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ATS Design and Construction Short Course Registration Open

By |September 12th, 2018|

The Australasian Tunnelling Society (ATS) is pleased to announce that the Tunnel Design & Construction Short Course is to be held in Melbourne November 19 to 21. The ATS Short Course has an established history of providing high quality content to new entrants and delegates looking to refresh their knowledge.

This three-day interactive course features a series […]

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Harry Asche – QLD Professional Engineer of the Year

By |August 23rd, 2018|

Australasian Tunnel Society Vice Chair and Queensland Member Harry Asche has been awarded the Queensland Professional Engineer of the Year at the Queensland 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards.

Queensland ATS committee members were in attendance on the night and were thrilled to share the occasion with Harry.

Harry is Aurecon’s Design Director – Tunnels and he has provided […]

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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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