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
  • 27.02.2024
  • 17:30 - 19:15
  • The Godfrey Mitchell Theatre, Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA
  • Event Type: BGA Early Career Group Meetings
BGA Conferences and Seminars
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Rankine Day Seminar – Data in Geotechnical Engineering: beyond conventional methods and design

In advance of the 2024 BGA Rankine Lecture, there will be a half day seminar at Imperial College London on Data in Geotechnical Engineering: beyond conventional methods and design

  • 13.03.2024
  • 13:15 - 16:30
  • Skempton Building, Imperial College London, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, London SW7 2BU
  • Event Type: BGA Conferences and Seminars

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Call for nominations for ISSMGE TC 207 (Soil-Structure Interaction and Retaining Walls) and TC 208 (Slope Stability)

  • 24.02.2024

Call for nominations for ISSMGE TC 207 (Soil-Structure Interaction and Retaining Walls) and TC 208 (Slope Stability). Deadline 21 March 2024

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Proceedings of the Geo-Resilience 2023 conference are now available on the BGA Members Area

  • 24.02.2024

Proceedings of the Geo-Resilience 2023 conference are now available on the BGA Members Area

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The March 2024 issue of Ground Engineering is available on line

  • 20.02.2024

The March 2024 issue of Ground Engineering is available on line. Online access to Ground Engineering (GE) is included in BGA subscriptions.

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Latest newsletters for XVIII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering to be held in Lisbon in August 2024

  • 18.02.2024

Latest newsletters for XVIII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering to be held in Lisbon in August 2024

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Recording and photos from the half day symposium on the Observational Method

  • 07.02.2024

The recording and photos from the half day symposium on the Observational Method

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Call for entries for the 55th Cooling Prize Competition

  • 22.01.2024

The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is pleased to invite Early Career Geotechnical Professionals to submit posters for the 55th Cooling Prize Competition on any topic dealing with the engineering behaviour of the ground

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