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association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom.

Conference Sponsors

The conference is grateful for the support of sponsors and exhibitors.

Gold Sponsor - Tideway

The Engineering in Chalk (Chalk 2018) conference is pleased to have Tideway as its Gold Sponsor.

Tideway is delivering the Thames Tideway Tunnel, a new 25km sewer tunnel currently under construction which, when completed in 2023, will protect the River Thames from sewage pollution.

Tideway is the trading name of Bazalgette Tunnel Limited (BTL). BTL was set up to finance, build, maintain and operate the Thames Tideway Tunnel.

Tideway is owned by a consortium of investors that comprises Allianz, Amber Infrastructure, Dalmore Capital and DIF. More than two million UK pensioners have an indirect investment in the Thames Tideway Tunnel through UK pension funds managed by the investment consortium.

Tideway employs more than 400 highly experienced professionals to deliver the project, together with its delivery partners.

The Eastern section of the tunnel is 7.2m ID and will be constructed from a drive shaft at Chambers Wharf in Bermondsey to Abbey Mills, near the Olympic Stadium in Stratford. It will involve tunnelling through 5.5 km of the Seaford Chalk Formation at depths of up to 60 m. An additional 5m ID connection tunnel will extend beneath the Rotherhithe Peninsula for 5 km, to Greenwich, passing through Seaford and Lewes Nodular Chalk formations.

Shaft construction at Chambers Wharf and Greenwich is well advanced and tunnelling on this section is due to begin in early 2019.

Further information on Tideway can be found here.

Silver Sponsors - BAM Ritchies and Peter Brett Associates

The Engineering in Chalk conference is pleased to have BAM Ritchies and Peter Brett Associates as its Silver Sponsors.

BAM Ritchies is a leading edge provider of ground engineering services with over 50 years’ experience supporting civil engineering and infrastructure projects, including treatment of chalk mine workings. Partnering with our customers at the earliest stage of the project life cycle, BAM Ritchies use advanced techniques, equipment and digital technology to drive enhanced performance and deliver optimised solutions.

Further details on BAM Ritchies can be found here.

Peter Brett Associates LLP (PBA)

Peter Brett Associates LLP (PBA) is an independent practice of engineers, planners, scientists, and economists delivering major development and infrastructure projects, and provide trusted advice to create value from the land and buildings owned or operated by their clients. PBA have a regional spread of offices with a depth of technical skills throughout the UK, and an associated company in Prague that serves central European markets.

Further details on PBA can be found here.

Bronze Sponsors - Fugro, SOCOTEC and WJ Groundwater

The Engineering in Chalk conference is pleased to have Fugro, SOCOTEC and WJ Groundwater as its Bronze Sponsors.

Fugro provides a broad range of survey, geoconsulting, geotechnical, environmental and subsea services both within the UK and overseas. Much of the innovation that improves the efficiency and performance of our clients' global operations emanates from the UK.

Further details on Fugro can be found here.

SOCOTEC – formerly ESG – is a leading geotechnical services provider and offers a diverse range of geotechnical and geoenvironmental investigation capabilities. From deep boring, wireline drilling and dynamic sampling to specialist in situ testing, in-house laboratories and engineering consultancy, SOCOTEC’s service offering covers the whole project lifecycle, through design, construction and the built stages.

Further details on SOCOTEC can be found here.

WJ Groundwater offers a complete design, installation, and maintenance service for all your groundwater management and control requirements. The team at WJ Groundwater are dedicated to providing total solutions to all sizes of businesses from all industry sectors.

Further details on WJ Groundwater can be found here.

Other Sponsors

The Engineering in Chalk conference is pleased to have the following organisations as further sponsors.

Lanyard Sponsor – Huesker

Further details on Huesker can be found here.

Conference USB Card Sponsor – AECOM

Further details on AECOM can be found here.

Conference Bag Sponsor – Bachy Soletanche

Further details on Bachy Soletanche can be found here.

Student Helper Sponsors – Geotechnical Observations

Further details on Geotechnical Observations can be found here.

Conference Lunch and Refreshments Sponsors - Highways England

Further details on Highways England can be found here.

Conference Programme Sponsor – Ground Engineering Magazine

Further details on Ground Engineering Magazine can be found here.


A Technical Exhibition to be held in the Queen’s Tower room at Imperial College, immediately outside the lecture hall, close to where the delegates will be served refreshments during coffee breaks and lunch.

The Technical Exhibition will be an important element of the conference event and the conference agenda allows ample time for delegates to circulate amongst the stands

The following organisations will be exhibiting at Chalk 2018:

  • Bachy Soletanche
  • BAM Ritchies
  • British Geological Survey
  • COWI
  • European Geophysical Services
  • Fugro
  • Geobrugg
  • Geolabs
  • Geological Society of London
  • Geotechnical Observations
  • Geoterra
  • Highways England
  • Huesker
  • In-Situ Site Investigation
  • Peter Brett Associates
  • Southern Testing
  • Terradat
  • Tideway
  • WJ Groundwater

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