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

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The John Mitchell Award Lecture

The John Mitchell Award Lecture will be given by David Beadman on 'A Career Embedded in the Ground'

  • 26.01.2021
  • 17:00 - 18:30
  • On-line event
  • Event Type: BGA Meeting
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The Materials Engineer - Joint BGA & EGGS Meeting

Joint evening meeting by the Engineering Group of the Geological Society (EGGS) and British Geotechnical Association (BGA) - The Geomaterials Practitioner, presented by Jeremy Ingham of Diales

  • 03.02.2021
  • 18:00 - 19:30
  • On-line Event
  • Event Type: BGA Meeting

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Latest News

Ground Engineering’s January/February issue is available online

  • 20.01.2021

Ground Engineering’s January/February issue is available online

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Deadline for Cooling Prize Competition entries extended to 31 January 2021

  • 17.01.2021

Deadline for Cooling Prize Competition entries extended to 31 January 2021

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Postponement of 60th Rankine Lecture until Autumn 2021

  • 17.01.2021

The 60th Rankine Lecture has been postponed until September or October 2021 (date to be confirmed). The Lecture will be delivered by Professor Stephan Jefferis of Environmental Geotechnics Limited on The Unusual and the Unexpected in Geotechnical Engineering: Observation – Analogy – Experiment

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Call for nominations for the ISRM Technological Invention Award

  • 03.01.2021

Call for nominations for the ISRM Technological Invention Award

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Piling 2020 Conference confirmed as an on-line event in March 2021

  • 20.12.2020

Piling 2020 Conference confirmed as an on-line event in March 2021

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21 Moorfields - Piling through Moorgate Station, London wins the 2020 Fleming Award

  • 11.12.2020

21 Moorfields - Piling through Moorgate Station, London wins the 2020 Fleming Award

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