Future Evening Meetings

The BTS holds monthly evening meetings from September to June, generally on the third Thursday of the month. Unless otherwise stated, the meetings are at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) with the lecture starting at 6pm. Additional meetings are arranged by the BTS Young Members, by regional groups and as joint meetings with other societies. Click on the calendar to place this meeting in your Outlook calendar; click on the download button for a copy of the flyer; and click on the film icon to view the meeting live.


Booking is required for this joint RCEA/BTS Lecture: Farnworth - Re-boring a Grade II Listed 19th Century Rail Tunnel

Eoin Murphy will present and answer questions about this fascinating railway civil engineering project, which re-bored the original Victorian tunnel, increasing its diameter and allowing electrification of the railway line between Manchester and Preston. Keeping the adjacent lines open for passenger traffic and passing only metres beneath a main road, this is a dramatic example of innovation at work in the technically challenging rail sector. Please download the flyer for information on how to book and, if required, how to order an attendance certificate.


Eoin Murphy, OTB Engineering

BTS AGM followed by Joint BTS/BGA meeting - The Deoxygenated Gas Risk in London

This meeting will look at the deoxygenated gas risk which may affect underground construction works in London. This has been the subject of recent research and tonight's meeting will cover this, current thinking and the practical aspects to be adopted on projects.


Tim Newman, Geotechnical Engineer, Tideway Project

BTSYM Joint Evening Meeting with BGA early career group


Paddington Bakerloo Line Link Project

The meeting will describe Transport for London's / London Underground's Paddington Bakerloo Line Link project and cover such aspects as: the Sprayed Concrete Lining works, the cross passage excavations, the new switch room excavations, the link tunnel breakthrough with secondary lining, the square works in the lift lobby and the lower concourse strengthening.



BTSYM Evening Meeting. subject tbc


High Speed Railway Tunnel Projects & General Tunnelling Status in China

This presentation will be given jointly by the China Railway Tunnelling Group Co Ltd (CRTG) Contractors & China Railway Engineering Equipment Group Co Ltd (CREG) TBM Suppliers. It will discuss the status of High Speed Railway technology in China with a particular emphasis on the design, construction techniques and use of TBMs in the tunnel sections of current major projects. An overview will be given of how the roles of client, designer and contractor operate in the Chinese market. The presentation will cover the past, present and future of High Speed Rail in China; the latest advanced technologies in rail, trackbed, signalling and power; principal design technology; construction methods, technology and equipment; and operations and maintenance. Mr Wang has more than 25 years civils/tunnelling experience and Ms Han has more than 30 years mechanical and TBM tunnelling experience.


Mr WANG Kun, Senior Civil Engineer, China Highspeed Railway Construction and Tunnelling; Ms HAN Yali, Senior Mechanical Engineer, China TBM Tunnelling for High Speed Railway and Metro

BTS October Meeting. subject tbc


BTSYM Evening Meeting. subject tbc


Finsbury Park Squareworks

A presentation on the Finsbury Park Station step-free access scheme for London Underground. This will include information on squareworks tunnelling, shaft sinking and undertrack crossings, all carried out from within a live station.


BTS December Meeting. subject tbc


BTS January 2018 Meeting


Joint BTS/Minsouth February 2018 Meeting


BTS March 2018 Meeting


BTSYM April 2018 Meeting


BTS April 2018 Meeting


BTS May 2018 Meeting


BTSYM June 2018 Meeting


BTS June 2018 Meeting


BTSYM September 2018 Meeting


BTS September 2018 Meeting


BTS October 2018 Meeting


BTSYM November 2018 Meeting


BTS November 2018 Meeting


BTS December 2018 Meeting