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Experts Weigh In: EPB Design & Application …

On April 12 at 10 am EDT/ 2 pm GMT, Robbins Engineering Manager Brad Grothen and Robbins Chief EPB Engineer Shinichi Konda will be hosting a complimentary 60-minute webinar in which they will explore how Earth Pressure Balance Machines (EPBs) work, their various designs, and real-world applications. They will draw from field data in multiple types of geologies to make informed recommendations on EPB design and operation—as well as areas for advancement. You are invited to submit your questions beforehand to webinars@robbinstbm.com to get a thoughtful and well-researched answer during the Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

For more information and to register … click here

Mines 2017 Short Course Registration Open

These CEU-awarding courses are designed for industry professionals including managers, designers, contractors, consultants and suppliers. Read more

Breakthrough … the ITA Young Members’ Magazine

Digital editions of the ITA Young Members magazine:

Breakthrough 2016

Breakthrough 2015

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We are now working on the 2017 edition of Breakthrough.

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Cutting Edge – 13 – 15 November 2017

This years Cutting Edge conference will take place at Renaissance Seattle Hotel in Seattle, WA – from 13th to 15th November, 2017. Full details will be made available during the coming weeks, but for futher information please contact: Read more

A Pioneer and Leader of China’s TBM Industry

China Railway Engineering Equipment Group Co., LTD (CREG) is a subsidiary of the pubic listed China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC), a Fortune 500 Company and a key state-owned company under the Central Government. CREG is a leading company in manufacturing and supplying tunnel boring machine TBM) in China. 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:

http://www.cedd.gov.hk/eng/publications/geo/doc/HK%20NotableTunnel%20Cat.pdf

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