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

  • The British Tunnelling Society

    The BTS is an Associated Society of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). With a current membership of almost 700 individual members and over 60 corporate members, it is one of the most vibrant gatherings of professional tunnellers in the world.

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  • It's Warmer Down Below

    Sir Harold Harding’s autobiography It’s Warmer Down Below was launched at the ICE on Thursday 17th September 2015.

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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 Underground Health and Safety Course

    Booking is now open for the two-day annual BTS Underground Health and Safety Course, which aims to provide a broad ranging introduction to the health and safety risks associated with the underground environment. The course will be held at the Institution of Civil Engineers on 23rd and 24th November 2015.

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  • Timbering in Soft Ground

    Traditional timbering in soft ground tunnelling - a historical review, published in September 2014.

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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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  • 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

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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.

Latest BTS publication

Timbering Guide

Publication date: September 2014

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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? Membership is free