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

  • BTS Annual Dinner 2017

    The 29th BTS Annual Dinner will be held at The Brewery on Friday 5th May 2017. Demand is expected to be high again this year for the limited spaces so early booking is advised. Booking is now open. If you have any queries about the event, please email

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  • The British Tunnelling Society

    The BTS is an Associated Society of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). With a current membership of 814 individual members and 266 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 Events

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

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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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  • Education and Training with the BTS

    The BTS aims to spread knowledge amongst its members and throughout the tunnelling industry, and to promote the education of the next generation of aspiring tunnellers.

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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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  • PAS 8810:2016. Tunnel design - Design of concrete segmental tunnel linings - Code of practice

    Segmental tunnel linings are currently designed with reference to a large number of standards and documents. PAS 8810, published in April 2016, brings all of these together into a single, usable standardization document that aims to reduce unnecessary administration and delay by streamlining, clarifying and standardizing the design process for segmental lining design.

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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