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Qatar Rail Announces Completion of Tunneling on Doha Metro

Qatar Rail completed on Sept. 25, 2016, all tunneling on the Doha Metro project with the final breakthrough taking place at Terminal One of Hamad International Airport (HIA).

Robbins TBM Continues Trek for DigIndy

On Sept, 6, 2016, a 20.2-ft Robbins Main Beam TBM, owned by the Shea-Kiewit (S-K) JV, began boring the 5.3-mile long White River Tunnel as part of the next phase of the DigIndy wastewater tunnels below Indianapolis.

Tapping Lake Travis

Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority (BCRUA) has embarked on a multiple year program to increase capacity and manage concerns associated with historic low water levels of Lake Travis experienced from September 2013 through September 2015.

Neptune Coring Completes Tunnel in Edmonton

Neptune Coring (Western) Ltd. of Edmonton, Alberta, completed a 183-m (600-ft), 1,500-mm (60-in.) ID RCP tunnel using an Akkerman Series I TBM 600 and a new 5200 Pump Unit.

IBTTA Announces New Director

On Sept. 14, Joe Waggoner, CEO and Executive Director of the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority was elected by the IBTTA membership to serve as a Director on the Board of Directors.
recent from Editor's Message Robbins-NHI Merger
Robbins-NHI Merger The big news in the tunneling industry this summer has been the merger of The Robbins Company with China’s Northern Heavy Industries (NHI). The $150 million deal was finalized on June 28 and gives NHI 61% of Robbins’ shares. NHI is a state-owned enterprise that was created in 2006 after the merger of...
recent from People Zlatanic Named National Tunnel Practice Chair for HNTB
Zlatanic Named National Tunnel Practice Chair for HNTB HNTB Corp. expanded its national leadership team by naming Sanja Zlatanic as chair, national tunnel practice.
recent from Technical Papers Ground Improvement for Groundwater Control
Ground Improvement for Groundwater Control Whether the need for ground improvement is known in advance or unexpected, the techniques available are the same. However, the approach to the work is different.
recent from Product Showcase GCP Applied Technologies Introduces Admixture System
GCP Applied Technologies Introduces Admixture System GCP Applied Technologies Inc. has introduced the TYTRO Shotcrete System, a complete state-of-the-art admixture solution for shotcrete for underground construction.
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