussing Seattle TBM repair strategy
LA Metro Board votes 'yes' in face of protests
Final contracts awarded on Singapore Thomson Line
Glasgow calls bids for metro tunnel repair
Price of the procurement challenge
Strong objection to LA Metro bid evaluation
Flexibility key to battling poor geology in Turkey
Brenner pushes ahead with new contracts
Collaboration develops shaft boring technology
All go for multi-billion Metro extensions in LA
Stuttgart-21 challenge for dual mode TBM
AECOM seals URS $6 billion mega-deal
Poland river crossing completes air-sea link
Innovation gets Amsterdam Metro on track
Los Angeles Regional Connector award
Thai river crossing challenge for Terratec
TV series celebrates Crossrail achievement
Export growth award for shotcrete specialist
Norway advances Ryfast mega-project
TBM recovery success for new DTL2 contractor
Peru to begin design of Lima Metro Line 3
Ground freezing first for Singapore rail project

June
Following the dream of a career underground
Bertha bearing to get 86-tonne reinforcement
UK HS3 plan for trans-Pennine rail link
Bekaert + Maccaferri form sales partnership
ITA sets strategy for growth and development
Tunnelling moves into the mainstream
Global success for formwork specialist
Asset sale to fund underground Sydney LRT link
Worker dies on Deep Rock Connector drive
Bilfinger to withdraw from civil tunnelling
Overcoming an American hard rock challenge
VMT celebrates 20 years of guiding TBMs
Singapore rolls out Thomson Line packages
Bit cutters provide soft ground TBM benefit
Laos and Turkey TBM orders for Terratec
Seventeen firms line up for Fehmarn M&E
Improving fire safety at the TBM cutterhead

May
LA Metro advances vital Connector
Oslo-Ski TBM EPC contract tenders called
President Xi visits Chinese TBM factory
TunnelTECH: Fibres fit for segmental linings
Copenhagen advances Cityringen extensions
New award follows Seli Kishanganga success
Budapest opens controversial Metro Line 4
Mega-TBMs for China double-deck link
TBM excavation for critical Norway rail link
Greek/Turkish JV takes Doha Gold Line
Overcoming the Cleveland shale challenge

April
Paris joins fight to host WTC2017
NAT2014 Exhibition Preview
Netherlands joins race to host WTC 2017
Thomson Line awards hit US$5 billion
Closing in on breakthrough in San Francisco
Bertha damage halts excavation for 12 months
Civil tenders submitted for Fehmarn Link
Opposition may force UK supersewer rethink
Norway launches bid to host WTC2017

March
Hard rock beaten on Bangalore slurry drives
Repairing damaged hydropower pressure tunnels
Showcasing technical excellence at WTC2014
Brazil prequalifiers for first immersed link
'Speed up delivery to cut costs' says HS2 boss
Phase II Beijing Metro extension complete
ITA-CET course to focus on power generation
Contractor TBM decisions questioned by WSDOT
Crossrail worker dies during SCL works
WTC 2014 Exhibition preview
STP-WSDOT clashes threaten Seattle project
TBM ready for Stuttgart-21 Bossler Tunnel

February
Soft ground challenge for Doha EPBMs
Ottawa manages excavation ground run
Singapore rolls out Thomson Line packages
Main beam TBM makes great time in Mumbai
Successful end for trouble-hit subsea drive
TBM Bertha suffers main bearing seal failure
Ramping up mega-TBM progress in Auckland
Three consortia line up for Lima Metro Line 2
Underground link for direct Heathrow access
Five breakthroughs in 14 days for Crossrail
Thai river crossing challenge for Terratec

January
Tackling fault zones in the mountains of Turkey
DC Water scales back CSO tunnel plans
Notice to Proceed for Hawaiian sewer tunnel
Preparing for WTC Brazil
Geopolymer concrete for durable linings
Rail fire system given full-scale test in Spain
Herrenknecht sweeps Doha metro Phase 1
Hyberbaric inspections begin in Seattle
Third machine through in Kuala Lumpur
Consent granted for Scottish hydro scheme
New design TBM tames the Kuala Lumpur karst
Optimum advance for long distance TBM drives
Young engineers compare shadow designs
Vital estuary crossing to keep UK gas flowing
Canada debut for microtunnelling system
Investigating the Seattle mega-TBM stoppage
ITA safety prize for young researchers
Preparing for prospects in 2014

2013
December
Reflecting on 2013
Breakthroughs line up for Klang Valley MRT
Dewatering to help deal with stuck Bertha
Alto Maipo Chile granted notice to proceed
UK Crossrail 2 attracts mass public support
Ring beam support for Lorain CSO drive
M&E Fehmarnbelt prequalification process under way
Steep hydro drive through in Austrian Alps
Improving the rail network in Romania
Celebrating success at Legacy Way in Brisbane
Sustainability and the tunnelling industry

November
Calgary plans underground flood protection
HS2 hybrid bill launched in UK
Seattle targets U-Link early opening
Melbourne contracting model to minimize risk
Deep drive record-setting in India
Toronto awards Crosstown LRT eastern section
STUVA 2013 Exhibition preview
Subsea tunnels for oilfield development
Los Angeles scopes mega Metro expansions
TBM first for Australian coal seam access
Technical focus at STUVA 2013

October
Bidders line up to deliver Thames mega-project
Washington DC accelerates flood relief award
Bosphorus rail link joins East and West
Detecting boulders at TBM headings
UK advances underground nuclear facilities
Boosting underground training opportunities
Singapore rolls out Thomson Line packages
Planning for another world record subsea link
Worker killed in Washington metro accident
Turkey invests in specific industry training
Prequalifiers confirmed for Oslo-Ski Follo Line
Race against time at Lake Mead
Fortaleza awards East Line metro construction
New CSO system to tackle Glasgow flooding
Norway begins highway link rollout
Brazil postpones high speed rail auction
Singapore replaces bankrupt contractor

September
Reviving the Saudi trans-peninsula rail link
Hydro brings TBMs back to Norway
Dawn restart for trouble-hit drive
Launching for final leg of Spadina drive
In-situ concrete lining on a steep slope
Reflecting on eight years of toil
Advancing Stockholm bypass mega-project
NFM to supply all four TBMs for Sydney link
Fehmarn link submits for German approval
Fatal accident on Irish gas project
Ground Zero revival of Lower Manhattan
Crossrail nears excavation half-way landmark
Making a business case for UK high speed rail
Salvage team recovers Japan disaster TBM
Hong Kong awards major undersea highway
Swiss setting for shaft drilling prototype
Riyadh metro construction management

August
Crossrail test for 'smart' segmental linings
Powering through on France-Spain cable link
Bidding progress for Germany-Denmark link
Violent protests against Lyon-Turin link
Changes to reduce mega Delta project impact
Herrenknecht EPBM for Stuttgart-21 link
Bi-national safety codes for Lyon-Turin rail link
Abstract rush for WTC2014
Four metro EPBMs mark Robbins entry to Brazil
Progressing the Lyon-Turin base rail link
Sandvik jumbos on rail duty in Turkey
Microtunnelling move by Terratec in Thailand
Ground conditions favor Indianapolis progress
Success for new EPBM solution in Miami
Jacobs takes Doha Red Line management

July
Metro Riyadh moves into construction
Final breakthroughs for Seli in Milan
Riyadh Metro win for Spanish-led group
Significant breakthrough at Sparvo
Singapore awards start Thompson Line works
Los Angeles moves Clearwater into final design
Singapore and Malaysia hungry for TBMs
Underground solution saves US$500 million
New Zealand rejects National Park link
Optimised design wins Bank Station upgrade
Planning a third wave of Seattle LRT

June
NZ$2.8 billion Auckland rail link back on track
Sydney awards billion dollar rail mega-project
Cairo metro reaches TBM milestone
Technical delivery at RETC
Final breakthrough for Brisbane traffic link
Qualifiers called for Himalayan road link
First TBM launch on Klang Valley MRT
Driving progress on Moscow metro
Driving sea outfalls for Sochi Winter Olympics
Closing in on final breakthroughs in Milan
Impregilo confirms Doha metro contract win
TBM, SCL milestones for Crossrail

