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Colorado School of Mines’ Focus on Underground Constructio...

Golden Opportunity Developing the next generation of tunnel engineers is something that is weighing on the minds of just about all sectors within the industry – contractors, engineering companies, owners, and trade unions. In fact, TBM held a roundtable discussion at...

Modern Safety System Deployed in Belgium

The Newly Opened Diabolo Tunnel Below Brussels Airport Features State-of-the-Art Safety System By Marcel Hassenewer On June 8, 2012, the Diabolo tunnel officially opened in Brussels, Belgium. This 12-km (7.5-mile) tunnel is situated 100 ft beneath the Brussels...

Bay Tunnel Begins Delivering Water

The seismically resistant backbone of the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System comes into service the week of the 25th Anniversary of Loma Prieta Earthquake. On Oct. 15, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) joined with Dave Pine, President of the San...

Formerly Caterpillar Tunneling Canada Corp. Officially Tur...

On Sept. 30, a closing ceremony was held at the Caterpillar Tunneling Canada Corp. facility in Toronto for the assets purchased by and between Liaoning Censcience Industry Co. Ltd. (LNSS) and Caterpillar Tunneling Canada Corp. (CTCC). LNSS and CTCC entered into an...

Drooff Named President of Hayward Baker

Hayward Baker Inc. (HB), North America’s leader in geotechnical construction, announced the appointment of a new president, along with several other senior leadership staff appointments. Eric Drooff has been named the sixth president of Hayward Baker. Drooff, hired...
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 Felice Appointed Chairman of TRB Tunnels Committee
Felice Appointed Chairman of TRB Tunnels Committee ILF Consultants, Bellevue, Wash., announced that Dr. Conrad Felice has been appointed Chairman of the Tunnels and Underground Structures Committee for the Transportation Research Board (TRB). TRB standing committees play a vital role in facilitating the exchange of transportation research information and...
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...