BTS Tunnel Design and Construction Course 2018

8 March 2018

Great Britain – The British Tunnelling Society’s annual design and construction course is set to return to the University of Warwick this July. Held in the first week of the month, the course aims to cover all the major aspects of an underground project’s life and will contain worked examples and workshop sessions to allow improved interaction between delegates and speakers. It is aimed at the wide range of professional services that support the tunnelling industry, including clients, tunnel operators and members of the financial and insurance sectors that may have a vested interest in tunnelling enterprises, as well as young tunnel design and construction on engineers.

The course speakers are all recognised industry experts in their own fields, and the BTS Tunnel Design and Construction Course is recognised within the industry as providing the highest standard of technical content, with the course material being presented in a format designed to engage and inform attendees from a wide range of backgrounds.

Delegates will, upon completion:

  • Understand current best practice in all aspects of tunnel construction from planning through to construction
  • Be informed on risk, technical solutions for differing ground conditions, and the health and safety aspects of tunnelling projects
  • Have networked with other delegates and had the opportunity to discuss technical matters with many of Europe's leading tunnelling practitioners
  • Receive copies of the latest relevant BTS publications
  • Receive a CPD certificate for the course
  • Receive course notes in electronic and paper format

A BTS spokesperson said, “This course is ideal for young consulting engineers and construction engineers at the start of their civil engineering careers. It will also be valuable to representatives from client organisations, or the financial and insurance sectors, with involvement in tunnelling projects. The BTS offers five sponsored places through a competition that is open to UK students over 18, apprentices or those not in employment.”

BTS chair Mark Leggett added, “The current tunnelling climate in the UK presents fantastic opportunities for right minded young people, engineers, surveyors, geologists, geotechnical engineers, and technicians, to take up a rewarding and personally fulfilling career in this industry.”

Course Details
Cost: GBP 1,210 to GBP 1,585 (approximately USD 1,900)

The class of 2015 lines up for the traditional course photo