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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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2019 David Sugden Open and 2018 Roadshow

By |2020-01-13T12:08:49+11:00February 18th, 2019|ATSym, News|

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 |2018-12-13T09:55:04+11:00December 13th, 2018|News|

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 |2020-01-13T12:08:50+11:00December 3rd, 2018|ITA, News|

The World Tunnel Congress will return to Asia-Pacific in 2020 with The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) to host the ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress (WTC) 2020 and 46th General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 15th to 21st May 2020.  The theme of the WTC 2020 is Innovation and Sustainable Underground Serving Global Connectivity.  The organising committee of the WTC 2020 cordially invites you to [...]

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2018 ATS Design and Construction Short Course

By |2020-01-13T12:08:50+11:00November 28th, 2018|ATSym, News|

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 [...]

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Australian Tunnelling Society Revised Name

By |2020-01-13T12:08:50+11:00November 20th, 2018|News|

The Tunnelling Society has developed over the 38 years of operations as the focus of the group has shifted to keep pace with developments in industry and activity. Initially the group started as part of the Australian Geomechanics Society in 1970 with the Symposium on Raise and Tunnel Boring and has continue to evolve [...]

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Sydney Workshop Success

By |2020-01-13T12:08:51+11:00November 1st, 2018|News|

On the 24th of October the Sydney Chapter of the ATS held a workshop titled Emerging Trends in Tunnels. The workshop was sold out weeks in advance with 85 participants engaging with detailed presentations regarding trends and the state of the art including Digital Tunnelling (including BIM), 3D laser mapping and innovations in numerical modelling. [...]

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