Monthly Archives: June 2014

EC7 – Have your say

Eurocodes Need You! CEN TC 250/SC7, the committee responsible for Eurocode 7, has published its plan for developing the next generation of Eurocode 7, scheduled for 2020. The plan comprises 6 tasks that will result in a new 3-Part standard with an emphasis on ease-of-use and more practical design rules. BSI has launched a Systematic Review of the Eurocodes (at tinyurl.com/mlfg3od) and invites responses to the six questions. This is your opportunity

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Fleming Award – Call for Entries

Invitation to enter The Fleming Competition 2014 Entry Requirements The Fleming Competition is held annually to commemorate the life and work of Dr Ken Fleming and to recognise excellence in the practical application of Geotechnics in a project or a part of a project.  Entries are invited from teams which will typically include representatives from Clients, Main Contractors, Consulting Engineers, Specialist Contractors and so on.  The Award will

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Fleming Award 2014

FLEMING AWARD 2014 Wednesday 10th December at 6.30pm at the Institution of Civil Engineers, Telford Theatre, One Great George St, Westminster London SW1P 3AA The finalists are: Project  Teams Barcelona High Speed Railway Tunnel: Protecting World Heritage Buildings Profs Alberto Ledesma and Gonzalo Ramos (UPC‐BarcelonaTech), Dr Miguel González (Intecsa‐Inarsa), Mr Enrique Alonso (Sacyr), Mr José Cabrera (Sener) and Mr. Felipe Mendaña

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Reclaiming Engineering: Entrepreneurship and the profile of Geotechnical Engineers

The BGA are pleased to invite you to the 4th Early Career Members event of 2014. The event will present an overview of the status of the civil engineering industry and the dynamics within the fragmented construction sector. The concept of the role and value of the engineering profession being at the core of society will be scrutinised, an aspect which is often not recognised by the wider community. The discussion will proceed to focus on the challenges

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Geotechnical Engineering Lecture

The Geotechnical Engineering Lecture by Dr Fleur Loveridge Thermal Response Testing: Challenges and New Applications Thermal conductivity of the ground is an important parameter in the design of ground energy systems, which have an increasing role to play in providing renewable heat to the built environment. For larger schemes, the bulk thermal conductivity of the ground surrounding the system is often determined in situ using a thermal response

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Touring Lecture 2014 (Newcastle)

The BGA Touring Lecture 2014 will be given by Prof Eduardo Alonso from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya on the topic of rapid Landslides. Abstract: When estimating the potential damage from landslides the travel distance and velocity are key variables whose determination requires a dynamic analysis. Landslide displacements and velocity in nature are often moderate, but known cases of high velocity (>10 m/s) have attracted considerable attention

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Touring Lecture 2014 (Manchester)

The BGA Touring Lecture 2014 will be given by Prof Eduardo Alonso from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya on the topic of rapid Landslides. Abstract: When estimating the potential damage from landslides the travel distance and velocity are key variables whose determination requires a dynamic analysis. Landslide displacements and velocity in nature are often moderate, but known cases of high velocity (>10 m/s) have attracted considerable attention

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Touring Lecture 2014 (Sheffield)

The BGA Touring Lecture 2014 will be given by Prof Eduardo Alonso from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya on the topic of rapid Landslides. Abstract: When estimating the potential damage from landslides the travel distance and velocity are key variables whose determination requires a dynamic analysis. Landslide displacements and velocity in nature are often moderate, but known cases of high velocity (>10 m/s) have attracted considerable attention

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The Effects of Critical Velocity on Railway Track at High-Speed

Investigating the Effects of Critical Velocity on the Behaviour of Railway Track at High-Speed A SECED event with Prof Peter Woodward of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh Professor Peter Woodward will be talking about the development of critical velocity effects for high speed trains over poor soils. The talk will look at the Ledsgard site in Sweden and will show how the critical velocity effect developed with train speed and what the effect was

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Geosynthetics – Design and specification, the way forward

A Joint meeting of the International Geosynthetics Society and the British Geotechnical Association Geosynthetics – Design and specification, the way forward with Steve Corbet (AECOM) Summary: The presentation will open with an introduction to types and uses of geosynthetics to set the scene. The design of geosynthetics for applications other than reinforcement is often overlooked and products are routinely selected by engineers on the basis

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