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02 January 2017
Lee Tunnel is the first (Steel Fibre Reinforce Concrete) Tunnel Project to win the Concrete Society Award. The LEE TUNNEL IN BECKTON, LONDON, a MVB JV (Morgan Sindall/Vinci Grand Projets and Bachy Soletanche) joint-venture project is the first tunnel ever to be nominated and has won this prestigious award in 48 years of the awards, the Concrete Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The project comprises five shafts, with the diaphragm walls the deepest recently undertaken in the UK at 90m. A 7mdiameter 7 km-long tunnel connects the shafts. The innovative Dramix® 5D steel fibre reinforced concrete (SFRC) for the slip formed tunnel lining took 18 months to develop, resulting in the use of a steel fibre reinforced self-compacting concrete. The 5 shafts were also designed and constructed using an innovative slip formed type of shaft construction, which also incorporated steel fibre reinforced concrete that reduced substantially the…
27 December 2016
Don’t miss the WTC 2017 where you have the chance to share experiences and identify mutual opportunities for growth in an industry increasingly critical to all nations. 830 abstracts have been received and 480 accepted for the following topics. WTC-2017 Session topics Site investigation, ground characterization Urban tunnelling (planning, design and construction) Strategic use of underground space for resilient city growth Utilization of underground for hydropower projects (unlined tunnels and shafts, underwater piercing, air cushion chambers) Mechanized excavation (hard rock, soft rock and soil) Innovations in drill and blast excavation Large caverns (planning, design and construction) Underwater tunnels (strait crossings for road and railway, utility tunnels) Tunnelling for mining purposes Underground waste storage and disposal Innovations in rock support and water proofing technology Operation and maintenance Safety management of complex underground excavations Stability assessment, risk analysis and risk management Seismic design of tunnels and underground excavations Case histories – lessons…
27 December 2016
After a one-day technical conference dealing with innovation and productivity in tunnelling, followed by a one-day awards conference,the ITA Tunnelling Awards’ judges have revealed their choices and awarded 8 outstanding projects and also the Young Tunneller of the Year and someone’s Life Time Achievement. After a detailed examination process the 100 candidacies were reduced to 30 finalists. The latter had the chance to go on stage to argue and support their projects in front of the whole Tunnelling Industry
16 November 2016
China Tunnel and Underground Works Congress 2016: A Genuine Success for the Development of Tunnelling More than 1,200 attendees gathered to face the challenges in modern tunnelling From October 24th to 26th at Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) in Chengdu, the Tunnel and Underground Works Branch of CCES (CCES-TUWB) held China Tunnel and Underground Works Congress 2016, along with its 19th Annual Conference. Choosing “Challenges in Modern Tunnelling” as its theme, this successful international event recorded 1,261 attendees from well-known institutions and enterprises in the industry, with more than 250 participating in the training lecture before the congress. Supported by International Tunnelling Association (ITA), the congress invited a great number of prestigious experts and personalities as its distinguished guests to participate in this event, including ITA’s president Tarcisio B. Celestino (Brazil); ITA’s former presidents Søren Degn Eskesen (Denmark), In-Mo Lee (Korea), Martin C. Knights (United Kingdom) and Einar Broch (Norway); ITA’s…
14 November 2016
The ITA Tunnelling Awards’ Winners finally revealed After a one-day technical conference dealing with innovation and productivity in tunnelling, followed by a one-day awards conference,the ITA Tunnelling Awards’ judges have revealed their choices and awarded 8 outstanding projects and also the Young Tunneller of the Year and someone’s Life Time Achievement. After a detailed examination process the 100 candidacies were reduced to 30 finalists. The latter had the chance to go on stage to argue and support their projects in front of the whole Tunnelling Industry…and the winners are: The major project of 2016 (exceeding €500m): THE NEW GUANJIAO TUNNEL ON QUNGHAI TIBET RAILWAY (CHINA) The tunnelling project of the year 2016 (from €50m to €500m):DOWNTOWN LINE STAGE 3 CONTRACT 937 CONSTRUCTION OF FORT CANNING STATION AND TUNNELS IN SINGAPORE (SINGAPORE) The outstanding tunnelling project of the year (up to €50m): CHONGQING HONGQIHEGOU METRO STATION (CHINA) Renovation/upgrading project of the…
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