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Court finds OHL liable in Gibraltar tunnel case

17-Apr-2014

London’s Construction and Technology Court has found in favour of the Gibraltar government in a case brought by Spain-based contractor Obrascon Huarte Lain (OHL) over termination of its contract to construct a new tunnel in Gibraltar.

At the three-storey deep end of the basement, the loadings were expected to be in the region of 225kN/m

Taking it to another level: North London basement scheme pushes propping technology

Ground Engineering April 2014

London’s “Billionaires Row” will soon be home to what may well be the UK’s largest residential basement when work is completed on the 110,000m3 excavation.

Engineers celebrate the TBM breakthrough on the Mumbai water tunnel scheme

Mumbai marvel: tunnelling work sets new standards in Asia

Ground Engineering April 2014

Engineers in Mumbai are building India’s deepest and longest water tunnel

Soil nailing was carried out using rig suspended from the slope crest

Slope engineering: Uphill rail challenge in Somerset

Ground Engineering April 2014

Stabilising a 180 year old railway cutting has brought Bam Ritchies’ engineers face to face with the same issues Brunel dealt with when the route was built

Ranking of issues concerning the use of geotechnical numerical analysis in industry

Geotechnical software survey: Analyse this

Ground Engineering April 2014

Competency in geotechnical numerical analysis has been placed under a spotlight by a worldwide survey of geotechnical engineers that hopes to find new training solutions.

Workshop concludes wave propagation research

Ground Engineering April 2014

Workshop to disseminate research on wave propagation and soil stiffness draws worldwide interest

Oxford University's Guy Houlsby will deliver the 2014 Rankine Lecture

Rankine Lecture interview: Winds of Change   

Ground Engineering March 2014

Offshore engineering will be the focus of Guy Houlsby’s Rankine Lecture in March, but selecting whether to discuss a practical or theoretical topic was not a straightforward choice.

Soil nailing, ground improvement and reinforced soil walls are being used to widen the road

Congestion busting challenge to deliver a new road for Devon

Ground Engineering March 2014

Kingskerswell has waited more than 60 years for its bypass but it is now being fast-tracked and there are lots of ground engineering solutions to ensure congestion relief is delivered next year.

Current ground investigations will be used to confirm existing data

Bank Station Capacity Upgrade: Planning the Bank job

Ground Engineering March 2014

Appointing a contractor before gaining planning consent may be unusual but ground investigation is currently underway aims to ensure it is a smooth transaction for the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade

MSc courses: Breaking the cycle

Ground Engineering March 2014

Universities need to be clearer about who they are trying to attract and what they are trying to achieve in order to resolve the current MSc problems.

Paul Maliphant

Managing geotechnical risk: Risky business

Ground Engineering February 2014

Geotechnical risk needs to be integrated with overall project risk to be better managed, according to Paul Maliphant, who is the UK author of a new international report on the subject.

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Ground Engineering is the leading magazine for the UK geotechnics industry providing information on new and practical aspects of geotechnics, engineering geology and geo-environmental engineering.

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Editor Claire Smith is a geotechnical engineer with 14 years' experience as a construction journalist. To get in contact, please email claire.smith@emap.com or call 020 3033 2818 and follow her on Twitter @ClaireS_GE

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