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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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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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Prizewinners at BGA AGM 2017-06-24

BGA Chairman Professor Stephan Jefferis presented prizewinners with their certificates and medals at the BGA AGM during the Annual Conference on 21 June 2017 at the ICE in London Francesc Mirada of Arup was awarded the BGA Cooling Prize 2017 Lauren Doughty of Imperial College & Arup was awarded the BGA MSc/MEng Dissertation Prize 2016 Arirajasingham Maheethran of Atkins was awarded the BGA Medal 2016 (co-authors of the winning paper were Arunasalam

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Elections to BGA Executive Committee 2017

The British Geotechnical Association is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 elections to the BGA Executive Committee. The newly-elected members of the BGA Executive Committee are: Vincent Nyambayo Susan Pollard David Toll Elected members serve a three year term on the BGA Executive Committee.   The unsuccessful candidates in the 2017 election were: Ebenezer Adenmosun Niall Corney Sam Dival Adrian Jones Keith Nicholls Grace Yungwith.

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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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