Ward & Burke Tunneling Inc. recently holed through on the first of two drives for the Kingsbury Run Culvert Repair project in Cleveland, Ohio. The curved drive spanned 2,722 ft, making it the largest curved drive completed in North America to date.
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Instituted in 2015, the ITA Tunneling Awards recognize the most ground-breaking international innovation and outstanding projects in tunneling and underground space utilization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many public owners choose design-build (“DB”) as a delivery approach with the objective of reducing risk for cost overruns.
The delivery of infrastructure can also effectively incorporate a public private partnership (P3) model, an excellent tool for executing large and complex infrastructure projects. In such a model, the private sector partners substantially assume the responsibility for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of a project and guarantees its execution and long-term performance.
This paper points out potential problems with including Risk Registers in the Contract Document, arguing that the current approach to allocating and managing risks via the Contract Document itself should not be modified.