BTS Newsletter

In previous years, the BTS produced periodic Newsletters to inform the membership on the latest publications, events, and society news. These may be downloaded free of charge here.

March 2014

Including a summary of evening meetings, courses and conferences since April 2013 and updates on the BTSYM and TunnelSkills

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March 2013

News including: the BTS Annual Dinner; Awards; and Parliamentary liaison

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April 2012

News including: the BTS 40th anniversary; TunnelSkills; and the Tunnelling MSc at Warwick

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April 2011

News including: Safety, Standards and Codes update; TunnelSkills; and Underground Construction Conference 2011

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January 2011

News including: Sir Alan Muir-Wood Symposium; and Safety, Standards & Codes update

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April 2010

News including: review of CIRIA C671; Safety, Standards & Codes update; and launch of TunnelSkills Safety Passport scheme

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September 2009

News including: ITA update; and launch of TunnelSkills Safety Passport scheme

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April 2009

News including: Harding Prize 2009 results; and APGUS visit to Hindhead Tunnels

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December 2008

News including: report on Tunnelling 2008; and Young Members Committee

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September 2008

News including: launch of BTS new logo; plan for One Day Underground Safety Course; a BTS stand at Civils 2008

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December 2007

News including: Obituary - Norman Schmidt; Thames Tideway Project update

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September 2007

News including: Obituary - Edmund Rudge Harding; Revision to HAVS guidelines proposed; ITA update

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June 2007

News including: Obituary - Jack Knight; Obituary - Jock Campbell; and James Clarke memorial award

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April 2007

News including: update of events; ITA News; and BTS member news

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February 2007

News including: Obituary - Bob Reed; election of John Hudson as President of International Society of Rock Mechanics; and Doppler monitoring

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December 2006

News including: ITA; future Meetings; and Working Group updates

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October 2006

News including: Harding Prize 2007, and Working Group updates

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August 2006

News including: Site Visit to Glendoe; New Committee 2006; and Working Group updates

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June 2006

News including: James Clark Memorial Medal; Annual General Meeting; and forthcoming Conferences

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April 2006

News including: Working Groups; Tunnel Design & Construction Course 2006; and forthcoming Conferences

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February 2006

News including: Annual Dinner 2006; Teo Tomanek; and Working Group updates

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December 2005

News including: Winners of Tunnelling Industry Awards; HSE Nitrogen Monoxide update; and a request from PHEW for documentation on historic tunnels

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October 2005

News including: publication of BTS Closed Face Working Group report; Working Time Directive update; and STUVA Conference details

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August 2005

News including: BTS Guidelines on Closed Face Tunnelling Machines published; and BTS Specification for Tunnelling to be updated

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June 2005

News including: Harding Prize winners & James Clark Medal; Tunnelling Industry Awards 2005; and updates from Working Groups

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April 2005

News including: Harding Prize competition 2005; Tunnel Lobby Group; and Tunnel Design & Construction Course 2005

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January 2005

News including: BTS visit to St Gotthard Tunnel; and BTS assistance in buying last of Beamish diaries

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November 2004

News including: Entries open for Harding Prize 2005, Invitation to visit St Gotthard tunnel for BTS Members; Underground Construction to be held on 26-27 October 2005

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September 2004

News including: Plaque in memory of David Wallis at CTRL; Tunnel Parliamentary Lobby group update; and winner announced from questionnaire on Registration and Competence

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July 2004

News including: Report from ITA General Assembly; EN 815 1997 'Safety of unshielded TBMs' is amended; James Clark medal awarded to Rodney Craig

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May 2004

News including: CTRL London tunnels completed; Tunnel Industry Awards winners announced; BTS Tunnel Lining Design Guide available now

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March 2004

News including: Questionnaire on registration and competence; Update on proposed nitrogen monoxide exposure limits

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January 2004

News including: Risk Management JCoP launched; Consultation on new Vibration HSE regulations; and new Working Group on Registration and Competence

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October 2003

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July 2003

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April 2003

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January 2003

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October 2002

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July 2002

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April 2002

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January 2002

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October 2001

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July 2001

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April 2001

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January 2001

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October 2000

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July 2000

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April 2000

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January 2000