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Cooling Prize Results

Sergio Solero reports from the 47th Cooling Prize Competition, held in Newcastle upon Tyne on the 21st March Four finalists were chosen this year to present their work.  The meeting was  hosted by the Northern Geotechnical Group and chaired by Stephan Jefferies, Chairman of the British Geotechnical Association. The event was commenced with Dr Christine Cooling, the daughter of LF Cooling after whom the award is named, explaining the pioneering

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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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Nick O’Riordan to deliver 58th Rankine Lecture

Last night after an entertaining and informative 57th Rankine Lecture delivered by Eduardo Alonso, the 58th Rankine Lecturer was announced at the Rankine Dinner. In 2018 the Rankine Lecture will be delivered by Nick O'Riordan. Nick is an Arup Fellow and has been the Global Geotechnics Skill leader for Arup since 2009.  He has over 30 years’ experience of ground-related risk management associated with contaminated and derelict land, earthquake

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Cooling Prize Finalists Announced

Congratulations to the four finalists for the 2017 Cooling Prize: Francesc Mirada (Arup) The Material Point Method in slope stability analysis Vipul Kumar (Mott MacDonald) Development of 3D numerical models for optimisation of ground improvement zone for bored tunnels in marine clays Ronan Royston (Oxford University) Monitoring the Construction of a Large-Diameter Caisson in Clay Daniel Martinez Calonge (Imperial College) Investigating the thermal

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Rankine Seminar 2017 at Imperial College

Recent Developments in Energy Geotechnics: Fundamentals to Applications A half day seminar at Imperial College 15th March 2017 13:00 - 16:30 followed by the Rankine lecture at 17:30 The field of Energy Geotechnics focusses on geotechnical issues associated with infrastructure designed to meet the rising energy demand. These problems typically subject geomaterials to complex loading conditions of mechanical, hydraulic, thermal and chemical origin,

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Chalk 2018 Keynote Lecturers Announced

First Keynote announced for Chalk 2018 Conference   The Chalk 2018 Conference Committee is pleased to announce that Professor Rory Mortimore will deliver a Keynote Lecture at the conference in September 2018.   Professor Mortimore’s keynote will be entitled Chalk: a never ending story and will discuss the development of knowledge and understanding of the properties of Chalk, including weathering, porosity, density and ultra-structure

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Call for Abstracts for Engineering in Chalk Conference

Engineering in Chalk is a major two-day international conference organized by the British Geotechnical Association (BGA) with support from the Engineering Group of the Geological Society (EGGS), and will be held on 17th and 18th September 2018 at Imperial College in London. See the Chalk 2018 Website for full details. The Organizing Committee of the conference is pleased to invite submissions of abstracts for papers and posters. Submission is via

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January 2017 Newsletter

Another year has come and gone and an exciting programme awaits BGA members for 2017. 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.   Watching BGA

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ISSMGE January 2017 Newsletter

Please visit the new-look ISSMGE website – http://www.issmge.org/ for full details of all ISSMGE activities. 1.     Elections for the President and Regional Vice Presidents 2017-2021 Member Societies were sent emails on the 27th September with details on the nomination process for candidates in the upcoming elections for the next President and Regional Vice-presidents (Africa, Asia, Europe, South America) for the next Board (term  Sept

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