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By |July 31st, 2018|

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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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QLD ATS Young Members Networking Breakfast

By |June 1st, 2018|

The Westconnex New M5 Project Networking Breakfast was hosted by the QLD ATS Young Members on Friday, 1st of June. The breakfast was very well attended, drawing in a diverse group of ATS and EA members.

A big thank you to Brodie Aitchinson of Aurecon, who delivered an attentive talk presenting an overview of and lessons […]

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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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