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The proposed National Quality Mark Scheme for Land affected by Contamination (QMLC) is a scheme that has been developed by the Land Forum to provide visible identification of documents that have been checked for quality by a Suitably Qualified and experienced Person (SQP). It is hoped that this will provide increased confidence and improved quality of submissions made under regulatory regimes, particularly planning applications, related to previously used land.
The Conference Organising Committee of the XVI ECSMGE is offering Registration Fee Waivers to up to 10 applicants. These are only open to those without the resources to pay the registration fee and who would not otherwise be able to attend the conference. The Conference Organisation Committee will not provide any contribution to travel or accommodation costs for attending the conference. Full details with guidelines for applicants and an application form are attached below.
Students working on geosynthetics have the opportunity to win a trip to the EuroGeo6 conference in Instanbul, Turkey.
Three important geotechnical codes of practice – BS 8004 for foundation, BS 8002 for earth retaining structures, and BS 8081 for grouted anchors – are being completely re-written in time for publication in June 2015. The first two of these codes were withdrawn from British practice in March 2010 (and the third made ‘obsolescent’) to coincide with the introduction of Eurocode 7 (BS EN 1997).