Category: Events

Complimentary Webinar: How to Speed up Your TBM Tunnel

Rapid excavation is considered by many to be the ultimate goal in TBM tunneling—machines that reliably complete projects on time (or early) with faster advance rates, regardless of conditions. However, speeding up a project schedule is not as straightforward as pushing a machine harder, working longer hours, or increasing your crew size. The entire project schedule, from initial investigations to the design process, must be considered.

In this succinct, complimentary 40-minute presentation designed to better fit your workday, Robbins Engineering Director Brad Grothen and Elisa Comis, Associate at McMillen Jacobs, discuss what rapid excavation really looks like in the field including case studies on TBM design and real-world examples of project scheduling.

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Himalayan Hydro Expo 2019

Event Name: Himalayan Hydro Expo
Dates: January 18-20, 2019
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Venue: Bhrikutimandap

The Robbins Company is excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Himalayan Hydro Expo January 18 through 20 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Stop by our booth to discuss the Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project, one of Nepal’s 11 National Pride Projects, currently being bored by the country’s first tunnel boring machine.

STUVA 2019

Event Name: STUVA Expo and Conference
Dates: November 26-27, 2019
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Venue: Messe Frankfurt

The Robbins Company will be exhibiting at the 2019 STUVA Expo and Conference being held in Frankfurt, Germany November 26 and 27. Stop by stand D126 to discuss current projects with a Robbins tunneling expert.

ICUEE 2019

Event Name: International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition
Dates: October 1-3, 2019
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Venue: Kentucky Exposition Center 

The Robbins Company is looking forward to seeing you in Kentucky, IL for the International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) between October 1 and 3. Visit booth 3065 to discover how renting or owning a Robbins Small Boring Unit (SBU) can save you time and money on your next boring project.

RETC 2019

Event Name: Rapid Excavation & Tunneling Conference
Dates: June 16-19, 2019
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Venue: Hyatt Regency Chicago

Join us at the 2019 Rapid Excavation & Tunneling Conference (RETC) June 16 through 19 in Chicago, Illinois. Attend a presentation by a Robbins Tunneling professional or come talk to us at booth 306 to learn more about current techniques being used on tunneling projects throughout the world.

WTC 2019

Event Name: World Tunnel Congress
Dates: May 3-9, 2019
Location: Naples, Italy
Venue: Mostra d’Oltremare

The Robbins Company looks forward to attending the World Tunnel Congress (WTC) and ITA-AITES General Assembly in Naples, Italy. Visit stand 68 during exhibition hours May 3 through 9 to learn more about past project successes and exciting current tunneling endeavors.

Technical Presentation

Challenging Mixed Face Tunneling at India’s Sleemanabad Carrier Canal
by Jim Clark, Robbins
Time & Date: May 8, 12:20-12:40
Session: Long and Deep Tunnels
Location: Palacongressi, Europa Room


Location: Teatro Mediterraneo

Extreme Ingress: Managing High Water Inflows in Hard Rock TBM Tunneling
by Brad Grothen, Robbins & Danny Kough, Kiewit

Overcoming extreme tunneling conditions on Vietnam’s longest tunnel
by Sindre Log, Biyue Li & P.N. Madhan, Robbins

Rescuing and rebuilding TBMs in adverse ground conditions
by Detlef Jordan, Robbins & Barrie Willis, iPS

BAUMA 2019

Event Name: BAUMA
Dates: April 8-14, 2019
Location: Munich, Germany
Venue: Messe München

Meet us in Munich, where The Robbins Company will be exhibiting at BAUMA, the largest construction machinery trade show in the world. Join us at Hall C2, stand 403 between April 8 through 14 for presentations on current projects and cocktail hours, all being held within our booth.

Tuesday, April 9
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm CET
“Avoid Disasters in TBM Tunneling: Proven Strategies” presented by Robbins President Lok Home

Thursday, April 11
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm CET
“A Powerful Solution for Renewable Energy: Hydro Tunneling” presented by Cutters Product Manager Sindre Log

If you would like to join one or both of our events, email Sarah Brooks at to RSVP.

NASTT 2019

Event Name: NASTT No-Dig
Dates: March 17-21, 2019
Location: Rosemont, Illinois, USA
Venue: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

The Robbins Company will be attending NASTT’s No-Dig Show March 17 through 21. Be sure to visit booth 921 to learn more about Robbins Small Boring Units (SBUs)—the most cost effective and time efficient way to bore through hard rock.

Complimentary Webinar: Achieve Steady Results in Unsteady Ground

If you’re tunneling in mixed face conditions, where any combination of rock and soil may be present in the tunnel cross section, you expect the project to be a challenge. When variability is a constant, things like surface settlement, abrasive wear on your TBM, and the proper ground conditioning are a concern. Despite these variables, your project can still be a success. With the right technology, crew, and operating methods, consistent TBM advance rates are achievable in even the most variable conditions.

In this complimentary 60-minute webinar, Robbins Vice President Doug Harding and Engineer Greg Michaelson will explore mixed face conditions, delving into recent case studies of EPB and Crossover TBMs in the field. Harding and Michaelson will make recommendations based on proven designs and methods, drawing from the experience of our knowledgeable field service personnel. Whether you’re a contractor operating the TBM, a consultant specifying the equipment, or an owner with an upcoming project, consistent excavation is possible in variable geology.


TAC/NASTT-NW Tunnelling & Trenchless Conference

Event Name: TAC/NASTT-NW Tunnelling & Trenchless Conference
Dates: November 8-9
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Venue: Fantasyland Hotel at the West Edmonton Mall

Robbins Utility Tunneling Manager, Tom Fuerst, will be presenting “Lessons Learned at Montreal’s Rue Jarry Project: Overcoming Flooding and Rebuilding a TBM to Finish on Schedule,” at this year’s TAC/NASTT-NW Tunneling & Trenchless Conference. The show will be held on November 8 and 9 in Edmonton, Alberta.