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Safe Work Australia’s focus of Dust in Infrastructure

By |July 29th, 2018|

Safe Work Australia’s Virtual Seminar Series on silica dust, known as the “#silicaseries” was published in July 2018. As many members would be aware, the tunnelling industry presents many inherent work health and safety risks, with silica dust being one hazard of current focus by the ATS.

The #silicaseries featured six leaders representing different key stakeholders sharing their […]

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Progress of the NSW AQWG

By |June 30th, 2018|

The Air Quality Working Group (AQWG) was established at the Silica in Tunnelling workshop held at ATS2017. Its stakeholders include SafeWork NSW, project delivery directors, construction managers, and health and safety leaders from the highest levels of management from both clients and contractors across all active tunnel construction projects in NSW. To date, four meetings […]

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ITAym Breakthrough 2018 has landed

By |June 23rd, 2018|

For the last four years the International Tunnelling Association Young Members (ITAym), in conjunction with the Tunnelling Journal team have published a magazine documenting the experiences and adventures of young tunnellers from around the globe. The 2018 edition features two pieces on young Australian tunnellers. Russell Connors (winner of the 2017 David Sugden Award [Entries […]

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Entries open for 2018 David Sugden Award

By |February 16th, 2018|

In 2004 the Australasian Tunnelling Soceity started the David Sugden Award to encourage young engineers to develop the art of technical writing.

The prize for the winning paper includes complimentary conference registration fees and $2,000 towards personal travel and accommodation costs at the ITA-AITES General Assembly and World Tunnel Congress 2019 to be held in Naples, […]

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QLD ATS Celebrates St Barbara’s Day

By |December 1st, 2017|

ATS Queensland held the St Barbara’s day breakfast on Friday the 1st of December. The successful event was well attended with the revitalised ATS banner on show.

Special thanks to the sponsors for the breakfast EPC, Bamser and PSM. Also thanks to Adrian Smith of PSM who gave a fun tunnel lecture in difficult circumstances.

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ATS Starts the Discussion on Silica Exposure in Tunnelling

By |November 29th, 2017|

The recent Australasian Tunnelling Society (ATS) Conference in Sydney was the host for the industry’s first Silica in Tunnelling Workshop.  Working with industry to develop and implement health and safety strategies is a core pillar in regulatory efforts to build sustainable improvements in work health and safety outcomes. Understanding the high-risk nature of tunnel construction […]

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ATS2017 Review

By |November 23rd, 2017|

Dear Colleagues in Tunnelling,

I am pleased to say that feedback received has indicated that the 16th Australasian Tunnelling Society (ATS) Conference, held at The Star in Sydney from Sunday 29 October to Thursday 2 November 2017, was a success.

The conference can be described in the following numbers:

13 plenary speakers
120 technical presentations
27 technical sessions
4 social events
2 […]

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ATSym On The Harbour at ATS2017

By |November 10th, 2017|

Tunnellers both young and old came together on Sydney Harbour to share a few stories, a few drinks and a great view. The event’s tag line of “tunnelling across generations” reflects a key goal of the ATSym’s, namely to engage with “grey haired” experts to encourage and mentor the next generation of underground professionals. The […]

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ATS Awards – Allen Neyland and David Sugden

By |November 1st, 2017|

On the 30th of October, as part of the the 16th Australasian Tunnelling Conference, two long standarding awards were presented at the conference dinner. The winners are;
Allen Neyland Tunnelling Achievement Award – Ed Taylor
Ed Taylor is a professional engineer with over 45 years’ experience in tunnelling and underground construction in Australia and South East Asia.  His expertise in […]

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ATS2017 Program Release

By |September 19th, 2017|

The 16th Australasian Tunnelling Society triennial conference, ATS2017 will be held across three days from 31st October to the 3rd of November in Sydney. The organisers of this popular series are proud to release the Detailed Program for the upcoming conference.
Click here to visit the ATS2017 page or here to download the current program.*
The team have […]

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