January 2017: Morgan Sindall Professional Services (MSPS) and its sister business Underground Professional Services (UnPS) is near to completing the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for a 22 kilometre underground cable tunnel for National Grid, one of the most technically challenging projects of its type ever proposed. Awarded the contract in September 2015, and having … Continue reading MSPS and UnPS partnership nears completion of prestigious tunnel design for National Grid
September 2016: Tunnel Design Engineer Jamie Bradley has returned from an inspirational eight-week trip building an education centre in Tanzania. Rugby-based Jamie coordinated the final stage of constructing an Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre for Raleigh International, a charity that helps deliver infrastructure in poor countries. The centre, which will be managed in the long … Continue reading UnPS helping Global Goals
April 2016: Congratulations to UnPS Graduate Tunnel Design Engineer Roman Muller, whose university projects have received awards both here and abroad. Roman, based at our Rugby office, received a ‘Best of Bachelor’ award from Switzerland’s Committee of Civil Engineering for his Bachelor of Science (BSc) course thesis at Zurich University of Applied Sciences. The thesis, … Continue reading Roman’s double award
December 2015: A technical paper by three UnPS colleagues has been published by industry publication Ground Engineering. The paper, ‘Short and long-term tunnelling-induced settlements at Whitechapel Station’, presents an investigation into the tunnelling-induced short and long-term settlements measured over the Whitechapel Station sprayed concrete lining (SCL) tunnelling works between 2012 and 2014. It also offers … Continue reading UnPS technical paper published in Ground Engineering
December 2015: UnPS, the Tunnel and Shafts designer of the Lee Tunnel, was presented with the ‘Design Innovation of the Year Award’ at the 2015 NCE Tunnelling & Underground Space Awards for ‘Lee Tunnel – Construction of the Secondary Lining using SmartShell™’. This recognises the innovative tunnel lining system UnPS developed. The system, known as … Continue reading UnPS wins ‘Design Innovation of the Year’ award
November 2015: Congratulations to Sam Hewlings (pictured above left), UnPS graduate tunnel design engineer, who has been awarded an Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) President’s Apprenticeship for 2015. Sam is the second UnPS employee in two years to be granted an apprenticeship, following tunnel design engineer Peter Coppenhall’s selection for the scheme last year. Each year, … Continue reading Congratulations, Sam!
October 2015: CONSTRUCT, the association for specialist concrete contractors, has presented UnPS with an innovation award for design, process and concrete construction. This recognises an innovative tunnel lining system UnPS developed. The system, known as SmartShell, is a steel fibre reinforced concrete which was applied as a secondary lining to the Lee Tunnel project in … Continue reading UnPS wins award for Smart tunnel lining solution