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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 |2020-01-13T12:08:48+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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Perth ATS Short Course Wrap Up

By |2020-01-13T12:08:48+11:00June 19th, 2019|News|

The Perth chapter of the Australian Tunnelling Society hosted a two-and-a-half-day short course to leverage of the current experience and knowledge residing in Perth with the Forrestfield Airport Link project. The 78 course delegates covered the entire cross section of experience from undergraduates and new entrants to the market through to client side project managers. [...]

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WTC2019 Wrap Up

By |2020-01-13T12:08:49+11:00June 4th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|

The International Tunnelling Association (ITA-AITES) is the peak body for tunnelling and tunnellers the world over. From the 3rd to the 9th of May the whole ITA family including a large Australian contingent visited Napoli for the 2019 edition of the World Tunnelling Congress. Key events across the week of the WTC included: A focussed [...]

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ATS Tunnel Design Working Group

By |2020-01-13T12:08:49+11:00April 15th, 2019|News|

Due to many developments in tunnel design in Australia over a period of many years, the Australian Tunnelling Society (ATS) has recognised the requirement to establish a guideline of tunnel design practice in Australia.  During the Tunnel Design Short Course in 2018 held in Melbourne, the ATS Young Members (<35 years) recognised this deficiency and suggested [...]

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