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

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Joint BGA and IGS Meeting - Geosynthetics in Hong Kong Landfills

Joint meeting of the BGA and the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) UK Chapter - Geosynthetics in Hong Kong Landfills presented by John Cowland

  • Today 17:00
  • Today 17:00 - 18:30
  • On-line event
  • Event Type: BGA Meeting
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Postponed - The 60th Rankine Lecture

The 60th Rankine Lecture has been postponed until September or October 2021 (date to be confirmed)

The Lecture will be delivered by Professor Stephan Jefferis of Environmental Geotechnics Limited on The Unusual and the Unexpected in Geotechnical Engineering: Observation – Analogy – Experiment

  • 17.03.2021
  • 17:30 - 19:30
  • The Great Hall, Sherfield Building, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, SW7 2AZ
  • Event Type: BGA Meeting

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"The BGA is pleased to announce that Alice Duley of Jacobs has been awarded the 52nd Cooling Prize for her presentation on Practical Geo-Dynamic Assessment of High-Speed Rail Earthworks on the Align Contract (HS2) "

Mar 02

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"Tonight, 1st March 2021 at 19:00 - The 52nd Cooling Prize Competition hosted as an on-line event by the Midland Geotechnical Society. "

Mar 01

"The BGA is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2021 Cooling Prize Competition. The final is on 1 March 2021, hosted as an on-line event by the Midland Geotechnical Society (MGS) "

Feb 17

Latest News

Alice Duley wins 52nd Cooling Prize Competition

  • 02.03.2021

The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is pleased to announce that Alice Duley of Jacobs has been awarded the 52nd Cooling Prize for her presentation on Practical Geo-Dynamic Assessment of High-Speed Rail Earthworks on the Align Contract (HS2)

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Ground Engineering’s March issue is available online

  • 17.02.2021

Ground Engineering’s March issue is available online

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Finalists Announced for the 2021 Cooling Prize Competition

  • 16.02.2021

Finalists Announced for the 2021 Cooling Prize Competition

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Registration is now open for Piling 2020

  • 02.02.2021

Registration is now open for Piling 2020. The Conference will be held as an on-line event over 4 days from 23rd to 26th March.

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Ground Engineering’s January/February issue is available online

  • 20.01.2021

Ground Engineering’s January/February issue is available online

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Deadline for Cooling Prize Competition entries extended to 31 January 2021

  • 17.01.2021

Deadline for Cooling Prize Competition entries extended to 31 January 2021

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