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Building the first full-scale ship tunnel in Norway

By |2021-06-01T12:04:47+10:00June 1st, 2021|News|

The world's first full-scale ship tunnel will be built in Norway to help ships navigate the notoriously dangerous Stadhavet Sea. The job involves boring through a 300-metre-high mountain as part of the 1.7 km tunnel which will accommodate ships up to 16,000 tonne. Read the full story via Engineers Australia's create magazine.

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The vision for ATS2020+1 realised

By |2021-05-19T15:57:44+10:00May 19th, 2021|News|

Grand plans contrived two years ago were realised at the Australasian Tunnelling Conference 2020+1 in Melbourne last week. Australian Tunnelling Society vice-president Richard Buckingham also served on the event organising committee and said the event was exactly as he'd imagined. "This is the vision that we had almost two years ago when we had the [...]

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Organising Committee Acknowledged For ATS 2020+1 Conference

By |2021-05-19T15:05:37+10:00May 19th, 2021|News|

Conferences serving around 500 people require plenty of prior planning, innovative ideas and improvisation during the event. The Australasian Tunnelling Conference 2020+1 was no exception, and provided the added complication of being rescheduled due to COVID-19. But withstanding any challenges a successful event was hosted in Melbourne, with the New Zealand Tunelling Society joining in [...]

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Women in Tunnelling Breakfast Draws Big Crowd

By |2021-05-12T16:44:41+10:00May 12th, 2021|News, Uncategorized|

A well-attended Women in Tunnelling breakfast marked the beginning of day two of the Australasian Tunnelling Conference. The breakfast complemented the Australian Tunnelling Society's implementation of a Women in Tunnelling Outstanding Achievement Award, to be announced at tonight's gala dinner. ATS also has a Women in Tunnelling committee headed by Nadine Makin who said the [...]

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ATS 2020+1 begins with a bang in Melbourne

By |2021-05-11T17:04:26+10:00May 11th, 2021|News|

The Australiasian Tunnelling Conference 2020+1 officially began this morning at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Following a Welcome to Country led by Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Elder Ringo Terrick, keynote speakers took the stage to share current major tunnelling projects, as well as provide a vision for the future. Conference chairperson Rob Muley touched on [...]

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Help I can’t breathe — the battle against complacency on climate change

By |2021-05-03T13:56:08+10:00May 3rd, 2021|News, Opinions|

If engineers do one thing well it is listen to the design engineers, evaluate the numbers and their results and as such construct safe and usable structures built both high and dug deep in the ground. The science of climate change is unequivocal and the evidence (bushfires, flooding, cyclones and droughts) is manifesting itself at [...]

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Executive Director of Sydney Metro To Give Keynote Speech

By |2021-05-03T12:14:00+10:00May 3rd, 2021|News|

Just one week remains until the Australasian Tunnelling Conference ATS2020+1 and the next guest speaker to be announced is Executive Director of Projects at Sydney Metro, Tim Parker. Mr Parker currently oversees a portfolio of projects including the City and Southwest Metro, West Metro and Greater West Metro. Time is running out to register for [...]

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Critical Velocity and Tunnel Smoke Control Part Two

By |2021-05-19T11:01:57+10:00May 3rd, 2021|Opinions|

Filling the NFPA 502 void Michael Beyer, Conrad Stacey, Arnold Dix This article should be read as continuation of our earlier part one note to the ATS about Annex D of (NFPA 502, 2020). It proposes a value for critical velocity, filling the void to be left by the intended removal of Annex D from [...]

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Exclusive Offer For Students and Young Members

By |2021-04-30T16:47:59+10:00April 30th, 2021|News|

Are you a local, project based young engineer, ATS Young Member or student aged under 35 years of age who can’t attend the full conference? The Australasian Tunnelling Conference ATS2020+1 organising committee is pleased to offer the following ticket priced at $185 per person. The ticket includes: 10 MAY 2021 A ticket to either of the [...]

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Keynote Speech | Snowy 2.0 Project Update

By |2021-05-03T12:09:11+10:00April 30th, 2021|News|

The next keynote speaker the Australian Tunnelling Conference 2020+1 is excited to announce is Dave Evans, Director of Engineering at Snowy 2.0 Snowy Hydro Limited. Mr Evans' presentation will be a Snowy 2.0 project update and is a keynote speech not to be missed at the conference beginning in under two weeks time. Register now [...]

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