The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is the principal
association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom.

Conference Sponsors

The Piling 2020 conference is grateful for the support of sponsors and exhibitors.

Tier 1 Sponsor - SOCOTEC

SOCOTEC has been involved in pile and foundation testing for over 30 years and continues to be at the industry forefront with UKAS accredited maintained static pile load, dynamic and integrity methods. SOCOTEC continues to innovate with web based data acquisition and complex instrumentation solutions, most recently adding Bi-Directional pile load testing to its portfolio.

Tier 2 Sponsor - Cementation Skanska

For more than 100 years, Cementation Skanska has been an internationally recognised piling and ground engineering specialist contractor. We offer unparalleled expertise in Piling, Foundations, Diaphragm Walling and Ground Engineering (mini piles, ground anchors, soil nails, and grouting). Operating in almost every sector, we deliver projects of all sizes across the UK.

Tier 2 Sponsor - Central Piling

With its fleet of continuous flight auger CFA, rotary bored and driven rigs of various sizes Central Piling can cater for most piling and retaining wall needs. Our team’s technical, logistical and operational strengths provide clients with a flexible and reliable solution to their foundation needs across England and Wales. We pride ourselves on understanding the environment within which we work and being a responsible contractor.

Tier 2 Sponsor - Huesker

Huesker is a market leader in the manufacture of geosynthetics. Its products and services provide solutions for business areas such as earthworks and foundations, roads and pavements, environmental and hydraulic engineering. Our range of innovative products makes us an ideal partner for Contractors, Consultants and Clients alike.

Tier 2 Sponsor - Murphy Ground Engineering

Murphy Ground Engineering offer in-house pile design, value engineering and bespoke technical solutions for ground engineering projects throughout the UK and Ireland. We know that every project features its own unique challenges and we aim to combat these by applying our ‘One Murphy’ approach. Our impressive in-house capabilities allow us to easily collaborate with our external clients and other Murphy sectors to provide a turnkey piling and ground engineering solution. We mitigate risks, minimise delays and offer significant cost savings for our clients through value engineering. All our piling rigs are fitted with the latest pile installation computer monitoring systems and remote diagnostics to allow greater QA control, responsiveness and fleet management.

Delegate Bag Sponsor - BAM Ritchies

BAM Ritchies is the leading edge provider of smarter ground engineering services and is fully focused on supporting the UK's infrastructure sector. Partnering with our customers at the earliest stage of the project life cycle, we use advanced techniques, equipment and digital technology to deliver integrated, exceptional geotechnical solutions.

Collapsible Coffee Cup Sponsor - John Lawrie Tubulars Limited

John Lawrie Tubulars holds a stock of around 100,000 tonnes of steel tubulars suitable for reuse in piling/micro-piling projects in the construction and civil engineering sectors. Operating around the world, the company is a leading specialist in the trading of new and reusable tubulars, casing, drillpipe and related products.

Coffee Voucher Sponsor - Bachy Soletanche

Bauer Technologies Limited is a specialist foundation contractor, providing innovative techniques and optimised designs for large retaining structures, piled foundations, cut-off walls and ground improvement installations, throughout the UK and Ireland. Bauer Technologies’ innovate techniques and optimise designs to find the most cost effective and time saving solutions for clients’. Bauer encourage clients to engage with the Bauer team at the earliest possible opportunity, to maximise the value that Bauer can bring to geotechnical projects.


The conference on-line platform will include a Virtual Technical Exhibition, where you can exhibitor can display, provide downloadable material and have meetings with delegates.

Confirmed exhibitors are listed below.

Aarsleff Ground Engineering Segment

Established in 1947, the Aarsleff Group carries out a broad range of ground engineering works across Northern Europe and the UK. With high degrees of onsite management, coupled with strong client liaison throughout the life of the project, Aarsleff deliver geotechnical excellence across a variety of construction markets.

Bauer Equipment UK

Bauer Equipment UK Ltd are the UK and Ireland wholly owned subsidiary of deep foundation equipment manufacturer Bauer Maschinen GmbH. Formed in late 2007, the company was setup to provide Sales, After-Sales service and Technical support to the UK and Ireland deep foundations sector. With purpose built office and workshop facilities located in South Yorkshire, BEUK are well placed to offer optimal service to their Customers. With over 100 years' combined experience in the deep foundations industry, BEUK’s well-established After-Sales service team operate throughout the UK and Ireland, offering the best possible customer support.

Cleveland Steel & Tubes

Cleveland Steel and Tubes is one of the largest stockholders of steel tubes in Europe with over 80,000 tonnes of material held in stock in the UK.


DYWIDAG makes infrastructure safer, stronger, and smarter. DYWIDAG works with government authorities, asset owners, and construction companies to support their infrastructure projects. Geotechnics. Ground stabilization systems and foundation support of infrastructure. Post-Tensioning. Flexible load-bearing systems for demanding environments. Lifespan Management. Maintenance, cloud-based monitoring, robotic inspections for every phase of life.

FK Lowry

Operating throughout the UK and Ireland, FK Lowry are dedicated to providing high quality foundation and infrastructure solutions for projects of all sizes and complexity - from major civil engineering schemes to large commercial contracts and one-off residential developments.

Geotechnical Observations

Geotechnical Observations is a specialist structural and geotechnical monitoring consultant that has worked on many high profile projects such as Heathrow Airport Terminal 2B, Hinkley Point C and the Northern Line Extension. Their services include monitoring pile and diaphragm wall deflections and prop loads.

Mincon International

Mincon specialises in the design, manufacture, sales, and service of rock drilling solutions for a wide range of applications, including mining, quarrying, exploration, construction, geothermal, and water-well drilling. Thanks to its ethos of continuous improvement, Mincon’s comprehensive range of tools have evolved to deliver class-leading performance, efficiency, and durability.

Tensar International

Tensar International is a world-leading manufacturer and provider of subgrade stabilisation and soil reinforcement solutions to overcome common ground engineering problems in construction and civil engineering. Tensar’s innovative and high-performance geogrid and geotextile products offer alternative approaches to traditional methods and have benefitted thousands of roads, railways and other infrastructure projects around the world. With an expert technical services team and an international network of distribution partners, Tensar also provides professional support and impartial advice to projects, from product selection and engineering design, to on-site construction guidance.

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