BTS unveils a new website

19 February 2021

To complement its 50th anniversary celebrations, the British Tunnelling Society (BTS) has launched a new website to reflect the growing diversity of knowledge and services which it offers to BTS members and others interested in tunnelling.

Located at a new address – – the site has a comprehensive menu which gives users access to more information on tunnelling than ever before. Yet despite the sheer breadth of information presented, the site still manages to offer a clean-looking, user friendly and easily-navigable experience, avoiding the cluttered and chaotic look of many contemporary websites.

The BTS website’s extensive news coverage not only highlights current developments, but also gives users access to archived stories going back to 2013. In addition to pages devoted to news, events, safety, knowledge, education and training, users can also find information on the Warwick University MSc in Tunnelling and Underground Space. A dedicated area is also provided for the British Tunnelling Society Young Members (BTSYM) which covers everything young tunnellers are likely to need to help develop their careers.

Health and safety has become a critical issue in tunnelling. Articles on lessons learned from past projects have been provided by the recently formed Transforming Tunnelling Safety Group (TTS). Also on the Safety pages are case-study videos, as well as tunnelling best-practice guides. Here, downloadable information includes topics ranging from shaft construction and weld checks, to projects such as Crossrail, Thames Water and Tideway.

As would be expected from a learned society, the new BTS website also covers essential day-to-day details, such as the BTS constitution, committee members, annual reports, awards and the AGM. And because membership of the BTS is open to all, the website also gives details of the various member grades, whether individual, corporate or BTSYM.

Drawing on the BTS’s 50-year legacy, the new website offers one of the most comprehensive resources available for tunnellers, and one which looks set to become the ‘go to’ destination for anyone interested in tunnelling.

The BTS is an Associated Society of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). With a current membership of 855 individual members and 74 corporate members, it is one of the most vibrant gatherings of professional tunnellers in the world.

The new website is located at; the old site has been withdrawn.