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Demonstrating spray-on waterproofing
A serminar with live laboratory tests to confirm design and performance criteria and demonstrations of the actual application presented delegates with the opportunity to appreciate the similarities and differences of various spray on waterproofing systems.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/New-Products-13Jun13-ITATech-spray-on-waterproofing-membranes-deminar.php
Publication Date: Jun 2013 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
WTC Geneva marks milestones for the ITA
The ITA General Assembly confirmed new members of the Executive Council and a new President of the Association while Switzerland, as the host nation of the 2013 World Tunnel Congress, staged an event that many will remember beyond the closing events and final technical presentations
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Conferences-WTC2013-06Jun13-Geneva-presents-a-new-direction-for-the-ITA-progression.php
Publication Date: Jun 2013 | Author: Shani Wallis and Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
39th ITA General Assembly and WTC2013
The ITA General Assembly of 71 Member Nations confirmed new members of the Executive Council and a new President of the Association for the coming three years while Switzerland, as the host nation of the 2013 World Tunnel Congress, staged an event that many will remember beyond the closing events and final technical presentations
http://www.tunneltalk.com/TunnelCast-WTC2013-06Jun13-Geneva-presents-a-new-direction-for-ITA-progression.php
Publication Date: Jun 2013 | Author: Paula Wallis reports for TunnelTalk
Leadership elections for ITA at WTC in Geneva
It will be a busy General Assembly for the 68 member nations of the International Tunnelling Association (ITA) when the Assembly convenes in Geneva in early June. It is an election year for the Executive Committee and together with new Vice Presidents, a new President will be elected to lead the organisation.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/WTC2013-08May13-ITA-General-Assembly-business-in-Geneva.php
Publication Date: May 2013 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
WTC technical programme and exhibition
A technical programme of across simputaneous presentations and lectures has been complied by the Swiss Tunnelling Society as host and organiser of the WTC (World Tunnel Congress) this year (2013) in Geneva from Monday 3 June to Friday, 7 June. Including two days of technical tours, the accompanying exhibition rounds off the annual opportunity for the WTC host country to promote its tunnelling expertise and provide a platform for companies and individuals from across the world to present their companies and network with fellow tunnellers.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/WTC2013-2May13-Technical-programme-and-Exhibition-area.php
Publication Date: May 2013 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Switzerland rolls out the WTC red carpet
The World Tunnel Congress this year (2013) is hosted by the Swiss Tunnelling Society in the lake-side city of Geneva from May 31 to June 7. As the date draws nearer, the organisers are finalising a programme that will include the familiar elements of the WTC series and bring new events to the schedule to maximise the productivity and enjoyment of the delegates
http://www.tunneltalk.com/WTC2013-25Apr13-Geneva-rolls-out-the-WTC-red-carpet.php
Publication Date: Apr 2013 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Presenting the tunneling career possibilities
A tour of major tunneling projects in the USA currently and interviews with leading senior engineers involved on each explains how rewarding a profession the tunneling industry has been and could be also for young recruits considering their career choices
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Education-and-Training-21Feb13-UCA-video-promotes-a-career-in-tunneling.php
Publication Date: Feb 2013 | Author: Paula Wallis, TunnelTalk
Dubrovnik plan to ease traffic congestion
20 February, 2013: Dr Andro Vlahušić, Mayor of the Mediterranean city Dubrovnik, Croatia, describes continuing development of a city road project to help ease traffic congestion between the port and the historic walled centre of the city during the height of the cruise ship tourist season. A grant from the French Government is supporting feasibility studies and promoting the application for EU funding of the project ahead of Croatia's accession to the European Union as a new member nation in July of this year (2013). Birth of an urban underground project - TunnelTalk, June 2011 ITA WTC2015, Dubrovnik, Croatia - TunnelTalk, Diary Dates Underground plans in South-East Europe - TunnelTalk, April 2012
http://www.tunneltalk.com/TunnelCast-20Feb13-Dubrovnik-City-Tunnel-project-plan.php
Publication Date: Feb 2013 | Author: Paula Wallis reports for TunnelTalk
2013 in perspective
A look into 2013 for the international tunnelling community, highlighting the major projects to be advanced and the principal technical developments to be progressed
http://www.tunneltalk.com/2013-perspective-Jan13-A-look-forward-into-2013.php
Publication Date: Jan 2013 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Safety prize for young researchers
The Committee on Operational Safety and Underground Facilities (COSUF) of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) calls for entries from young researchers and professionals to this year�s COSUF Prize with award to be made at the WTC in Geneva, Switzerland
