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Markham, Ontario incorporates microtunneling in its York Downs Sanitary Sewer Connection

June 04, 2024

By J. Neil Harvey and Hiva Mahdavi

Neil Harvey and Hiva Mahdavi share a microtunneling case study with Trenchless Technology

Microtunnels can provide many advantages for a project. Stantec’s work on the York Downs Sanitary Sewer Connection project—in Markham, Ontario, Canada—incorporated the use of a microtunnel, which benefited the project in a few ways.

In this article, Neil Harvey and Hiva Mahdavi examine some of the more intriguing elements of this project, including the team’s use of a microtunnel.

Read the full article in Trenchless Technology.

  • J. Neil Harvey

    Neil is a civil engineer and senior member of the Water team who focuses on trenchless technologies, conveyance, and large diameter infrastructure.

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  • Hiva Mahdavi

    Hiva is a civil and geotechnical engineer and leader with a focus on tunneling and trenchless projects—using earth pressure balance tunnel boring machines, pressurized-face microtunneling, horizontal directional drilling) and horizontal auger boring.

    Contact Hiva
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