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Presentation on artificial ground freezing well received

By |2021-07-23T11:32:55+10:00July 23rd, 2021|News|

23 July 2021 An ATS presentation on construction of cross passages by artificial ground freezing organised by the Western Australian division was very well received on Wednesday night. More than 110 people viewed the talk online, with a further 20 attending in-person at the Public Transport Centre in East Perth. Manuel Ramirez, Project Manager at [...]

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Name the Thornlie-Cockburn Link Micro TBM

By |2021-07-23T11:54:39+10:00July 16th, 2021|News|

16 July 2021 The hunt is on for the name of the Thornlie-Cockburn Link Micro TBM. The MBTM will drill twin 100m tunnels as part of the Western Australian project to provide Perth with an east-west cross rail line connection. The community is being asked to send through suggestions, with any ideas due by Monday [...]

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ITA Lunchtime Lecture Series—into the future

By |2021-07-09T10:20:29+10:00July 9th, 2021|ITA, News|

This month’s ITA Lunchtime Lecture Series will be held on Tuesday  13 July and will be on the subject of ‘Into the future’. The session will include an overview on ‘Resilient underground’ by Wout Broere (WG20 animateur), a presentation on ‘Climate change and pandemic resilience of the underground space’ by Giuseppe Gaspari (WG20 vice-animateur), and [...]

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Help us choose the next front cover of the A&NZ Journal

By |2021-07-05T13:54:48+10:00July 5th, 2021|News|

For the next front cover of the A&NZ Journal we want to showcase the people and projects of the tunnelling community.   Here's your chance to send in a picture that could be on the front cover of the Journal. A prize is on offer for the winning photo selected.   Any photos submitted for [...]

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Nominate for the ITA Tunnelling Awards 2021

By |2021-06-17T08:22:44+10:00June 17th, 2021|ITA, News|

June 2021 The seventh edition of the International Tunnelling Association Tunnelling Awards will be an all-online affair to allow maximum participation from around the globe. 2020 award winners included John Holland, CPB and Ghella whose joint venture for tunnelling and station excavation works for the Sydney Metro City and Southwest Project claimed the Major Project [...]

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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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