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ATS Tunnel Design Guideline Draft

By |November 26th, 2019|

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.In order to develop a considered and robust guide, the committee […]

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AQWG win Safety Initiative of the Year at ITA Awards

By |November 20th, 2019|

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 |August 13th, 2019|

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!The ATS will again be hosting a David Sugden tour in 2020 showcasing the top papers […]

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Perth ATS Short Course Wrap Up

By |June 19th, 2019|

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.

Special […]

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WTC2019 Wrap Up

By |June 4th, 2019|

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 training […]

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ATS Tunnel Design Working Group

By |April 15th, 2019|

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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2019 David Sugden Open and 2018 Roadshow

By |February 18th, 2019|

Entries are now officially open for the 2019 edition of the David Sugden Award. The award was originally established in 2004 to encourage young engineers to develop the art of technical writing, and is named in honour of David Sugden who was a driving force behind the successful design of mechanical full-face rock excavation over […]

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Initial Document Release from NSW AQWG

By |December 13th, 2018|

The Australian Tunnelling Society recognises the importance of health and safety in our industry in addition to valuing the strong experience and contribution of our members to support key stakeholders in our ever-growing sector. Collaboration with industry stakeholders is essential to both raise awareness of the important issue of silica dust control, but also to […]

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WTC2020 Call for Abstracts

By |December 3rd, 2018|

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2018 ATS Design and Construction Short Course

By |November 28th, 2018|

The Australasian Tunnelling Society recently hosted a three day short-course in Melbourne, featuring a variance of tunnelling design and construction sessions. The schedule included two and half days of technical presentations and interactive workshops, relating to past projects, design issues, site safety and innovations being introduced today. Attendees covered an array of experience, from university […]

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