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Safety-Jan13-ITA-COSUF-announces-2013-safety-prize-for-young-researchers.php
Publication Date: Jan 2013 | Author: ITA-COSUF News Release
Vulnerability of cities exposed again
The devastation suffered by New York and New Jersey conurbations as a result of Superstorm Sandy highlights again the vulnerability of major coastal cities of the world and the urgent need for engineering to increase the protection of vital infrastructure of these urban environments and build more resilient cities for the future
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Discussion-Forum-Nov12-Vulnerability-of-cities-to-devastating-natural-events.php
Publication Date: Nov 2012 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Spotlight on Canada
The TAC 2012 conference in Montreal highlighted a tunnelling market that is expanding significantly both across the country and across the different purposes - from transit to hydro, water supply to sewerage billions of investment is in the pipeline as several conference presenters confirmed
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Conferences-Oct12-Spotlight-on-Canada.php
Publication Date: Oct 2012 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Planning your new conference season
A full schedule of industry gatherings and events is scheduled across the world for the new 2012/2013 tunnelling conference season
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Dairy-Dates-Sep2012-Programming-the-new-conference-season.php
Publication Date: Sep 2012 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Doing business at WTC Bangkok
Important and profitable business was conducted at the ITA General Assembly and WTC technical programme and industry exhibition in Bangkok in June 2012
http://www.tunneltalk.com/ITA-WTC2012-Jun12-Bangkok-programme-and-exhibition-postview.php
Publication Date: Jun 2012 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
WTC spotlight on Bangkok
WTC12 18-24 May, 2012 - Tunnellers on show
http://www.tunneltalk.com/WTC2012-Bangkok-preview.php
Publication Date: May 2012 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Mapping ground movement from space
Altamira showcases InSAR SPN satellite ground movement detection technology at World Tunnelling Congress WTC 2012 in Bangkok
http://www.tunneltalk.com/New-Products-Apr12-Altamira-showcases-satellite-ground-movement-technology.php
Publication Date: May 2012 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Geotechnical concerns for deep mountain drives
TBM innovation holds the key to successful deep rock tunnel excavation crossing of the Himalayas where active stress rates and adverse conditions challenge all tunneling methods
http://www.tunneltalk.com/TunnelTech-May12-Himalayas-ground-conditions-challenge-innovation-for-successful-TBM-tunnelling.php
Publication Date: May 2012 | Author: Dr Trevor G. Carter, Golder Associates, Toronto, Canada
38th ITA General Assembly and WTC-2012
May 2012: Bangkok, Thailand staged a highly successful WTC - World Tunnel Congress with more than 1,300 delegates from more than 60 countries and with an exhibition that spanned more than 100 booths. The ITA held its 38th General Assembly in conjunction with the event and conducted a two-day training course that attracted young engineers from 33 countries including Myanmar, which joined the ITA as a member nation at this WTC.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/TunnelCast-May12-ITA-WTC2012-Bangkok-report.php
Publication Date: May 2012 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
WTC Bangkok Exhibition Preview
WTC2012, 18-24 May - Exhibitors on show
http://www.tunneltalk.com/WTC2012-Bangkok-Venue-and-locator.php
Publication Date: May 2012 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
UNDERCITY Symposium
April 19, 2012: Immersed tube technology was a keynote topic at the Dubrovnik symposium in Croatia. With more than 1,000 islands along the Adriatic coast, the only thing missing are fixed links. Tunnelling through the karst conditions of the region was another focus with developments in the field of geophysical ground investigations being explored. There is much to support an invitation by Croatia and its South East European neighbours to host the ITA World Tunnel Congress in 2015.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/TunnelCast-Apr12-Dubrovnik-symposium-video-report.php
Publication Date: Apr 2012 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
ITACET course for young engineers
ITACET offers two day Bangkok course on tunnelling in urban areas as curtain raiser for ITA World Tunnel Congress meeting
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Education-and-Training-Apr12-ITA-Foundation-course-for-young-engineers.php
Publication Date: Apr 2012 | Author: ITACET News Release
WTC Bangkok extends official welcome to ITA
WTC2012 congress organisers welcome the ITA to Bangkok in May
http://www.tunneltalk.com/WTC2012-Feb12-Official-welcome-from-Thailand.php
Publication Date: Feb 2012 | Author: WTC2012 News Release
In search of resilient cities
