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.


BTSYM September 2018 Meeting


Advanced Site Characterisation – helping to avoid the unforeseen and reduce project cost

Tunnelling projects typically overrun by more than 30% and performance has shown little improvement in recent decades. Inadequate understanding of ground conditions is a principal cause of delay and cost escalation – yet technologies exist that could make previously unforeseen conditions foreseeable. The presentation will highlight innovations in site characterisation, including developments in: • data acquisition and processing including geophysics and instrumented drilling to build a high-resolution geological/geotechnical model; • iterative ground modelling with 3D visualisation – the starting point of BIM and the best way to predict the impact of geohazards on construction; • data delivery such as dynamic reporting via online portals which can combine geophysical, geotechnical, monitoring and other data.


Dr Rod Eddies, Fugro

NB: Tuesday 9th October at the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster. Title: Brenner Base Tunnel

This month only, the BTS Evening Meeting has been moved to Tuesday and will be held at the QEII, following on from the BTS Conference.


BTSYM November 2018 Meeting


Cadent Gas Chelsea to Battersea Pipeline Tunnel Project


Andrew Hejdner, Project Manager, Cadent Gas (National Grid); Nicholas McCrossan, Site Manager, tRiio; Veriuska Ortiz Lovera, Geotechnical Engineer, Mott MacDonald

Crossrail - Immersive 360 stills and video behind the scenes


Drew Gardner

Challenges of the Design and Construction at the Gotthard Base Tunnel, Switzerland


Yves Boissonnas, Sika

Joint BTS/MinSouth meeting: Salt mining in Cheshire


Compass Minerals

Elan Valley Aqueduct


Phil Cull, Barhale