Monthly Archives: February 2015

BGA Committee: Call for Nominations 2015

In accordance with the Statutes and traditions of the Association, the Committee shall include nine members elected by members of the British Geotechnical Association by postal ballot. Clause 5 of the Statutes states, “The period of office of Committee members shall be 3 years unless elected Chairman or Vice-Chairman or appointed to fill a special role or casual vacancy”. Nominations are invited for three vacancies on the Committee. These should

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ISSMGE February 2015 Bulletin

Download the bulletin here: February Bulletin

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ISSMGE Pile Prediction Event

An International Pile Prediction Event is going to be launched, supported by ISSMGE. The Araquari Experimental Testing Site has been set up in Southern Brazil. A fully instrumented large diameter bored pile (1 m diameter and 24 m length) has been installed and will be axially loaded up to failure within the next few months. In a couple of weeks all existing information concerning the experimental testing site (soil testing, pile details, instrumentation,

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February 2015 Newsletter

Headlines and Deadlines  ECG Event:  ICE Professional Reviews for Geotechnical Engineers – Monday 9 February 2015 BGA/EGGS evening lecture – Rammed Earth:  Wednesday 11 February 2015 ICE Conference – Engineering Underground Space 2015 – Innovating Infrastructure – Wednesday 18 February 2015 Cooling Prize – final presentations evening at University of Southampton - Tuesday 3 March 2015 Keynote lectures announced for ECSMGE in Edinburgh: 

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2015 Rankine Dinner Tickets SOLD OUT

The 2015 Rankine Dinner tickets have now sold out. Please contact Shelagh Fleming (shelagh.fleming@ice.org.uk) if you would like to be placed on the waiting list and you will be contacted should the situation change.

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Tunnelling in London: learning lessons from Crossrail

Tunnelling in London: learning lessons from Crossrail A free half day seminar at Imperial College London From 1:00 – 4:30 pm on the 18th March 2015, followed by Rankine lecture at 5:30pm Major developments in the tunnelling industry have been achieved in recent years since the construction of the Jubilee Line Extension and Channel Tunnel Rail Link. Tunnelling and underground construction for Crossrail have provided another opportunity to improve

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