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 Conferences and Seminars
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Rankine Day Seminar - Engineering Resilient Infrastructure

In advance of the 2019 BGA Rankine lecture, there will be a half day seminar at Imperial College on Engineering Solutions for Resilient Infrastructure

  • 20.03.2019
  • 13:00 - 16:30
  • Imperial College London
  • Organiser: Imperial College London and British Geotechnical Association
BGA Meeting
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BGA 59th Rankine Lecture

BGA Evening Meeting: 59thRankine Lecture by Professor George Gazetas of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece on Benefits of Unconventional Seismic Foundation Design

  • 20.03.2019
  • 17:30 - 19:30
  • The Great Hall, Sherfield Building, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, SW7 2AZ
  • Organiser: British Geotechnical Association

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ISSMGE News & Information Circular March 2019

  • 17.03.2019

SSMGE News & Information Circular March 2019

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On-Line Viewing Details for the Rankine Lecture by Professor George Gazetas

  • 15.03.2019

On-Line Viewing Details for the Rankine Lecture by Professor George Gazetas on Wednesday 20th March 2019 at 5.30pm

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Call for Nominations for the BGA Executive Committee 2019

  • 11.03.2019

The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is calling for nominations for members to stand for election to the BGA Executive Committee – Deadline 18 April 2019

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Photographs from 50th Cooling Prize Competition

  • 11.03.2019

Photographs from 50th Cooling Prize Competition

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IStructE, IGS UK & InstRE Event: Bituminous geomembranes: their use in military contexts, historical perspectives

  • 11.03.2019

IStructE, IGS UK & InstRE Event on Bituminous geomembranes: their use in military contexts, historical perspectives

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Harry Postill wins 50th Cooling Prize Competition

  • 06.03.2019

The British Geotechnical Society (BGA) is pleased to announce that Harry Postill of Loughborough University has been awarded the 50th Cooling Prize for his paper and presentation on Clay cut slope deterioration, climate change and maintenance

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