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Tunnel Boring Machine Erectors

Galbiati Group has recently built two 4.5 ton- segment erectors for TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine), rotating head, for the excavation of the Qingdao 5-6 metro. Read more

BTS 2016 Conference and Exhibition

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, 11 / 12 OCTOBER 2016 … join us again this October and share in the success of this event! Read more

Cutting Edge Conference – Advances in Tunneling Technology … November 6 – 9, 2016 – Los Angeles, California


Mapei have announced the addition of tunnelling seminars to their training and CPD event calendar for dates in September and November.

Presentations on tunnelling will take place at Mapei’s Specification Centre in Clerkenwell on the 7th September and 9th November at 12pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about Mapei’s product systems for tunnelling and which are appropriate to specify for a range of projects. The seminars will be supported with technical handouts and literature, with experts on hand to answer any questions.

Steve Price, Mapei UTT Country Manager commented “We are really happy to announce these tunnelling training events – bringing the most up to date experiences from the world of tunneling to engineers and contractors here in London. We discuss different types of waterproofing, soil conditioning, resin injection and lubricants. The event should help anyone who is involved with tunnels and gives a great opportunity to network with fellow tunneling professionals.”

For more information regarding training events and CPDs, and to reserve your space at these tunnelling events, please RSVP to cpd@mapei.co.uk

View Mapei’s full product range for tunnelling at www.utt-mapei.com

Mapei products recently specified for the Crossrail project at Farringdon

Breakthrough … the ITA Young Members’ Magazine

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Breakthrough 2016

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Australian Tunnelling Conference – 11 – 12 October 2016

Mark your diary for Informa’s 14th Australian Tunnelling Conference, set to return to the SMC Conference & Function Centre, Sydney on Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th October 2016.

The conference brings you the best opportunity to hear from Australasia’s current and future tunnelling projects with a content-rich, two day agenda. Read more

‘A Catalogue of Tunnel Collapses’ … Updated to October 2012

Tunnelling Journal is giving every reader free access to an exhaustive listing of international Tunnel Collapses. The document ‘Catalogue of Notable Tunnel Failure Case Histories’, courtesy of, and compiled by, the Mainland East Division, Geotechnical Engineering Office, Civil Engineering and Development Department of Hong Kong details 36 international collapses, and a further 6 specifically in Hong Kong. Each case, subject to the information available, includes a basic description of the event (many illustrated), the probable cause, the remedial measures undertaken, and the consequences and lessons learned. Some 60 references are also included for further reading. The document is live and will be updated from time to time. To download this must-have listing go to:


Tunnelling Journal Exclusive

Hong Kong’s Geotechnical Engineering Office has recently issued the GEO Report No. 249, “Ground Control for Slurry TBM Tunnelling.” Download your free copy of this ‘must read’ paper from the Civil Engineering and Development Department website, using the link below:  http://www.cedd.gov.hk/eng/publications/geo_reports/geo_rpt249.htm