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Are you looking for a career that takes you beyond your desk and allows you to get your hands dirty? A career in civil underground engineering is exciting, adventurous, and challenging, letting you travel the world while you develop your skills. It's also diverse and multidisciplinary. No two projects will ever be the same.

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Source: Tunneling & Underground Construction

Granite awarded $215 million contract for tunnel project in Ohio

Granite has been awarded an approximately $215 million contract by the city of Akron, OH to construct the Northside Interceptor Tunnel Project (NSIT) to aid in preventing combined sewer overflows from entering the Cuyahoga River during typical storms. Project funding will come from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) and is expected to be included in Granite’s third-quarter CAP.

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Source: Tunneling Journal

Peggy Breaks Through On Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport Project

TBM Peggy has broken through into the 25m deep Airport Terminal station box at the future Airport Terminal station in a major milestone for the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project. The machine completed this first leg of its 5.5km journey to the Aerotropolis, following on from TBM Eileen, who made her first breakthrough last month.

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Source: Tunneling Business Magazine

TERRATEC Hard Rock Double Shield TBM Commence Operations for Vishnugad-Pipalkoti Hydropower Project

The 09.86m Hard Rock Double Shield TBM is currently working for Hindustan Construction Co. Ltd. of India which is the main contractor responsible for this project. The ongoing project takes place in the state of Uttarakhand, around 500 km Northeast of Delhi. The work involves the construction of dams, waterway tunnels, vertical shafts and a powerhouse with a generating capacity of 444 MW.

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Everything is different in the underground industry. You're a creative problem solver who has to think on their feet. You will see more in one day than others will see in their whole career.”

Matt Evans Engineer Professor at Oregon State University
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Are you ready to take your education about underground construction one step further? Apply for a scholarship to learn more about the industry and get to know professionals and available opportunities. Scholarships are offered to students to encourage the academic pursuits and careers in the field of tunneling and underground construction.

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