Monthly Archives: December 2016

BGA Medal: Call for 2016 Entries

The British Geotechnical Association Medal (and certificate) is awarded annually (calendar year) to the BGA member who has written or co-written the best paper published in an international journal and submitted for consideration of the award. Where more than one BGA member has contributed to the paper, the Medal will be awarded to the major BGA author. Nominations are sought for the 2016 award, with a deadline of 31st January 2017. Full details

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December 2016 ISSMGE Newsletter

Please visit the new-look ISSMGE website – http://www.issmge.org/ for full details of all ISSMGE activities.   1.     Elections for the President and Regional Vice Presidents 2017-2021   Member Societies were sent emails on the 27th September with details on the nomination process for candidates in the upcoming elections for the next President and Regional Vice-presidents (Africa, Asia, Europe, South America) for the next Board (term  Sept

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December 2016 Newsletter

  Attending BGA Events in person: Please let us 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.   Watching BGA Events live online:  There is now an option to register to watch BGA events on line as well as to book in person.  The viewing link will be sent to those who have registered about a week in advance.   Networking

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Cooling Prize Competition

48th COOLING PRIZE COMPETITION to be held on Tuesday 21st March  at University of Newcastle hosted by the Northern Geotechnical Group Featuring presentations from the four finalists: Francesc Mirada (Arup) The Material Point Method in slope stability analysis Vipul Kumar (Mott) Development of 3D numerical models for optimisation of ground improvement zone for bored tunnels in marine clays Ronan Royston (Oxford University) Monitoring the Construction

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Rankine Dinner Request Form: Now Available!-updated

The 57th Rankine Dinner Request form is now available!

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57th Rankine Lecture: Professor Eduardo Alonso

57TH RANKINE LECTURE Advance Registration is not required for this event Watch online:  https://youtu.be/FS3xIOKJrbk Wednesday 15th March 2017 at 5.30pm The Great Hall, Sherfield Building, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, SW7 2AZ (Additional seating in the Clore Lecture Theatre, Huxley Building, Imperial College) Triggering and Motion of Landslides Professor Eduardo Alonso Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) ABSTRACT The velocity

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Recent developments in Energy Geotechnics: Fundamentals to Applications

Recent developments in Energy Geotechnics: Fundamentals to Applications A half day seminar at Imperial College 1:00 – 4:30 pm 15th March 2017, followed by Rankine lecture at 5:30pm Chaired by Prof. Lidija Zdravković, Imperial College, featuring Prof David Potts, Prof Pierre Delage, Prof Charles Ng, Duncan Nicholson, Dr David Taborda & Prof Antonio Gens Download flyer here: 2017 Rankine day seminar at Imperial College.  

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Preparing for ICE Professional Review – Avoiding ‘geotechnical failures’

The BGA Early Career Group are pleased to invite you to March’s event. The talk will provide practical guidance for geotechnical engineers on how to approach the Professional Review and interpret the ICE guidelines into the geotechnical field. If you are considering sitting for your Professional Review in the near future, this event will be a unique opportunity to get insight from two very experienced and well-accomplished geotechnical engineers,

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Geotechnical engineering in the coastal environment: Case Studies from Central Felixstowe and Clacton on Sea

Geotechnical engineering in the coastal environment: Case Studies from Central Felixstowe and Clacton on Sea 9 March, 2017 | 18:00 – 20:00 Telford Theatre, Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA Peter Phipps & Lucy Wiggins Mott MacDonald Two coastal management schemes at Central Felixstowe and Clacton-on-Sea have safeguarded over 4,500 properties from erosion risks in the next 100 years. Both

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Modelling Soil Structure Interaction during Tunnel Excavation

Conventry, UK, February 23rd 2017   This seminar will focus on numerical modelling of the complex interaction between soil and structure during tunnel excavation. This is a major talking point currently, with over 26 miles of tunnels being built under the UK’s capital city as part of Crossrail and numerous London Underground Station Upgrade projects. Ensuring that the tunnels are correctly designed is essential to ensure the safety of those

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