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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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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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