May
WTC technical programme and exhibition
Seattle Northgate LRT Link bid result
Mexico City manages mega drainage
Vancouver confirms Caterpillar as TBM supplier
DC advancing clean river mega-project
Fehmarn link prequalifiers unveiled
RETC 2013 Exhibition Preview
RETC forum on risk and uncertainty
BTS Tunnel design and construction course
Toll judgment throws Midtown into chaos
Iceland advances coastal road links
WTC 2013 Exhibition preview
Prequalification call for Oslo-Ski TBM link
Robotising maintenance of TBM cutting tools
New tunnel added to UK high speed rail scope
Excavation wraps up on Miami Port link
Qatar RFQs for 113km IDRIS sewerage project
Workhorse TBM holes through for Bi-County
Extreme long reach drives in India
Leadership elections for ITA at WTC in Geneva
Citybanan starts complex sinking operation
First award on record-breaking Ryfast
Seattle prepares for mega-TBM assembly

April
Keeping underground noise within limits
Central Subway bids open as first TBM arrives
Rapid excavation breaks through in Brisbane
New 9km tunnel for UK high speed rail
Long drive TBM celebrations in Malaysia
More tunnel awards at Chuquicamata
Geneva rolls out the WTC red carpet
Company news reported at bauma 2013
Qatar begins Doha metro tunnel awards
bauma bonanza!
Rapid progress on latest Chinese metro
Indonesia outlines its infrastructure ambition
Extreme gradient challenges in Switzerland
Hong Kong Shatin-Central metro rollout
Mega EPBM arrives in Seattle

March
Niagara water tunnel opens at last
Pushing ahead with Milan metro Line 5
Wrapping up Spadina Line southern tunnels
TBM giants dominate bauma awards
Reflecting on Europe's first immersed tunnel
New tool proves no-dig carbon savings
Second drive through on London cable link
Dual mode TBM wraps up mountain drive
Behind the scenes at bauma
bauma Exhibition Preview
bauma - a chance to maximise global reach
Lima RFQ for 35km of underground metro

February
Macmahon exits civil tunnelling after 50 years
bauma prepares to break all records
Presenting the tunneling career possibilities
TBM pops up in Preston city centre
Finding a formula for delivering HSR in Brazil
RFQ call for Colombian road mega-projects
Iceland awards its longest road tunnel
Repairing Mumbai's crumbling drainage system
Report identifies preferred Crossrail 2 route
Metro sinkhole in Guangzhou
Double boost for Crossrail
Ground preparation at Semmering Base Tunnel
First TBM launched for Koralm rail tunnel

January
UK High Speed 2 needs 56km of twin tunnels
Tendering for world-longest subsea road tunnel
Femarnbelt link design safety contract
Extra tunnels for Toronto Crosstown LRT
Global interest in Femarnbelt prequalification
Gulf project boom fuels Herrenknecht expansion
Safety prize for young researchers
First TBM launches for Crossrail river drive
UK advances high speed rail second phase
Complex Swiss safety tunnel breakthrough
A 2013 perspective for the industry

2012
December
2012 in retrospect
Annual report of TunnelTalk activity
China opens world's longest high speed railway
Technical parameters of Seattle's mega EPBM
Mobilizing for Deep Rock Tunnel Connector start
Ottawa awards $2.1 billion Confederation Line
BTS screens live debate via webinar
Tunnel ceiling collapse kills in Japan
Court rules against Brightwater contractor JV
Funding boost for Northern Line extension

November
Europe hydro vision needs 165km of tunnels
New-design TBM ready for Malaysia challenge
Second canal crossing for Seattle sewer upgrade
Four TBMs for high altitude Andean drives
Extreme base tunnel for Andes rail link
Shotcrete solutions for Taiwan drives
TBMs will excavate the Oslo-Ski Follo Line
Education: Building tunnels and building lives
TBMs mobilise for Moscow metro extensions
Post Sandy pump-out under way in New York
Brisbane advances vital traffic link
Tide gates save Midtown tunnel from floods
Construction management for Northgate LRT

October
Superstorm devastates New York region
Indian demand for TBMs continues at pace
EC awards ambitious R&D programme
NATM breakthrough on East Side Access
Tunnels at the heart of Sydney transport vision
Crossrail launches TBM interactive mapping
Prequalifiers called for Fehmarn sea link
Gdansk accepts TBM for vital river crossing

September
Rio-bound EPBM to forge vital Olympic metro link
Three vie to build longest rail tunnel in Australia
Planning your new conference season
Singapore awards 35km cable tunnels
Predicting rock conditions ahead of the face
Design changes help secure project success
First tunnel award for Toronto Crosstown LRT
SCL to create Crossrail junction caverns
Innovative TBM powers through mountains
First TBM delivered for 18km Alpine drive
Prequalifiers selected for Riyadh metro works

August
Rebuilt TBMs launch on Brisbane traffic tunnel
TBM powers Swiss drive for renewable energy
Facing steep challenges on St Petersburg Metro
Queen officially opens UK Tyne Tunnel
Doha progresses towards Metro construction
UK training academy expands course range
Seattle pushes on with LRT extensions
Months early for U-220 TBMs in Seattle
Prospects and pay scales attract new recruits
Particle experiments the goal at Hamburg
Refurbishment attention for Glasgow metro
First drive through for Miami Port link

July
Ireland prepares to tender a 9km sea outfall
Governor supports mega water tunnels project
Crossrail sets up for first drives from the east
Iceland progresses road tunnel plans
Governor signs California HSR funding bill
Alpine takes bypass tunnel on vital rail corridor
Countdown for Argentina's longest TBM drive
Deep level drive for Robbins TBM in Mumbai
Tackling chronic power outages in Zambia
Historic tunnel plays vital Crossrail role
New Harbour crossing in Sydney's rail plan
Trans-Alpine TBM breakthrough for Caterpillar
Tunnels lead the way in world Top-100 projects

June
Normet completes full acquisition of TAM
Building Holland's first double-deck tunnel
NFM to build EPBM for Moscow metro
São Paolo urban forest tunnels edge closer
Tunnel award seals Irish gas project
Fatal ring-build accident at Lake Mead
Norway's mega-project to tender in Autumn
Doing business at WTC Bangkok
Replacement contractor finishes sewer project

May
Geotechnical concerns for deep mountain drives
New undersea mega-project for Norway
Indianapolis counts down to NAT 2012
NAT 2012 Exhibition preview
Tunnel option for Malaysia-Singapore link
Full-scale tunnel fire testing
ITACET training course attracts global audience
Crossing the Himalayas by rail
Prequalifiers called for 40km Riyadh metro
Crossrail launches first TBM
Fire-spalling of self-compacting concrete
Exit spacing influence on ventilation choices
Toronto axes 16km of tunnels
WTC2012 Bangkok Preview
WTC Bangkok Exhibition Preview

April
MMC-Gamuda orders six Herrenknecht TBMs
Robbins TBM completes two-year Mexico City drive
Mountain drives for water supply in Malaysia
Financial close seals Midtown Tunnel start
US debut for vertical shaft machine technology
Norway road and rail tunnels awarded
ITACET course for young engineers
Four TBMs for Sydney's $8.5 billion rail link
TBM river crossing for Gdansk air-sea link
Safety violation fine for East Side Access JV
UK awards high speed rail design contracts

March
New tunnel option for UK traffic blackspot
Major tunnel and station awards on Stuttgart-21
MMC-Gamuda takes Kuala Lumpur MRT tunnels
Freeing stricken TBMs in tough Asian conditions
Success in Seattle as TBM holes through
Swiss tunnel crash leaves 28 dead
Historic Greek city confirms metro extension
Maiden Crossrail TBM to launch next week
Tunnels complete on Scottish water project
Arup bags another High Speed 2 contract
Strabag court win seals Italian highway deal
Laing O'Rourke takes Liverpool Street Station
EPBs for San Francisco as station bid opens
Devising new methods to assess ground stability
Rolling stock winner must prove UK benefit

February
Sochi winning on the Olympics alpine route
Contract win seals Astaldi's Chilean ambitions
Borehole cooling for Green Park Station
Royal visit for Crossrail academy
A major threat to US transit funding
Environmental services for UK high speed rail
Air traffic demands innovation near Schipol
State visit to Herrenknecht China
Five feared dead in Japanese tunnel collapse
California HSR identifies qualified contractors
Skanska scores 2nd Avenue Subway hat-trick
First TBM launches on Panama metro drive
Dry approach to Connaught Tunnel repair
TBMs ready for London sewerage drives
WTC Bangkok extends official welcome to ITA
East Side Access slippage forces new contract
Fresh EIA forces Colombia tunnel suspension
Seven shortlisted for UK High Speed 2 design

