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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Water and Tunnelling - Lessons from 40 years of Interesting Problems

BGA Evening Meeting: a lecture on water and tunnelling will be delivered by David Hartwell the 2018 Skempton Medal Winner

  • 19.02.2019
  • 18:00 - 20:00
  • Telford Lecture Theatre, Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AA
  • Organiser: British Geotechnical Association
BGA Early Career Group Meetings
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Preparing for ICE Professional Review - Avoiding 'geotechnical failures' 2019

The BGA ECG is pleased to invite you to February's event focusing on the ICE Professional Review and how to avoid 'geotechnical failures'.


  • 20.02.2019
  • 18:30 - 20:00
  • AECOM, Aldgate Tower, 2 Leman Street, London, E1 8FA
  • Organiser: British Geotechnical Association - Early Career Group

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Latest News

Finalists Announced for the 50th Cooling Prize Competition

  • 01.02.2019

The British Geotechnical Society (BGA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 50th Cooling Prize Competition to be held in London on 5 March 2019

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Deadline for 2018 BGA Medal and MSc/MEng Prize Submissions Extended to 15 February 2019

  • 31.01.2019

Deadline for 2018 BGA Medal and MSc/MEng Prize Submissions Extended to 15 February 2019

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PhD Opportunities in Geotechnics - January 2019

  • 28.01.2019

To support the wider academic and professional field the British Geotechnical Association (BGA) would like to draw attention to available PhD positions in geotechnical subjects.

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SEE-Bangkok 2019 Thailand & GEOMATE 2019 Tokyo Japan

  • 20.01.2019

Call for abstracts for SEE-Bangkok 2019 Thailand & GEOMATE 2019 Tokyo Japan

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Upcoming Lecture on Failure Modes in Rock Masses - 24th January

  • 14.01.2019

Lecture about Failure modes in rock masses as evidenced by failure in deep tunnels, cliffs, mountain walls and the highest mountains

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Ground Engineering eNewsletters

  • 09.01.2019

Ground Engineering eNewsletters

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