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BGA Wins Outstanding Member Society Award

he British Geotechnical Association (BGA) has received the prestigious Outstanding member society award of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), in recognition of the outstanding work of the BGA over the four year period 2013-17. The ISSMGE makes this award once every four years. BGA contributions that were considered for the award were. The highly successful Edinburgh ECSMGE organised by the BGA and particularly,

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ISSMGE November 2017 News

ISSMGE News & Information Circular November 2017 Please visit the new-look ISSMGE website – http://www.issmge.org/for full details of all ISSMGE activities.   1.    Webinars   Click here for a full list of previously recorded ISSMGE webinars. 2.    Bulletin The latest edition of the ISSMGE Bulletin (Volume 11, Issue 5, October 2017) is available from     https://www.issmge.org/publications/issmge-bulletin/vol-11-issue-5-oct-20170

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58th Rankine Lecture by Dr Nick O’Riordan

The 58th Rankine Lecture Dynamic soil-structure interaction by Dr Nick O'Riordan Download the Rankine Lecture Flyer 2018_incl_map Please note that dinner tickets are sold separately and details will be released nearer the time.

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49th Cooling Prize

Call for papers for the 49th Cooling Prize Competition Young Geotechnical Engineers are invited to submit papers of less than 2000 words (excluding titles, captions and references). The paper should be submitted with a brief CV and a completed application form by Friday 15th December 2017. Entrants should be under 33 years of age on 31st December 2018 and a member of either the British Geotechnical Association or the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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Joint Meeting with Engineering Group of the Geological Society

Full details to follow

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John Mitchell Lecture delivered by Len Threadgold

The 2018 John Mitchell Lecture will be delivered by Len Threadgold from Geotechnics Ltd on the topic of "Re-thinking Investigation". Full details will be available shortly.

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19th ICSMGE Seoul 2017

19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE 2017) 17 to 22 September 2017, Seoul, Republic of Korea On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee for the 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE 2017), I am pleased to welcome you all to the ICSMGE 2017 to be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from September 17 to 22, 2017. The theme of the ICSMGE 2017 is “Unearth

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Touring Lecture 2017: Southampton

Giulia Viggianni  will deliver the 2017 Touring Lecture :  Tunnelling in the Urban Environment: engineering challenges and research ·         Wednesday 8th November – hosted by the Northern Ireland Geotechnical Group at Queen’s University Belfast ·         Monday 13th November – hosted by the Southern Geotechnical Group at Southampton Solent University ·         Wednesday 15th November – hosted by the Midland

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13th Géotechnique Lecture – 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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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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