January
New LRT plan would cut Eglinton tunneling
UK High Speed 2 development partner selected
Final tunnel awards on giant STEP project
Brazilian port tunnel sets new standards
Extra tunnels seal UK high speed rail approval
WSSC water tunnel pushing progress
Italian JV wins Jonica coastal highway contract
Immersed tube plans for Holland's Lake IJmeer
Peer review critical of California's HSR plan

2011
December
2012 perspective
In search of resilient cities
TBM tunnels considered for Fehmarn sea link
Inn Valley underground rail ready to open
2011 in retrospect
Qatar drives forward with Doha metro
Kuala Lumpur opens tunnel Training Academy
Andes link a priority for Chile-Argentina-Brazil
Dulles Metrorail progresses under new name
Deep wastewater drive under way in Kansas
Crossrail partner loses trains battle
Bangkok examines flood prevention plans
Midtown Tunnel P3 contract awarded in Virginia
UK reconsiders High-Speed 2 tunnel alignment
UK budget commits to infrastructure projects
Ireland drops €5.6 billion metro projects
Panama awards urgent Esti headrace repair
Concrete finish for Glendoe repair

November
Crossrail awards central station contracts
Major upgrade plans for London's Bank Station
New Zealand concedes proposed park route
Tunnel worker loses his life in New York
California calls high-speed rail qualifiers
Tunnel bids sought for high-speed rail
Seoul blasts through a granite mountain pass
Miami Port Tunnel excavation underway
Five in Kuala Lumpur's MRT Swiss Challenge
Tunnels key to Colombia's Mountain Highway
Brynglas: A story of innovative solutions
Costs balloon for California's high-speed rail
Mistake delays Miami Port Tunnel start
Ottawa announces shortlist for LRT

October
Bolted segments rescue snarled pipejack
Underground gas storage facility opens
BTS focus on health and safety
Norway moves ahead with high speed rail
DC Water starts on major CSO program
Steep gradient formwork challenge
Rio prepares for international games
Tunnel death leads to $55,000 fine
Lee Tunnel shaft sinking progress
OARS shaft-sinking challenges
Caldecott closing in on breakthrough
Warzone drainage project closes out

September
Mont Blanc Tunnel at age 46
All Crossrail TBMs in the Herrenknecht basket
New York harbor crossing under way
Tunnel repair for aging New York aqueduct
TBM breakthrough in New York
Crossrail seeks bids for tunnel fit out
Another successful IUT
Long wait over for Lake Mead TBM
Space monitor for Hong Kong settlement
Alternative contracting and delivery methods
New access drives for mighty mine operation
Sprinkler limitations for tunnel fire fighting
Portland CSO tunnels score national recognition
Strabag to build Toronto wastewater tunnel
TBM link to Messina Strait cable crossing
Hong Kong closing out West Drainage scheme
Delaying train delivery will save millions
Seattle mobilizes for sewer upgrade

August
Normet acquires Esswerk Berg
New York tunneling projects weathered Irene
New York tunneling projects brace for Irene
New Zealand to build 14m EPBM road link
Federal approval for Seattle's bored tunnel
Russia confirms order for largest TBM ever
Excavation complete on Brightwater
Voters back the bored tunnel in Seattle
Slim spread in Indianapolis' CSO tunnel bids
Seattle selects East Link route
UK tunnel safety and training schemes in focus
Glendoe recovery on track
Engineers assess fire damage to M4 tunnel

July
Truck blaze damages UK traffic tunnel
Hindhead bypass opens in UK
World Bank backs Vishnugad Pipalkoti hydro
Mighty TBM procurement for Seattle
Japanese machine for Alaskan Way mega drive
UK MSc course for masters in tunnelling
Last chance for £3,000 MSc Tunnelling bursaries
Electric Häggloader keeps hydro tunnel green
Crossrail awards first underground station contract
Tunneling starts for Austria's longest rail link
EIS supports Alaskan Way tunnel
Crossrail's programme for assuring value
High-speed railway development in China
Brisbane completes Airport Link excavation

June
Record-setting sea links open in China
RETC program to monitor trends and activity
China's mega sea link moves forward
Short sighted Yucca Mountain shutdown
Tight race for Central Subway running tunnels
Central Subway tunnels contract awarded
Bidding signal start of San Francisco subway

May
Crossrail appoints new chief executive
Mandatory bid meeting in Indianapolis
Hindhead draws curious crowds
Niagara hails long awaited breakthrough
Aker Wirth TBMs for Koralm contract
Geological data released for Fehmarn
Helsinki set to welcome the industry
Metro tunneling starts in Toronto
Iceland bids new road tunnel

April
Brenner Baseline gets official start
Waller Creek begins construction
Crossrail station bidders
Crossrail plan of tunnelling attack
Dulles metro station stays underground
Alaskan Way construction management
Warsaw micro drives for Vistula cleanup
Tight competition for BTS Harding Prize
Salt caverns converted for UK gas storage
2nd Ave 86th St station cavern bid result
Crossrail confirms new contract awards
China moves to high performance drilling

March
ESA Queens Tunnels all set to start
Front runner for Crossrail Thames Tunnel
Monumental excavation finalised at Gotthard
Blue Plains design-build contract awarded in DC
Bi-County TBM drive halted by gearbox troubles
Robbins consolidates presence in China
India builds its first oil storage caverns
Caldecott second heading underway
Hong Kong starts massive XRL project
Oslo-Ski invites international interest
SELI-Coastal form subcontinent alliance
Chennai Metro surprise award
Amtrak capitalizes on ARC's demise
Airport Link sees second TBM through
Seattle U-Link prepares for TBM arrivals

February
Seli mobilizes Panama EPBM hydro drives
bC India an impressive first event success
Brisbane Airport Link first TBM breakthrough
Caterpillar confirms LOVAT name change
Secured funding powers Brenner Base Tunnel forward
California high-speed rail calls expressions of interest
GIA's record order for supplies
Fire fighting functions for the Channel Tunnel
Politicians back Europe's mega immersed tube

January
Drill+blast performance for SE Asia rail route
Hitachi confirms batch of overseas orders
Palomino segments part of the package
bC India prepares for international showcase
San Vicente pipeline finished and in service
Buried end for Airport Link TBMs
Lake Mead suffers third significant setback
Brisbane Airport Link works avert inundation
Rob Holden to quit as Crossrail Chief Executive
SELI to use four EPBMs for Cityringen
Columbus prepares for Mixshield arrival
Alaskan Way contract signed and CM RFQ called

2010
December
2011 perspective
2010 in retrospect
Smart infrastructure research at Cambridge
Alaskan Way financial bid opening result
Channel Tunnel historic link 20 years on
Crossrail tunnel contract awards
UK rail from the Channel Tunnel and beyond
Copenhagen's Cityringen metro contract award

November
PP fibres to resist fire-induced spalling
ARC cancellation hits hard
Femern Bælt sea link bridge/tunnel cost comparisons
Immersed tube recommended for Femern link
Cincinnati plans CSO program
Brenner's exploratory bore completed
Seymour-Capilano twin drive done
Rail upgrade breakthrough in Malaysia
Direct Pipe debut in the USA
Boston's plan for a sub-city rail link
ICE Presidential Address 2010

October
Ross Dimmock joins TAM-Normet
Oslo-Ski direct in twin-tube connection
Vancouver's twin TBM drives home in
Epoch achievements on Gotthard Baseline
Sir Alan Muir Wood Symposium review
Mega project procurement for Alaskan Way
Fibre concrete developments in the UK
Delhi Metro meets Commonwealth Games deadline
Devil's Slide breaks through
Gottard Baseline tube set for historic breakthrough

September
Bay Tunnel construction start
Northern Link plan of attack
Brisbane Northern Link concession award
First Robbins slurry TBM on order for China
PPE the last resort for safety
Underground structures of distinction
URS acquires Scott Wilson Group
Obama's $50 billion infrastructure pledge
Crossrail procurement status
Long TBM drive for Turkey
The volume loss debate
Hitachi TBM for Bay Tunnel
Waller Creek Tunnel pre-bid meeting

