Monthly Archives: March 2016

19th ICSMGE Seoul – Call for Abstracts
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Call for Abstracts - Deadline Extended to 20th May 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (19th ICSMGE) – Unearth the Future, Connect Beyond Seoul, Republic of Korea, 17 to 22 September 2017 The 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (19th ICSMGE) will be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from September 17 to 22, 2017. The theme of the 19th ICSMGE is Unearth the Future,

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Nominations for BGA Committee Requested
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Nominations are invited for three vacancies on the Committee. These should be supported by at least three members of the Association and sent together with the written consent of the candidate to the Secretary by 12 noon on 11 April 2016. A short CV or personal statement of about 1/3 of one A4 page (~300 words) should be sent with the nomination. If a ballot is required, this note will be included with the ballot paper. The vacancies are created

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RoGEP News
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National and/or EU registration of Ground Engineering Professionals Congratulations to all those who have Registered with RoGEP as it is clear RoGEP has led the way in Europe on this subject. Professional registration will be discussed at a Workshop in Leuven on 25 & 26 April 2016, as one of the main items in the agenda of the meeting of the European Member Societies in Edinburgh (2015) was the registration of Ground Engineering Professionals

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Comments Sought on BS 8006-1
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The British Standards Institute are seeking comment on BS 8006-1 AMD1. Code of practice for strengthened/reinforced soils and other fills (16/30334776 DC). Comments on the draft standard are to be received by the 15th April. BSI link: http://shop.bsigroup.com/ProductDetail/?pid=000000000030334776

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Helen Dunne Wins Cooling Prize
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The final of the 47th Cooling Prize competition was last Thursday evening hosted by the ICE Wales Cymru Ground Engineering Group and the BGA at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.‎ Following an introduction to the history of the competition by Christine Cooling, the three finalists, Paul Sargent, Aidan Hopkins and Helen Dunne, gave presentations that addressed subjects which provide insight into new technologies and applications for geotechnical

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Eduardo Alonso to be 57th Rankine Lecture
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Following the successful 56th Rankine Lecture, delivered last night by Prof Richard Jardine, the overseas lecturer for 2017 was announced. The 57th Rankine Lecture will be delivered by Prof Eduardo Alonso from UPC in Barcelona. Eduardo Alonso is Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya, in Barcelona, Spain. He received his Engineering degree from the Universidad de Madrid in 1969 and his PhD from Northwestern

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ISSMGE News Digest march 2016
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1.      ISSMGE Awards – to be presented at the 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Seoul 2017  Please note that the call for awards has now been published, and the deadline for nominations is 1st July 2016.  Information can be found on the website at http://www.issmge.org/en/awards.  2.    19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Seoul 2017 Please note that

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March 2016 Newsletter
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Flyers, booking arrangements and full details of all BGA events are available on the BGA website at www.britishgeotech.org.uk. It would be really helpful if you could let the BGA know if your commitments prevent you from attending an event for which you have previously registered so that a) someone else may do so and b) we have a full theatre. The BGA is arranging for the ICE Bar to be open after 2016 Lectures to enable members to network with

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