“The Bright Future of Tunnels” newsletter – October 2020

Following the end of the third edition of the Building Beyond Festival, our October newsletter focuses on tunnels, their innovation and their possible futures in the construction industry.

A SIDE

— Analysis
Tunnel tech: tunnelling towards the future

Driven by strong demand worldwide, the world of tunnels is innovating in a race for safety, speed and performance. Let’s take a look back at the technological revolutions and advances in the sector.

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— Projection
Transports, waste, parcels – time to reinvent the tunnel?

As cities are facing never-ending challenges, going underground seems like a promising option. Apart from utility tunnels and underground transport networks, many new functions for tunnels and ways of designing them are emerging…

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— Opinion
How to finance major underground projects?

Large underground development projects are often the most difficult to finance. Are they facing a model crisis?

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— Radar
Our selection of innovative businesses #19

Amazon and Microsoft (amongst others) invest in CarbonCure, a company that injects CO2 waste into concrete.
More than $14 billion for Mosaic Building Group, the startup digitizing the construction industry.
Buildots raises a total of $16 million to introduce AI onto construction sites.

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B SIDE

— Trends
Tunnels at a crossroads

Global urbanization has caused an increase in tunnel projects, each vying to be the most innovative, but new questions are also emerging concerning their economic models and financing

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— Radar
Our selection of innovative businesses #20

PlanHub, a marketplace for construction service providers, is receiving $41 million in investment.
The French startup Data Soluce announces a multi-million euro fund raising.
Launched in October 2018 by former Lafarge and Total R&D engineers, Materr’Up has developed a concrete innovative technology and raises 3 million euros for its development.

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