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Nicholson Awarded Soil Nail Wall Contract at McCook Reserv...

Nicholson Construction was recently awarded a contract for the soil nail wall contract for the Stage 2 Slope Construction at McCook Reservoir in Willow Springs, Illinois. The project owner is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This is Nicholson’s fourth major contract...

Atlas Copco Among Top Companies in Dow Jones Sustainabilit...

Atlas Copco, a leading provider of industrial productivity solutions, was again listed as one of the top companies in its industry in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 2014/2015. The index lists the world’s leading sustainability-driven...

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...

Robbins Dual Mode TBM Digs for Australian Coal

In August 2014, major progress was made at a coal mine in Queensland, Australia, when a Robbins Dual Mode EPB/Rock TBM was successfully rolled out from the first of two access tunnels. The specialized machine is the first TBM to be used at a coal mine in Queensland,...

WSP Agrees to Buy Parsons Brinckerhoff for $1.24 Billion

WSP Global, a Canada-based professional services firm, has entered into a purchase agreement with Balfour Beatty to purchase Parsons Brinkerhoff, Balfour Beatty’s professional services division for $1.24 billion, according to a press release on the WSP website. Terms...
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...