Monthly Archives: July 2017

ISSMGE Special Issue – Seoul

  This newsletter focuses on Ground Improvement works, organized within the framework of the next ICSMGE 2017 which will be held in Seoul from: 17 to 22 September 2017: - Organization of the four Discussion Sessions dedicated to Ground Improvement works, -Session 1 dedicated to the GI works without admixtures and inclusions, - Sessions 2 and 3 dedicated to the GI works with admixtures and inclusions, - Session 4 dedicated to GI works with grouting

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The ISSMGE Foundation

The ISSMGE Foundation OBJECTIVE The concept of the ISSMGE Foundation dates back to September 2009, when Professor Jean-Louis Briaud, the newly-elected President of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) in his acceptance speech to the ISSMGE Council Meeting (Alexandria, Egypt), introduced his vision of a foundation that would enable geotechnical engineers from around the world to make better use of resources

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International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics – SEG-2018

26-28 September 2018, Lausanne, Switzerland EPFL are glad to announce the International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics (SEG-2018) under the auspices of the Technical Committee TC – 308 of ISSMGE, taking place at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland on 26-28 September 2018.   The Symposium is a 3-day event focusing on biggest challenges and innovative solutions on energy geotechnics. It aims to serve as

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Special Plenary Lecture – 2017 Terzaghi Lecture – Professor Kerry Rowe

The International Symposium on Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics 6 September to 7 September 2017 University of Leeds This lecture highlights the importance of carefully considering the implications of design and construction decisions in ensuring good long-term liner performance. It explores some common well-understood concepts and then examines the misconceptions that can arise and their implications. It highlights the importance of

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PhD Opportunities in Geotechnics

To support the wider academic and professional field the BGA would like to draw attention to available PhD positions in geotechnical subjects. If you have an available position you would like us to highlight please get in touch. If you would like to apply for one of the positions below please contact the university involved directly. Seismic Liquefaction of Mine Tailings (UCL). Deadline 25th August. Geotechnical engineering applied to offshore renewable

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Use of vegetation in low-carbon Geotechnical Engineering

13th Géotechnique Lecture  Tuesday 14th November 2017 at 18:30  Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA Use of vegetation in low-carbon Geotechnical Engineering Dr Jonathan Knappett University of Dundee Synopsis Vegetation is often found near infrastructure, including on natural and man-made slopes and alongside transport corridors. Plant roots offer potential benefits for use as a low-cost, carbon-neutral

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Levees

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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Global Challenges, Geosynthetic Solutions and Counting Carbon

International Geosynthetics Society, UK Chapter 16th Invitation Lecture Jointly with the British Geotechnical Association Wednesday 18th October 2017 at 18:00 Godfrey Mitchell Theatre, Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA   Global Challenges, Geosynthetic Solutions and Counting Carbon Professor Neil Dixon, Loughborough University Synopsis Our planet is experiencing unprecedented change. The global

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The 3rd edition of SPERWall – Consultant and Contractor views

Pete Ingram and Tony Suckling will be presenting the updates to the ICE Specification for Piling and Embedded Retaining Walls (SPERWall), the UK’s pre-eminent technical specification for piling and embedded walling works. This 3rd edition has been updated to reflect the latest piling techniques and procurement methods used in the geotechnical sector, as well as revisions to the Eurocodes, British Standards and CIRIA guides. In the first part of

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Mercury Filled U-Boat wreck stabilisation

Wednesday 20th September 2017 at 18:00 THOMAS TELFORD THEATRE, INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, ONE GREAT GEORGE STREET, WESTMINSTER, LONDON SW1P 3AA Per Magnus Sparrevik Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) Per Sparrevik will present the historical background, environmental and geotechnical conditions faced by the Norwegian Coastal Administration undertaking challenging remediation work to protect the marine environment from the toxic legacy of

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