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

  • BTSYM Conference 2017

    The BTSYM Conference 2017 will be held on 10th March at Pinsent Masons, London.

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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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  • Tunnelling Safety Videos

    The videos below were all created with the aim of improving safety in tunnelling. The BTS is very grateful to the owners for sharing these with us and the wider industry.

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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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  • Harding Prize 2017 - Call for Papers. The BTS requests original papers on any subject relating to tunnelling by 31st January 2017. The competition is open to any individual aged 33 or under at the end of this year.

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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. The aims of the BTS Young Members are:

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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