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The Evolution of BIM Use for Bridges and Tunnels

By Donna Laquidara-Carr, Ph.D., LEED AP Implementation of building information modeling (BIM) in the transportation sector has seen dramatic growth in the last five years,...

LVCVA and The Boring Company Collaborating for Underground Transit

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced a recommendation to select The Boring Company (TBC) to design, construct and operate a people mover for the Las Vegas Convention Center via a loop of underground express-route tunnels that could carry passengers in autonomous electric vehicles at high speeds.

Trimble releases tunnel products for surveyors and engineers

Trimble announced a suite of products that include new hardware and software for capturing highly accurate data in tunnels where dirt, dust, water, and machinery provide a challenging work environment.

Southern California water board approves two-tunnel WaterFix

The board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted to provide the additional financing necessary to allow for the construction of the full California WaterFix project. The board authorized $10.8 billion for the project to modernize the state’s aging water delivery system.

Report: Global tunnel projects reach US$1.5 trillion

A new report from Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center (CIC) reveals that the total global value of tunnel-related projects currently tracked stands at a staggering US$1.51 trillion.

AASHTO publishes LRFD Tunnel Design and Construction Guide

The American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) published new guide specifications on Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and construction of road tunnels.

Commentary: An engineer’s thoughts on Elon Musk’s vision of underground roads

In this commentary, Aurecon Tunneling Expert Tom Ireland weighs in on whether Elon Musk's vision of transportation involving underground roadway systems really is as impossible as it sounds.

PANYNJ board issues draft $32 billion, 10-year capital plan

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners issued an unprecedented $32 billion draft 2017-2026 Capital Plan for public comment and review.

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