The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is the principal
association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom.

Welcome to the British Geotechnical Association

Welcome to the British Geotechnical Association (BGA). We are the principal association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom. We also perform the role of the Ground Board for the Institution of Civil Engineers, as well as being the UK member of the International Society for Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM).

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Upcoming Events

BGA Meeting
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2019 John Mitchell Lecture

BGA Evening Meeting: the 2019 John Mitchell Lecture will be delivered by Clif Kettle on Ground Treatment - 40 years from Black Art to Fully Engineered Solution

  • Today 18:30
  • Today 18:30 - 20:30
  • Telford Lecture Theatre, Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AA
  • Organiser: British Geotechnical Association
BGA Early Career Group Meetings
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Drift-filled hollows: a geological phenomenon or an engineer’s nightmare?

A BGA Early Career Group event on drift-filled hollows

  • 30.01.2019
  • 18:30 - 20:30
  • Robert Bird Group, Level 1, 47-51 Great Suffolk Street London SE1 0BS
  • Organiser: British Geotechnical Association - Early Career Group

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"Former Rankine Lecturer Suzanne Lacasse has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada "

Jan 22

"1 week to go until the 2019 John Mitchell Lecture. Clif Kettle will speak about Ground Treatment - 40 years from Black Art to Fully Engineered Solution "

Jan 16

"The 2019 Rankine Dinner is now fully subscribed. We are operating a waiting list for individual bookings, please contact bga.org.uk. We may release further tickets later if we get cancellations "

Jan 16

"23 January 2019 BGA Meeting at ICE London: Clif Kettle will give the John Mitchell Lecture: Ground Treatment - 40 years from Black Art to Fully Engineered Solution. Drinks afterward sponsored by Whiteford Geoservices "

Jan 09

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SEE-Bangkok 2019 Thailand & GEOMATE 2019 Tokyo Japan

  • 20.01.2019

Call for abstracts for SEE-Bangkok 2019 Thailand & GEOMATE 2019 Tokyo Japan

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Upcoming Lecture on Failure Modes in Rock Masses - 24th January

  • 14.01.2019

Lecture about Failure modes in rock masses as evidenced by failure in deep tunnels, cliffs, mountain walls and the highest mountains

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Ground Engineering eNewsletters

  • 09.01.2019

Ground Engineering eNewsletters

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BGA Member Dr Qinghua Lei wins ISRM Rocha Medal

  • 28.12.2018

BGA Member Dr Qinghua Lei wins ISRM Rocha Medal

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Call for Submissions for BGA MSc/MEng Prize 2018

  • 19.12.2018

The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) invites submissions for the 2017 MSc/MEng Prize.

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Call for Submissions for BGA Medal 2018

  • 18.12.2018

The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) invites submissions for the BGA Medal 2018

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