• Careers
  • Fugro Global
  • Global

Fugro helps engineers design sustainable transportation infrastructure in Texas

Fugro recently completed a year-long geotechnical investigation for infrastructure solutions firm HNTB to support the safe design of a new light rail transit tunnel in downtown Austin, Texas.

19 May 2022
Houston, Texas, USA
CapMetro's Project Connect, featuring the Blue Line Tunnel

The tunnel is a key part of HNTB’s work for the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CapMetro), Austin Transit Partnership (ATP) and the City of Austin on the larger Blue Line Corridor project, which aims to ease traffic congestion and support sustainable population and economic growth in the city.

To understand and mitigate potential ground risk in the tunnel design, Fugro characterised the site’s soil structure using a variety of geotechnical and geophysical methods. These included acquiring, sampling, imaging and testing geotechnical borings; installing groundwater monitoring wells; and performing specialised laboratory testing on selected rock samples. All work was managed through Fugro’s cloud-hosted, web-based Geo-data engagement platform, Gaia.Hub. With the ability to provide near real-time deliverables to HNTB, Gaia.Hub increased collaboration and facilitated earlier decision-making, enabling the team to overcome challenges associated with conducting fieldwork in a busy metropolitan area.

Dr. Amal Dutta, Principal Geotechnical Engineer for Fugro stated: “As a company, we are dedicated to providing high-quality, integrated Geo-data solutions to support the design, construction and maintenance of sustainable infrastructure. We are very pleased to have contributed to the safe engineering of HNTB’s Blue Line Transit Tunnel Project and look forward to more opportunities to partner with the firm on projects requiring ground risk management in the near future.”

For more information

Media

Edward Legierse
Contact

+31 (0) 70 31 11129

Investors

Catrien van Buttingha Wichers
Contact

+31 (0) 70 31 15335

 

Share this page

Learn about Fugro

Case studies

Explore our global expertise in this collection of real-world projects where we illustrate solutions for clients across many industry sectors.

More information

Fugro World

Regular articles providing insight and thought leadership on industry trends, challenges and innovations.

More information

Press Releases

Browse the latest press releases from Fugro to learn about our investor announcements and the quarterly financial figures.

More information

Keep up to date with the latest news and stories from Fugro, direct to your inbox