Civil Engineering Blog

Modern challenges in tunnel construction

Given the fast-paced nature of today's tunnel construction, it is inevitable that all stakeholders will have to place greater focus on safety and quality. As budgets and time constraints take hold, project managers are forced to schedule everyone from road headers, tunnel waterproofers and concreters in the same small space at the same time.  In […]

'Alice' halfway through turnaround

Auckland's Waterview Connection project continues to progress with the construction teams halfway through turning around 'Alice', the giant Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) brought in from China. In mid-February, the first stage of the tunneling project stopped for 10 weeks for the turnaround. After this point, the machine will be ready to complete the second – northbound […]

Bus tunnel to save precious city parklands

As Adelaide's population continues to grow, it's inevitable that pressure is going to mount on the city's road infrastructure. However, this isn't going to be at the expense of Adelaide's parklands, the government told media late last month. The current state government promised before the last election that it would extend the O-Bahn bus track […]

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