The world's population is on a vast urban migration to super-sized megalopolises. By 2050, an estimated 70% of the world's people will live in urban areas, up from the current 50% recorded in 2010. Developing the infrastructure to accommodate such huge populations and provide urbanization that is effective, adequate and sustainable is the task of city planners and engineers. At the 2011 ITA World Tunnel Congress in Helsinki the Association's Committee on Underground Space (ITACUS) staged the opening event of a global initiative to promote the use of underground space as a crucial element in the quest for building sustainable cities that are resilient to both the natural and man-induced disasters that are likely to confront them. TunnelTalk Editor Shani Wallis reflects on the ITACUS Open Session in Helsinki and looks ahead to Bangkok 2012 where the debate will continue.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/WTC-ITACUS-Dec11-In-search-of-resilient-cities.php
Publication Date: Dec 2011 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Bangkok examines flood prevention plans
Devastating floods across wide areas of the Bangkok metropolitan area have prompted engineers and officials in Thailand to address urgently needed programmes and projects that would mitigate the annual threat and ensure that the city is prepared to prevent any repeat of this typhoon season's economically and socially crippling disaster. TunnelTalk Editor, Shani Wallis, attended a press conference last week in Bangkok at which the tunneling society of Thailand presented its undergroud proposal for long term flood mitigation and control.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Bangkok-Thailand-Dec11-Floods-bring-forward-major-mitigation-plans.php
Publication Date: Dec 2011 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
2011 in retrospect
2011 opened with floods threatening the underground infrastructure and construction sites in Brisbane, Australia, and closes with floods inundating large swaths of Bangkok city in Thailand and flash floods wiping out thousands of lives and the fabric of rural and village infrastructure in the Philippines. The worst of all natural disasters in the year was the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated the east coast of Japan in March and led to one of the worst nuclear accidents of all time when the Fukushima Daiichi plant failed as a result.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/2011-Dec11-In-retrospect.php
Publication Date: Dec 2011 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
2012 perspective
As we look into the start of 2012, there is little to be excited about. Rather, the year ahead foresees businesses following strategies for preservation, keeping costs under control, avoiding risks and endeavouring to keep cash flows positive.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/2012-perspective-Dec11-A-look-forward-into-2012.php
Publication Date: Dec 2011 | Author: TunnelTalk staff writers reporting
European conferences draw the crowds
In a calendar of tunnelling industry events that is becoming more crowded with each new season, organisers of two leading conferences at the start of the 2011-2012 season can be well pleased with the success of their efforts.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Conferences-Oct11-Salzburg-Colloquy-AFTES-Lyon.php
Publication Date: Oct 2011 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
High-speed railway development in China
Following inauguration last week of China's Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway, an official overview of the country's plans for an extensive network of high-speed links across the nation is compiled by a TunnelTalk correspondent in China.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/China-Jul11-High-speed-railway-plans.php
Publication Date: Jul 2011 | Author: TunnelTalk China Correspondent
Tough competition in the conference world
Results of competitions to host the Summer and Winter Olympic Games and the Soccer World Cup tournament are famous and now beyond the border of infamous.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Discussion-Forum-Jun11-Conference-considerations.php
Publication Date: Jun 2011 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
37th ITA General Assembly & WTC 2011
May 2011: It was a busy agenda worked out by the 1,300 delegates at the 37th ITA General Assembly and World Tunnel Congress in Helsinki this week. The capital of Finland played a perfect backdrop for hosting the international tunnelling community with a live car park excavation contract progressing beneath the iconic Finlandia Hall venue. ITA business was advanced and technical sessions of the WTC discussed wide ranging topics of interests for all sectors of the industry. ITA-AITES First Muir Wood Memorial Lecture ITACUS
http://www.tunneltalk.com/TunnelCast-May11-Helsinki-ITA-WTC-report.php
Publication Date: May 2011 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
2010 in retrospect
From the depths of the financial nightmare of 2009, the only way for 2010 was up and it lived up to that assumption for the most part. Milestones and historic benchmarks were set, deadlines and programmes were met and many publicly funded projects were spared the spending cuts axe – for the most part.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/2010-Dec10-Retrospect.php
Publication Date: Dec 2010 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
2011 in perspective
All sectors of the tunnelling industry are looking towards a busy 2011. China and India are roaring ahead with intense and expansive programmes of road, rail, water and metro projects and the developed world has much to do to expand and upgrade existing infrastructure networks.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/2011-in-perspective-Dec10.php
Publication Date: Dec 2010 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Cost comparison for Femarnbelt link options
The numbers are in and the tunnel option has it by a nose!
