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

ISSMGE May 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. ISSMGE Global Survey on State of the Art (SoA) and State of Practice (SoP)

The survey formally closed on the 30th April, and the CAPG committee will produce a report in due course.

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


Early bird registration is open until 31 May 2017 -


3.  ISSMGE Foundation

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


4.  ISSMGE Webinars





Robert Koerner (USA)

Tues 13th June 2017

12 P.M. GMT (noon)

(followed by the 48-hour Q&A Session)

Geosynthetic Reinforced MSE Walls: Overview, Failures and Items for Improvement


Click here for a full list of previously recorded ISSMGE webinars


5.     Technical Committee Database on Website


Member society officers are reminded that the TC database is now online( and is the definitive source of TC information (Terms of Reference, & Membership lists).  All Member Societies were invited to nominate a representative who would be entrusted with entering the details of their member society’s nominees on the database. If your society does not have such a representative, please contact the Secretariat (

            The following are new technical committees established since 2013

            TC308 – Energy Geotechnics

            TC217 – Land Reclamation

            TC218 – Reinforced Fill Structures


Anyone wishing to serve on a Technical Committee should contact their Member Society and request to be nominated.



6.     ISSMGE Bulletins

To retrieve copies of the ISSMGE Bulletin, please go to

Edition - latest


Volume 11, Issue 2

April 2017

7.     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:

·        XVII African Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 07-10 October 2019

Cape Town Convention Centre, South Africa, Contact: Dr Denis Kalumba,

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