The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is the principal
association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom.
Next Early Career Group Meeting – TONIGHT!
MGS 60th Anniversary Dinner on 8th May – deadline for booking tickets TODAY!
Abstract submission for CIM 2015 (Montreal, Canada) – 1st May 2014
CIRIA C580 Update – survey completion deadline – 2nd May 2014
BGA Evening Meeting – effect of tunnelling on historical buildings – 14th May 2014
ISRM Congress (10-13 May 2015: Montreal, Canada) – abstract deadline extended to 1st June 2014
BGA Annual Conference and AGM – 12th June 2014
YGES – Manchester: deadline for registration with abstracts: 20th June 2014
Abstract submission for 6th IS-TC 101: Deformation Characteristics of Soils – 30th June 2014
19 March: 54th Rankine Lecture given by Prof Guy Houlsby at Imperial College – “Interactions in Offshore Foundation Design” –
20-21 March: Wave Propagation and Soil Stiffness: Particle-Continuum Duality Workshop at Bristol University
Workshop supported by ISSMGE Technical Committees TC101 (Laboratory Testing) and TC 105 (Geomechanics from Micro to Macro) looked at the use of wave propagation to measure soil stiffness at a fundamental level from a practical perspective
30 April: City University, Paul Nowack to speak on “Designers and Contractors – Conflict or Co-operation”; contact Nick Fearnhead at Nick.Fearnhead@atkinsglobal.com for further information. All welcome.
8 May: Midland Geotechnical Society 60th Anniversary Dinner, Prof Eddie Bromhead to speak at 60th Anniversary Dinner (tickets £65) at the Terrace Suite, Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Rd, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR; contact firstname.lastname@example.org
14 May: Ground Engineering Awards, Supported by BGA – lunchtime at Grosvenor House Hotel – book via www.geawards.com
14 May: BGA Evening Meeting, Prof Giulia VIGGIANI on Evaluating the effect of tunnelling on historical buildings: Examples from the new Line C of Rome underground. The event is free but advance registration is required.
19 May: BDS Evening Meeting, BGA members invited to join fellow societies for BDS talk on Erosion in existing Dams
Watch this space!
12 June: BGA Annual Conference and AGM, prize giving, exhibition and much more! Full details will be available shortly.
1 – 3 September: Int’l Symposium on Geomechanics from Micro to Macro (IS-Cambridge 2014) organised by ISSMGE TC105, this is the leading forum for the dissemination of new advances in the micro-macro relations of soil behaviour and its modelling. Discount for BGA/ISSMGE members will be announced shortly.
30 April: Drysdale Lecture Theatre, City University, Paul Nowack to speak on “Designers and Contractors – Conflict or Co-operation”; contact Nick Fearnhead for further information and to pre-register at Nick.Fearnhead@atkinsglobal.com
30 June –2 July: 13th BGA Young Geotechnical Engineers’ Symposium – University of Manchester. The event is an opportunity for young engineers to share their scientific and professional experience and discuss recent advances in geotechnics. The symposium will follow the style of a professional conference, including presentations from all delegates, themed workshops and keynote lectures as well as social events and a banquet dinner. Access the online registration system via the YGES website: Registration now open – submit your abstract by 20 June.
20-23 August: Young Seismologists and Engineers Training Course, Istanbul in association with 2nd European Conf on Earthquake Engineering & Seismology.
1 April – 10th June: Stanford ONLINE. Free Online Course on Reservoir Geomechanics from Stanford University: Information and Registration for the Course at at gp202.class.stanford.edu
12 – 13 May: Czech & Slovak SSMGE & Arcadis Workshop Prague: “Unsaturated Soils in Engineering Practice"; lectures by Profs Alonso, Delage, Jommi and Wheeler followed by 22nd Prague Geotechnical Lecture to be given by Prof Bolton.
15 May 2014: ISP7-PRESSIO 2015. The International Symposium for the 60th Anniversary of the pressuremeter “ISP7” organised by the Tunisian Association of Soil Mechanics (ATMS) as part of the 16th ARCSMGE from 27-30 April 2015 in Hammamet, Tunisia will take place on 1-2 May 2015.
23–24 May 2014: GEO-EXPO 2014. Hosted by Geotechnical Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina at Faculty of Civil Engineering, University Džemal Bijedić Technologies, Materials And Development Strategy Geotechnics Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina
27-29 May 2014: EUROCK 2014, Vigo, Spain:
1 June 2014: ISRM Congress, 10-13 May 2015: Montreal, Canada. Early Registration closes 1 May 2014
1-4 June 2014: 48th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN USA. Deadline extension for abstracts until 31st July 2014.
6th IS-TC 101: Deformation Characteristics of Soils, 15th to 18th November 2015 - Buenos Aires:
25-27 August, IS-SEOUL 2014
24 -29 August 2014: 2nd European Conf on Earthquake Engineering & Seismology, Istanbul.
9–11 Sept 2014: DECGE, Danube-European Conference on Geotechnical Engineering in Vienna celebrating golden jubilee.
21-25 Sept 2014: German Geotechnical Society, 10ICG 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics - in Berlin.
23–26 Sept 2014
German Geotechnical Society: 33rd Baugrundtagung
German Soil Mechanics Conference - in Berlin: http://www.baugrundtagung.com
28 September – 1 October 2014: Tunnelling in a Challenging Environment, 2nd Eastern European Tunnelling Conference in Athens on (EETC2014, Athens).
9–10 October 2014: 63rd Geomechanics -Colloquy 2014 - Salzburg
14–16 October 2014: 8th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium. Bulletin No. 2.
19 – 21 Nov 2014: GEOMATE 2014, Brisbane.
10 –12 June 2015: 3rd Int’l Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics, Oslo, Norway: Symposium under auspices of TC209. Will also host ISSMGE Third McLelland Honor Lecture to be given by Knut H. Andersen.
September 2015: Albanian Geotechnical Society (AGS), Tirana, Albania. International Conference on: “ Geo Technics, Urban Planning, Environment Management”.
2– 4 November 2015: 6ICEGE 6th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering - Christchurch, New Zealand.
Latest bulletin of ISSMGE
First issue of Environmental Geotechnics
New Journal: Geotechnical Reserach: ICE Publishing’s first Gold Open Access journals.
Is this date in your calendar? 13 – 15 September 2015: 16th European Conf on Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering.
The BGA is pleased to be hosting this prestigious event in Edinburgh in two years’ time. Please promote to as wide an audience as possible – contact me if you need a further copy of the promotional slide.
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