Monthly Archives: February 2017

Cooling Prize Finalists Announced

Congratulations to the four finalists for the 2017 Cooling Prize: Francesc Mirada (Arup) The Material Point Method in slope stability analysis Vipul Kumar (Mott MacDonald) Development of 3D numerical models for optimisation of ground improvement zone for bored tunnels in marine clays Ronan Royston (Oxford University) Monitoring the Construction of a Large-Diameter Caisson in Clay Daniel Martinez Calonge (Imperial College) Investigating the thermal

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Geotechnics in Energy Provision

ICE Geotechnical Engineering Journal Symposium 2017 Geotechnics in Energy Provision Friday 23rd June 2017, 10:45 am (Tea and coffee from 10:00 am) Fulton Building, University of Dundee, Dundee, DD1 4HN FREE registration Download full details: ICE-GE_Energy Symp_23Jun_Friday_Dundee

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BGA Annual Conference

A full day event on Wednesday 21st June showcasing the best of British Geotechnics. Free to attend. Highlights will include:  Topics in Renewable Energy with Andrew Garrad (formerly DNV GL Energy) and Byron Byrne (Oxford University); An update from CIRA with Kiean Tully; Ppresentations from the prize winning young geotechnical engineers Francesc Mirada and Lauren Doughty; Engineering Geology and Geomorphology of Glaciated and Periglaciated Terrains

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Early Career Group: The Principles and Pitfalls of Earthworks Design

The BGA Early Career Group are pleased to invite you to June’s event. The talk aims to provide an introduction to the principles of Earthworks design in terms of both earthwork stability and material selection. It will broadly follow the structure of recent earthworks publications looking at the historical development of earthworks design and the application of current day design standards. It will also cover the development of earthworks specifications

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Deoxygenated gas risk in London, London

18 May, 2017 at the Institution of Civil Engineers; 18:00 - 20:00 A joint meeting of the BTS and the BGA Tim Newman, Geotechnical Engineer at Tideway The evening meeting will be on the deoxygenated gas risk in London which may affect underground construction works. This has been the subject of recent research and the presentation will cover this, current thinking and the practical aspects to be adopted on projects. This presentation will be of interest

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Understanding Landslide Impacts in Scotland

17.05.2017 Unstdg landslide impacts in Scotland FLyer v217th May 2017 by Mike Winter, TRL Scotland. The debris flow events of August 2004 led to an awareness of landslide events and their consequences that was unprecedented in Scotland. Following these events the Scottish Road Network Landslides Study was commissioned in order to ensure that the hazards and risks were understood and that there was a plan for dealing with those hazards and risks which

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New Mexico City Airport: some challenges of building on virgin Lake Texcoco clays

5th April 2017. By Nick O'Riordan, Arup Fellow and afterwards in the ICE Café Bar supported by Arup   The site of NAICM covers a hitherto undeveloped 10 km square area immediately to the east of Mexico City, a conurbation with a population in excess of 20M. The airport is located on the former Lake Texcoco, to the east of the Aztec dam that separated the 'freshwater' lake, upon which Tenochtitlan was founded and where much of the city later

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Rankine Seminar 2017 at Imperial College

Recent Developments in Energy Geotechnics: Fundamentals to Applications A half day seminar at Imperial College 15th March 2017 13:00 - 16:30 followed by the Rankine lecture at 17:30 The field of Energy Geotechnics focusses on geotechnical issues associated with infrastructure designed to meet the rising energy demand. These problems typically subject geomaterials to complex loading conditions of mechanical, hydraulic, thermal and chemical origin,

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Chalk 2018 Keynote Lecturers Announced

First Keynote announced for Chalk 2018 Conference   The Chalk 2018 Conference Committee is pleased to announce that Professor Rory Mortimore will deliver a Keynote Lecture at the conference in September 2018.   Professor Mortimore’s keynote will be entitled Chalk: a never ending story and will discuss the development of knowledge and understanding of the properties of Chalk, including weathering, porosity, density and ultra-structure

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Call for Abstracts for Engineering in Chalk Conference

Engineering in Chalk is a major two-day international conference organized by the British Geotechnical Association (BGA) with support from the Engineering Group of the Geological Society (EGGS), and will be held on 17th and 18th September 2018 at Imperial College in London. See the Chalk 2018 Website for full details. The Organizing Committee of the conference is pleased to invite submissions of abstracts for papers and posters. Submission is via

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