Tunneling

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

  • 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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  • Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Geotechnical monitoring

    Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Geotechnical monitoring

    In this Tunnels and Tunneling column, Keivan Rafie interviews Stantec's Shahram Siavash about geotechnical monitoring in tunneling

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  • Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Risk management

    Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Risk management

    In this Tunnels and Tunneling column, Stantec's Keivan Rafie outlines the importance of a high quality risk management programme and its scope

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  • A US Infrastructure Report Card 2017 preview

    A US Infrastructure Report Card 2017 preview

    An insider’s look at grading America’s infrastructure

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  • Trenchless technologies, method 4: Pipe ramming

    Trenchless technologies, method 4: Pipe ramming

    Understanding when and how to use pipe ramming (Part 5 in a series)

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  • Saving Chicago from future flooding

    Saving Chicago from future flooding

    Examining how a new stormwater diversion tunnel scheduled for completion in 2018 will protect the north side of Chicago, Illinois during major storms.

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