August
Crossrail settlement control measures
DRBs experiences in Canada
FIDIC suite of contracts analysed
Hallandsås celebrates first tube finish
Brisbane starts second TBM
Crossrail: Site investigation and geo-expectations
High pressure hydrodemolition
Preparing the ground for Crossrail
Dublin Port Tunnel claims settled
Caldecott makes an excavation start
Four bid to qualify for Dublin's DART PPP
London awards Bond Street Station upgrade

July
Seattle LRT client applies lessons learned
U-Link tunnel contractors mobilize
Plans for Sound Transit LRT extensions
Robbins TBM for ARC Palisades tunnels
Underground start for Bangalore Metro
Prequalifiers tender for Chennai Metro
New support systems for Qinling TBMs
Guiding technology for curved tunnel alignment
Lake Mead intake works inundated
Award of New Irvington Tunnel
Blue Plains Tunnel RFP
Portland NAT conference review
Amsterdam Metro first drive completed
Miami Port Tunnel project groundbreaking

June
ITA General Assembly report
Brisbane breakthrough and lining start
Positive progress at Niagara
Two Brightwater TBMs hole through
Crossrail gets new UK Government backing
No 7 Line break through in New York
Hallandsås achieves MBZ pilot breakthrough
Gautrain services begin in South Africa
Crossrail awards geomonitoring data controller
First curved micro drive in the USA

May
Femern Fixed Link bridge and tunnel options
Proposals called for Seattle's big bore
Brightwater's recovery plan and strategy
Seymour-Capilano twin tunnel update
End of PPP on London's Underground
Copenhagen metro loop bids in
Normet introduces new spray mobile
Three vie for new ITA-AITES President
ITA-WTC Vancouver: Program at a Glance

April
ITA ahead of the 36th General Assembly
WTC - a packed program set up
New concept for pumped storage design
New TBM manufacturing venture
Glacier lake drainage tunnel comes on-line
Fast-track drill+blast in Canada
Large rock TBM developments
BAUMA goes ahead despite travel upheaval
Amsterdam starts TBM metro tunnelling
LOVAT as part of Caterpillar sets out the strategy
New Irvington Tunnel design and bid result
BAUMA 2010 set for a bumper turnout
India, the partner country for BAUMA 2010

March
Ethiopia: Lining prevented domino collapse
San Francisco: Crystal Springs breakthrough
BTS Tunnel Design and Construction Course
Special TBM for Kishanganga headrace drive
Hindhead adopts spray-on waterproofing
Victoria Station's Upgrade in London
Crossrail moves ahead with enabling works
Hydro scheme employs first TBM to work in Laos
Panama awards two hydro TBM headrace drives
Moves to bury Yucca Mountain
Chacayes hydro progress in Chile
Santiago Metro survives the 8.8 quake
BAUMA Bulletin: Discussion Forum

February
More detail for Gilgel Gibe II collapse recovery
Brazil invests in a tunnel management system
Economic forecast for global tunnelling
Brightwater plan to mitigate delays
BAUMA bulletin: On the map!
Mega water supply tunnel for California
Germany: BAUMA: Additional tunnellers
Scotland: Glendoe failed headrace recovery
Italy: Rome Metro extension award
Germany: BAUMA: What to expect on the stands
US rail investment
BAUMA: Exhibitor previews

January
St Petersburg PPP
Alaskan Way costs and pre-qualifiers
Strait crossings in focus
Hudson River drive competitors
BAUMA: The international set
LRT plans for downtown Ottawa
Austin prepares for city center redevelopment
2010 Moles Awards
BAUMA - Tunnellers in the line-up
Boston cancels subway repair contract
New Irvington water tunnel advertised
BAUMA – Floorplan and locator
Baltimore's billion dollar LRT vision
UK Preston CSO tunnel contract award
UK Thames Tideway Lee Tunnel award
Vancouver venue for international tunnellers
Standby for BAUMA
Turkey: Drill rigs employed at Gökçebel dam
USA: Los Angeles sewer rehabilitation
2010 in perspective

2009
December
2009 in retrospect
Norway opens 28th undersea road tunnel
New jumbos key to Vietnam hydro schedule
Three bids for Palisades Tunnels
New Irvington advertisement delayed
Brisbane tunnel projects mark milestone
The United States finally wakes up to high-speed rail
London moves on Underground station upgrades
ARC project awards Manhattan Tunnels
Shortlist for Crossrail running tunnels contracts

November
Sacramento sewer tunnel pushes through
Los Angeles considers underground highway link
Albania highway tunnel collapase closure
TBM at a standstill at Niagara
Lake Mead TBM designed for the extreme
Glacier drainage tunnel protects Swiss communities
Bay Tunnel bid result
ARC tunnels packages revised
Chilean mine invites access project proposals
Strong competition for first ARC contract
Twin EPB drives for Florence rail corridor
Portland checks major milestone

October
London Underground extension to Battersea
Alaskan Way tunnel replacement agreed
Seattle's second University Link contract awarded
Flood setback for India TBM project
First use of slurry TBMs in New York City
Miami Port Tunnel finally a project!
Glendoe rockfalls more serious than initial fears
ARC prepares Hudson Tunnels contract
Strong competition for first ARC contract
India's Panaji-Vasco sea link study
Dewatering to repair Bightwater TBMs
Pedestrian tunnel plans
Caldecott fourth bore bid result
Miami Port Tunnel clings to life
Conference: London's eye on the underground scene

September
Designing for seismic survival
TBM tunnel collapse on Cairo Metro
Balfour Beatty buys Parsons Brinckerhoff
Miami Port Tunnel troubles continue
BART begins road to Silicon Valley
Vancouver water
Spadina Subway gears up for tender
San Francisco Bay Area tunnels recharge aging system
Tunnel tragedy revisited 70 years later
Melbourne announces metro plan
Dubai Metro opens its doors for service
Portland CSO on track
NFM EPBM for Cairo Metro
US microtunnel death inquiry
Prequalify for NY harbor siphons

August
Crossrail capital injection
Final elements of Chicago's TARP into design
Toronto: Client equips Southeast Collector
Toronto: Buried EPB recovered
Crossrail invites interest
Seattle U-Link bid result
UK high-speed rail idea
Glendoe rockfall shutdown
Canada Line opens
Sydney CBD Metro shortlist
Washington DC CSO masterplan
Seattle bids next University-Link contract
Caldecott bid opening extended
HATS contracts in Hong Kong confirmed

July
Crossrail invites tunnel construction interest
Seattle embraces new transit system
Beacon Hill voids investigation
ITA President's statement
Great celebrations for Gotthard TBM arrival
New leadership at LOVAT
ARC contracts update
Alpine wins Slovenia road tunnel
Lafayette CSO breakthrough
Tunnel preferred for Long Island sewer

June
Crossrail's public funding assured
Femern Fixed Link tunnel considerations
Brightwater TBMs in trouble
Upper Rouge CSO cancelled
Post ITA analysis
RETC 2009 hits Las Vegas

May
Planning of HATS deep sewage tunnel in Hong Kong
Budapest Metro standoff resolved
Caldecott 4th bore to be advertised
Malaysian raw water tunnel awarded
Crossrail management mobilized
First ARC contract advertised
Alpine wins rails contract

April
New approach to Golden Gate Bridge accelerated
Seymour Capilano restart comes at a high price
Ashlu Creek TBM drive done
Detroit outfall contract terminated
Funding shortfall cripples Upper Rouge CSO
Set up for Detroit's outfall - Apr 2009
Funding sources dry up for Las Vegas
Lake Mead shaft contract deferred
London's Crossrail moves into detail design
Bored tunnel for downtown Seattle
Miami Port Tunnel on life support

March
Sochi tunnels towards Winter Olympics
Prelude to building Brenner Baseline
Low bid cuts cost of University Link
Three bids for Bi-County Water Tunnel
Second super sewer to revitalize River Thames
Fatal collapse on Cologne's new metro line
Yucca Mountain all but scrapped
Programme challenges at Bogong
Sinkhole bothers Brightwater
Tunnel too rich for Dallas taxpayers
Tunnel takes top London award
Dick Robbins honored for TBM engineering innovations
Charleston's deep level sewer wins acclaim
Claremont Tunnel receives top award

February
Infrastructure in Obama's billions in bail out
Underwater works for Hobson Bay
Eurotunnel back to full capacity
Design build responsibility at Rosedale
Pittsburgh breakthrough marred by money worries
McConnell Dowell - Award winner at Pike River

