Tunneling

Stantec experts share their knowledge on the trends, innovations, and challenges shaping the tunneling industry.

  • Published in Tunnels & Tunnelling: Rules of Thumb – TBM data acquisition and interpretation

    Published in Tunnels & Tunnelling: Rules of Thumb – TBM data acquisition and interpretation

    How proper analyzation of tunnel boring machine data lowers risk, increases safety, and optimizes resources throughout the construction phase

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  • Published in Tunnels & Tunnelling: Rules of Thumb – Muck transportation systems

    Published in Tunnels & Tunnelling: Rules of Thumb – Muck transportation systems

    Success in tunneling depends on proper planning and handling of excavated materials

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  • Combined sewage storage tunnels can help protect the environment and keep basements dry

    Combined sewage storage tunnels can help protect the environment and keep basements dry

    A higher frequency of intense storms leads to wet basements and sewage flowing into waterways. Here’s how a CSST could help.

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  • Published in Engineering Inc: Tunnel Visions

    Published in Engineering Inc: Tunnel Visions

    Advances in tunneling technology are allowing engineers to build where they could not build before.

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  • Published in Global Water Intelligence: Coastal projects bring Stantec a flood of work

    Published in Global Water Intelligence: Coastal projects bring Stantec a flood of work

    Green infrastructure and solutions a growing necessity to protect coastal communities from more frequent and growing storms

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  • Published in Tunnels & Tunnelling: Rules of Thumb – Horizontal Directional Drilling

    Published in Tunnels & Tunnelling: Rules of Thumb – Horizontal Directional Drilling

    As innovations evolve, so to will the uses and applications of HDD—here’s a look at the how-to’s, whys, limitations and risks in this growing field

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  • Published: Minimal Disturbance: Milestone Project Tests Capabilities of Microtunnelling

    Published: Minimal Disturbance: Milestone Project Tests Capabilities of Microtunnelling

    How to design for the largest diameter microtunnelling project in North America as featured in Trenchless Technology Canada

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  • Published in ENR: Drilling Down to Defend Against Drought in Atlanta

    Published in ENR: Drilling Down to Defend Against Drought in Atlanta

    Both a design and engineering feat, the Bellwood Quarry-turned-reservoir will serve as Atlanta's emergency water source in case of another drought

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  • Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Shaft Construction and Support Methods

    Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Shaft Construction and Support Methods

    In this Tunnels and Tunneling magazine article, Keivan Rafie discusses the two most important aspects of shaft design and construction: method of excavation and support

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  • Rules of Thumb: Summary of Trenchless Methods

    Rules of Thumb: Summary of Trenchless Methods

    In the February-March issue of Tunnels and Tunnelling magazine, Stantec’s Keivan Rafie discusses the typical uses of common trenchless methods

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  • Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Survey and Alignment Control

    Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Survey and Alignment Control

    In the August-September issue of Tunnels and Tunneling, Stantec's Keivan Rafie looks at survey and alignment control, and in particular their use with TBM excavations

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  • Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Lighting

    Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Lighting

    In the June-July issue of Tunnels and Tunneling magazine, Stantec's Keivan Rafie explores factors for reducing accidents and improving security and aesthetics through proper tunnel lighting

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  • Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Dry Shotcrete

    Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Dry Shotcrete

    In this Tunnels and Tunneling column, Stantec's Keivan Rafie compares and contrasts dry shotcrete with its wet counterpart, and reviews its operation and equipment.

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  • How a unique procurement process got Ottawa's Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel underground

    How a unique procurement process got Ottawa's Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel underground

    The unique procurement process for Ottawa’s Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel

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  • Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Dust

    Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Dust

    In this Tunnels and Tunneling column, Stantec's Keivan Rafie discusses the importance of understanding, classifying, and controlling dust in tunneling and underground projects.

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  • Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Corrosion

    Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Corrosion

    In this Tunnels and Tunneling column, Stantec's Keivan Rafie discusses how getting it right from the start is the best defense for corrosion

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  • Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Waterproofing

    Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Waterproofing

    In this Tunnels and Tunneling column, Stantec's Keivan Rafie covers the design and specification of waterproofing systems

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  • Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Microtunneling (Part 2)

    Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Microtunneling (Part 2)

    In the second of a two-part Tunnels and Tunneling series on microtunnelling, Keivan Rafie interviews Stantec’s Don Del Nero Don Del Nero

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  • Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Microtunneling (Part 1)

    Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Microtunneling (Part 1)

    Stantec's Keivan Rafie's first of a two-part Tunnels and Tunneling series on microtunneling

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  • Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Ventilation

    Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Ventilation

    In this Tunnels and Tunneling column, Stantec's Keivan Rafie highlights the basic requirements of ventilation for tunnels in operation and under construction

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