Monthly Archives: November 2015

BDA Event: Digital Data in Geotechnics
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Digital Data in Geotechnics Seminar to be held on 14th January 2016 at the Geological Society of London. All current projects of any significance use BIM as an aid to ‘knowledge management’ in construction. BIM provides the platform to ensure that project changes are carefully logged, and that all of those concerned are using current, up to date project information. At this event you will hear more about how the digital data produced by the geotechnical

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Consultation on Geological Screening
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The government is consulting on their proposed approach to geological screening for nuclear waste disposal. National geological screening is an exercise to bring together existing information about UK geology that is relevant to the long-term safety of a geological disposal facility (GDF) and make it available in an accessible form. It is not intended to be able to definitively rule all areas as either suitable or unsuitable. For further information

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Call for Cooling Prize Papers
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The 2016 Cooling Prize will be held in Cardiff on the 10th March.  The competition is now open for entries. 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. Prizes include a cheque for £200,

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Extended abstract deadline for Ground Support 2016
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The abstract deadline for The 8th International Symposium in Mining and Underground Construction due to be held 12 – 14 September 2016, Kulturens Hus in Luleå, Sweden (Ground Support 2016) has been extended until the 14th December 2015. Conference Listing Conference Webpage

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November 2015 Newsletter
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REMINDER: international events will not generally be listed in this newsletter in future - members are directed to http://britishgeotech.org/events/conferences/ or BGA social media (Linked In, Twitter and Facebook) for full details.   Headlines and Deadlines Robert Mair appointed to the House of Lords as an Independent Crossbench Peer on 13 October. Abstract deadline extended: 2016 US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium – 15 November 2015

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Keynote Speaker for Fleming Award Evening Announced
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Fleming Award 2015 Sponsored by Cementation Skanska Wednesday 9th December at 6.30pm The keynote lecture will be given by Duncan Nicholson, Arup On Developments in the Observational Method for Retaining Walls  While the judges deliberate. This presentation will review the background to the Observational Method process.  It introduces the new holistic approach to the Observational Method set out in the revised Ciria C580 (renamed C760), which is

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