Herrenknecht Completes Final Double Breakthrough at the Emscher Sewer in Germany

With the breakthrough of the last two Herrenknecht tunnel boring machines into the target pit in Oberhausen-Biefang on June 12, 2017, the tunnel and pipe jacking work for the Emscher sewer has been completed.

Grove Crane Used for Challenging Airport Lift in Chicago

La Grange Crane used a Grove GMK5275 all-terrain crane to build an underground water detention system in Rosemont, Illinois, near O’Hare International Airport.

Robbins Double-Shield to Tackle Nepal’s First TBM Project

Nepal will welcome its first TBM ever this summer, a 5.06 m (16.6 ft) diameter Double Shield machine for the Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project. 

Funkhouser Joins McMillen Jacobs Associates’ Columbus Office

McMillen Jacobs Associates announced that Mark Funkhouser, PE, has joined the Columbus, Ohio, office, relocating from the firm’s Sydney, Australia, office.

Agenda Set for Risk Management in Underground Construction Course

Course organizers have posted the agenda for the 2nd annual Risk Management in Underground Construction course, to be held Nov. 28-29, 2017, in Arlington, Virginia.

A Change of Conditions: Risk Management in Tunneling from the TBM Manufacturer’s Perspective

Let’s face it: tunneling projects are inherently risky. The actual geology can harbor unforeseen conditions even with rigorous testing. In TBM-driven tunnels, the machine and the crew operating it are key components of the risk management strategy. So, how can we ensure that the operation is done effectively as often as possible?

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