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Lighting the Port of Miami Tunnel

The much-anticipated Port of Miami Tunnel is now officially open for business. Costing in excess of $1 billion, the tunnel is funded through a public-private partnership where no tolls are charged, a first in the United States. The tunnel also boasts other firsts, such...

Robbins TBM breaks Three World Records in Indianapolis

A Robbins TBM broke through in record time on July 11 at the Indianapolis Deep Rock Tunnel Connector (DRTC) project. The speedy machine not only completed a project with positive environmental impact, but also set three world records in the process. The project was put...

HMM’s DeNichilo to Receive ASCE OPAL Award

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced that Nick DeNichilo, president and CEO of the engineering firm Hatch Mott MacDonald, will receive the prestigious OPAL award for 2015. The award, which stands for Outstanding Projects and Leaders, will be...

Yankey Joins Brierley Associates to Expand Dam and Levee P...

Brierley Associates announced that Greg Yankey has established the firm’s newest office in Lexington, Kentucky. Yankey has 23 years of experience in complex projects across North America and is licensed to practice in six states. He has served as the U.S....

Akrocuh Joins Hayward Baker

Hayward Baker Inc. (HB), North America’s leader in geotechnical construction, announced the addition of Ghassan Akrouch, Ph.D., as Design Engineer to the company’s regional office in Tampa, Fla.  Dr. Akrouch will focus his efforts in HB’s Southern Region, a...
recent from Editor's Message Education and Training in Tunneling
Education and Training in Tunneling One topic that has been much discussed in the construction market in general – and tunneling specifically – has been the need to recruit, train and retain employees in all facets of the industry, including contracting, engineering, and within the ranks of the owner agencies. In our annual roundtable...
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...