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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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Ready to explore the underground? Check out our resources for Engineering Students and Engineering Professors. Underground Professionals can learn more about contributing materials, offering tunnel tours, or becoming a speaker on campus.

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Source: Tunneling Journal

HS2 Reveals Successful Hydrogen Generator Trial

An HS2 construction site in London has held successful trials for two zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell-based electricity generators – cutting carbon and improving air quality for workers and the local community.

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Source: Tunnel Business Magazine

hyperTunnel to Debut at the World Tunnelling Congress

British underground construction innovator hyperTunnel will exhibit for the first time at the World Tunnelling Congress (WTC), Sept. 2-8, 2022, in Copenhagen, Denmark, and return to the British Tunnelling Society (BTS) Conference & Exhibition in London on Oct. 11-12, after formally launching its method to transform underground construction at the same event in 2021.

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Source:Tunneling Journal

Big Tex’s Landmark Breakthrough After Diameter Change

On July 25, 2022, ‘Big Tex’ a Robbins Main Beam TBM successfully broke through in Dallas, Texas, USA on the 8km long Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel. Contractor JV Southland/Mole drove the machine through in chalk and shale at up to 498m advance in one month.

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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
Your Path to Underground

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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