Monthly Archives: January 2016

BGA Annual Conference

On the 15th June the British Geotechnical Association will hold its 13th Annual Conference at the Institution of Civil Engineers. This is a full day conference to showcase the best of British research and practice in geotechnical engineering, with leading speakers from research and industry, a poster display, an industry exhibition and concluding with an informal drinks reception. This year the conference has been structured by themes rather than

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Blue Piling Technology

A joint meeting with the Offshore Engineering Society on the 18th May 2016. Blue Piling Technology by Jasper Winkes Founder and director of Fistuca BV BLUE Piling Technology is a revolutionary new technology for driving large piles offshore. The technology breaks with the tradition of using larger and larger impact hammers to drive piles offshore but instead utilises what is abundantly available offshore....water! The technology creates the pile

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Kathmandu Soil: Obstacles and Opportunities

This joint BTS Young Members and BGA Early Career Group event will see Dr Binod L. Amatya present on the topic of Kathmandu Soil: Obstacles and Opportunities. This presentation will briefly highlight the 2015 Nepal Earthquake and its impact within the Kathmandu Valley. Ground conditions in the valley will be briefly discussed to illustrate some reasons for the variation of damage within the cities and how such inherent ground features could impact

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Workshop on Recent Advances in Tunnelling-induced Damage to Masonry Structures

Workshop on Recent Advances in Tunnelling-induced Damage to Masonry Structures, 18th April 2016, 2pm - 5.30pm, ICE, London. The workshop will include presentations from academia and industry, and will provide a forum to discuss current challenges regarding prediction and assessment of damage to masonry due to tunnelling. The workshop follows a research project undertaken at the Engineering Department of Cambridge University, and is jointly funded

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Geotechnical Challenges of HS2

13th April 2016 Geotechnical Challenges of HS2 by Nick Sartain, Lead Geotechnical Engineer, HS2 and Sarah Trinder, Geotechnical LDE for Phase One, HS2 HS2 is the proposed second high speed railway for the UK.  It presents an opportunity for a step-change in public transport, relieving congestion on the existing rail and road network, reducing journey times and bringing people closer together, and providing the impetus to rebalance the UK’s economy. 

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2015 Crossrail Technical Papers Competition

Tuesday 12 th April 2016 at 6.15pm This is an open event where the shortlisted finalists from the annual Crossrail Technical Papers Competition will present their papers. The presentations will cover a variety of engineering and geotechnical topics relating to recent Crossrail design and construction works. The Crossrail Technical Papers Competition runs annually and receives papers from a number of disciplines within a broad engineering and technical

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New Early Career Group Event Targets Professional Review

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 Beadman will talk about how to achieve different attributes and demonstrate competence

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Rankine Dinner Ticket Sales Now Open

Update 22nd January: Tickets are now sold out. To be placed on a waiting list please contact Shelagh Fleming at the ICE.    Tickets for the BGA 56th Rankine Dinner in honour of the 2016 Rankine Lecturer, Prof Richard Jardine, to be held at Imperial College on Wednesday 16 th March 2016, will be available for purchase from Friday 15th January 2016 via the Meetings and Events page of the BGA website. The cost remains at £85.00 per person but

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ISSMGE News Digest January 2016

Please visit the ISSMGE website – www.issmge.org for full details of all ISSMGE activities. 1.     Edinburgh Council Meeting Minutes These are now available from the website at http://www.issmge.org/en/committees/council-meeting-minutes 2.     ISSMGE Webinars Click here for a full list of previously recorded ISSMGE webinars ISSMGE Bulletins Edition Website Volume 9, Issue 6 December 2015 http://www.issmge.org/en/resources/issmge-bulletin/790-vol-9-issue6-december-2015

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ISSMGE News Digest

Please visit the ISSMGE website – www.issmge.org for full details of all ISSMGE activities. ISSMGE Webinars Speaker Date Title Samuel I.K Ampadu (Ghana) 14 December 2015 Characterizing lateritic soils Click here for a full list of previously recorded ISSMGE webinars ISSMGE Bulletins Edition Website Volume 9, Issue 5 October 2015 http://www.issmge.org/en/resources/issmge-bulletin/784-vol-9-issue-5-october-2015 Volume 9, Issue 6 is due to be published

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