January
Brightwater under pressure
Robbins reintroduces TBM advantages to India at AMR
Record drill+blast work in Norway
Caldecott Tunnel funding frozen
Bored tunnel for downtown Seattle
Miami Port Tunnel on life support
Rebid reprieve for Seymour Capilano
Perseverance paying off at San Vicente

2008
Supreme Court finds for the engineers - Dec 2008
Strong competition starts North Link in Seattle - Dec 2008
Oslo Ski railway tunnel project - Dec 2008
Americans approve billions for transit - Nov 2008
Crystal Springs Bypass Tunnel awarded - Oct 2008
Construction of Haifa Tunnels at standstill - Oct 2008
Mexico's largest EPB supplied by Robbins - Oct 2008
ITA 2008 news from Agra, India - Sep 2008
China buys Italy's CIFA - Sep 2008
CERN - an underground triumph - Sep 2008
Herrenknecht - four for Brisbane - Aug 2008
East Side Access optimization - Aug 2008
Final breakthrough for Arrowhead - Aug 2008
Spray-on waterproofing - Finding real application - Aug 2008
DRBs - knowing and playing by the rules - Aug 2008
Subsea connection for desalination plant - Aug 2008
Buried EPBM recovery in Toronto - Aug 2008
Miami still on hold - Aug 2008
Portland progress - Aug 2008
Tysons Corner in the air on Dulles link - Aug 2008
Brightwater update - Aug 2008
Accounting for slow progress at Niagara - Jul 2008
Tunnelling activity in India - Jul 2008
California fixes high-speed rail route - Jul 2008
Lake Mead No 3 intake tunnel awarded - Jun 2008
South Cobb sewer tunnel awarded in Atlanta - Jun 2008
Brisbane awards airport highway tunnel link - May 2008
Breakthrough marks milestone at Arrowhead - May 2008
Vancouver's twin tunnels contract terminated - May 2008
Lovat speaks of acquisition - Apr 2008
Tunnelling complete at Kárahnjúkar, Iceland - Apr 2008
Lovat + Caterpillar - Apr 2008
NAT Conference Round-up - Mar 2008
NATM excavation underway at Devil's Slide - Mar 2008
Austria: Design considerations for high-speed rail - Feb 2008

2007
Seymour-Capilano - Twin TBM progress - Dec 2007
Clawing success from the extreme at Arrowhead - Dec 2007
San Vicente stumped by tough conglomerate - Sep 2007
Brightwater mobilization - Sep 2007
Alaskan Way frustration - Sep 2007
Ambitious project planning in Kiev - Jul 2007
Mühlhäuser celebrates 100 successful years - Jul 2007
A slow road for BART to San Jose - May 2007
Test run for tight settlement control in The Hague
Seymour-Capilano encounters - May 2007
Canada Line mobilization in Vancouver - Mar 2007
Lane Cove collapse - Feb 2007

2006
Foundation for building a new Ashgabat - Feb 2006
Americas high speed rail aspirations - Sep 2006
Facing challenges on Seymour-Capilano - Dec 2006
Niagara plan of action - Dec 2006
Public demand for Big Dig accountability - Sep 2006
Partnership splits in Perth - June 2006

2005
New start for LA Metro contracting - Sept 2005
Singapore extremes on the DTSS - Mar 2005

2004
Maximising the advantage
USA: GBR workshop discussion - Jun 2004
Two Robbins TBMs for Vancourver - Dec 2004
Triumph from tough going in Delhi - Oct 2004
Perth's promising 'relationship' - Sep 2004
Three bid Vancourver tunnels - Sep 2004
The good, bad and mixed on the DTSS - Apr 2004
Seismic retrofit for BART
Vancourver drives towards better water - Mar 2004

2003
Silicon Valley selects BART line consultants - Dec 2003
Panama adopts EPC contracting for Esti scheme - Jun 2003
Exchange Place turn around re-opens - May 2003
Santiago Metro goes underground with NATM – Part 1 - Apr 2003
Optimized NATM designs for Santiago Metro - Part 2 - Apr 2003

2002
Final account on Sydney's alliance
Recalling Lefortovo highway tunnel success - Oct 2002
PATH prepares for a new era - Sep 2002
Dublin coping with complicated conditions - Sep 2002
Epic tale of Siberia's Severomuiski Tunnel - Apr 2002
Delhi Metro emerges - Mar 2002

2001
CERN: Spectacular excavations for underground laboratory - Aug 2001
CERN: Great excavations for nuclear physics experiments - Aug 2001
Arrowhead Tunnels redesign and rebid
Fire damage rebuild of Mont Blanc road link - Jun 2001
Record setting TBMs on Yellw River drives - Jan 2001

2000
Sydney's alliance holding up under pressure
4th Elbe highway drive set a mega-TBM bar - Jan 2000

1999
Northside 'alliance' for cleaner Sydney Harbour

1998
Top-down build for Perth city bypass Jul 1998

1997
Highway tunnel box jacking in Boston, USA - Apr 1997
Incline TBM drive to save critical deadline - Apr 1997

1996
Semmering pilot tunnel drive

1995
What is going on in Los Angeles? - June 1995
Blue Mountains record breaker - March 1995

1993
From the Archive: Channel Tunnel hindsight - Feb 1993

1992
South Africa: Drakensburg inspection - Aug 1992
South Africa: Inanda-Wiggins progress - Mar 1992

1988
Car capital takes to the underground - Apr 1988
Top-down build for Perth city bypass Jul 1998

1987
Anacostia challenges America's first EPBM - Mar 1987

TunnelCast

WTC2017 and 43st ITA General Assembly
RETC conference, San Diego, California

2016
SEM excavation for Seattle East Link LRT
Highway construction behind TBM Bertha
International bauma trade fairs
Doha Metro preparing for final TBM breakthrough
Multi-profile TBM designs from China
Innovative rectangular box-jacking TBM
Seattle TBM hyperbaric maintenance work
Women in Tunneling group plans for expansion
Factory acceptance of Follo Line TBM
WTC2016 and 42nd ITA General Assembly
Concerns grow over underground risk
Senior executives speak to TunnelTalk at bauma 2016
Bertha set for a 2016 restart in Seattle

2015
Los Angeles effluent outfall tunnel
70km California Bay Delta design
Advancing a CSO mega-project in DC
Robbins EPBM breakthrough on Seattle Northgate Link
Steady progress at Waterview
Supply chain connections at RETC2015
WTC2015 and 41st ITA General Assembly
Explaining Bertha's lift and repair program
Microtunnel preparations in Seattle

2014
Face to Face with Alastair Biggart
Face to Face with Dr Evert Hoek
New challenge sought for Sparvo mega-TBM
Robbins returns hard rock TBM technology to Norway
USA Central Subway breakthrough
WTC2014 and 40th ITA General Assembly
Seattle Northgate Link Extension TBM Dedication
TBM Bertha repair strategy
Advancing UK Crossrail stations
Zagreb Underground Symposium, Croatia
Addressing Bertha's bearing seal issues

2013
Technical details of the record setting TBM
Top managers explain Seattle TBM shutdown
California Fourth bore opening
Ballard Siphon replacement project
BTS Conference and Exhibition
New Irvington Water Tunnel breakthrough
Geoconsult settles the Heathrow case
Urban Tunnelling Conference
Face-to-Face with Dick Robbins
Inauguration of world record Seattle EPBM
Face-to-Face with Martin Herrenknecht
39th ITA General Assembly and WTC2013
Tunnelling in the Mediterranean Region
Northern Boulevard ground-freezing support
Devil's Slide Tunnel opening day celebration
Dubrovnik plan to ease traffic congestion
San Francisco Bay EPBM breakthrough

2012
Seattle accepts world record TBM in Japan
Mega dimensions of Russian Orlovski Project
Mobile solutions for onsite fire safety tests
NAT delivers in Indianapolis
Bangkok betters expectations at the WTC
Exploring possibilities in South East Europe
Hitachi progress under San Francisco Bay

2011
USA Caldecott Fourth Bore holes through
Manhattan Holland Tunnel at 84
Environmental impact assessments
Austria's MSc course in NATM tunnelling
New Irvington video report
Upbeat RETC in San Francisco
Dubrovnik's vision for managing tourists
Helsinki ITA-WTC highlights
Dubrovnik symposium draws a crowd
Caldecott advancing NATM excavation

