Monthly Archives: March 2015

Contaminated Land News

The proposed National Quality Mark Scheme for Land affected by Contamination (QMLC) is a scheme that has been developed by the Land Forum to provide visible identification of documents that have been checked for quality by a Suitably Qualified and experienced Person (SQP). It is hoped that this will provide increased confidence and improved quality of submissions made under regulatory regimes, particularly planning applications, related to previously

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ECSMGE Edinburgh 2015 News

Fee Waiver Scheme The Conference Organising Committee of the XVI ECSMGE is offering Registration Fee Waivers to up to 10 applicants. These are only open to those without the resources to pay the registration fee and who would not otherwise be able to attend the conference. The Conference Organisation Committee will not provide any contribution to travel or accommodation costs for attending the conference. Full details with guidelines for applicants

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Upcoming International Events

We are pleased to provide information on the following upcoming international events:   1. Prague Geotechnical Days 2015 11 - 12 May 2015, including an invited lecture and workshop on "landslides - the role of geology and geotechnics" and the 23rd Prague Geotechnical Lecture by Prof. Carlos Santamarina on "A particle level review of soil behaviour and macroscale implications". Other speakers include Prof. Lyesse Laloui, Prof David Toll, Prof.

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Decision Making Processes in the Planning of Sub-structure Construction

The 17th June BGA evening meeting will follow our Annual General Meeting. Urban Development: Decision Making Processes in the Planning of Sub-structure Construction by: Prof Hugh St John (GCG) As geotechnical engineers, many of us work on projects in urban areas where the construction of new buildings has an impact on the surroundings, be it the inconvenience caused by the process of construction or the possibility of physical damage to adjacent

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Geotechnique Symposium in Print – 15 June 2015

Geotechnique Symposium in Print Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics 15 June 2015 08:45 - 16:40 booking link: www.ice.org.uk/geosymp15 The many large earthquakes of the last decade, including the series in Christchurch in 2010-11 and the Tohoku earthquake in Japan, have focussed even greater attention on the cyclic behaviour of soils during these events. Great advances have recently been made on all aspects of soil dynamics, from

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BTSYM / BGAECG Meeting: Groundwater Control Techniques

Thursday 14th May 2015 at 6.00pm BTS Young Members / BGA Early Career Group meeting The Institution of Civil Engineers, Thomas Telford Lecture Theatre One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA GROUNDWATER CONTROL TECHNIQUES Speaker: Dr Martin Preene – Preene Groundwater Consulting Groundwater is an almost universal problem in tunnelling and shaft sinking. If not adequately controlled and managed during construction it can cause a range

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Warsaw Metro Line 2 Construction

Excavation Works and Geotechnical Challenges of the Warsaw Metro Line 2 Construction by: Dr. Eng. Federico Bizzi, Astaldi-Gulermak- PBDiM Metro JV Dr. Eng. Andrea Pettinaroli, Studio Andrea Pettinaroli srl (Milan) Dr. Eng. Elena Rovetto, Studio Balossi Restelli e Associati (Milan) The new Central Section of Warsaw Metro Line 2 connects the historical “Downtown” area in the west to the old quarters on the east side (the so called “Praga District”),

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Assessing the impact of new works at Victoria

In London’s congested urban environment new works invariably have an impact on existing infrastructure. For single developments this is a comparatively routine issue, however where two new substantial developments occur concurrently adjacent to important infrastructure the issues become more complex; the roles and responsibilities of the interested parties must be clearly defined and understood, there should be a measure of agreement on the assessment

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March 2015 Newsletter

Headlines and Deadlines  3rd workshop on EC7 & New Design Challenges – 17 March 2015 Pre-Rankine Seminar on Crossrail hosted by Imperial College – 18 March 2015 First Lady Lecturer for Prestigious Lecture – 18 March 2015 BGA Evening Meeting on Victoria Station upgrade – 15 April 2015 BGA Evening Meeting on Warsaw Metro – 13 May 2015 Early Bird registration closes  for ECSMGE (13-15 September 2015) in Edinburgh:  29 May 2015 BGA AGM

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International Geosynthetics Society Student Paper Competition

Students working on geosynthetics have the opportunity to win a trip to the EuroGeo6 conference in Instanbul, Turkey. As per the attached guidelines, students should submit a maximum 3-pages technical paper for the IGS UK Chapter Contest 2015 by 30th May 2015. Download: paper_template_IGS UK contest 2015

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