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 Early Career Group Meetings
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BGA ECG Desk Study to Design CPD Course 4: Laboratory testing

To be hosted by Geolabs in Watford. The session includes a tour of the laboratory facilities, presentations on soil and rock testing with discussion of the whys, pros and cons of geotechnical testing.

  • 08.06.2022
  • 09:00 - 17:00
  • Geolabs, Bucknalls Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD25 9XX
  • Event Type: BGA Early Career Group Meetings
BGA Conferences and Seminars
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BGA Annual Conference 2022 and AGM

The BGA Annual Conference is an all day event, to be held on the 22 June 2022 at the ICE in London, and will include the BGA Annual General Meeting (AGM). The event will be webcast live.

  • 22.06.2022
  • 09:00 - 17:30
  • Telford Lecture Theatre, Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA
  • Event Type: BGA Conferences and Seminars

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Latest News

Ground Engineering’s June 2022 issue is available online

  • 18.05.2022

Ground Engineering’s June 2022 issue is available online. Online access to Ground Engineering (GE) is included in BGA subscriptions.

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Call for submission - BGA annual conference young engineers' poster competition

  • 13.05.2022

BGA Annual conference 2022 - calling for poster submissions for the Young Engineers' Poster Competition. A prize of £100 is awarded.

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Call for applications for BGA Fund Awards

  • 13.05.2022

Call for applications for BGA Fund Awards. This allows the BGA to provide financial assistance to individual BGA members for further study or advancement of their career in technical subjects. Applicants are invited to apply for funds of up to £1,000 for studies which will support or advance their geotechnical career: Deadline 31 May.

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BGA Launches its Contribution to the ISSMGE Time Capsule Project

  • 08.05.2022

BGA Launches its Contribution to the ISSMGE Time Capsule Project

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Ground Engineering’s May 2022 issue is available online

  • 18.04.2022

Ground Engineering’s May 2022 issue is available online

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Call for nominations to the BGA Executive Committee

  • 03.04.2022

The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is calling for nominations for members to stand for election to the BGA Executive Committee – the deadline is 17:00 on 29 April 2022.

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