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Thomson-East Coast Line Breaks Ground in Singapore

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) on July 21 marked the start of construction of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) East Coast stretch, Downtown Line 3 Extension (DTL3e) and the East Coast Integrated Depot.

Tunnel Achievement Award — Lake Mead Intake No. 3

The City of Lights. Entertainment Capital of the World. Sin City. Whatever you call it, Las Vegas, Nevada, is home to more than 2 million residents in the metropolitan area with countless visitors flocking to the city each day. And, of course, all those people need a...

Lee Tunnel Receives ICE Award

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) recently awarded the Thames Water Lee Tunnel its Greatest Contribution to London Award.

New Construction Starts Drop 7% in June

New construction starts in June decreased 7% from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $595.1 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The nonbuilding construction sector (public works and electric utilities) fell sharply after being...

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...
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 Putzmeister Announces Mendel as President and CEO
Putzmeister Announces Mendel as President and CEO Putzmeister America Inc. announced Peter Mendel as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Mendel is replacing Dave Adams, whose career with Putzmeister spanned 20 years, including serving as President and CEO since January 2000.
recent from Technical Papers Tunnel Shaft Dewatering Dealing with Stratified Soils Below the Water Table
Tunnel Shaft Dewatering Dealing with Stratified Soils Below the  Water Table Advancing a tunnel shaft is akin to an archeological dig. The process is relatively slow with the support structure advancing plate by plate with the excavation. When the shaft is completely above the water table this is a rhythmic process with few hiccups. Even if the shaft is below the water table and the...
recent from Product Showcase FlexBor Unveiled in Pennsylvania
FlexBor Unveiled in Pennsylvania The new FlexBor system was recently unveiled during an open house at Trumbull Pipeline Services’ facility in Washington, Pennsylvania. More than 100 interested people showed up to see a demonstration installation using the FlexBor system.
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