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ATS Tunnel Design Guideline Launch

By |2020-10-16T11:40:10+11:00October 16th, 2020|ATSym, News, Uncategorized|

This guide has been produced by a team of skilled and enthusiastic practitioners from the Young Members (YMs) of the Australian Tunnelling Society. We hope that this guide will help with your journey in the exciting world of tunnel design. In November 2018, the ATS held a short course on tunnel design, and the [...]

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ATS2020 Postponed

By |2020-09-04T16:19:37+10:00September 4th, 2020|News|

The ATS2020 Conference Organising Committee were committed to delivering the Australasian Tunnelling Conference on the scheduled dates of 29th November - 2nd December 2020, however, due to the dynamic situation with respect to COVID-19 in Victoria, and throughout Australia, we have made the necessary decision to postpone the conference until May 2021. We have not [...]

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2020 ATS David Sugden Award Winner

By |2020-08-17T07:19:04+10:00August 12th, 2020|News, Uncategorized|

The winner of the 2020 David Sugden Award is Daniel O'Kelly for his paper Implications of the Evolving Vehicle Fleet on Ventilation Energy Consumption in NSW Road Tunnels. The judging panel noted the winning paper "an important paper that quantifies the current and future impact of policy in NSW and Australia". Download 2020 [...]

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ATS Webinar Archive

By |2020-07-06T14:22:54+10:00July 6th, 2020|News|

The Australian Tunnelling Society is a proud part of the broader Engineers Australia family. As a Technical Society of EA, the ATS have facilitated a number of webinar events which are available for all members to view via the EAOnDemand service. So far the team have hosted presentations on the use of BIM for [...]

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Women in Industry Awards – Nominations Open

By |2020-05-22T21:31:04+10:00May 22nd, 2020|News, Uncategorized|

Nominations are open for the Women in Industry Awards. The categories for nomination include: Social Leader of the Year; Rising Star of the Year; Business Development Success of the Year; Industry Advocacy Award; Mentor of the Year; Safety Advocacy Award; Excellence in Manufacturing; Excellence in Transport; Excellence in Engineering; and, Excellence in Mining. Entries [...]

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Tunnel Thoughts

By |2020-04-02T16:48:53+11:00March 31st, 2020|News, TunnelThought|

Dear Colleagues, At this time of uncertainty it has given a number of us time to think and ponder some of the more interesting or controversial areas of tunnelling and life. The ATS will be presenting these pieces of writing from our membership every Tuesday, commencing on the 7th of April. A right of [...]

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NZTS Publishes GBR Guide

By |2020-03-20T21:35:14+11:00March 20th, 2020|ITA, News, Uncategorized|

In March 2020 the New Zealand Tunnelling Society released "Geotechnical Baseline Reports: A Guide for New Zealand Practitioners". Geotechnical Baseline Reports or GBRs have been used for over two decades in the New Zealand market. The intent of the NZTS initiative was to provide broad advice to practitioners in New Zealand and thereby improve [...]

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David Sugden Award 2020 Launch

By |2020-02-20T07:51:55+11:00February 20th, 2020|ATSym, News|

The ATS are proud to announce nominations are now open for the 2020 edition of the David Sugden Award. The David Sugden Award was launched in 2004 as a way of promoting the art of technical writing with young tunnellers. The winning paper prize includes attendance to WTC2021 to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, [...]

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Crystalline Silica PhD Scholarship Opportunity

By |2020-02-08T18:02:09+11:00February 8th, 2020|News, Uncategorized|

The University of Wollongong has a number of PhD scholarships relating to air quality including Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM), dust and Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS). The following projects are available: Centralised management and real-time interpretation of emissions based maintenance data for diesel fleets. Development and validation of a dust control index to minimise worker [...]

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