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

Engineering in Chalk 2018

BGA Conferences and Seminars
  • 17.09.2018 - 18.09.2018
  • 09:00 - 17:00
  • Imperial College London
  • Organiser: British Geotechnical Association
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Engineering in Chalk 2018

17-18 September 2018

South Kensington Campus of Imperial College, London, United Kingdom


The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) with support from the Engineering Group of the Geological Society (EGGS) will be hosting a major two-day international conference on Engineering in Chalk on 17th and 18th September 2018 at Imperial College in London.

The last major conference on Chalk was held almost 30 years ago in 1989 in Brighton. Since that time, considerable work has been undertaken internationally through research and in many major projects in Chalk, advancing our understanding of its origin, nature and engineering behavior. The 2018 conference therefore seeks to bring together the knowledge and experience gained in the last three decades by presenting research and case histories to provide a definitive up to date perspective on a wide range of Technical Themes relating to engineering in Chalk.

Early Bird Registration rates are available until midnight on 30 June 2018, full rates apply after that date.

Registration rates are below (all rates are in GBP Pounds):

BGA Member

Early bird rate £180

Full rate £220

BGA Student Member £50 (no early bird rate applies)

BGA Retired Member £50 (no early bird rate applies)

Non-BGA Member

Early bird rate £260

Full rate £300

Registration rates include:

  • Attendance on both days of the conference (Monday 17th and 18th September 2018) at Imperial College, London
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Attendance at the conference buffet reception on the evening of Monday 17th September
  • Attendance at the pre-conference drinks reception on the evening of Sunday 16th September 2018 (numbers are limited at this event, and pre-registration will be required on a first come, first served basis)
  • An electronic copy of the conference proceedings (on USB storage device).

There is an addition option of £75, in addition to the delegate fee, of a Technical Visit on Wednesday 19th September 2018. This visit will include a guided trip to the South Coast of England to view Chalk exposures; other Technical Visit Options may be available. Numbers are limited on the Technical Visit and registration will be on a first come, first served basis.

For full details see the conference website.

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