The ‘Chunnel’ may be the UK’s most famous underwater tunnel, but the British have been trying to dig to Europe since 1880 – and plans still remain for a second […]
Buried deep under a mountain in north west Spain, innovative methods are helping extend Spain’s high speed rail network. The €209.08M (£188M) 6km twin bore Bolanos Tunnel is located 175km […]
After years of preparation and design, blasting and rock moving for Sweden’s largest infrastructure project began south of the city this year. It sets in train a decade-long project that […]
The tunnelling sector remains one of the most active segments of the construction industry worldwide, fuelling demand for equipment. However, there have been issues with the efficiency of the selection […]
A tunnel under the Pennines to provide a new road link between Sheffield and Manchester is technically feasible and worth exploring further, according to Highways England engineers. At between 20km […]
The European Consortium of 22 Industrial, Research & Development laboratories and SME organisations across 9 countries New Technologies for Tunnelling and Underground Works or, more simply, NeTTUN. It is the ambitious […]
In order to make the shotcrete more robust, RUB engineers add steel fibres into the mixture.
Surface Structures vs. Underground Structures For underground structures such as tunnels, the seismic design approach differs from that of the surface structures (e.g., bridges and buildings). Surface Structures In the […]