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Microtunneling Achievement Award Winners Announced

Industry Leaders to Receive Honors at Microtunneling Short Course Reynaldo “Rene” Inosanto, of Frank Coluccio Construction Co., Greg Raines, of MWH Global, and John Grennan, of Ward and Burke, are the 2015 recipients of the Microtunneling Achievement Awards. The...

TAC Welcomes New Officers

The Tunnelling Association of Canada (TAC) approved the members of its 2015 board of directors during its annual general meeting, part of the 2014 TAC conference. The conference, which took place in Vancouver Oct. 26-28 under the theme “Tunnelling in a Resource...

NASTT Announces 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Class

The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) has announced its fourth induction class to its Hall of Fame. The induction class is the late David Magill Jr., Avanti International; Ron Halderman, Mears Group; and Kaleel Rahaim, Interplastics Corp. In...

Refurbished Robbins EPB Begins Light Rail Link

Tucked away on a small jobsite in a quiet neighborhood bordering a busy interstate highway, a Robbins Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) machine underwent Onsite First Time Assembly (OFTA). The OFTA method allows for TBMs to be initially assembled onsite, and results in time...

Teamwork Ensures Swift Pipe Jacking Under the Elbe

In Northern Germany, the existing pipeline network is being modernized for regional gas supply. This major project also includes the “Elbedüker Hetlingen” where a Herrenknecht AVND machine (Ø 3,025 mm) crossed under the Elbe near Hamburg in the second half of...
recent from Editor's Message Education and Training in Tunneling, Continued
Education and Training in Tunneling, Continued In this space in the August issue, I discussed education and training in the tunneling industry, specifically some of the themes that came out of a roundtable discussion we held on that topic at NAT. As a follow up, in this issue we take a look at how the Colorado School of Mines is helping to meet the needs...
recent from People Henn Named Chief Consultant for Brierley Associates
Henn Named Chief Consultant for Brierley Associates Brierley Associates has named Dr. Raymond Henn as Chief Consultant. Henn has more than 43 years of heavy and underground construction experience. During his career, Henn has held positions that include field engineer, superintendent and construction manager on direct-hire construction and construction...
recent from Technical Papers 170 Feet Below Columbus
170 Feet Below Columbus By Lucian P. Spiteri, P.E., Paul C. Schmall, Ph.D., P.E., Mark Gentile, P.E., and Michael A. Nuhfer, P.E. The OSIS Augmentation and Relief Sewer (OARS) project is a 23,300-ft long, 20-ft finished diameter combined storm and sanitary overflow relief sewer mined through dolomite and limestone rock...
recent from Product Showcase Product Showcase – April 2014
Product Showcase – April 2014 Brookville Equipment Expands Portfolio Brookville Equipment Corp. expanded its mining product portfolio in 2013, offering up custom haulage and transportation solutions for mining customers in the U.S. market and abroad, including the production of its largest underground mining locomotive since the company...