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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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2017 Fleming Award Shortlist Announced

The BGA is pleased to announce the shortlisted entries for the 2017 Fleming Award. The finalists will present at the Fleming Award evening on 6 December 2017, when a judging panel will select the winner.   This year there were a record number of entries for the competition, eleven in total. They were very diverse in nature ranging from the construction of deep excavations, slope stabilisation, slope reconstruction, site investigation, retaining

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BTS – UK National Tunneling Day

UK NATIONAL TUNNELLING DAY– THURSDAY 7TH DECEMBER 2017 The British Tunnelling Society (BTS) is proud to announce that 2017 will see the third National Tunnelling Day, to be held on Thursday 7th December 2017. National Tunnelling Day is an opportunity for the public to catch a glimpse of the world class infrastructure projects currently being delivered by tunnelling professionals across the UK. It also offers a chance for our members to promote

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October 2017 e-newsletter

Dear BGA Member, 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. Corporate Sponsorship for Networking after BGA Lectures in London:  members tell us they

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September 2017 e-newsletter

  Dear BGA Member,   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.   Corporate Sponsorship for Networking after BGA Lectures in London:

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Deadline for International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure Registration – 31st August 2017

A gentle reminder of the upcoming deadline for registration for ISNGI 2017 – please note that places are limited – buy ticket here  This event will act as the formal launch of the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC), and will be held from the 11th – 13th September 2017 at One Great George Street, London. The fifth ISNGI will also bring together the best and sharpest minds from industry, government and academia

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Update on Chalk 2018 Conference

Preparations are well advanced for the Chalk 2018 conference to be held in London in a years’ time. Organised by the British Geotechnical Association (BGA), with support from the Engineering Group of the Geological Society (EGGS) this major international conference on Engineering in Chalk will be held at Imperial College in London on 17 and 18 September 2018. Chalk underlies large parts of the UK and north-western Europe, and presents a diverse

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ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium – EUROCK 2018 – Paper submission deadline extended

22 - 26 May 2018 - Saint-Petersburg, Russia  Invitation to submit papers. Themes • Physical and mechanical properties of fractured rock (laboratory testing and rock properties, field measurements and site investigations) • Geophysics in rock mechanics • Rock mass strength and failure • Nonlinear problems in rock mechanics • Effect of joint water on the behavior of rock foundation • Numerical modeling and back analysis • Mineral resources

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Call for Entries – BGA Fleming Award 2017

  The BGA is pleased to invite entries for the Fleming Award from Project Teams who have worked on geotechnical projects that have been substantially completed within the two years prior to the award date of December 2017.   Submitting teams will typically include representatives from Clients, Main Contractors, Consulting Engineers, Specialist Contractors and so on. The award will be presented to the Project Team which most demonstrates

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