Monthly Archives: July 2016

BGA Fleming Award Competition 2016 – Call for Submissions

The Fleming Award is a prestigious prize awarded annually by the BGA to commemorate the life and work of Dr Ken Fleming and to recognise excellence in the practical application of geotechnics in a project or a part of a project, with a prize donated by Cementation Skanska. The 2016 Fleming Award Meeting will be held at the ICE, One Great George Street, London on 7 December 2016. The BGA invites submissions from project teams that can that demonstrate

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Engineering in Chalk 2018 – First Announcement

The BGA and the Engineering Group of the Geological Society are pleased to announce that a major international conference on Engineering in Chalk will be held over 2 days in Spring/Summer 2018 in Central London. The last major conference on Chalk was held almost 30 years ago in 1989 in Brighton. It is time to bring together the knowledge and experience gained in the last three decades, and the new conference presents a great opportunity to present

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TC211 Ground Improvement Newsletter

In this 12th Newsletter we provide some information concerning the recent and upcoming activities of the ISSMGE TC 211. Here below more information is given regarding the following topics: - Organization of a 1-day workshop of TC 211 in Guimarães, Portugal within the framework of the 3rd ICTG (September 4, 2016): presentation of the technical program and time schedule - Organization of an additional TC 211 workshop and next Louis Ménard Lecture

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July 2016 Newsletter

  Headlines and Deadlines 26 August 2016 – deadline for entry to NEC Graduate Awards competition 25-28 September 2016 – 6th European Geosynthetics Congress relocated to Ljubljana instead of Istanbul 28 September 2016 – BGA Evening Lecture: Chris Ford on “Lessons from landslips affecting Network Rail infrastructure” 12th October 2016 – BGA Joint Lecture with IGS: “Geomembrane Performance in Landfill” by George R Koerner 20th October

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ISSMGE News Digest July 2016

  ISSMGE News & Information Circular July 2016   Please visit the ISSMGE website – http://www.issmge.org/ for full details of all ISSMGE activities.   1.     Upcoming International Young Geotechnical Engineers’ Conferences. Please note that there is still time to encourage your young geotechnical engineers to attend their regional YGECs.   ·        8th Asian Young Geotechnical Engineering Conference, 5-7  August 2016

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ISSMGE News Digest June 2016

19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Seoul 2017   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.     ·        ISSMGE Outstanding

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Fleming Award 2016

FLEMING AWARD 2016  Wednesday 7th December at 6.30pm Telford Theatre, Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA   Many congratulations to the three finalists: Crag End Landslip: Volker Stevin, Atkins, Northumberland County Council, Keller Crossrail C300 & C410 Compensation Grouting: Crossrail, BAM Ferrovial Kier JV, Keller BAM Ritchies JV Farnley Haugh Emergency Works: Renewals Collaborative Delivery

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Geotechnical Engineering Lecture – The Art of Burying Success

Geotechnical Engineering Lecture  Wednesday 16th November 2016 at 18:30  Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA  Geotechnical Engineering: The art of burying success  Prof Jørgen S. Steenfelt, Technical Director COWI, Denmark  Medical doctors bury their failures, whereas we as geotechnical engineers bury our successes! The vast majority of elegant and innovative structures rely on “ground breaking

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Geological Society: Aberfan Memorial Lecture

Date: 18 October 2016 Time: Tea & Coffee from 5.30pm, Meeting starts from 6.00pm Location: Burlington House, London The Engineering Group of the Geological Society (EGGS) will be holding a memorial lecture on the Aberfan Disaster 1966. Full details are available on the Geological Society website here.

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The Role of Numerical Modelling in the Design of Rock Engineering Projects

Early Career Group Event 18th October 2016 at 6.00 pm Godfrey Mitchel Theatre, Institution of Civil Engineers One Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AA   The role of numerical modelling in the design of major rock engineering projects Anastasios Stavrou (Engineering Geologist – Postgraduate Researcher, AECOM)  The BGA Early Career Group are pleased to invite you to October’s event. The talk aims to demonstrate the role of realistic numerical

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