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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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BGA Papers Accepted for Seoul

The Secretariat of the 19th ICSMGE Seoul has advised that all papers submitted by the BGA have been accepted.  In relation to the presentations at the conference, they say:All papers will be presented either orally or as a poster.  The ISSMGE technical committee is currently deciding on the presentation type.  The presentation type will be notified to authors in second week of May, before the deadline of early bird registration (this is 31

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ISSMGE May Newsletter

Please visit the new-look ISSMGE website – http://www.issmge.org/ for full details of all ISSMGE activities. 1. ISSMGE Global Survey on State of the Art (SoA) and State of Practice (SoP) The survey formally closed on the 30th April, and the CAPG committee will produce a report in due course. 2. XIX ICSMGE – Seoul, Korea- Registration now open   Early bird registration is open until 31 May 2017 -https://www.icsmge2017.org/registration/registration_01.asp

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April 2017 Newsletter

Flyers, booking arrangements and full details of all BGA events are available on the BGA website at www.britishgeotech.org.uk. 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. Networking after BGA Lectures: members tell us they value mixing with other industry professionals when attending

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Cooling Prize Results

Sergio Solera reports from the 47th Cooling Prize Competition, held in Newcastle upon Tyne on the 21st March The 48th Cooling Prize Competition took place at the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers at Newcastle upon Tyne on 21st March 2017.  Four finalists were chosen this year to present their work.  The meeting was hosted by the Northern Geotechnical Group and chaired by Stephan Jefferis, Chairman of the British Geotechnical

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February 2017 Newsletter

Flyers, booking arrangements and full details of all BGA events are available on the BGA website at www.britishgeotech.org.uk.   Sad News: We are very sorry to inform you that Andrew Lord, who chaired the BGS from 1993 to 1995, died on 14 February aged 75. 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)

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57th Rankine Lecture Recording

Regrettably, as those of you who attempted to view Prof Alonso’s Lecture online last night discovered, there was a technical hitch by Imperial College’s Audio Visual Department so that the live online viewing link we had distributed failed.  Some viewers managed to locate the correct link but missed the opening 20 minutes or so of the presentation while searching for it.   The fault has been identified and Imperial College have apologised

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