Thinking by Expertise - Ground engineering

When new meets old: buildings and tunnels

Our cities are continually undergoing renewal, which can mean big changes in the built environment.  A proposal to drive a new tunnel is the catalyst for owners of buildings and other structures in the vicinity to become conc...

Markets: Transport, Urban transport
Expertise: Rail, Ground engineering

Looking for clues – geotechnical investigation

The objective of any ground and groundwater investigation is to reduce risk to a project. In theory, the more investigations that are undertaken, the lower the risk of geotechnical and/or hydrogeological issues affecting excavatio...

Markets: Transport, Urban transport
Expertise: Rail, Ground engineering

People profile: Charlie Shackell

Charlie Shackell

Based in Sydney, Charlie's 20 year career spans major civil and geotechnical engineering projects involving investigation, design and construction in Australia, South Africa, West Africa, and the United Kingdom.

Markets: Transport, Urban transport
Expertise: Ground engineering, Rail

People profile: Anthony Bennett

Meet Anthony Bennett, a techincal director for transport based in Melbourne Australia.   With over 30 years of design experience in domestic and international civil engineering projects, Tony's expertise includes underground ...

Markets: Transport
Expertise: Ground engineering

Breathing space: optimising ventilation in metro projects

Mikel Alonso looks at how balancing the key functions of a ventilation system in order to maximise both safety and cost efficiencies for an underground metro or railway system.

Markets: Transport
Expertise: Ground engineering, Rail

Going underground: saving surface buildings while tunnelling

Anthony Bennett, Aurecon’s tunnels leader, looks at proven approaches to saving the building while developing underground rail infrastructure.

Markets: Transport, Urban transport
Expertise: Ground engineering, Rail

Metro station construction in congested environments

Warren Dou talks about the effective risk management and innovative technical solutions that address the challenges of constructing underground stations in urban environments.

Markets: Transport
Expertise: Rail, Urbanisation, Ground engineering

Tunnelling - delivering modern solutions with proven approaches

Tunnel excavation by roadheader on the Eastlink Project

Tunnels play a critical role in the ongoing delivery and maintenance of the infrastructure required in an urbanising world.

Markets: Transport, Water
Expertise: Ground engineering