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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2019 John Mitchell Lecture

BGA Evening Meeting: the 2019 John Mitchell Lecture will be delivered by Clif Kettle on Ground Treatment - 40 years from Black Art to Fully Engineered Solution

  • 23.01.2019
  • 18:30 - 20:30
  • 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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Drift-filled hollows: a geological phenomenon or an engineer’s nightmare?

A BGA Early Career Group event on drift-filled hollows

  • 30.01.2019
  • 18:30 - 20:30
  • Robert Bird Group, Level 1, 47-51 Great Suffolk Street London SE1 0BS
  • Organiser: British Geotechnical Association - Early Career Group

Latest Tweets from @BritishGeotech

"PhD Opportunity in Geotechnics - December 2018. To support the wider academic and professional field, the BGA would like to draw attention to available PhD positions in geotechnical subjects "

Dec 14

"2019 Rankine Dinner. Details of how to request tickets are now on the BGA website "

Dec 14

"RT : Interview: Read how Clif Kettle will be charting the development of grouting techniques in his John Mitche…"

Dec 14

"Call for submissions for 50th Cooling Prize. The BGA invites papers from Young Geotechnical Professionals on any topic dealing with the engineering behaviour of the ground. Deadline for papers is 18 Jan 2019. Competition will be in London 5 March 2019 "

Dec 13

Latest News

Call for Abstracts - YSRM2019 & REIF2019: ISRM 2019 Specialised Conference

  • 14.12.2018

Call for Abstracts for the YSRM 2019: The 5th ISRM Young Scholars' Symposium on Rock Mechanics & REIF 2019: International Symposium on Rock Engineering for Innovative Future

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PhD Opportunity in Geotechnics - December 2018

  • 14.12.2018

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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Tickets for 2019 Rankine Dinner

  • 13.12.2018

The Rankine Dinner will be held on 20th March 2019 following the lecture by Professor George Gazetas on Benefits of Unconventional Seismic Foundation Design.

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AGS Annual Conference - Registration Open

  • 11.12.2018

AGS Annual Conference - Registration Open

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Claridge’s Hotel Basement project wins the 2018 Fleming Award

  • 07.12.2018

Claridge’s Hotel Basement project wins the 2018 Fleming Award

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ISSMGE December 2018 News

  • 05.12.2018

ISSMGE News & Information Circular December 2018

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