Hong Kong Polytechnic University Develops the First Underground Sensing System for the Construction of Utility Pipes.
Traffic jams and power cuts caused by burst underground pipes and cables could become a thing of the past thanks to an engineering first by Hong Kong Polytechnic University, according to thestandard.com.
They’ve developed the world’s first underground sensing system for the construction of utility pipes.
The Tunneling GSV – guide, sense and visualize – system helps engineers make safe and speedy decisions when laying pipes beneath the city’s streets.
The research team, led by associate professor Lu Ming of the department of civil and structural engineering, responded to industry calls for an underground sensing system.
The “no-dig” technology uses a micro tunnel boring machine to navigate Hong Kong’s labyrinth-link underground environment.
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