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Not up, not down but sideways

Tracing the history, development and potential of underground jacked structures.

The 2014 James Sutherland History Lecture traces the development of jacked installations to form underground structures from the 19th century to the present day.

James Thomson, discusses the potential to apply improved and innovative techniques to create a wide range of underground structures in the urban environment.


James Thomson is a chartered civil engineer who pioneered alternative ideas to traditional tunnelling, including a method to create road underpasses and subways without surface disruption.

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