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ATS begins development of guidelines

The Australian Tunnelling Society (ATS) has launched a group to develop best practice guidelines for tunnel design.

After recognising that ongoing developments in tunnel design in Australia had led to a lack of uniform procedures to follow, ATS has taken action to establish a guideline for the industry.

As suggested by the ATS Young Members in 2018, the Tunnel Design Working Group has now been created in order to collaboratively develop the guide, which aims to:

  • define the fundamental principles of tunnel design
  • describe the more common approaches used in the industry
  • generate a forum to continue discussion
  • supplement Australian Standards, International Tunnelling Association and other design guides and codes where tunnel discipline items specific to domestic tunnel design are required.

The group is supported by the ATS Executive Committee and is looking for ATS Young Members to join and support the working group.

Click here to register your interest.

The guideline will be delivered throughout 2019.

For more information visit the ATS website.

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