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Women in Industry Awards – Nominations Open

By |2020-05-22T21:31:04+10:00May 22nd, 2020|News, Uncategorized|

Nominations are open for the Women in Industry Awards. The categories for nomination include: Social Leader of the Year; Rising Star of the Year; Business Development Success of the Year; Industry Advocacy Award; Mentor of the Year; Safety Advocacy Award; Excellence in Manufacturing; Excellence in Transport; Excellence in Engineering; and, Excellence in Mining. Entries [...]

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Tunnel Thoughts

By |2020-04-02T16:48:53+11:00March 31st, 2020|News, TunnelThought|

Dear Colleagues, At this time of uncertainty it has given a number of us time to think and ponder some of the more interesting or controversial areas of tunnelling and life. The ATS will be presenting these pieces of writing from our membership every Tuesday, commencing on the 7th of April. A right of [...]

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NZTS Publishes GBR Guide

By |2020-03-20T21:35:14+11:00March 20th, 2020|ITA, News, Uncategorized|

In March 2020 the New Zealand Tunnelling Society released "Geotechnical Baseline Reports: A Guide for New Zealand Practitioners". Geotechnical Baseline Reports or GBRs have been used for over two decades in the New Zealand market. The intent of the NZTS initiative was to provide broad advice to practitioners in New Zealand and thereby improve [...]

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David Sugden Award 2020 Launch

By |2020-02-20T07:51:55+11:00February 20th, 2020|ATSym, News|

The ATS are proud to announce nominations are now open for the 2020 edition of the David Sugden Award. The David Sugden Award was launched in 2004 as a way of promoting the art of technical writing with young tunnellers. The winning paper prize includes attendance to WTC2021 to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, [...]

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Crystalline Silica PhD Scholarship Opportunity

By |2020-02-08T18:02:09+11:00February 8th, 2020|News, Uncategorized|

The University of Wollongong has a number of PhD scholarships relating to air quality including Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM), dust and Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS). The following projects are available: Centralised management and real-time interpretation of emissions based maintenance data for diesel fleets. Development and validation of a dust control index to minimise worker [...]

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Changing of the Guard

By |2020-03-18T15:37:33+11:00December 19th, 2019|News|

What a great year 2019 has been and 2020 set to be even bigger with Melbourne hosting the 17th Australasian Tunnelling Conference 29 November- 02 December. The National Executive would like to formally acknowledge the contribution of outgoing committee members, President Ed Taylor and Treasure Geoff Archer. Both Ed and Geoff have [...]

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Peter Watson 2019 Golf Day

By |2019-12-11T20:17:34+11:00December 11th, 2019|News|

On a smoky and hot afternoon 106 keen golfers made their way to the Ryde Parramtta Golf Club for the 2019 edition of the Peter Watson Memorial Charity Golf Day. The day included a four ball ambrose competition across the 18 holes with additional prizes for longest drive, straightest drive and nearest to the [...]

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ATS Tunnel Design Guideline Draft

By |2020-01-13T12:08:48+11:00November 26th, 2019|Design, News|

The initial draft of the ATS' Design Guide is nearing completion with a power of work from the ATSym nominees. The development of this draft has been in line with the Terms of Reference established and approved by the ATS Executive Committee in early 2019. Tunnel Design Guideline Terms of Reference In order [...]

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AQWG win Safety Initiative of the Year at ITA Awards

By |2020-01-13T12:08:48+11:00November 20th, 2019|News|

The ATS’s Air Quality Working Group (AQWG) has been successful in winning the “Safety Initiative of the Year” award as part of the ITA Awards held in Miami in mid-November. Since the first edition of the ITA Awards in 2015 the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association has established it’s position as the premier global [...]

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ATS 2019 David Sugden Winner

By |2020-01-13T12:08:48+11:00August 13th, 2019|ATSym, News|

The 2019 edition of the David Sugden Award winner is Senthilnath G.T. Senthilnath's paper Design & Construction of Pedestrian Access Tunnels below an Existing Operational Metro Tunnels & Station was sighted by the judges as an outstanding paper. Congratulations Senthilnath! Download Winning Paper The ATS will again be hosting a David Sugden tour in [...]

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