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ATS QLD – 2018 Charity Golf Day

By |May 9th, 2018|

The ATS (QLD Chapter) 2018 Charity Golf Day was held on Friday 19th April at the St Lucia Golf Course. The wet weather did not stop play, over 60 players competed in a four ball Ambrose event, to raise money for the RBWH Foundation.  The day was a tremendous success with over $7,742 raised for […]

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MOU – buildingSMART and Australasian Tunnelling Society

By |April 30th, 2018|

We are pleased to announce that the Australasian Tunnelling Society (ATS) and BuildingSMART (bSA) have joined forces and signed an MOU to enable collaboration on BIM and digital engineering use for tunnels and underground structures. This will enable cooperation, information exchange and promotion on matters of common interest, knowledge-sharing, development of technical standards, driving interoperability […]

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QLD ATS Ground Support Workshop

By |April 20th, 2018|

The recent Australasian Tunneling Society (ATS) Workshop in Brisbane was held on the 19th of April. The comprehensive workshop was well attended with over 80 members present, ranging from undergraduate students to industry leaders.

The workshop opened with “Why Safety Matters”, a presentation from Dallas Adams who shared his personal story concern safety in tunneling work-sites. Through a […]

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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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VIDEO – Implementation of BIM methodology in Tunnels

By |September 29th, 2017|

On the 24th August 2017 the Queensland branch of the ATS was pleased to host, Mr Marko Zibert (Head of Tunnelling and Geotechnics at Elea iC) and Mr Martin Lah (Head of BIM implementation at iC consulenten) at the University of Queensland.

Marko and Martin provided a summary of the challenges and benefits of implementing BIM […]

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