This event is proudly provided by the Australian Tunnelling Society Young Members and presents the top 3 papers from the 2018 award.
Each Author will present a summary of their paper and provide insight into the award and the value of technical development and mentoring in tunnelling.
Who is David Sugden?
David Sugden was the driving force behind the successful design of mechanical full-face rock excavation machinery over a number of years, resulting in the forging of countless tunnels across the world. David continually showed a commitment to innovation and design throughout his career, often custom making machinery to solve problems that arose and for which no existing devices were available or appropriate. As a result of this attitude, David is listed as the inventor on over 40 patents.
David was been recognised for his contribution to tunnelling and the mentoring of young engineers involved in the field, with the Allen Neyland Tunnelling Achievement Award in 1996, an Order of Australia in 2002, and the 2003 A.G.M. Michell Award for his outstanding contribution to Australian Mechanical Engineering.
In 2004 the Australian Tunnelling Society started the David Sugden Award to encourage young engineers to develop the art of technical writing.
Matt Bennett - Transport Planner| Aurecon
Winner, David Sugden Award 2018
Matt is a transport planner based in Melbourne. As part of a working group focusing on safety impacts on cyclists and pedestrians around Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel Project, Matt’s technical paper outlines the need for the inclusion of vulnerable road users when selecting truck routes for spoil removal.
Aaron Lippett - Tunnel Engineer| Aurecon
Runner-up, David Sugden Award 2018
Aaron’s paper is a case study on the construction of the Arncliffe Ventilation Connection from the New M5 tunnel in Sydney, discussing the ground conditions, technical solutions and construction methods used to construct the shafts and tunnels. Aaron is a Sydney-based tunnel engineer.
Brodie Aitchison - Tunnel Engineer| Aurecon
Runner-up, David Sugden Award 2018
A Brisbane-based tunnel engineer, Brodie’s paper was on the Design and Construction of a Shallow Cover Tunnel Junction, which was part of his design work undertaken on the WestConnex New M5 Tunnel. The paper outlines the design concept, constraints, methods used to design and build the tunnels.
Awards timeline for the 2019 David Sugden Award
Nominations Open 15 Feb 2019
Nominations Close 2 May 2019
Winner Finalised June 2019
The Prize winner will receive free flights, accommodation and full registration to the following year’s World Tunnelling Congress. Total prize valued at over $4,000 AUD
Terms and Conditions of Entry:
- The competition is open to all ATS members and university students under 35 years of age (as at 31 August 2019).
- The task is to write a technical paper on any subject relating to tunnelling and underground construction – not less than 2,000 words and not more than 5,000 words.
- Best paper to be judged by the Australian Tunnelling Society Executive Committee.
- Only papers with individual authorship will be considered.
- Only one (1) nominated paper is allowed per author in a given area of tunnelling and underground construction.
- Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
- Society Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
- Student Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
- Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
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