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.

A New Way Forward

It is interesting to see the history of the tunneling and the way the industry has evolved to address some of the challenges that are unique to underground construction. Through the years, the advent of the Differing Site Conditions clause, Geotechnical Baseline Reports and Dispute Review Boards have helped...

A Promising Future for Tunneling

We enter 2017 on a promising note for the tunneling market in North America with infrastructure a hot topic and tax payers supporting public transportation.

Is This the Golden Age of Tunneling?

Are we living through the Golden Age of Tunneling? The answer is yes, according to London-based physicist Laura Winkless.

Robbins-NHI Merger

The big news in the tunneling industry this summer has been the merger of The Robbins Company with China’s Northern Heavy Industries (NHI). The $150 million deal was finalized on June 28 and gives NHI 61% of Robbins’ shares. NHI is a state-owned enterprise that was created in 2006 after the merger of...

Publisher’s Message — World Tunnel Congress Coming to the USA

April 22-28, the World Tunnel Congress (WTC) will convene in San Francisco, marking the first time the International Tunneling Association (ITA) has held its annual event in the United States since 1996, when it was held in Washington, D.C. It is a time for the United States to showcase some of its many contributions to tunneling technology made over the past two decades.

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