Monthly Archives: August 2015

56th Rankine Lecture

Geotechnics and Energy by Professor Richard Jardine, Imperial College London. Geotechnical Engineering has matured sufficiently to contribute to some of society’s grand challenges. This 56th Rankine Lecture considers the pressing problem of ensuring vital energy supplies while also recognising, mitigating and dealing with the climate consequences of fossil fuel consumption. The Lecture’s three main sections report recent geotechnical research

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Research on Offshore Foundations

13.00 to 16.30 on the 16th March 2016. A half day seminar at Imperial College to precede the Rankine Lecture. Chaired by David Potts and Guy Houlsby, including suction caissons, offshore foundation monitoring, monopiles for offshore wind and the PISA design methodology. Download: Flyer for Rankine day seminar at Imperial College

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ICE Engineering Underground Space 2016

ICE Engineering Underground Space 2016: Regeneration through Innovation 15 March 2016, Westminster ice-underground.com Many current and proposed infrastructure projects in the UK are heavily reliant on underground engineering. This one day conference will help planners and engineers optimise the connection and liveability opportunities, promote resilience and highlight the specialist skills required. Best practice case studies will help delegates

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Cooling Prize

47th COOLING PRIZE COMPETITION to be held 10th March 2016 at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff hosted by the Cymru Ground Engineering Group. Young Geotechnical Engineers are invited to submit papers by 29th January 2016. Papers are to be of less than 2000 words. Entrants should be under 30 years of age on 31st December 2015. Following selection, the finalists will present their papers to a panel of three judges who will select the winner.

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Preparing for ICE Professional Review – Avoiding ‘Geotechnical failures’

An early career group event to be held on 23 February, 2016 from 18:30 - 20:30 If you are considering sitting for your Professional Review in the near future, this event offers a unique opportunity to learn from two very experienced and well-accomplished geotechnical engineers, both currently ICE Reviewers, providing practical guidance on how to approach the Professional Review and interpret the ICE guidelines into the geotechnical field. David

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An international tour of the observational method

An Early Career Group Event on the 7th March 2016 at 6.00 pm The BGA Early Career Group are pleased to invite you to March’s event. The talk will cover case studies of the observational method from Heathrow to Boston, and back again. This is a unique opportunity to hear about the application of instrumentation, engineering judgement and close  collaboration between clients, contractors and designers on award winning projects carried out over

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Groundwater Control in Urban Areas

Tuesday 16th February 2015 at  Burlington House Commences 18.00 with tea and coffee from 17.30 Underground infrastructure developments in urban areas often require control of groundwater in increasingly restricted locations resulting in innovative solutions. The three speakers explore this theme using recent dewatering projects in the London Basin. Martin Preene begins by summarising the issues involved and the potential impacts arising from

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John Mitchell Lecture 2016

The John Mitchell Award Lecture 2016 Wednesday 13th January 2016 at 18:30 hours Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA  Developments in geotechnical engineering & construction during the last 25 years – a personal perspective Dr. Martin Pedley BSc(hons) DPhil FICE CEng RoGEP Skanska During the last quarter of a century the geotechnical community has witnessed many changes in design and construction

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BS EN ISO 17892 replacing BS1377

BSI recently published the first two Standards in the series BS EN ISO 17892. They replace test methods in BS1377, which have been withdrawn. The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) have recently published a note to keep its members up to date on the changes. You can view it here.

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Comments requested on prEN ISO18674-2 Extensometers

Revisions to EN Standards concerning Extensometers Please be advised that prEN ISO18674-2 Geotechnical investigation and testing - Geotechnical monitoring by field instrumentation - Part 2: Measurement of displacements along a line: Extensometers is out of enquiry ballot. The Draft is available on here with the comment deadline 9 September 2015.

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