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ATS NSW Golf Day – Proceeds Donated to Garvan Institute

By |2020-01-13T12:08:50+11:00December 12th, 2018|News|

ATS NSW, led by committee member Brad Boardman, organised a very successful NSW ATS Charity Golf Day at the Ryde Parramatta Gold Course on the 8th November.  Following the event, ATS NSW were able to donate over $14,000 to the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. The ATS committee would like to thank all who contributed [...]

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WTC2020 Call for Abstracts

By |2020-01-13T12:08:50+11:00December 3rd, 2018|ITA, News|

The World Tunnel Congress will return to Asia-Pacific in 2020 with The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) to host the ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress (WTC) 2020 and 46th General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 15th to 21st May 2020.  The theme of the WTC 2020 is Innovation and Sustainable Underground Serving Global Connectivity.  The organising committee of the WTC 2020 cordially invites you to [...]

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2018 ATS Design and Construction Short Course

By |2020-01-13T12:08:50+11:00November 28th, 2018|ATSym, News|

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 [...]

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Australian Tunnelling Society Revised Name

By |2020-01-13T12:08:50+11:00November 20th, 2018|News|

The Tunnelling Society has developed over the 38 years of operations as the focus of the group has shifted to keep pace with developments in industry and activity. Initially the group started as part of the Australian Geomechanics Society in 1970 with the Symposium on Raise and Tunnel Boring and has continue to evolve [...]

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Sydney Workshop Success

By |2020-01-13T12:08:51+11:00November 1st, 2018|News|

On the 24th of October the Sydney Chapter of the ATS held a workshop titled Emerging Trends in Tunnels. The workshop was sold out weeks in advance with 85 participants engaging with detailed presentations regarding trends and the state of the art including Digital Tunnelling (including BIM), 3D laser mapping and innovations in numerical modelling. [...]

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ATS 2018 David Sugden Winner

By |2020-01-13T12:08:51+11:00September 26th, 2018|News|

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! Download Winning Paper Special mention should go to [...]

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ATS Design and Construction Short Course Registration Open

By |2020-01-13T12:08:51+11:00September 12th, 2018|News|

Register Now Visit ATS Short Course Website 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 [...]

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Harry Asche – QLD Professional Engineer of the Year

By |2018-12-13T11:22:00+11:00August 23rd, 2018|News|

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 [...]

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Peter Watson

By |2020-01-13T12:08:53+11:00July 31st, 2018|News|

The ATS NSW Committee are saddened to report that our colleague Peter Watson passed away earlier this year after a battle with illness.  Many of our ATS community will have met Peter through our various ATS event such as the bi-monthly technical sessions, the triennial conference or indeed the annual NSW ATS Charity Golf Day.  [...]

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Safe Work Australia’s focus of Dust in Infrastructure

By |2020-01-13T12:08:53+11:00July 29th, 2018|News|

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 [...]

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