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GZ Principal Dr. Vojtech Gall will be co-presenting at the Colorado School of Mines’ Annual Short Course, Tunneling Fundamentals, Practice and Innovations, in Golden, Colorado

GZ’s Principal, Dr. Vojtech Gall, will be co-presenting with AECOM’s Director of Tunneling and Underground Engineering Nasri Munfah at the Colorado School of Mines’ Annual Short Course held in Golden, Colorado October 14th – 17th

The Annual Short Course, Tunneling Fundamentals, Practice and Innovations, brings together industry experts and leaders to discuss topics ranging from planning, geology, and risk through contracting fundamentals, tunneling techniques, and ground improvement methods. Dr. Gall and Mr. Munfah will be presenting on the fundamentals of NATM/SEM tunneling.

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GZ Principals Dr. Kurt Zeidler and Dr. Vojtech Gall will be presenting at the 68th Geomechanics Colloquium in Salzburg, Austria

GZ’s Principals, Dr. Kurt Zeidler and Dr. Vojtech Gall, will be presenting at the 68th Geomechanics Colloquium being held in Salzburg, Austria October 10th – 12th.

They will be presenting their paper, “Modern Urban Tunneling – Responding to Social Needs,” which addresses the socio-economic reasoning for major urban infrastructure projects and insight into select technical solution that are required to realize these projects in urban settings.

Case histories that will be discussed are the Crossrail Project in London, UK, and the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Silicon Valley Phase II Project in downtown San Jose, California.

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Senior Tunnel Engineer Dominic Reda Presenting at the 12th Annual Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course in Denver, Colorado

GZ’s Senior Tunnel Engineer Dominic Reda will be presenting at the 12th Annual Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course in Denver, Colorado September 9th – 11th . Celebrating its 12th year, the conference is the longest running of its kind and covers all aspects of tunneling. Mr. Reda’s keynote address, “NATM/SEM Design and Construction,” will introduce the tunnel design principles of the Sequential Excavation Method (SEM). The presentation will address the main aspects of SEM tunneling including: Ground Classification, Definition of SEM Excavation and Support Classes, Ground Support Elements, Structural Design, Instrumentation and Monitoring, Contractual Aspects, and Risk Management.

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GZ Principal Dr. Vojtech Gall Presenting Keynote Lecture at 14th International Underground Construction Conference in Prague

GZ Principal Dr. Vojtech Gall will be presenting a Keynote Lecture at the 14th International Underground Construction Conference, which is being held in Prague, Czech Republic, June 3-5, 2019. The conference is endorsed by the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) and is held every three years. Dr. Gall’s lecture, “The Gateway Program – the Hudson River Tunnel Project in New York, New Jersey” relates to the joint paper authored with Mr. Mohammed Nasim P.E., Amtrak’s Chief Engineer, which will be published as part of the conference proceedings. The lecture and paper highlight one of the largest and most important tunneling projects currently in the planning stage in the United States.

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Gall Zeidler Awarded by American Shotcrete Association

Gall Zeidler Consultants is excited to announce that we have been awarded an Honorable Mention at the Tenth Annual Outstanding Project Award from the American Shotcrete Association for the “Liberty Tunnel Rehabilitation Phase IV” project. The award was announced February 3rd, 2015 in Las Vega, Nevada.

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Crossrail: Who wants to work in a tunnel?

An article recently published by bbc.com highlights the men and women working on the construction of the Crossrail Project, a project containing 23 miles of tunnels currently being constructed under London. The article particularly emphasizes the training which these employees received in order to work on the Crossrail Project, as well as the pride these men and women take in helping to reshape the London Underground.  When completed, the project will connect to 37 train stations, and provide approximately 1.5 million people a 45 minute train ride into the heart of London.  GZ continues to play a major role on the Crossrail Project, including both design and construction support services. Click here to read the article.

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Inside the Vast Tunnels of Europe’s Biggest Infrastructure Project

An article recently published by gizmodo.com which highlights the Crossrail Project, a project containing 23 miles of tunnels which is currently being constructed in London. When completed, the project will provide 1.5 million people a 45 minute train ride into the heart of London.  The project will also create 10 new stations.  GZ has played a major role on the Crossrail Project, including both design and construction support services. Click here to read the article.

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Gall Zeidler Wins 2014 International Tunnelling & Underground Space Award

Gall Zeidler Consultants is excited to announce that we have been awarded the 2014 International Tunnelling & Underground Space Award in the category of “Rehabilitation Project of the Year” for the “Liberty Tunnel Rehabilitation Phase IV” project.

The award was announced December 4th, 2014 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.  Click here for more information on our award as well as all of the 2014 International Tunnelling & Underground Space Award winners.
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Gall Zeidler Presents at Andean Seminar

Vojtech Gall, accompanied by GZ’s South American representative Andrés Giraldo, presented at the 9th Andean Seminar on Tunnels and Underground Works featuring ‘The Challenges Of Underground Engineering’ in Bogotá, Colombia held this year on the 6th and 7th of November at the Hotel Casa Dann Carlton. The Andean Seminar is presented by ACTOS, the Colombian Tunneling Association.   Dr. Gall presented “Versatile Tunneling Methods For Difficult Soft Ground Conditions In Urban Areas.”, a presentation of 9 different projects around the world, showing tunnel design and implementation on dense urban settings as New York, Washington D.C. and London. For more information on the presentation, please visit the official event website here.

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Gall Zeidler Consultants Named Awards Finalist For Two Awards

Gall Zeidler Consultants is excited to announce that we have been named finalists for two 2014 International Tunnelling & Underground Space Awards.  The nominations are as follows:

  • “Liberty Tunnel Rehabilitation Phase IV”, on behalf of “Gall Zeidler Consultants” a finalist for the “Rehabilitation Project of the Year”
  • “Caldecott Fourth Bore Highway Tunnel Project”, on behalf of “Parsons Brinckerhoff with Gall Zeidler Consultants”, a finalist for “Tunnelling Project of the Year (up to $500M)”
The awards will be presented December 4th, 2014 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.  Click here for more information on all of the 2014 International Tunnelling & Underground Space Awards finalists.
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