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BTSYM AGM and lecture: can tunnelling ever be sustainable?

Event organised by The British Tunnelling Society Young Members

02 November 2023

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This talk will explore the significance of sustainability in tunneling, beginning with an overview of the current state of sustainable tunnel practices encompassing design, construction, and demolition. We will also examine the initiatives of colleagues in the broader industry to draw valuable lessons. Finally, we will discuss the next steps for preserving and enhancing our existing sustainable practices.

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The British Tunnelling Society

The British Tunnelling Society

The BTS is a vibrant group of tunnelling professionals which spreads knowledge amongst members and the tunnelling industry.


Negin Dolatraftarhaghighi

Negin Dolatraftarhaghighi

Ramboll UK

tunnel engineer

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Negin Dolatraftarhaghighi

Negin is a graduate engineer with two years’ experience. She joined Ramboll after graduating from University College of London with a distinction in civil engineering. During her time in Ramboll Negin has spent time on various projects namely: Thames Tideway CAT3 checks, Barking Riverside Extension (Monitoring), Silvertown CAT3 checks and more. Negin is also a driver of Ramboll sustainability initiatives in Tunnel and Underground team as well as the wider company strategy with a focus on being the leading force in sustainability and regenerative design solutions