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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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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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