Jim Buchanan, 1928–2014

Jim Buchanan’s tunnelling career took him from a hand excavated tunnel following graduation, through various projects with A & M Carmichael, then Costain to Sir Robert McAlpine for whom he worked on Dungeness Power Station cooling tunnels. ‘Retiring’ in 1987, he continued to work part time, serving on many committees relating to hyperbaric interventions and tunnelling under compressed air. He served on the BTS committee, was vice Chairman in 1977-78, and received the James Clark Medal in 2003.

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