Monthly Archives: February 2017

Cooling Prize Finalists Announced
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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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Levees
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Wednesday 1st November 2017¦ 18:00 - 20:00 Telford Theatre, Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA Dr. Philip Smith Royal HaskoningDHV Full details to follow.

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Building Damage Assessments of Bank Station Upgrade Schemes
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20th September 2017. Full details to follow.

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BGA Annual Conference
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Showcasing the best of British Geotechnics. Full details to follow.

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Understanding Landslide Impacts in Scotland
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17th 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 was published in 2009. These events and the problems

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New Mexico City Airport: some challenges of building on virgin Lake Texcoco clays
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5th April 2017. By Nick O'Riordan, Arup Fellow 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 developed, from the 'salt water' lake deposits. Lake Texcoco

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Rankine Seminar 2017 at Imperial College
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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
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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
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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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Perspectives on land contamination
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Perspectives on land contamination Wednesday 29 March 2017 The Geological Society, Burlington House, London, W1J 0BG Join us in the ‘Year of Risk’ as we launch the Geological Society’s new specialist group focussed on contaminated land. This free event will summarise the history of the land contamination sector and highlight the risks and opportunities we’re facing. Presenting:  Malcom Brown, President of the Geological Society  Jane

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