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Femern-Crossing-Nov10-Cost-comparisons.php
Publication Date: Nov 2010 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Nick Barton Mueller Award - TunnelTalk
Dr Nick Barton is selected as the recipient of the distinguished Müller Award, an award that honours the memory of Professor Leopold Müller, the founder of the ISRM (International Society of Rock Mechanics) and in recognition of distinguished contributions to the profession of rock mechanics and rock engineering.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/ISRM-Mueller-Award-Nov10-Nick-Barton-2011-recipient.php
Publication Date: Nov 2010 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Tribute to an engineering master
A panel of his peers and colleagues paid tribute to the life and times of Sir Alan Muir Wood at the symposium organised by the British Tunnelling Society (BTS) yesterday (Thursday 21st October) at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in Great George Street, London. In their presentations, the programme of speakers referred frequently to how Sir Alan had influenced their work, had contributed to the advancement of civil engineering, in particular to tunnelling and coastal engineering, and had in large measure shaped the international appreciation and understanding of tunnelling through his work with the International Tunnelling Association (ITA) and his association with some of the world's most significant engineering projects including the Channel Tunnel between England and France and the Øresund immersed tube and bridge link between Denmark and Sweden. Sir Alan's prowess as a prolific letter writer and commentator on all things that exercised his attention, often engineering and tunnelling, but also political and social developments, was remembered and his interest in research and development of new techniques and methods as well as his mentoring of young students and new engineers to the civil engineering industry was celebrated.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/BTS-Oct10-Sir-Alan-Muir-Wood-symposium.php
Publication Date: Oct 2010 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
NAT Portland surpasses the 2008 event
The NAT, North American Tunneling conference, held in June in Portland, Oregon, continued a trend for the every two year fixture.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/NAT-Jul10-Portland.php
Publication Date: Jul 2010 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Vancouver's warm welcome to the ITA WTC
It was a truly majestic backdrop provided by the city of Vancouver for the 36th ITA General Assembly and WTC. Nearly 1,000 delegates and accompanying partners from 52 countries attended the event and enjoyed the social events hosted by the Tunnelling Association of Canada.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/ITA-AITES-Jun10-Society-page.php
Publication Date: Jun 2010 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
ITA success at Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada, gave a warm welcome to the more than 900 delegates that convened in the 2010 Winter Olympic city in May to participate in the 36th General Assembly and World Tunnel Congress of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA).
http://www.tunneltalk.com/ITA-Jun2010-Vancouver-event-roundup.php
Publication Date: Jun 2010 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Recent ITA-AITES Working Groups
June 2010: Vancouver, Canada, gave a warm welcome to the more than 900 delegates that convened in the 2010 Winter Olympic city in May to participate in the 36th General Assembly and World Tunnel Congress of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA). ITA success at Vancouver - TunnelTalk, June 2010
http://www.tunneltalk.com/ITA-Jun2010-Vancouver-event-roundup-TunnelCast.php
Publication Date: Jun 2010 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Elections and mega projects
A general election at any time is an exciting and apprehensive event but under the current economic and international circumstance, it is particularly edgy. As candidates of the different parties fight their corner, the great unknown of how the economy will fair in the immediate short term is something everyone must focus on but candidates say little about for fear of harming their chances.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Discussion-Forum-May10-Elections-and-mega-projects.php
Publication Date: May 2010 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
World Tunnel Congress Assembly 2010
May 2010: Statistics for the WTC in Vancouver this week surpass the targets set for the event by the TAC organising committee making it a highly successful and enjoyable conference, ITA General Assembly and industry exhibition. Helsinki, Finland hosts the event next year and Geneva, Switzerland was selected this year for the WTC 2013 after the congress being prepared for Bangkok, Thailand in 2012.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/WTC-Vancouver-May10-Congress-success.php
Publication Date: May 2010 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Vying to be president of the ITA
In this presidential election year, three candidates are nominated to run for the top job of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association - ITA-AITES. All candidates are currently Vice Presidents of the Association and are nominated by the candidate's member nation tunnelling association. The ballot is cast by the national associations and societies of the 55 member nations and by the member nation's representative to the 36th Annual General Assembly that is hosted this year by member nation Canada in Vancouver (May 14-20).
