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August 2019

ATS VIC – Water Ingress in Long TBM Tunnels: Its Mitigation and Control

August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Engineers Australia, Vic Division, Lvl 31, 600 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

The Australian Tunnelling Society in conjunction with the Australian Geomechanics Society will co-host a presentation on groundwater ingress, it’s broad-ranging implications and control, featuring the Uma Oya project in Sri Lanka and how the lessons learnt can be applied to other long hard rock TBM tunnel projects.

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September 2019

ATS QLD – Design and Construction of NBAQ4 Water Transfer Scheme

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join industry professionals for an informative technical presentation on the NBAQ4 project design to supply water to the people of Manila. You’ll hear from GHD’s Tunnel Practice Leader and NBAQ4 Project Manager, Brendan Henry, for an insight into the NBAQ4 project and its design, implementation, considerations, and execution. Based in the Philippines, the NBAQ4 project…

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ATS VIC – Vibration in urban environments

September 25
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October 2019

NSW – Collaborative Procurement of Underground Works The FIDIC Emerald Book

October 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Engineers Australia NSW, 3/8 Thomas St
Chatswood, New South Wales 2067 Australia
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In June 2018, the NSW government released ‘A ten point commitment to the construction sector’. The statement, developed by the NSW Government’s Construction Leadership Group (CLG), includes a commitment to ‘procure and manage projects in a more collaborative way’.  To inform this discussion the ATS wishes to introduce the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) ‘Emerald…

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ATS QLD – Art or Science – The Engineering Behind Waterproofing in Underground Structures

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Australia is fortunate to have built some of the driest tunnels in the World over the past 20 years with a very strong track record in achieving the highest specification requirement of ‘no damp patches’ over many hundreds of kilometres of tunnel construction.  However, this hasn’t always been the case.  In fact, early tunnels built…

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ATS QLD – RBWH Charity Golf Day

October 19 @ 12:00 pm

Funds raised by the ATS will be donated to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Foundation who’s efforts ensure the hospital’s doctors, nurses, researchers and allied health professionals are able to achieve optimal patient outcomes by providing them with the knowledge, skills and technology which may not otherwise be afforded to them due to budgetary constraints.…

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2019 SA-NT Seminar – Tunnelling under Adelaide

October 28 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The SA-NT Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) and the Australian Tunnelling Society (ATS) are pleased to announce the 2019 Seminar titled “Tunnelling under Adelaide”, which is to be held on Monday 28th October 2019. The Seminar forms part of the continuing program of technical events organised by the SA-NT Chapter of the AGS and…

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ATS VIC – Groundwater and Tunnelling in Melbourne – considerations, complexities and a recent project example and 2019 Australian Tunnelling Society Victorian Group Annual Special Meeting

October 30

Groundwater and Tunnelling in Melbourne: considerations, complexities and a recent project example Registrations: https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/event/2019/10/groundwater-and-tunnelling-melbourne-considerations-complexities-and-recent-project   The hydrogeology of Melbourne is highly variable. The intersected and surrounding ground conditions of tunnelling projects will strongly influence the groundwater response and consideration for required groundwater control. This presentation will provide an overview of Melbourne’s hydrogeology as well as…

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November 2019

AGS NSW – Engineering Geology Course 2019

November 2 @ 12:00 pm - November 10 @ 12:00 pm

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ATS QLD – Water Ingress in long TBM tunnels: its mitigation and control

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The 15km headrace tunnel for the Uma Oya project in Sri Lanka was excavated by double shield TBM and intersected large quantities of water. The study of this project with regards to better understanding the effects of the tunnel on the hydrogeology of the area, identifying relevant in-tunnel investigation techniques, and developing better pre-excavation and…

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