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Posted December 23 by
Where was this picture taken? Submit your answer and win a gold hard hat. The contest will be repeated quarterly. Read More
Categories: Blog, From the Field

Posted May 9 by
Find out about the genesis of modern tunnel boring machines, the precursor to EPBs and Slurry machines, and the next steps for our industry in Dick Robbins’ upcoming Sir Alan Muir Wood lecture. Read More

Posted January 15 by
What do these three things have in common? They all factor in to the environmentally friendly tunneling operations at the Jollyville Transmission Main in Austin, Texas, USA. Read on for more insights from our recent site visit. Read More

Posted August 30 by
Women in Tunneling (WIT) is the industry’s newest networking group, dedicated to bringing their namesake demographic together and attracting more women to careers in tunneling and underground construction. Read More


  • Contributors

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    Lok Home

    Lok has worked in the underground industry for 45 years, from Canadian mine development to field service. He has been President of The Robbins Company since 1998.

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    Brian Khalighi

    Brian has over 22 years experience in the tunneling industry, and has worked on projects around the world including the Kárahnjúkar Hydroelectric Project in Iceland.

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    Brad Grothen

    Brad has over 12 years of experience in mechanical and electrical design, as well as project management on industrial and construction equipment.

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    Steve Chorley

    Steve has worked on tunneling projects around the world, including recent mega projects in Malaysia, China, and Spain. He has a broad knowledge of TBM assembly, operation, and ground support.

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    Desiree Willis

    Desiree has explored a wide variety of editorial topics in the tunneling industry, from high cover projects to soft ground TBM design.

  • Past Contributors

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    Dave Fisher

    Dave worked on projects around the world in the Robbins Field Service Department beginning in 1991, including projects in China and Australia. He passed away in September 2011 and will be missed by all those who knew him.