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Editor’s Message: Celebrating Infrastucture

As we are putting the finishing touches on this issue of TBM: Tunnel Business Magazine, the third annual Infrastructure Week is coming to a close. Infrastructure Week was initiated as an awareness campaign led by a group of more than 75 organizations – notably ASCE...

Mines Hosts Ground Improvement Short Course

The third annual Ground Improvement for Underground Construction and Mining was held on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, May 18-20. The course drew more than 75 participants (from six different countries) to learn about the latest techniques and...

A Unique Piece of Buried Art in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

In an effort to relieve the growing transit congestion, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) was committed to replace its existing fleet of Canadian Light Rail Vehicles (purchased during the 1970s and 1980s) with newest version of Low-floor Articulating Streetcar by...

Parsons Brinckerhoff Designing Rehabilitation of Sumner Tu...

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff to design a total rehabilitation plan for the Sumner Tunnel in order to extend its life another 75 years. Opened in 1934, the Sumner Tunnel extends 5,700 ft under Boston...

SR 99 Update: TBM Repairs and Settlement Reports

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) on May 18 posted on its website updates about the SR 99 TBM repair and reports related to ground settlement in the area of vicinity of tunneling activities. Related to the TBM, Seattle Tunnel Partners has...
recent from Editor's Message Editor’s Message: Celebrating Infrastucture
Editor’s Message: Celebrating Infrastucture As we are putting the finishing touches on this issue of TBM: Tunnel Business Magazine, the third annual Infrastructure Week is coming to a close. Infrastructure Week was initiated as an awareness campaign led by a group of more than 75 organizations – notably ASCE – who have an interest in promoting...
recent from People Avanti International Appoints Vice President of Sales
Avanti International announced that Britt N. Babcock, P.E., has been appointed Avanti’s Vice President of Sales to further develop a growing portfolio of customers and partners nationwide. Britt Babcock comes with a wealth of experience within the industry, having spent the last four years as Avanti’s...
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...