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20 May 2021             ALERT SIGNUP
ITA call nominations for the 2021 Awards

After the success of previous series, nominations are called for the eight categories of the prestigious 2021 ITA Awards

No plans to restore abandoned Protvino project

Having excavated the 5m diameter x 21km accelerator ring at Protvino, our correspondent in Russia reports there is no plan to restore the abandoned engineering

Final phases of metro excavations in Melbourne

Melbourne Metro excavations advance to link five new underground stations and 9km of twin TBM running tunnels

Shortlist for BART to San Jose extension

Three design-build groups, from five that prequalified, are shortlisted for construction of the BART extension to San Jose, 8km and three stations of which is aligned underground

Video: Abandoned Protvino project

Video: Constructing the CERN-LHC

Underground projects throughout history have been abandoned due to politics, finances and more. Instead of letting them go to waste with potential maintenance costs, repurposing them for an alternative use could be an untapped opportunity.

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