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

  • Harding Prize 2019

    The deadline for the 2019 Harding Prize has been extended to 14 February. Entries must be submitted electronically in Adobe PDF format.

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  • BTS Annual Dinner 2019

    Booking is now open for the BTS Annual Dinner, which will this year be held on 10th May 2019. The 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.

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  • BTS Tunnel Design and Construction Course

    The 2019 annual five-day BTS Tunnel Design and Construction Course will run from Mon 1st July to Fri 5th July 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 now open.

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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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  • 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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Technical

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

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