2017 ITA Tunneling Awards: Winners Announced in Paris

Instituted in 2015, the ITA Tunneling Awards recognize the most ground-breaking international innovation and outstanding projects in tunneling and underground space utilization.

Robbins EPB Completes Third Bore for Chennai Metro

On Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, a 6.65-m (21.8-ft) diameter Robbins EPB TBM broke through at Chennai Metro, making this the third tunnel the machine has bored for the project and for contractor Afcons Infrastructure Ltd.

Robbins Supplies 100th Continuous Conveyor System

On Oct. 18, 2017, a Robbins 30.4-ft diameter Crossover machine started up at the Akron Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT). Running behind the Crossover TBM is the 100th Robbins Continuous Conveyor system supplied for muck removal. 

The Beavers Announce 2018 Award Winners

Michael Traylor of Traylor Bros. Inc., 2017 President of The Beavers, has announced the selections for the 2018 Golden Beaver Awards, which will be presented at the 63rd Annual Awards Dinner to be held Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 at the J. W. Marriott at LA Live in Los Angeles.

Brand, Ames Named 2018 Moles Awards Winners

Alfred H. Brand and Raymond G. Ames have been selected for Outstanding Achievement Awards by The Moles, a national heavy construction industry professional organization. The awards will be presented at The Moles’ Annual Award Dinner at the New York Hilton Midtown on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.

Advanced Technologies Help to Overcome Tunneling Challenges, Save Time and Money

Tunneling and tunnel boring technology has advanced to allow construction of tunnels in locations and in geology that engineers would not have thought possible just a decade ago. In addition to being able to tunnel in more difficult ground, the size of tunnel-boring machines is getting bigger and their control systems becoming more sophisticated.

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