http://www.tunneltalk.com/ITA-May10-Presidential-election-2010.php
Publication Date: May 2010 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Preparing for the 36th ITA General Assembly
Two weeks away from start of the event and attention turns to the 36th General Assembly of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA-AITES). In addition to a packed program across the four days of the World Tunnel Congress (WTC) and its associated exhibition, it will be a busy time for the representatives of the Association's 55 member nations.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/ITA-AITES-April10-Preparing-for-36th-General-Assembly.php
Publication Date: Apr 2010 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Fast-track drill+blast in Canada
Impressive drill+blast excavation had a large-scale water transfer tunnel in Canada completed in record time. Clair Murdock and Ron Glowe, independent bidding and explosives consultants tothe contractor, describe the undertaking.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Canada-Apr10-Fast-track-drill-blast-excavation.php
Publication Date: Apr 2010 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Technical Program with a punch
More than 200 papers from more than 500 submissions have been selected for the combined oral and poster presentation at the World Tunnel Congress in Vancouver in May.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/WTC2010-Apr10-Program.php
Publication Date: Apr 2010 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Industry strong, but can it last?
Nothing brings a sense of optimism and vitality to communities more than large public infrastructure projects. They are tangible evidence that governments are spending to get people back to work in an effort to stabilize local and regional economies. But behind the grand promises of the stimulus programs in various regions of the world, there is growing uncertainty. Central government stimulus funding is yet to transfer into high value construction projects with high volume job opportunities and what happens when that source of funding dries up? Will local and regional governments have recovered sufficiently, and the global credit crunch eased enough, to create the next set of infrastructure projects? This overriding concern in an otherwise robust outlook for the tunneling sector has many in the industry cautiously optimistic for the industry over the next 24 months.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Tunnelling-Feb10-2010-economic-forecast.php
Publication Date: Feb 2010 | Author: Paula Wallis, TunnelTalk
Vancouver venue for international tunnellers
The spectacular waterfront city of Vancouver, Canada will welcome delegates from around the world for the ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress (WTC) and 36th General Assembly in May 2010. The Tunneling Association of Canada (TAC) will welcome the 55 member nations and attendees to the brand new state-of-the-art Vancouver Conference Center overlooking Coal Harbour in downtown Vancouver.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/ITA-WTC-Jan10.php
Publication Date: Jan 2010 | Author: Paula Wallis, TunnelTalk
2010 in perspective
As the start of a new decade, 2010 is punctuated with important international events and a calendar of construction project start dates.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/2010-in-perspective-Jan10.php
Publication Date: Jan 2010 | Author: Shani Wallis and Paula Wallis, TunnelTalk
Hong Kong confirms HATS contract awards
Two drill+blast tunnelling contracts worth a total HK$6.3 billion (US$815 million) to construct a 20km long sewage conveyance system on Hong Kong Island and under Victoria Harbour to the central treatment works on Stonecutters Island are awarded officially to Gammon Construction Ltd and a joint venture of Leighton Asia and Leonhard Nilsen & Sonner AS (LNS) of Norway.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/HongKong-Aug09-HATS-contracts-confirmed.php
Publication Date: Aug 2009 | Author: Shani Wallis, Editor
A global view of the business
Martin Knights, President of the ITA (International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association) has had a packed year of travelling, conference attending, and executive committee meetings, culminating in a six week period with three major events - the ITA World Tunnelling Congress in Budapest in late May, the RETC session in Las Vegas in mid-June, and the Strait Crossings symposium in Trondheim, Norway in late June. Knights presents a year-end account of ITA business and a statement on where he feels the global industry is headed in the coming years.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/ITAPresidentStatement-WTC09-Budapest-Jun09.php
Publication Date: Jul 2009 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
ITA post congress analysis
The buzz in the corridors was positive; the talk of big projects moving ahead, immanent; progress of major projects worldwide, reported; and space for exhibitors was sold out long ago. Being at the ITA conference last week in Budapest was another exercise in asking; 'so where is this global recession?' Despite prefaces from several speakers about the dire affects of over-reactive tightening of credit by self-inflicted over-extension by banks - the need to build underground infrastructure is at record highs and now is the right time to get these projects into construction, while supply-line indices are down. Most countries in the world are programming many billions of capital investment to provide the groundwork for the cities and societies in which we will live in the near future. TunnelTalk was among the many who travelled to Budapest for the Association's 35th General Assembly, congress and exhibition, to report the major developments and topics of discussion.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/ITA-post-congress-analysis.php
Publication Date: Jun 2009 | Author: Shani Wallis, Editor
Infrastructure in Obama's billion-dollar bail out
As well as vast sums of money for tax cuts, government give-aways, and bad bank bail-outs, stimulus packages around the world are at last beginning to spend money on real assets.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Stimulus-spending-Feb09-US-spends-on-infrastructure.php
Publication Date: Feb 2009 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Comment: Our silver lining?
