Industry Losses: Editors Message

I was saddened to hear of the recent passing of three individuals who were very prominent and active within the tunneling industry – Jack Burke, Ed Cruz and Jim McKelvey. Their separate obituaries are listed within the News section of this issue. Cruz’s company, E.E. Cruz, was a pioneer in the...

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...

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...

Looking Ahead to 2015

For the past couple of years, we at TBM have kicked off the New Year with an industry forecast – namely a questionnaire sent to experts in the tunneling sector asking about the future of the market and how it is changing. Unanimously, our four panelists agree that the need for tunneling and underground...

Water Infrastructure in California

In this issue we take a look at the Water System Improvement Program (WSIP) being constructed by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. The WSIP was envisioned in the wake of the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989 that caused widespread damage to the area. I can recall tuning in to watch the World Series...

Education and Training in Tunneling, Continued

In this space in the August issue, I discussed education and training in the tunneling industry, specifically some of the themes that came out of a roundtable discussion we held on that topic at NAT. As a follow up, in this issue we take a look at how the Colorado School of Mines is helping to meet the needs...

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