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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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Australian Tunnelling Society Revised Name

By |November 20th, 2018|

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Sydney Workshop Success

By |November 1st, 2018|

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ATS 2018 David Sugden Winner

By |September 26th, 2018|

This year the David Sugden competition has been particularly close, with judging of the top three papers separated by a single point. The winner of the 2018 David Sugden Award is Matthew Bennett’s paper Vulnerable Road User Inclusion in Spoil Removal Route Planning. Congratulations Matthew!Special mention should go to the two runners up, Aaron Lippett […]

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ATS Design and Construction Short Course Registration Open

By |September 12th, 2018|

The Australasian Tunnelling Society (ATS) is pleased to announce that the Tunnel Design & Construction Short Course is to be held in Melbourne November 19 to 21. The ATS Short Course has an established history of providing high quality content to new entrants and delegates looking to refresh their knowledge.

This three-day interactive course features a series […]

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Harry Asche – QLD Professional Engineer of the Year

By |August 23rd, 2018|

Australasian Tunnel Society Vice Chair and Queensland Member Harry Asche has been awarded the Queensland Professional Engineer of the Year at the Queensland 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards.

Queensland ATS committee members were in attendance on the night and were thrilled to share the occasion with Harry.

Harry is Aurecon’s Design Director – Tunnels and he has provided […]

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Peter Watson

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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