They say it’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good, so in this period of economic doom and gloom, can the silver lining be ours?
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Comment-Our-silver-lining.php
Publication Date: Jan 2009 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Mandating highway tunnel inspections
Legislation to set a minimum standard for inspecting highway tunnels is being advanced by the US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in efforts to avert major failures and catastrophes that arise from lacks or non-existent inspection procedures.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/US-highway-tunnel-inspections.php
Publication Date: Dec 2008 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
ITA 2008 news from Agra, India
27 September 2008: It was a busy time for the member nations at the 36th General Assembly in Agra with much business to attend to since the last General Assembly 16 months ago in Prague, in the Czech Republic in May 2007. The following were among the major items of business concluded.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/ITA-2008-news-from-Agra.php
Publication Date: Sep 2008 | Author: Shani Wallis, Editor
America's high speed rail aspirations
Fig 1. 11 HSR corridors eligible for federal funding
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Americas-high-speed-rail-aspirations.php
Publication Date: Sep 2006 | Author: By Paula Wallis, Reporter
Yucca Mountain all but scrapped
Following 20 years of intense study, Yucca Mountain in Nevada has been recommended to the US Congress as the site for long term management and underground storage of the country's growing stockpiles of high-level radioactive nuclear waste. In February 2002, the Secretary of Energy recommended to the President that Yucca Mountain be developed as the first US repository for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. Endorsement the day after by President Bush launched the project on what will remain a long road to gaining Congressional approval and obtaining the many necessary permits before construction of the facility can continue and storage of the waste can begin.
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Yucca-Mountain-May02-Waste-management-at-Yucca-Mountain.php
Publication Date: May 2002 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnellTalk
What is going on in Los Angeles?
What is going on in Los Angeles?
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Los-Angeles-Jun1995-what-is-going-on.php
Publication Date: Jun 1995 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
ITA safety prize for young researchers
ITA safety prize for young researchers
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Safety-ITA-COSUF-annual-safety-prize-for-young-researchers.php
Author: ITA-COSUF News Release
Memorial Service
James McKelvey died suddenly on 19 July 2015 of a major heart attack and a memorial service will be help on 7 August in Indianapolis
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Memorial-Service-Jul2015-James-McKelvey.php
Author: James McKelvey – Sept 1954-July 2015
Sir Alan Muir Wood
Obituary
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Obituary-Feb09-Sir-Alan-Muir-Wood.php
Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Obituary - David Lawrence – 1948 – 2015
By Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
David Lawrence, an engineer and contract manager who began his professional career in South Africa before transferring to the UK for management of several projects, including the Dublin Port highway tunnel in Ireland, died in early July 2015
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Obiturary-Jul2015-David-Lawrence.php
Author: David Lawrence – 1948 – 2015
By Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Face to Face with Dick Robbins, former President of The Robbins Company
Industry visionary and President of The Robbins Company from 1958 to 1993, Richard, Dick, Robbins discusses the colorful past of the company and its compelling future
http://www.tunneltalk.com/TunnelCast-Face-to-Face-Interview-22Aug2013-Dick-Robbins-reviews-a-career-in-mechanized-tunneling-developments.php
Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Obituary - Dan Eisenstein June 09 - TunnelTalk
Obituary
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Obituary-Dan-Eisenstein-June-09.php
Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Books and Reports
Books & Reports
http://www.tunneltalk.com/BooksReports.php
Author: TunnelTalk reporting
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