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Geotechnical failure needs to be taught to undergradsSubscription

22 February, 2019

Details of geotechnical failure, as well as design methods, need to be taught to undergraduates in a bid to ensure better perception of ground risk, according to GDG senior consultant Neil Smith.

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Seismic tomography developed to end tunnelling delays Subscription

22 February, 2019

The National Institute of Rock Mechanics (NIRM) in Bangalore has developed a technology to help understand underground rock formations in the built-up areas.

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Geotechnical failure needs to be taught to undergradsSubscription

22 February, 2019

Details of geotechnical failure, as well as design methods, need to be taught to undergraduates in a bid to ensure better perception of ground risk, according to GDG senior consultant Neil Smith.

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Plymouth City Council leader blasts £80M Dawlish rail plansSubscription

20 February, 2019

Last week’s Department for Transport announcement of £80M in funding for rail resilience work at Dawlish in Devon has been labelled as too little and too late by Plymouth City Council leader Tudor Evans.

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World’s largest monopile foundations fabricated Subscription

20 February, 2019

Two of the largest and heaviest monopiles in the world have been fabricated in China.

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Cornwall’s granite could hold key to UK geothermal potentialSubscription

20 February, 2019

Granite from Cornwall is to be examined by UK scientists as part of a £1.8M project in order to help the country increase its use of geothermal energy, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has said.

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TBM assembly starts at Melbourne’s West Gate TunnelSubscription

22 February, 2019

Assembly of first tunnel boring machine (TBM) for the West Gate Tunnel project in Melbourne, Australia has got underway at the launch site in Footscray.

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Mumbai Metro tunnelling milestone achieved Subscription

22 February, 2019

Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has reported that it has achieved its sixth milestone on the city’s Metro Line 3.

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Fibre-reinforced French first for Grand Paris ExpressSubscription

21 February, 2019

Grand Paris Express project promoter Société du Grand Paris has said that its project is to be the first in France to use fibre-reinforced concrete segments.

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Watch Tideway's latest progressVideoSubscription

21 February, 2019

Watch Tideway’s first progress video of 2019. 

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Boring Betty set to start on East Yorkshire flood schemeSubscription

21 February, 2019

Work on excavating a 1.5km flood relief tunnel by Active Tunnelling is set to get underway in Yorkshire following a naming ceremony for the 1.8m diameter tunnel boring machine (TBM).

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Boskalis acquires marine survey firm Horizon Subscription

22 February, 2019

Royal Boskalis Westminster has acquired a 62.5% majority stake in the marine geophysical surveys and geotechnical firm Horizon.

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Vinci, Dragados and Flatiron JV wins bridge-tunnel contractSubscription

19 February, 2019

A JV made up of Vinci, Dragados and Flatiron has won the design-build contract Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) expansion project in Virginia, US.

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Coal Authority sings praises of small contractorsSubscription

18 February, 2019

Successful installation of new drainage for historic mine workings in Northumberland has lead the Coal Authority to suggest that small contractors should never be underestimated and the organisation should maximise their use.

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Berlin museum seeks contractor for underground extension Subscription

13 February, 2019

The Bauhaus Archive in Berlin is seeking contractors to undertake an underground extension to the existing building.

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RSK acquisition expands its European interestsSubscription

7 February, 2019

RSK Group has announced that it has bought Germany-based environmental and geotechnical engineering firm Dr Tillmanns and Partner.

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Tutor Perini JV set to win LA’s Purple Line station contractSubscription

21 February, 2019

Tutor Perini has announced that Tutor Perini/O&G joint venture has received a notice of intent from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the Purple Line Extension Section 3 station project.

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Expanded lands piling contract on £40M Cube schemeSubscription

21 February, 2019

Expanded Geotechnical in partnership with Erith and Morrisroe has been awarded a £40M contract for the piling and sub-structure contract for the Renzo Piano-designed Paddington Square development, London.

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London housing trust appoints to piling framework Subscription

20 February, 2019

London and Quadrant Housing Trust has appointed seven contractors for a four-year piling framework.

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German rail operator calls for GI partnerSubscription

18 February, 2019

Germany’s rail infrastructure operator DB Netz has issued a prior information notice for ground investigation work on a new rail line, including a section of tunnel, between Gelnhausen and Fulda.

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Tender deadline extended on Lisbon metro tunnelling workSubscription

15 February, 2019

The City of Lisbon in Portugal has extended the tender deadline for the design and construction on extensions to its green and yellow line metro systems.