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Geotechnical News

Crossrail tunnel

Tunnelling skills given £2.8M cash injection

22-Jan-2015 | By

Training for tunnelling and underground construction has received a £2.8m cash boost.

Maccaferri’s FlexMac DT system is quickly assembled to create a flood barrier.

Geotech firm designs recyclable flood barrier

22-Jan-2015 | By

Geotechnical outfit Maccaferri has launched a modular flood barrier system, designed to protect vulnerable homes and properties.

Changi Airport

Keller lands £28M airport deal

7-Jan-2015 | By

Keller has won a £28M ground engineering contract at Singapore’s Changi Airport.

Hong Kong

Ramboll wins role on Hong Kong immersed tube tunnel

9-Dec-2014 | By

Ramboll has been appointed as geotechnical consultant for the immersed tube tunnel project on the Hong Kong metro’s North South Line.


£40M repair job for fire-damaged motorway tunnels

21-Nov-2014 | By

The Welsh Government has invited bids for a £40M contract to repair the Brynglas Tunnels on the M4.

Road tunnel

Birmingham considers 'super-tunnel' under city centre

6-Nov-2014 | By

Birmingham is weighing up a ‘super-tunnel’ under the city centre to combat traffic congestion.

Geotechnical features

Keller piling

Geotechnical: Trip back in time

2-Dec-2014 | By NCE Editorial

Keller is installing 2,500 piles as part of an £18M scheme to stabilise a World Heritage Site.

Hessle foreshore

Piling: Timely solution

2-Dec-2014 | By NCE Editorial

A contiguous sectional flight auger pile wall has replaced a failing sheet pile wall to secure the future of a mainline railway embankment in East Yorkshire. NCE reports.

Boston flooded

Geotechnical: Turning the tide

2-Dec-2014 | By NCE Editorial

Flooding in Somerset made the headlines last winter but Boston’s woes were broadly ignored by the media. Now work to tackle the Lincolnshire town’s problem looks set to finally begin.


Geotechnical: Plymstock quarry

2-Dec-2014 | By NCE Editorial

Developing a Devon quarry has required a significant amount of slope stabilisation works.


Geotechnical: Supply and demand


Maintaining electricity generation during the rehabilitation of Germany’s Mittlere-Isar-Kanal (MIK) was key for contractor Hagn Umwelttechnik.

Roger Bridge

Interview: Roger Bridge

11-Nov-2014 | By NCE Editorial

The new chair of the British Tunnelling Society, Roger Bridge, talks to NCE about the challenges and opportunities facing the sector, and why the UK’s tunnelling fraternity leads the world.

Martin Blower

Contractors could ignore sustainability during the recession – but not any longer

9-Dec-2014 | By Martin Blower

Sustainability was not a high priority for contractors during the recession – winning the next project and keeping their businesses afloat was what mattered most. But with the economy growing again, ignoring sustainability will mean missing out on major contracts.

Shaking hands

Better – by association

11-Nov-2014 | By Martin Blower

The Federation of Piling Specialists, as its name suggests, represents foundation contractors – those directly involved in piling and geotechnical works on construction sites – it not only promotes best practice, but also ensures that through regular audits its members operate to the highest level of professionalism and quality.

Phrased repair

Infrastructure in 2014: Balancing risk and cost

Geotechnical failures present big risks to people, infrastructure and budgets, so managing assets to mitigate against the need for emergency action should be the preferred option, but it is one few clients are opting for.

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