Tum Boring, a team from the Technical University Of Munich, has taken first place in “Not-a-Boring Competition” – a tunnel construction competition designed by Elon Musk's company.
Roads & Infrastructure goes behind the scenes with the West Gate Tunnel Project contractors CPBJH JV and their lifting partner, Premier Cranes and Rigging, to look at the challenges in shaping the tunnels’ entry and exit portals.
“Faster than a snail” is the goal of Elon Musk’s “Not-a-Boring Competition” aiming to improve tunnel boring machine speeds. LAPP Australia has provided a suit of 200 products used in a design by Munich university students.
North East Link is the biggest road transport project in Victoria’s history. Roads & Infrastructure catches up with the project team, as well as with the sub-contractor Bothar Boring & Tunnelling and their lifting partner Premier Cranes and Rigging to find out about the latest progress.
The third roadheader has broken through at Melbourne's Town Hall station, marking the completion of excavation for the first level of rail tunnels running alongside the station's platforms.