Early Career Members Group

Event with John Burland

Event with John Burland

The Early Career Members Group is a recently formed BGA initiative with the aim of targeting the interests of graduates and recently professionally qualified members.  The programme of activities are a new opportunity for training, knowledge share, debate and networking. The group aspires to build a strong network between early career members and the wider geotechnical engineering community, and represent the views of early career members to the BGA.

Events

Since its formation in 2013 the group has delivered a number of successful and high quality events in London and has attracted the support of many early career and experienced engineers. The committee intends to initially deliver 3-4 evening events per year and explore other activities such as site visits, training courses, professional development guidance, and social events. For details of upcoming or past events please see the listing below or visit the general events page.

Sponsorship

The early career group has received generous support from a number of London based companies and Universities including Arup, Atkins, Byrne Looby Partners, Imperial College and City University. We would like to thank them and our speakers for their contribution to our activities. If your organisation would like to express an interest in supporting the early career group please contact henry.tayler@arup.com.

Committee

The early career group sub-committee meet every few months to plan future events and is made up of graduate or recently professionally qualified members of the BGA. The group is represented by an early career member sitting on the BGA committee and reports to this committee on its activities. Henry Tayler, Arup  (BGA committee member) Georgios Katsigiannis, Arup & University College of London Nick Fearnhead, Atkins Jay Doddadallapur, Byrne Looby Partners Joana Ribeiro, WSP Frederick Levy, Mott McDonald Jenny Austin, Arup Jonathan Dewsbury, Burro Happold.

Get Involved and mailing list

If you would like to join the mailing list or get involved in the group please contact us on bga-ecg@britishgeotech.org.uk.  We welcome suggestions on possible activities, speakers and events.

Upcoming Events

 

Preparing for ICE Professional Review – Avoiding ‘geotechnical failure’

David Beadman  (Director, Byrne Looby Partners) & Peter Rutty (Project Director, Mott MacDonald)

14th March 2017 at 6.30 pm

Mott MacDonald Ltd, 10 Fleet Place, EC4M 7RB

The BGA Early Career Group are pleased to invite you to March’s event. The talk will provide practical guidance for geotechnical engineers on how to approach the Professional Review and interpret the ICE guidelines into the geotechnical field. If you are considering sitting for your Professional Review in the near future, this event will be a unique opportunity to get insight from two very experienced and well-accomplished geotechnical engineers, who are currently ICE Reviewers. David Beadman will talk about how to achieve different attributes and demonstrate competence at the Professional Review. Peter Rutty will present some tips and advice on how to avoid potential pitfalls at the Professional Review and will also provide advice on RoGEP professional qualifications.

The presentations will be followed by a short mock review including a presentation and an interview with a recent successful geotechnical engineer. This will be followed by a Q & A session with David, Peter and a number of recent successful candidates. Thanks are extended to Mott MacDonald for hosting the event. 

Check the event’s flyer here

 

Post Rankine lecture Drinks 

Sponsored by Arup (on a first come, first served basis)

15th March 2016 following the lecture

The h-bar, Level 0 Sherfield Building, Imperial College, London

For details and location of the h-bar see:            http://www.imperial.ac.uk/food-and-drink/catering-outlets/h-bar/

Hot/cold food will also be available for purchase at the h-bar during the evening.

For details of the Rankine Lecture 2017: http://britishgeotech.org/57th-rankine-lecture-professor-eduardo-alonso/

 

Most Recent Events

 

Preparing for ICE Professional Review – Avoiding ‘geotechnical failure’

David Beadman  (Director, Byrne Looby Partners) & Peter Rutty (Project Director, Mott MacDonald)

23rd February 2016 at 6.30 pm

WSP House, 70 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1AF

The talk will provided practical guidance for geotechnical engineers on how to approach the Professional Review and interpret the ICE guidelines into the geotechnical field.  David Beadman talked about how to achieve different attributes and demonstrate competence at the Professional Review while Peter Rutty presented some tips and advice on how to avoid potential pitfalls at the Professional Review and will also provide advice on RoGEP professional qualifications.

The presentations were followed by a short mock review including a presentation and an interview with a recent successful geotechnical engineer. This was followed by a Q & A session with David, Peter and a number of recent successful candidates. Thanks are extended to WSP for hosting the event and for providing refreshments following the lecture. Check the event’s flyer here.       

 

Data to information on Ground Engineering projects: How to minimise the risk of failure

Angus Maxwell & Anmol Beldi

Tuesday 1st December at 6:30pm at WSP House, 70 Chancery Lane, London

The event focused on data and the ways in which poor communication of data can be a risk to a project. The talk provided guidance for geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists on ways this can be improved and in particular how data can be turned into information to support real time control of construction works in both formal and informal applications of observational engineering. The talk discussed risk and uncertainty in geotechnical engineering and demonstrate how technology can aid effective analysis and response to unexpected movements in ground and structure and mitigate project risks. Event’s flyer

 

Past Events

Updating the CIRIA Guidance C580 for the design of embedded retaining walls, Stuart Hardy & Lauren Doughty, 7 October 2015, 18:30-21:00

GROUNDWATER CONTROL TECHNIQUES Speaker: Dr Martin Preene – Preene Groundwater Consulting. Thursday 14th May 2015 at 6.00pm. The Institution of Civil Engineers, Thomas Telford Lecture Theatre One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA. Download the BTSYM – 14 May Talk FlyerSlides now available 

Collapses and Failures: do geotechnical engineers have the tools to predict the next collapse? Alison Norrish & Evanthia Batzalexi, Wednesday 16th October 2013, Arup

Good practice for young geo-engineers: Boots, computers and engineering judgement. Professor John Burland, Wednesday 19th February 2014, Imperial College London (BGA ECM flyer – Burland lecture)

Designers and Contractors: Conflict or Co-operation? Paul Nowak, Wednesday 30th April 2014, City University (BGA ECM flyer Designers vs Contractors)

How Eurocode 7  gets misunderstood, Brian Simpson & Georgios Katsigiannis, 23rd September 2014, Arup (BGA ECG flyer EC7) (slides available: Georgios, Brian)

Reclaiming Engineering: Entrepreneurship and the Profile of Geotechnical Engineers, Alexander Nikolic, 19th November 2014, Imperial College London (ECG – Reclaiming Engineeering flyer)

ICE Professional Reviews for Geotechnical Engineers. Mike Rogers & David Beadman, Monday 9th February 2015, WSP House (slides available: Download the pdf)

Recent Events