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

ISSMGE January 2017 Newsletter

Please visit the new-look ISSMGE website for full details of all ISSMGE activities.

Please visit the new-look ISSMGE website for full details of all ISSMGE activities.

1.     Elections for the President and Regional Vice Presidents 2017-2021

Member Societies were sent emails on the 27th September with details on the nomination process for candidates in the upcoming elections for the next President and Regional Vice-presidents (Africa, Asia, Europe, South America) for the next Board (term  Sept 2017 – Sept 2021).  Nominations for Regional vice-presidents are requested by the 16th January 2017, and for President by the 10th April 2017.  Please contact the Secretariat if you would like the emails to be resent.

2.     XIX ICSMGE – Seoul, Korea – Paper submission


Please note that the paper submission instructions have already been sent by the Organising Committee to Member Societies.  If your member society has not received instructions, please contact Seulgi Park of the 19th ICSMGE Secretariat( as soon as possible.

3.     XIX ICSMGE – Seoul, Korea- Registration now open


4.     Deadline of submission of items for the Seoul Council Meeting Agenda

If your member society would like to submit an item for discussion at the next Council Meeting (Seoul, September 2017), please inform Professor Neil Taylor, the Secretary General, at least 6 months before the event, i.e. by the 1st March 2017.  This will allow enough time for the items to be incorporated into the Agenda and Papers.


5.     ISSMGE Webinars





Marc Ballouz (Lebanon)

Tuesday, 13thDecember 2016

12:00 (noon) GMT

(followed by a 48 hour-Q&A Session)

Challenges in shoring deep excavations in urban areas


Click here for a full list of previously recorded ISSMGE webinars



  1. ISSMGE Bulletins

To retrieve copies of the ISSMGE Bulletin, please go to

Edition - latest


Volume 10, Issue 6

December 2016

  1. Conferences

For a listing of all ISSMGE and ISSMGE supported conferences - click here.


The following are events that have been added/upated since the previous Circular:


Non-ISSMGE Events


·        5th International Grouting Conference - Grouting 2017; Grouting, Deep Mixing, and Diaphragm Walls,

       09-12 July  2017 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, Contact: Helen ;  website:



8.     ISSMGE Foundation

The next deadline for receipt of applications for awards from the ISSMGE Foundation is the 1st February 2017.  Click here for further information on the ISSMGE Foundation.

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