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

Yorkshire Geotechnical Group (ICE)
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Yorkshire Geotechnical Group - Recognising and Avoiding Gypsum Geohazards in the UK

Dr Anthony Cooper will deliver a talk on recognising and avoiding Gypsum Geohazards within the UK, such as sinkholes, subsidence and heave.

  • 12.10.2021
  • 18:00 - 19:30
  • Online event
  • Event Type: Yorkshire Geotechnical Group (ICE)
BGA Meeting
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Managing Legal Risk: A Geotechnical and Geosynthetic Perspective

Joint BGA/IGS evening meeting: Managing Legal Risk: A Geotechnical and Geosynthetic Perspective, presented by Russell Jones of Golder

  • 12.10.2021
  • 18:00 - 19:30
  • Godfrey Mitchell Lecture Theatre, Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA
  • Event Type: BGA Meeting

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Latest News

Awards Presented at BGA Annual General Meeting September 2021

  • 20.09.2021

The BGA presented awards at its Annual General Meeting during its Annual Conference on 13 September 2021

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Rearranged date for the 60th Rankine Lecture

  • 18.09.2021

The 60th Rankine Lecture, to be delivered by Professor Stephan Jefferis, has been rearranged for 16th March 2022.

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Ground Engineering’s October 2021 issue is available online

  • 16.09.2021

Ground Engineering’s October 2021 issue is available online. Online access to Ground Engineering (GE) is included in BGA subscriptions.

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ISSMGE News & Information Circular - August 2021

  • 22.08.2021

ISSMGE News & Information Circular - August 2021

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Ground Engineering’s August/September 2021 issue is available online

  • 04.08.2021

Ground Engineering’s August/September 2021 issue is available online

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UK Specification for Ground Investigation (Third Edition) Extension to Commenting Period

  • 30.07.2021

UK Specification for Ground Investigation (Third Edition) - Deadline for comments extended to 20 August 2021

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