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 Early Career Group Meetings
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BGA ECG Preparing for the Chartered Professional Review 2023

The BGA Early Career Group’s flagship event returns for 2023. Presented annually by two ICE Reviewers and two recently chartered geotechnical engineers, ‘Preparing for ICE Chartered Professional Review’ provides practical guidance to engineers seeking chartership with the ICE.

  • 21.02.2023
  • 17:30 - 19:30
  • ICE Godfrey Mitchell Theatre
  • Event Type: BGA Early Career Group Meetings
ISSMGE Conferences and Seminars
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Second Generation of Eurocode 7 - Basis of Design and how the influence of Groundwater is incorporated in the new code

This online webinar, organised by ISSMGE ERTC10, CEN/TC 250/SC7 and delivered in partnership with NEN, aims to encourage geotechnical engineering professionals across Europe and the world to engage with the Eurocode 7 experts

  • 22.02.2023
  • 14:00 - 16:00
  • On-line event
  • Event Type: ISSMGE Conferences and Seminars

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Call for Abstracts for the XVIII ECSMGE Conference in Lisbon in August 2024

  • 04.02.2023

The XVIII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ECSMGE) will take place in Lisbon, from 26th - 30th August 2024.

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Registration is open for the BGA’s Geo-Resilience 2023 Conference

  • 04.02.2023

The Geo-Resilience 2023 conference will be held at Cardiff University between 27 and 29 March 2023.

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Call for Nominations for the ISRM Rocha Medal 2025

  • 04.02.2023

Call for Nominations for the ISRM Rocha Medal 2025

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Call for applications: BGA Scheme to provide free student places at the Rankine Dinner

  • 24.01.2023

The BGA is pleased to announce a new scheme whereby a limited number of free student places will be made available for the Rankine Dinner after the Rankine Lecture

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January/February 2023 issue of Ground Engineering is available on line

  • 21.01.2023

January/February 2023 issue of Ground Engineering is available on line. Online access to Ground Engineering (GE) is included in BGA subscriptions.

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The BGA Early Career Group to present at the 2nd Joint Young Members Austria Symposium

  • 21.01.2023

Emily Riley and Gary Evans will be presenting on the success of the BGA Early Career Group at the 2nd Joint Young Members Austria Symposium in Graz, Austria on 12 April 2023.

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