2010
ITA's Education and Training Foundation
Underground route of Alaskan Way highway
Bay Tunnel groundbreaking starts off construction
Seymour-Capilano in action
New ITA President and Executive members
Recent ITA-AITES Working Groups
WTC 2010 Vancouver - a success all round
Pushing progress at Devil's Slide
Caldecott groundbreaking

2009
New York No 7 Line breakthrough
Tyne Tunnel cut-and-cover deck formwork traveller
First use of embedded liner in segmental tunnel
San Vicente final breakthrough
Lowering the TBM at Crystal Springs
Constructing Portland's West Side CSO
Arrowhead Tunnels for the MWD
Canada Line opens ahead of schedule
RETC 2009 a hit in Las Vegas
2009 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Engineering
Access to the Region's Core

2008
California High Speed Rail bond passes
Canada Line Breakthrough Celebration
NATM excavation underway at Devil's Slide
Caldecott 4th Bore
San Francisco Bay Tunnel for SFPUC
NAT 2008 Conference Round-up
California High Speed Rail

TBM Recorder

Mega-EPBM for Italian highway tunnel
Double shield TBM for Thailand water tunnel

2015
TBM launched for Laos headrace

2014
Technical victory for TBM drive at Lake Mead
Testing complete for Istanbul TBM
First NFM TBM to Saudi Arabia for Metro Riyadh

2013
Terratec rolls out final TBMs for Delhi metro
Third breakthrough completes Texas water line
TBM set to take on Bosphorus highway crossing
Slurry TBM ends Zhanjiang Bay underpass
Hydro breakthrough for EPBM in Panama
Terratec unveils third TBM for Delhi metro
Mega-TBM order is NFM's biggest ever

2012
Giant Seattle TBM ready for hand over
Terratec rolls out Delhi Metro TBMs
Breaking excavation records in the Himalayas
First of four Seli EPBMs ready for Copenhagen
High-power TBMs jump start Texas water line
First of six Robbins EPBMs set in Singapore
Bangkok Metro Blue Line Extension begins
TBM breakthroughs in Russia
Giant Sparvo EPBM completes first drive
Double shield taking on tough work in Turkey
Presidential TBM visit in Georgia
Beijing completes underwater metro drive
EPBMs managing mixed ground in Nanjing
Goals reached in Hong Kong and Rome
TBM excavation conquers Peruvian Andes

2011
Herrenknecht begins roll out of Crossrail orders
Seattle LRT breakthroughs
First of two NFM mega EPBMs ready for Spain
High-tech TBMs for Azerbaijan metro
Miami TBM assembled and set to go
First Robbins slurry TBM set for launch
A second mega-TBM river crossing for Nanjing
Record-setting headway under high overburden
Miami prepares for TBM arrival
Robbins mega rock TBM rolls into history
Herrenknecht to deliver six Crossrail TBMs
Slurry TBMs commissioned in Bangalore
U-link TBMs set for launch in Seattle
Lee tunnel TBM heading to London
Aker Wirth TBMs for Koralm contract
Niagara hails long awaited breakthrough
Robbins hybrid EPBM for Sleemanabad, India
Speedy EPBM in Zhengzhou
Tough Sochi drive comes through
Robbins launches 2 of 3 TBMs
Laos celebrates first TBM achievement
SELI to use four EPBMs for Cityringen

2010
Long heading breakthrough at Pinglu
Mega EPBM accepted for Italy
Twin TBMs complete twin water drives
Brenner's exploratory bore completed
Seymour-Capilano twin drive done
TBM drives on for the Faroe Islands
Twin EPBMs to Zhengzhou Metro
Two EPBMs to power up in Panama
Stormwater breakthrough in Buenos Aires
Rome Metro closes in on B1 Line extension
TBM travels to Switzerland
First TBM starts in Brisbane
Rome Metro breakthrough
Record breaking 15.55m EPBM for Italy
Second cutterhead change for Barcelona
Chengdu EPBM record holder
Robbins EPMBs for metro in Xi'an
Two EPBMs for Spanish river crossings
Brisbane's Airport Link TBM arrives
Robbins rock TBMs launched in Chongqing
Switzerland: Steep TBM drive
Robbins EPBM trio off to Mexico
On-site build for Mexico City EPBM

2009
Breakthrough on Rome Metro
Successes after mammoth struggles in Ethiopia
Robbins trio to team up in Malaysia
UK machines at home and abroad
Record rates on Spanish high speed rail drive
Robbins EPBM to China's new Chengdu Metro
Gotthard excavation 91% done
New mega drives under the Yangtze
NFM breakthrough in Wuhan
Robbins TBM sets long distance record in China
Robbins EPBMs tally records in China
Robbins TBM headings in Melbourne
SELI adqueduct drive in Barcelona, Spain
Robbins site-assembly in India
LOVAT's Olympic gold
Bosphorus underpass successful
Seli for India's Kishanganga
Robbins EPB to rebuild Azerbaijan waterways
Rail tunnel breakthrough
Lovat rolling out #250
Top down TBM escalator drives
Herrenknecht delivers first of three TMBs to Mexico City's massive drainage project
Dynamic Robbins TBM will adapt mid-bore
Robbins EPBMs to Pearl River Delta
Two LOVAT EPB TBMs to China
Two NFM EPBMs for Beijing Metro

2008
NFM concentration in Shenzhen
Record advance rates at Cabrera
Gotthard TBM safely across the Piora Mulda
LOVAT TBM on Metro Milan
Three Robbins EPBMs to improve Mexico City drainage
Breakthrough at Istanbul Metro Station
Onsite build for giant Jinping-II TBM
LOVAT's TBM to Edmonton + finance services

Discussion Forum

Solution sought for skills gap
A leap towards smarter engineering
Further feedback on the Rastatt tunnel collapse
Rastatt collapse raises a list of queries and concerns
Tracking the world's mega-TBMs
Musk talks tunnelling concepts
Germany predicts rise in its equipment sales

2016
$200 billion for transit funding on US ballot
Progress and plans for city metro systems in India
EU Brexit and potential consequences
In search of the Age of the Underground

2015
Tracking the world's mega-TBMs
Tracking the world's mega-TBMs
Questioning the double shield TBM concept
Engineering facing a crisis of 'relevance'
Passenger demand exists for US high speed rail
GBR discussion - conundrum of the baseline
TBMs and conveyors - a speedy combination
Open discussion needed for proactive advance
Reflections on the Alaskan Way mega-drive
Closing the gender gap in tunneling

2014
Santa Barbara watches over tunnellers
New York on the brink of a rail tunnel crisis
Examining a UK east-west HSR strategy
Financing the Thames Tideway supersewer
Arguing for the UK High Speed 2 project

2013
Australia suffers toll concession failures
Green surge threatens CSO storage solution
Hydroshield and extruded lining usage in Lyon

2012
Expert witnesses and forensic consultants
Vulnerability of cities exposed again
Winning back trust in Amsterdam metro
Defining NMT as part of the NATM SCL debate
Rekindled NATM debate-SCL debate opens
Northern Line extension gains momentum
Underground plans in South-East Europe
Possible causes of Japan's fatal tunnel failure
Learning lessons from the Swiss tunnel crash
Examining the global project league table

2011
Consolidation to capture strength and growth
Environmental impact considerations
Voters back the bored tunnel in Seattle
Seattle's bored tunnel - a story of politics
Managing risk and dispute resolution
China's leading mega-project status
Tracking the world's giant-sized TBMs
Tough conference competition
No-dig option carbon reduction
Seismic concerns and discussions

2010
"I worked on the Channel Tunnel"
Underground structures of distinction
Promoting DRBs in Canada
Join the DRB debate
The insurance costs of failures
Symptoms of the collapse syndrome
Mega projects and electioneering
Keeping the underground secure
Tunneling economic forecast
Making the case for instrastructure

2009
President Obama's vision for US high-speed rail
Governments must shoulder more risk with PPPs
Design build key to progressing water projects
Pressure testing of airlocks and bulkheads
US transit needs:J Simpson, FTA Administrator 2006-8
Comment - Our silver lining?

