Monthly Archives: November 2014

Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring
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We are pleased to announce that we have negotiated a 10% discount for BGA members on the Second International Course on Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring on June 4-6, 2015 at “Castle of Poppi,” Tuscany, Italy The purpose of the course is to guide participants on how to plan and execute effective geotechnical and structural monitoring programs. Presentations will be given by fourteen leading experts of the geotechnical and structural monitoring

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November 2014 Newsletter
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Headlines and Deadlines IMPORTANT:  the ICE database is being updated with 2015 subscription information this coming weekend so MyICE and online registration for events cannot be accessed between 16:00 on Friday 10October and 09:00 on Tuesday 14 October. Geotechnical Engineering Lecture – 12 November 2014 ECG Event at Imperial College – 19 November 2014 Booking open for Fleming Award – 10 December 2014 Keynote lectures announced for ECSMGE

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55th Rankine Lecture
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Hazard, Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Practice by Dr Suzanne Lacasse of the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) More and more, society requires to know the risk which people, property and the environment are exposed to. The role of the geotechnical engineering profession should increasingly be reducing exposure to threats, reducing risk and protecting people. The objective of the 55th Rankine Lecture is to convince you that you can implement,

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3rd Workshop on EC7 & New Design Challenges
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This year’s workshop will focus on three important geotechnical codes of practice – BS 8004, Code of practice for foundations, BS 8002, Code of practice for earth retaining structures, and BS 8081, Code of practice for grouted anchors – which are currently being revised. All three British Standards are expected to publish in the summer of 2015. The first two of these codes of practice were withdrawn in March 2010 to coincide with the introduction

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46th Cooling Prize Final
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46th COOLING PRIZE COMPETITION to be held 3rd March 2015 at The University of Southampton Hosted by The University of Southampton and the Southern Geotechnical Group. Cooling final flyer 2015 The evening will feature presentations by the three competition finalists: • Letisha Rorke: The effects of suction and principal stress rotation on the stiffness of a railway formation • William Beuckelaers: Fatigue life calculation of monopiles for offshore

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ICE Underground Space Conference
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The ICE Engineering Underground Space conference will explore the solutions and opportunities that creating and using space underground presents for our critically over-flowing cities. The one day event will offer case studies and strategies that demonstrate innovation, skills and best practice, and help delegates understand the technologies and techniques guiding industry. Underground space offers many possibilities for improving urban infrastructure

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Rammed earth: a beautiful and sustainable construction material
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With Pete Walker of the University of Bath A joint meeting with the Engineering Group of the Geological Society, 11th February 2015 at 6pm. Along with many other ancient and traditional forms of construction rammed earth has attracted a lot of interest in recent years from architects and engineers seeking alternative and lower carbon building solutions to replace conventional materials. In its simplest form rammed earth, which is found throughout

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New Early Career BGA Event: ICE Professional Reviews for Geotechnical Engineers
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ICE Professional Reviews for Geotechnical Engineers (Download the flyer: BGA ECM flyer February event) Mike Rogers – (Professional Development Manager, ICE) David Beadman – (Director, Byrne Looby Partners)                                The BGA are pleased to invite you to the first ECG event of 2015.  The event will discuss the new changes to Initial Professional Development and provide guidance for geotechnical engineers and

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Crossrail Technical Papers Evening
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Crossrail’s 2014 Technical Papers Competition Winner’s Presentations Wednesday 28th January 2015 at 6.00pm at the Iinstitution of Civil Engineers   This is an open event where authors from three of the winning entries in the annual Crossrail Technical Papers Competition will present their papers. The presentations will be on tunnelling and geotechnical associated topics relating to recent Crossrail construction. The Technical Papers

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Offshore Windfarm Foundations
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An Offshore Engineering Society Event. Offshore Windfarm Foundations, presented by Ben Wysome of Ramboll Energy. Offshore wind has become an established contributor to the energy needs of the UK and overseas and offshore wind turbines are becoming an increasingly common sight along some stretches of the British coastline. Ramboll Energy’s Wind & Towers Division has been established for over a decade and is responsible for the detailed

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