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Thompson Pipe Acquires U.S. Pipe

Effective June 26, 2017, Thompson Pipe Group has entered a definitive agreement to acquire the concrete and steel pressure pipe assets of U.S. Pipe, a division of Forterra. The new entity will operate under the name Thompson Pipe Group, and becomes one of the largest and most diverse pressure pipe providers in North America.

CREG Gripper TBM Breaks Through in Lebanon

On May 5, 2017, CREG’s 3.5-m diameter gripper TBM Lèa made its first breakthrough of Tunnel Drive 3 in the Greater Beirut Water Supply Project. A celebration was held in presence of representatives from CMC di Ravenna (the contractor), the local authorities, CREG and all project partners.

USA’s Essex Elected to ITA Executive Committee

Randy Essex, executive vice president at Mott MacDonald, was elected to serve on the International Tunnelling Association’s (ITA) Executive Committee (ExCo) during ITA’s World Tunnel Congress June 9-15, 2017, in Bergen, Norway.

Tirolo Joins STV Tunnels and Underground Structures Practi...

Vincent Tirolo Jr., a project manager and tunneling/geotechnical engineer with more than 45 years of experience leading the design and construction of complex transportation and infrastructure projects, has joined STV as tunnels and underground structures discipline leader.

NASTT’s 2018 No-Dig Show Call for Abstracts

The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) is now accepting abstracts for its 2018 No-Dig Show in Palm Springs, California on March 25-29, 2018. Prospective authors are invited to submit a 250-word abstract outlining the scope of their paper and the...
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A Big Break Through The SR 99 tunnel will replace the existing elevated highway that was in need of replacement in the wake of the Nisqually earthquake in 2001. By burying the highway and opening up the city core to the waterfront – the city’s most valuable asset – city planners have gone a long way toward improving the quality of life for the next 100 years or more.
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USA’s Essex Elected to ITA Executive Committee Randy Essex, executive vice president at Mott MacDonald, was elected to serve on the International Tunnelling Association’s (ITA) Executive Committee (ExCo) during ITA’s World Tunnel Congress June 9-15, 2017, in Bergen, Norway.
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Case Study on Retrofitting Retrofitting Seattle's Mount Baker Ridge and Mercer Island Tunnels using a Saccardo Nozzle.
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Normet Unveils New Equipment at WTC in Norway Normet launched a new generation equipment offering at the International Tunnelling Association's World Tunnel Congress (WTC) 2017 exhibition this week in Bergen, Norway.