No Dig 2017

Posts In: Microtunnelling

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Registrations available for Trenchless World Congress

Registrations are still available for the Trenchless World Congress, which will take place in Colombia in September.

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NASTT No-Dig Show photos now available online

Did you get snapped at the NASTT No-Dig Show in Washington D.C.? Your photo has been uploaded to the Trenchless International and is available to be viewed online.

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TRACTO-TECHNIK commences expansion

Manufacturer of Trenchless Technology machinery TRACTO-TECHNIK has invested in its future by modernising and expanding its headquarters in Lennestadt, Germany.

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Iseki Poly-Tech MBM wins new machine award

Japanese tunnel boring machine (TBM) manufacturer Iseki Poly-Tech was awarded the New Machine Award for a micro-tunnel boring machine (MTBM) designed with the ability to retract and be redeployed in the same bore.

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Utility commences Thames tunnel work

One of the world’s largest gas and electricity utilities, National Grid, has started work on its biggest civil engineering project; a 330 m long tunnel under the River Thames.

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Herrenknecht founder receives lifetime achievement award

The founder and chairman of the board of a leading tunnel boring machine (TBM) manufacturer has received a lifetime achievement award at the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) awards in Singapore.

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Minger installs sewers under busy city

Minger Construction has utilised two Akkerman guided boring machines (GBM) to complete the installation of 550 m of sanitary sewers underneath downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Freedmen's Town is campaigning for the use of Trenchless Technology.

Freedmen’s Town campaigns for trenchless

A community organisation in Freedmen’s Town, Houston, US, is campaigning for the use of Trenchless Technology to save the historically significant red brick streets.

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Image courtesy of TERRATEC.

TERRATEC MTBMs head to Thailand

Tunnel boring machine manufacturer TERRATEC has recently completed factory acceptance tests on two microtunnelling machines that will be used in the MRTA Green Line (North) Project in Thailand.

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Image courtesy of Buchan Concrete Products.

FP McCann acquires 80-year-old tunnelling contractor

UK building and civil engineering firm FP McCann recently announced its acquisition of Buchan Concrete Products, one of the largest and oldest manufacturers of precast concrete tunnel sections in the UK.

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Saint Barbara

Celebrating Saint Barbara: patron saint of tunnelling

December 4 is the officially feast day for the patron saint of tunnelling, Saint Barbara.

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Steve Gibson is the first Australian to be named on the list in the 29-year history of the awards.

International recognition for Australian Project Manager

Steve Gibson, a project manager for Australia’s Queensland Urban Utilities, was recently named one of the top three project managers in the world by the International Project Management Association.

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HOBAS has recently broken the European record for the largest diameter microtunnelling installation using CC-GRP pipe.

HOBAS breaks microtunnelling record in Poland

HOBAS has recently broken the European record for the largest diameter microtunnelling installation using CC-GRP pipe.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Arch support beneath Toronto airport

A subterranean pedestrian tunnel serving Toronto Island Airport has recently opened to the public, with the tunnel’s backbone installed using innovative microtunnelling techniques.

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The proposed residential development will be situated 100 km north of Doha

€300 million Qatar contract includes microtunnelling

Salini Impregilo‘s new contract award for the construction of a residential area in Shamal, Qatar, will include a substantial trenchless component.

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Auckland's Manukau Harbour.

Auckland sewer tunnel gets geotechnical

New Zealand water utility Watercare will begin geotechnical investigations in the Manukau Harbour in June 2015 as part of the proposed $NZ950 million Central Interceptor project.

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Bidding opens for Trans Adriatic microtunnel

A call to tender has been issued for the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline project’s 105 km offshore section, which includes a 1.5 km microtunnelling installation.

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The immediacy of online advertising ensures that products can be introduced to the market very quickly.

Business marketing: the value of advertising online

Does your marketing plan include a budget for online ads? Find out why placing advertisements online is no longer an optional extra.

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UT Arlington Professor Mo Najafi.

Underground freight system research given go-ahead

A Texas university has received a $US1.2 million research grant to investigate an innovative underground freight transportation network concept, which would be built in congested urban environments using trenchless techniques.

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The tunnel boring machine 'Pohakulani'.

Tunnelling under the volcano

The tunnelling of a gravity sewer tunnel is set to begin on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, connecting a regional wastewater treatment plant to a pre-treatment facility located almost 5 km away.

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John Holland was a main contractor for the award-winning Melbourne Main Sewer Replacement project.

Sale of John Holland to Chinese construction group finalised

Ownership of Australian construction management and civil engineering contractor John Holland has recently transferred to China-based CCCC International Holding Limited.

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John Holland was a main contractor for the award-winning Melbourne Main Sewer Replacement project.

Sale of John Holland to Chinese construction group finalised

Ownership of Australian construction management and civil engineering contractor John Holland has recently transferred to China-based CCCC International Holding Limited.

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Open tender announced for 15 km Istanbul water pipeline

Turkish water utility, the Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration, has recently announced a very important microtunnelling tender for a water transmission tunnel project in Turkey.

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Overflow a no-no in Ohio

In order to prevent millions of gallons of overflows occurring every year, a utility from Cleveland, Ohio, has taken trenchless action to keep their waterways clean. As part of this issue’s focus on trenchless in North America, Trenchless International delves deeper into this ongoing project.

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Bassa Power Station

Trenchless a boon for Cameroon

Victoria Oil & Gas has announced the completion of a 1.4 km pipeline in Douala, Cameroon, which utilised horizontal directional drilling during installation.

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