The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is the principal
association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom.
Invitation from the Chair of the Conference Organising Committee
I am delighted to invite you to join us at the XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in September 2015. This is the latest in a long and distinguished line of such conferences to be held in Europe’s great cities. It is the first to be held in Scotland and being located in the heart of Edinburgh, the capital, the venue is the equal of any of those of the past. Our conference theme, Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development, is broad and inclusive. We believe that this presents a multitude of opportunities for all parts of the industry (including consultants, contractors and materials and equipment manufacturers, as well as academics) and at all career stages to attend and to present papers. The very active local geotechnical scene is reflected by the fact that we have already confirmed a technical visit to Scotland’s current landmark project, the Queensferry Crossing, which includes substantial earthworks and major foundation works both onshore and offshore.
I will look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh – one of Europe’s truly great cities – in September 2015.
Dr Mike Winter
Chair of the Conference Organising Committee
Abstract submission is now open!
ISSMGE regulations require that at least one author should be an ISSMGE member:
- If you are based in, or have worked in, the UK then BGA is your normal route to membership. Click here for further details about membership of BGA membership.
- If you are not linked to the UK then your National Society is your normal route to membership. Click here for further details about membership of ISSMGE Member Societies (available in English and French)
If you wish to submit an abstract please use the online facility via the conference website. Deadline for submission: Friday 3rd January 2014
Topics for Abstract Submission
The broad and inclusive nature of the conference presents a multitude of opportunities for authors from all parts of the industry (including consultants; contractors; academics; and materials and equipment manufacturers, owners and operators) and at all career stages to present papers within the Themes and Sub-Themes of the conference. The organisers particularly welcome submissions that demonstrate technical innovation and/or the cost-effective use of resources. The effects of climate change may be introduced by authors to any of the Themes and SubThemes where it is relevant. Please see the conference website for full details of the Themes and SubThemes.