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GPR Helps Find Cause for Pavement Settling in Cumberland G...

Investigating Tunnel Deterioration Just a few years after the opening of the Cumberland Gap Tunnel, a mountain tunnel that links Kentucky and Tennessee along US 25E, highway officials noticed moderate to severe settling of the continuously reinforced concrete pavement,...

RETC Heading Back to New Orleans

The Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference (RETC) – North America’s largest tunneling event in 2015 – is heading to New Orleans June 7-10. The venue is the Sheraton New Orleans in the heart of downtown with easy access to Bourbon Street and other famous...

Nicholson Promotes Barison, Thome

Long-time Nicholson employees Luca Barison and Dan Thome have recently been promoted to executive roles in the company. Barison, who has been with the company since 2000, was promoted to Executive Vice President of Special Projects. In this new role, he will oversee...

Brierley Associates, MMC Merge

  Brierley Associates and Mike McTeer Consulting (MMC) have merged to expand Brierley’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) capabilities. BIM is an intelligent model-based design process that adds value across the entire lifecycle of infrastructure and...

AECOM-URS Merger Creates Construction Services Dynamo

Building Big Given that AECOM was founded in 1990, one might suspect the multinational construction, design-engineering and management-support services firm is a relatively newbie in a tunneling market that spans centuries. However, not only can the company trace roots...
recent from Editor's Message The Changing Face of Engineering
The Changing Face of Engineering In this issue we profile AECOM, the engineering giant that just got bigger following the acquisition of URS Corp. last year. In the 2014 ENR Ranking of the Top 500 consulting firms, released before the acquisition, AECOM was ranked No. 1, with URS checking in at No. 3. The combined company now boasts nearly...
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...