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BGA Wolf Barry Medal Winner

BGA is proud to announce that BGA member Dr Brian Simpson was presented with the BSI Wolfe Barry Medal at the BSI premier annual Standards Forum and Awards event held in London on 23 November 2017. The BSI Standards Awards are the most prestigious awards BSI gives to standards makers and were created to recognize outstanding contributions by emerging standards-makers, innovators, industry leaders, consumer champions, international standards-makers

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49th Cooling Prize Competition – Deadline Extention

The deadline for the submission of the application has now been extended to Tuesday 2nd January 2018. Entrants should be under 33 years of age on 31st December 2018 and a member of either the British Geotechnical Association or the Institution of Civil Engineers. Following selection, the finalists will present their papers on 28th February 2018 to an audience at an event hosted by the North West Geotechnical Group and ICE North West in Manchester,

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AGS e-magazine

The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists are pleased to announce they are launching their first e-magazine at the end of this month. AGS Magazine, will focus on geotechnics, engineering geology and Geoenvironmental engineering as well as the work and achievements of the AGS. The publication will also look at a range of topical issues, insights and concerns, whilst publishing new guidance notes, working group activities and

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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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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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