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Kate Cooksey Interview
30 August, 2022
Kate Cooksey has completed one of the most unusual and challenges periods for any chair of the BTS. With much success achieved despite the trying times, she talks about the journey with Julian Champkin

hyperTunnel to debut at the World Tunnelling Congress
04 August, 2022
hyperTunnel will exhibit for the first time at the World Tunnelling Congress (WTC) in Copenhagen next month.

BTS CONFERENCE 2022
14 July, 2022
The BTS 2022 Conference and Exhibition is the largest gathering of tunnelling professionals in the UK, taking place from the 11th to 12th of October 2022 at the QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London.

Ferrovial Tideway team to present BTS June lecture
31 May, 2022
Thames Tideway will be the focus of the British Tunnelling Society’s June meeting.

Structures to intercept pile loads
23 May, 2022
Cate Anthony was runner up in the BTS Harding Prize 2021 with her paper ‘The Design and Construction of Pile Interception Load Transfer Structures at 6-8 Princes Street for Bank Station Capacity Upgrade’

WINNER OF BTS HARDING PRIZE 2022 ANNOUNCED
11 May, 2022
Chris Barrett, a 32-year-old civil engineer working with BAM Nuttall in London, has won the British Tunnelling Society’s Harding Prize 2022. The announcement was made at the BTS Annual Dinner on 6 May where Barrett received his award.

Positive moves for tunnelling sustainability
22 April, 2022
Moves to deliver sustainability in tunnelling are underway on multiple fronts, including a focus on carbon reduction. Report by Patrick Reynolds

Under pressure
14 April, 2022
Dr Donald Lamont and Roy Slocombe recently gave the British Tunnelling Society lecture on low, intermediate and high-pressure compressed air work, highlighting the launch of revised BTS CAWG guidance. Report by Dr Donald Lamont and Roy Slocombe

Tunneller, lawyer and inventor
17 March, 2022
John Bartlett was a founder member/chairman of the British Tunnelling Society. He invented the bentonite tunnelling machine, designed the UK stretch of the Channel Tunnel and provided critical input into many other projects. Julian Champkin offers this appreciation of his life

James Clark Medal recipients honoured at ICE lunch
02 March, 2022
Two recent recipients of the British Tunnelling Society’s (BTS) James Clark Medal were celebrated at a winners’ lunch hosted by the BTS in London in February.

Ivor Thomas Interview
21 February, 2022
Past BTS Chair Ivor Thomas has spent a lifetime in civil engineering construction. He spoke to Julian Champkin about the past and future of tunnelling, the need to enthuse the public – and the exciting challenges that the new generation of tunnellers will face

Implementing parametric design
28 January, 2022
Benjamin Lafarga, 31 and a tunnel engineer with Mott MacDonald, UK, won the BTS Harding Prize 2021 with a paper entitled ‘Implementation of parametric design in the tunnelling industry’. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission

Divik Bandopadhyaya Interview
30 December, 2021
Aged 27, Divik Bandopadhyaya has just completed a one-year stint as chair of BTSYM. He discusses his education, interests and career to date, offering along the way some advice to newly-qualified tunnel engineers. George Demetri reports

Under pressure
29 December, 2021
Dr Donald Lamont and Roy Slocombe gave the British Tunnelling Society lecture in October on low, intermediate and high-pressure compressed air work, highlighting the launch of revised BTS CAWG guidance. Report by Dr Donald Lamont and Roy Slocombe

Harding prize gains momentum for 2022
28 December, 2021
Young tunnel engineers can raise their profile and make their work visible to the civil engineering community by entering the Harding Prize, named after the founder chairman of the Society, Sir Harold Harding

Young tunnellers invited to enter new industry award
24 December, 2021
The British Tunnelling Society Young Members (BTSYM) is inviting entries for the very first Doug Allenby Memorial Medal, to be awarded at the BTSYM Conference in 2022.

Ladies in waiting
29 November, 2021
Women make up around half of the world’s population but are underrepresented in nearly every walk of life. Especially construction. In the UK, women make up roughly 13% of the construction industry; in the US it is about the same. But the majority of these will be working in office and admin roles. Go to site and it’s a different story.

BTS launches Harding prize for 2022
29 November, 2021
Young tunnel engineers can raise their profile and make their work visible to the civil engineering community by entering the Harding Prize, named after the founder chairman of the Society, Sir Harold Harding

Dewatering London
29 November, 2021
Dr Toby Roberts, chairman of WJ Group, gave the BTS lecture online in September 2021 on the range of dewatering strategies used to manage groundwater for underground construction in the London Basin. Reported by Mehdi Hosseini of London Bridge Associates

Asset management: Not somebody else’s problem
29 November, 2021
Martin Knights FREng and former ITA President discusses the importance of the intelligent care of ageing assets and gives details of a new initiative tasked with producing guidance on the management of tunnels