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Geotechnical Work Begins for Dubai Strategic Sewer Tunnels...

Dubai Municipality has begun exploratory work for a major new sewage treatment system as part of the broader development of a modern city infrastructure to accommodate continued population growth.

Tunnelling Through an Undocumented Subterranean Valley

The West Trunk sewer twinning project consists of approximately 9.34 km of ∅3.023 m rock tunnel located up to 52 m beneath Erin Mills Parkway in Mississauga, Ontario. The tunnel was excavated using a Robbins main-beam tunnel boring machine (TBM) and was expected to...

2017 ITA Tunneling Awards: Winners Announced in Paris

Instituted in 2015, the ITA Tunneling Awards recognize the most ground-breaking international innovation and outstanding projects in tunneling and underground space utilization.

Purple Line Extension TBMs Heading to USA

Manufactured by Herrenknecht in Schwanau, Germany, the two tunnel boring machines that will dig the twin tunnels for the Purple Line Extension are currently on their way to America.

Four Directors Join UCA Executive Committee

Edward Dowey, Pamela Moran, Paul Schmall and Mike Vitale are serving their first year as part of the Executive Committee of the Underground Construction Association (UCA) of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration. Their terms run from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021.
recent from Editor's Message Tunneling in the Public Eye
Tunneling in the Public Eye Over the past few years it seems that tunneling projects are becoming increasingly visible in the public eye - and the trend is continuing.
recent from People Four Directors Join UCA Executive Committee
Four Directors Join UCA Executive Committee Edward Dowey, Pamela Moran, Paul Schmall and Mike Vitale are serving their first year as part of the Executive Committee of the Underground Construction Association (UCA) of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration. Their terms run from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021.
recent from Technical Papers Groundwater: For Tunneling, It’s All about Control
Groundwater: For Tunneling, It’s All about Control Groundwater will go where it wants to go and will exert hydrostatic pressure at the most inconvenient locations. Effective groundwater control is, therefore, one of the key factors to a successful tunneling project.
recent from Product Showcase VIP Polymers Granted U.K. Patent for Tunnel Segment Gasket
VIP Polymers Granted U.K. Patent for Tunnel Segment Gasket VIP Polymers Ltd. has been awarded a U.K. patent for a cast-in rubber gasket corner joint system specifically designed to reduce the risk of tunnel segment cracking during installation.
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