2008
Mandating highway tunnel inspections

1995
Exploring critical elements for NATM success

Books & Reports

Tunnel Fire Testing and Modeling The Morgex North Tunnel Experiment
Tunnel Fire Dynamics
Handbook of Tunnel Fire Safety, 2nd edition
History of Tunneling in the United States
Practical Guide to Rock Tunneling
An introduction to pipejacking and microtunnelling
Breakthrough: Crossrail’s Tunnelling Story
Platform for Design
The Archaeology of Crossrail
Ground Improvement by Deep Vibratory Methods
Transportation Tunnels (2nd edition)
PAS 8810:2016 Tunnel design
Annual Review 2015 TunnelTalk printed yearbook
Prestressed Concrete-Lined Pressure
Geology for Ground Engineering Projects
Geomechanics in Soil and Rock
Timbering support - a historical review
Underground works - best practice guides
Sir Harold Harding autobiography
Ecodesign for cities and suburbs
Pictoral history of an iconic American link
GBR Gold Book Guidelines
Tunnel fire dynamics
Groundwater mechanics in porous media
Intergrated design and cost management
Centrifuge modelling for engineers
Cities without ground: Hong Kong
Timbering in soft ground tunnelling
Sir Harold Harding autobiography
Fundamentals of ground engineering
Railway construction best practice
CEN regulations for tunnel machinery
Advanced geotechnical engineering
Tunnel Engineering Handbook
Charting the adventures of British engineers
Sharing 28 years of hydro tunnel experience
2012 tunnelling year in a single print edition
Charting South Africa's Gautrain creation
NATM contract and practice guidelines
Celebrating 100 years of Leopold Müller
Revised BS-6164 now available
Model Code for Concrete Structures
FIDIC suite of contracts analysed
CIRIA C671: Tunnel inspection and maintenance
Survey analysis of 50 US city water rates
Properties and durability of fiber-reinforced concrete
BTS Specification for Tunnelling 3rd Edition
Deep Foundations - Methods and Equipment
Recommendations on Excavations EAB
Guidelines on Thin Spray-on Liners
UK TV documentary: Big, Bigger, Biggest: Tunnels
White paper: Water concerns in UK and worldwide
Sprayed Concrete Lined Tunnels - Alun Thomas
Occupational Exposure to Nitrogen Monoxide in a Tunnel Environment - Best Practice Guide - British Tunnelling Society (BTS) NO Working Group

New Products and Innovations

Rapid repair for underwater concrete
Drum liner facilitates easier recycling
New segment gasket gets UK patent
Bespoke saws for specialist demands
New separation technology for Swiss Eppenberg
Latest solutions for segment fixing
New couplings for drive constellations
Improved concrete spraying and explosive charging
Innovative design for safety and environment
Improved laser scanning for tunnel projects
Real time tracking of fleet operations
New drill rig improves working environment
New technology to avoid segment cracking
Satellite solutions for tunnelling challenges
Wear protection for construction equipment
New set of cutterheads introduced by Akkerman
Remote control for tight underground spaces
Hydraulic slide solution for TBM assembly
Improved drill bits and units from Sandvik
Delivering superior shotcrete solutions
New tunnelling jumbo for limestone applications
Supporting the growth of sprayed concrete solutions
Addressing the need for lower emissions
Remote control vehicle training solutions
Customers driving product development
Next generation synthetic fibre range from EPC
Cross-passage excavation made easy
3D imaging for rock TBM headings
Versatile tunnelling jumbo
Integrated segment gasket patent award
Natural Cement seals adit water ingress
Robbins revolutionizes hard rock MTBM design
New drill rig to satisfy drill+blast upswing
Normet launches medium capacity spray robot
Finding a ‘bomb-proof’ steel fibre solution
Super-fast pipe installation in Sweden
Putzmeister expands underground vehicle range
Normet introduces new equipment units
Software solutions for profile measurement
Normet reveals new range of spray robots
Safety inspection demand drives robotic solution
Improving safety for hyperbaric interventions
Pipe plugs for underground maintenance
New engine range reduces ventilation needs
Demonstrating spray-on waterproofing
Monitoring for safety refuge chambers
Mechanised rock bolting in confined spaces
Self-drilling bars for tight spot micropiling
Inflatable protection against inundation
Atlas Copco unveils new equipments
Normet unveils its new charging concept
All-in-one hydrodemolition solution
EPBM new CONDAT foaming agent
War on terror heralds shotcrete breakthrough
Design simplicity key for new range of locos
Mapping ground movement from space
Detecting interest in the tunnelling sector
Digital tool tracking technology
Developing drill rigs for remote locations
Delivering noise pollution solutions for Crossrail
Shotcrete robot added to Normet range
Spadina Line tunnel segments go high tech
Intelligent gas sensor improves safety
Hydrodemolition duo
Speedrods for longer service life
New Sandvik drill powers up production
Trolex range of intelligent gas detectors
Croatia's entirely underground Ombla hydro design
Fast curing concrete admixture from BASF
Zublin+VMT data control software systems
Direct Pipe debut in the USA
New Sandvik rigs and drill bits in Turkey
New improved tail seal grease
Ventilation fans and ducting developments
New Atlas Copco rock drill series
New audio-visual monitoring alarms
Explosion-proof locomotive lamp
Central information system provides big picture
Rentable formwork shapes Wienerwald cavern
TIMBY - a self-building immersed tube concept
Tyne Tunnel cut-and-cover deck formwork traveller
Constant face surveillance system
Gyro-based tunnel guidance system
Fire protection for Oslo's immersed tube road tunnel
First use of a vacuum segment erector

Company News

Double acquisition to better serve customers
China acquires Aecon of Canada
Acquisition to strengthen global offering
Alan Auld acquisition by Golder Associates
New east coast base for COWI North America
Bespoke moulds for Grand Paris Express
New laboratory to test concrete fibres
Sandvik divests its Mining Systems operations
Concrete repair mortar to be manufactured in UK
Jacobs acquires CH2M in multi-billion dollar deal
Merger to boost Austrian service provision
Komatsu aquires Joy Global and its brands
Celebrating 30 years of efficient design in USA
Guiding roadheaders for WestConnex
Parsons Brinckerhoff rebranded to WSP USA
Joining forces for Chinese market
Equipment partnership for French African market
Canadian base for Chinese TBM expansion
SNC-Lavalin lines up Can$3.5 billion Atkins takeover
COWI delivers top-line and bottom-line growth
Rebranding for UK engineering practice
Celebrations mark 30 years in business
Automation and control training in Brisbane
Terratec meets rising TBM demand
Atlas Copco acquires Erkat
Parsons Brinckerhoff name to go
Lovsuns closes Toronto TBM manufacturing facility

2016
Key management and operational changes at Normet
DSI restructures and confirms Jennmar deals
Donaldson Associates name to disappear
Design collaboration for extreme-articulation EPBM
Emak and Emerson forge ventilation partnership
Nyx Hemera releases new version of TLACS system
Developing a new solution for tunnel transports
Doka acquires Dutch concrete specialist B|A|S
Mobile concrete solutions for tunnel construction
Sandvik jumbo for Helsinki cavern excavation
Expansion for construction equipment specialist
Six new TBM orders for Terratec
Positioning for underground growth in Canada
China deal for Robbins
New Atkins business to support project development
New immersed tunnel for Göteborg
Mott MacDonald accelerates US growth plans
Stantec acquires MWH for US$793 million
Heavy-duty pump solution for Hamburg U-Bahn
Atkins acquisition to target Africa growth
Melbye steps down as Normet President and CEO
Jacobs sign three-year EPCM deal with BASF
Collaborating for sprayed concrete innovation
Normet acquires Meyco dry spray concrete line
Strabag to sell its hydraulic engineering business

2015
COWI looks to grow its US tunnel business
Consolidation in UK precast concrete sector
NFM and Mühlhäuser sign partnership deal
DMT acquires pipeline specialist
Joint venture split for Hatch Mott MacDonald
NYX taps into Colombian tunnelling boom
New office for expanding Shannon & Wilson
CIFA teams up with truck conversion specialist
Salini Impregilo buys Seli Denmark
Pump support for Rennes Line B construction
Hydrodemolition for Hong Kong station upgrade
Project growth fuels refuge chamber demand
Mitsubishi TBM business consolidation
Multinational ambition of Seli Overseas
Medina Metro to include 25km of tunnels
Implenia completes Bilfinger acquisition
Atkins wins HS2 BIM contract
Crossover TBM series bridges the gap for Robbins
Terratec celebrates 25 years of TBM supply
Trelleborg integrates Dutch sites at Ridderkerk
Delivering solutions in Istanbul and São Paulo
Robotic hydrodemolition speeds repairs

