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TERRATEC TBM Breaks Through for Bangkok Metro

On May 16, TERRATEC’s 6.44-m diameter earth pressure balance machine broke through at Sanam Chai Station in Bangkok. With this, the machine completed the excavation of the West Bound of the MRTA Blue Line Extension Contract 1. Contractor, Italian-Thai Development...

Mining Engineering Graduates on the Rise

According to the 2015 SME Guide to Minerals and Materials Science Schools, 356 mining engineering degrees (BS, MS, Ph.D.) were awarded to students graduating from U.S. mining schools in 2014. The number of graduates from U.S. mining and mineral engineering programs has...

LA Metro Releases DSEIS for Regional Connector

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have prepared and released for public review a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the Regional Connector Transit Corridor...

DFI to Host 40th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) is hosting its 40th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, Oct. 12-15, 2015, at the Oakland Marriott City Center in Oakland, California.The 2015 DFI Annual Conference on Deep Foundations marks the 40th anniversary of this event. For...

Survey: Many Southern Californians Ready to Turn Toward Tr...

A new survey from HNTB Corp. finds many Southern California residents hungry for a more efficient multimodal transportation system, including better scheduling and improved transferability from one mode to another. “California is the most populated state in the...
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 AECOM Appoints Ward as SVP
AECOM Appoints Ward as SVP AECOM announced May 14 that it has appointed Christopher O. Ward as senior vice president, chief executive, Metro New York. In this role, Ward will be leading strategic growth and profitability of the Design and Consulting Services group in the New York City Metro area. Areas of responsibility will include...
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...