The BTS is an Associated Society of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

  • BTS Summer Soiree

    This year, the BTS Summer Soiree will once again be held at the Hilton London Kensington.

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  • The British Tunnelling Society

    The BTS is a Specialist Knowledge Society of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). With a current membership of 868 individual members and 83 corporate members, it is one of the most vibrant gatherings of professional tunnellers in the world.

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  • BTS Young Members

    The BTS Young Members group is open to all young tunnelling professionals under the age of 35. There is no charge for most of the events that are organised. The aims of the BTS Young Members are:

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  • BTS Tunnel Design and Construction Course

    The annual five-day BTS Tunnel Design and Construction Course runs from 2nd July to 6th July 2018 at the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK. The course aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of tunnelling. The BTS offers 5 sponsored places through a competition that is open to all UK students, apprentices (18+) or those who are not in employment. Booking is open.

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  • BTS Events

    The BTS holds monthly evening meetings, hosts and sponsors conferences, and organises training courses and workshops.

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  • BTS Annual Dinner 2018

    The BTS Annual Dinner has been held every year since 1989. It is by far the most popular event in the BTS calendar and early booking is advised. The 30th BTS Annual Dinner will be held on 11 May 2018 at The Brewery. Booking is now open.

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  • Knowledge

    A core aim of the BTS is to facilitate the spreading of knowledge both amongst its membership and to a wider audience.

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  • Films and Videos on Tunnelling

    This section exists to provide links to publicly available films and videos on the subject of tunnelling. Generally they are aimed at the wider public but may well be of interest to those in the industry. The films are neither made nor endorsed by the BTS.

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The BTS has a number of technical sub-committees who propose and review best practice guidance. The work of these sub-committees, and the various publications and guidance available, are described in this section.

Safety in Tunnelling

The BTS supports a number of initiatives to improve health and safety in tunnelling, and this website contains good practice guidance, safety videos, and much more

Become a member

The BTS is one of the most active and vibrant engineering societies in the world. Why not become a member and help promote the Society's aims and objectives?

BTS Young Members

Are you under 35? Take a look at what our Young Members are doing, and why not join in? Follow us on Twitter