Sewer & Water

Tunneling

Up to the Challenge

Michels is a go-to contractor for the most challenging tunneling projects in locations that range from the largest metropolises to remote regions, on land and under water. Michels has experience in a variety of tunneling techniques, including Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM), hard rock TBMs, conventional drill blast tunneling, sequential excavation methods (SEM), and remote-controlled tunneling systems. Michels sets the bar for rapid performance, environmental protection and safety when constructing tunnels for pipelines, water mains, and storm and sanitary sewer. Our comprehensive pre-planning process includes working with our customers to develop methods for building safe, reliable tunnels - including the first tunnel ever built under San Francisco Bay.

Projects

Michels was part of a joint adventure that constructed a 5-mile long, 15-foot diameter tunnel under San Francisco Bay.

Tunneling

Bay Tunnel

California

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Bay Tunnel

Michels used microtunneling to build a 485-foot-long, 6-foot diameter tunnel under a major four-lane highway.

Tunneling

Mary Hill Bypass

Canada

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Mary Hill Bypass

Michels is part of an integrated joint venture, responsible for the executive management, areas of field supervision, and heading engineer positions on the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority's Northgate Link Extension Project.

Tunneling

North Gate Extension Light Rail N125

Washington

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North Gate Extension Light Rail N125

Michels was construction manager for a project which included construction of the 38th Street ventilation facility, trail track tunnels and cross passages, Grand Central Terminal interlocking caverns, portions of the Grand Central Terminal main station caverns, escalator shaft interfaces and access tunnels.

Tunneling

Manhattan South Structures

New York

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Manhattan South Structures

Michels was part of an integrated joint venture responsible for executive management field supervision and engineering on the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority's University Link Light Rail Extension Project.

Tunneling

Univeristy Link Light Rail U230

Washington

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Univeristy Link Light Rail U230

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