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

Yorkshire Geotechnical Group (ICE)
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Yorkshire Geotechnical Group - U32 Presentation Competition 2020

The Yorkshire Geotechnical Group of the ICE are hosting their annual presentation competition for young geotechnical engineers. Up to six shortlisted finalists will deliver 10-minute presentations, followed by questions from the judges.


  • 08.12.2020
  • 18:00 - 20:30
  • Online event
  • Event Type: Yorkshire Geotechnical Group (ICE)
BGA Meeting
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BGA Fleming Award Event 2020

The 2020 Fleming Award Meeting, with keynote lecture presented by Dr Christopher Power of Mott MacDonald on Meeting the Climate Change Challenge to Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnical Assets

  • 09.12.2020
  • 17:00 - 19:30
  • On-line event
  • Event Type: BGA Meeting

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"Ground Engineering’s December 2020 issue is available online - Online access to Ground Engineering (GE) is included in BGA subscriptions "

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Latest News

Call for Submissions for BGA MSc/MEng Prize 2020

  • 29.11.2020

​The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) invites submissions for the 2020 MSc/MEng Prize.

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Call for Submissions for BGA Medal 2020

  • 29.11.2020

​The BGA is calling for submissions for the BGA Medal, which is awarded annually to a paper written by a BGA member (or members) for “meritorious contributions to geotechnical science or practice”

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Ground Engineering’s December 2020 issue is available online

  • 25.11.2020

Ground Engineering’s December 2020 issue is available online

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2020 Fleming Award Shortlist Announced

  • 15.11.2020

The BGA is pleased to announce the shortlisted entries for the 2020 Fleming Award. The finalists will present at the Fleming Award online event on 9 December 2020, when a judging panel will select the winner.

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ISSMGE News & Information Circular November 2020

  • 08.11.2020

ISSMGE News & Information Circular November 2020

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Call for entries for the 52nd Cooling Prize Competition

  • 03.11.2020

The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is pleased to invite Young Geotechnical Professionals to submit posters for the 52nd Cooling Prize Competition on any topic dealing with the engineering behaviour of the ground

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