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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BGA Touring Lecture - Practical Use of Shear Wave Velocity Measurements in Clays with a Focus on UK and Irish Clays

BGA Touring Lecture - Practical Use of Shear Wave Velocity Measurements in Clays with a Focus on UK and Irish Clays presented by Dr Mike Long of University College, Dublin

  • 07.02.2023
  • 18:15 - 19:45
  • The Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre, 11 Chapel Lane, University of Glasgow, G11 6EW
  • Event Type: BGA Meeting
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

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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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Cooling Prize Deadline Extended to 27 January 2023

  • 09.01.2023

Deadline extended to 27 January 2023. The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is pleased to invite Early Career Geotechnical Professionals to submit posters for the 54th Cooling Prize Competition on any topic dealing with the engineering behaviour of the ground

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Call for Nominations for the ISRM Young Rock Engineer Award 2023

  • 08.01.2023

Call for Nominations for the ISRM Young Rock Engineer Award 2023

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The call for Tickets for the 61st Rankine Dinner is open

  • 14.12.2022

Expressions of interest are now open for tickets for the BGA 61st Rankine Dinner in honour of the 2023 Rankine Lecturer, Professor John P. Carter, to be held at Imperial College London on Wednesday 15th March 2023.

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