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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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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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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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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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David Sugden Award Submission Date Extended

By |May 16th, 2017|

The ATS have extended the closing date for papers for the the David Sugden Award to 30 June 2017.

The David Sugden Award was established in 2004 to encourage young engineers to develop the art of technical writing. The competition is open to all ATS Members and University Students under the age of 35 (as at […]

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ATSym at USyd

By |March 23rd, 2017|

On Wednesday evening the ATSym headed to the University of Sydney to give undergraduate engineering students an idea of the what tunnelling is and where it can take you. Our presenter, Scott Connor of CPB Contractors graduated from USyd in 2003. His presentation “When I grow up I want to build a tunnel” covered his […]

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Happy #TunnelDayOz

By |December 1st, 2016|

The ATS Young Members (ATSym) are looking to pick up on an initiative started by the British Tunnelling Society Young Members (BTSym) in 2015, namely a National Tunnel Day. The day is proposed to be in line with the current UK date (the 1st Thursday in December) which is closely aligns with the official date […]

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