The 2021 Buchanan Lecturer is Dr. Philippe Jeanjean who is the Senior Advisor for Geotechnical Engineering at BP America in Houston, Texas. Dr. Jeanjean’s lecture is entitled “Offshore Geotechnics: From Oil & Gas to Renewable Energy.” The lecture will take place on November 12, 2021, at 2 pm US Central Time. Professor Edward J. Cording will also be presenting his 2020 Terzaghi Lecture “Observing and Controlling Ground Behavior with Tunnel Boring Machines.” More information and the Zoom Link can be found on the Buchanan Lecture page of Professor Briaud. If you miss it, there should be a recorded version posted later.
The British Tunnelling Society (BTS) is encouraging our profession and the public to celebrate National Tunneling Day today, December 7. Their goal is to promote the industry (and its many professions) to students of all ages […]
The Swiss and many other European dignitaries celebrated the opening of the World’s longest and deepest tunnel last week, the Gotthard Base Tunnel, after 17 years of construction. The tunnel beneath the Swiss Alps is […]