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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John Mitchell Lecture 2018

The 2018 John Mitchell Lecture will be delivered by Len Threadgold from Geotechnics Ltd on the topic of Re-thinking Site Investigation: Design, Practice and Procurement

  • Tomorrow 18:30
  • Tomorrow 18:30 - 20:00
  • Institution of Civil Engineers, Telford Lecture Theatre
  • Organiser: British Geotechnical Association
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Geotechnical and Geohazard challenges for onshore and offshore pipelines

Joint Meeting with the Engineering Group of the Geological Society delivered by David Waring of BP and David Rushton of East Point Geo

  • 21.02.2018
  • 18:00 - 19:30
  • Institution of Civil Engineers, Telford Lecture Theatre
  • Organiser: British Geotechnical Association

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ISSMGE January 2018 News

  • 16.01.2018

ISSMGE News & Information Circular January 2018

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Recording of Evert Hoek lecture on development of the Geological Strength Index (GSI)

  • 13.01.2018

​The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is grateful to Steve Hencher, Emeritus Professor in Engineering Geology at the University of Leeds for sharing with us an interesting recording of a lecture by Evert Hoek, the eminent rock mechanics engineer and 1983 Rankine Lecturer

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Deadline for 2018 Ground Engineering Award Submissions Extended to 26 January 2018

  • 11.01.2018

The deadline for 2018 Ground Engineering Award Submissions has been extended to 26 January 2018

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PhD Opportunities in Geotechnics January 2018

  • 11.01.2018

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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Call for Submissions for BGA Medal 2017

  • 04.01.2018

The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) invites submissions for the BGA Medal 2017

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Call for Submissions for BGA MSc/MEng Prize 2017

  • 03.01.2018

The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) invites submissions for the 2017 MSc/MEng Prize.

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