2014
Leighton sells John Holland division to Chinese
Jacobs Associates and McMillen to merge
Bekaert Maccaferri launches Underground Solutions
COWI acquires Donaldson Associates of the UK
CBE expands large diameter tunnel portfolio
Balfour Beatty sells Parsons Brinckerhoff
Australian expansion for Jacobs Associates
Refuge chambers for Doha Metro TBMs
Parsons expansion sealed by Delcan acquisition
Meeting Baku Metro gasket design challenge
Hochtief seizes control of troubled Leighton
Double contract win for formwork specialist
CSO mega-project prompts St Louis expansion
Caterpillar sells all Lovat assets to China

2013
CRTE of China takes over Wirth TBM business
New division to enhance underground services
Ground support specialist to change identity
Xylem takes Singapore metro pumping contract
Rebrand for new solutions division at BASF
UK TBM support service open for business
Porr strengthens ground support division
Alpine BeMo Tunnelling sold to Metrostav
Jacobs takes North West Rail Link contracts
Developing a prototype fire detection system
Austrian tunnel contractor files for bankruptcy
Combined expertise for the North American market
Excavation advances nuclear research
Caterpillar explains TBM closedown decision
Refurbished micro-TBM guarantee
Caterpillar to phase out of tunneling business
Merger creates Italian tunnelling force
Sealing the Gdansk under river highway
Collaborating for sprayed concrete innovation
Austrian tunnel group emerges from crisis
Macmahon exits civil tunnelling after 50 years
Tunnelling boosts Morgan Sindall results
Jenny Engineering is acquired by COWI
Chinese TBM maker goes international
Normet adds D-Bolt into its range of support
Kenny Construction bought out by Granite
PB acquires underground energy specialist
TBM giant acquires tunnel vehicle manufacturer

2012
BASF sells Meyco division to Atlas Copco
Atlas Copco wins Colombia mega-project order
Seli takes on a Chinese partner
Xylem adds to its growing dewatering portfolio
Collaboration delivers new light control system
Sensor specialist offers extra warranty
Normet completes full acquisition of TAM
Hydro expansion driving sales in Portugal
Strabag maintains its underground edge
Capita Symonds acquires Northcroft
Light control for Milwaukee interchange tunnels
Crossrail Board reappoints Morgan as Chairman
Norwegian to run Aker Wirth
Normet's global expansion recognized
Keeping Seattle safe on Alaskan Way TBM drive
Sany buys Putzmeister's 'Made in Germany' brand
Xylem readies Godwin for continued growth
Atkins scores another Qatar World Cup contract
Middle East project pipeline attracts interest
Godwin Pumps moves under Xylem umbrella

2011
Atlas Copco acquires GIA underground lines
Keller tumbles after difficult conditions report
SELI secures partnership in China
Normet expands its Mexico operations
Towill moves to new headquarters
Expanding VMT opens office in USA
Bad debts and downturn left Halcrow exposed
Halcrow sells out to CH2M HILL
Normet strikes partnership deal
Design partnership for UK High-Speed 2
Normet acquires Esswerk Berg
Largest single order for Atlas Copco
McNally sells out family ownership
New private equity owners for DSI
NFM appoints new chief executive
Goodfellow opens geotechnical practice
China boosts Swedish ventilation order books
First five SELI-Kawasaki TBMs in production
SELI to complete troubled TBM drive in China
Frontier Kemper a Tutor Perini subsidiary
Herrenknecht acquires pressure pump manufacturer
Atlas Copco restructures for customer focus
Thames Water flooding event assessments
Tunnel lighting management system ISO
McNally acquires leading ISO status
New names for Atlas Copco drill rigs
Jacobs Associates Australasian expansion
New production plant for BASF in Norway

2010
Black & Veatch manages Columbus CSO
Schöma celebrates 80 years in business
Capita Symonds restructures
Further hydro development in Panama
Concrete contribution to Gotthard Baseline
TAM-Normet expands into India
Seli-Kawasaki extend their agreement
Shotcrete equipment orders for Hong Kong
Jacobs Engineering acquires JJG
ITT buys Godwin Pumps
SELI celebrates 60th anniversary
Dosco sale confirmed in the UK
PB office in Toronto
B&V framework designer for Thames Water
Normet + TAM in an equipment-materials alliance
Black & Veatch set up in San Francisco
New corporate headquarters for RIZZO
China expansion for B&V
Jacobs Associates relocations
CIFA USA + Marcotte shotcrete unit
Normet makes a positive start to 2010

2009
Wirth acquired by Aker Solutions of Norway

Honours & Awards

France:Winners of the 2017 ITA Awards
Canada rewards national achievements
UK honours decades of tunnelling expertise
High honour for metro director in Malaysia
Pipeline award for geotechnical engineer
Shortlisted nominations for the ITA 2017 Awards
ITA invites nominations for 2017 Awards
Honours for an international tunneller
Microtunneling benchmarks of achievement
UK salutes excellence from across the globe
Fugro GeoServices awarded gold medal
BTS hosts James Clark Medal recipients
Winners of the 2016 series of ITA Awards
Canada honours underground achievements
Major projects shortlist for ITA 2016 Awards
DC Water project and chiefs earn honors
Shortlist for ITA Awards 2016
Knighthood for UK Crossrail chairman
ITA call for 2016 Awards nominations
Lake Mead makes ASCE Award shortlist
TAC Awards celebrate the best of Canada
BTS James Clark Medal awards gathering
Leader award for Waterview Tunnel Manager
Honoring an American NATM pioneer
ITA-AITES establishes annual awards ceremony
Tunnelers lead 2015 Golden Beaver Awards
Award for ground freezing specialist
Canada pays tribute to expertise and effort
Royal Academy of Engineering
Outstanding achievement award for Maconochie
Prestigious award for Robbins’ Lok Home
The experienced, the young and the winners
Prizes for international tunnelling achievements
James Wilton Award winners announced
Canada salutes Canadian achievements
BTS Young Members celebrate five years
Tunnelling Fellows at Royal Academy
Entrepreneurship award for Herrenknecht
Achievement accolades for Richard Lovat
Robbins celebrates 60 years of achievement
Dave Court honoured by his BTS peers
Normet's global expansion recognized
São Paolo recognition for tunneling contractor
Distinguished US engineers receive top honors
TBM guidance system wins award
40 years of BTS and going strong
BTS celebrates James Clark's legacy
Donald Lamont receives Queen's Honour
2011 BTS James Clark Medal - Terry Mellors
Paul Rizzo, one of 25 top newsmakers
Exceptional employer award for Aker Wirth
Nick Barton receives 6th ISRM Müller Award
UCA 2010 awards of recognition
2010 BTS James Clark Medal - Martin Knights
Lenihan Dam outlet industry award
2010 Moles Awards - Tom Dobson and Tom Traylor
Tunnel takes top London award
Claremont Tunnel receives top award
McConnell Dowell - Award winner at Pike River
Richard Lovat's birthday celebrations
Hall of fame award for Martin Herrenknecht
Moles award for Martin Herrenknecht
Dick Robbins honored for TBM engineering innovations
Charleston's deep level sewer wins acclaim

Obituaries & Tributes

Terry Hulme 1929 - March 2017
Bill Leech 1947 - January 2016
Bradford Townsend June 1955 - December 2015
Andy Miller 1945 - 2015
Lorenz Nummsen 1959 - 2015
James McKelvey Sept 1954 - July 2015
David Lawrence Died July 2015
Hugh O'Donnell August 1945 – July 2015
John King, OBE 1926-2015
Leslie Benyon Williams 1938 - 2013
Bill Quick 1933 - 2013
Arthur Moss 1945 - 2013
John Keys 1962 - 2013
Siegmund Babendererde 1927 - 2012
William D Kennedy 1943 - 2012
Dave Fisher 1945 - 2011
Tommy Talbott 1932 - 2011
Peter McCann 1931 - 2011
Dru Desai 1940 - 2010
Joseph L. Abbott, Jr. Died 14 September 2010
Allan G. - Al Provost 1936 - 2010
James Wilton 1926 - 2010
Thomas R. Kuesel 1926 - 2010
Dr. Prof. Z. Dan Eisenstein 1936 - 2009
Dr. Ing. Tor L. Brekke 1934 - 2009
Sir Alan Muir Wood 1921 - 2009
Donald C. Rose 1933 - 2008
Robert J. Jenny 1932 - 2008
Dr. Ralph B. Peck 1912 - 2008
Robert A. Pond 1941 - 2008