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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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Gateway Tunnel Project will be a Priority for Biden Administration

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg told lawmakers that the Gateway rail tunnel linking New York and New Jersey is of national significance and as such, the Biden administration is prioritizing the project.

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Source: Tunnelling Journal

China’s Largest Crossover TBM Launched On Pazhou Line

The largest ever Crossover (XRE) TBM in China launched in late March 2021 in Guangzhou for contractors Sichuan Jinshi Heavy Equipment Leasing Co., Ltd and CREC Bureau 2. Onsite First Time Assembly (OFTA) was utilized to build the 9.16m (30ft) diameter Robbins TBM, taking just five months from the start of assembly to machine launch.

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Source:Tunnel Business Magazine

Fugro Completes Geotechnical Investigation for Fehmarnbelt Tunnel

Fugro has completed a nearshore geotechnical investigation for the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel, the world’s longest immersed tunnel that will connect Denmark and Germany by road and rail. The client was Femern Link Contractors, the consortium building the 18 km tunnel that will reduce travel time between the two countries and contribute to a greener transport system.

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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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A scholarship may help you pursue a career in underground

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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What is the Geotechnical Field?

Explore the many roles available in the geotechnical field including designing, supplying specialty equipment, managing, constructing, and more..

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