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

March e-newsletter

March BGA newsletter
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Dear BGA Member,

Flyers, booking arrangements and full details of all BGA events are available on the BGA website.

Attending BGA Events in person: Please let us know if your commitments prevent you from attending an event for which you have previously registered so that a) someone else may do so and b) we have a full theatre.

Corporate Sponsorship for Networking after BGA Lectures in London: members tell us they value mixing with other industry professionals when attending lectures in person and the BGA have been fortunate to secure corporate sponsorship for the ICE Café Bar to be open after Lectures – please support this initiative and make the most of the facilities available.

Recordings of past events on ICE website: for the first three months access is restricted to ICE and Society members who will need their membership number to do so.

International events are not generally listed in this newsletter unless organised under the auspices of ISSMGE Technical committees or ISRM; members are directed to or BGA social media (Linked In, Twitter and Facebook) for full details.

Headlines and Deadlines

  • Wednesday 21 March: pre-Rankine half-day seminar
  • Wednesday 21 March: Rankine Lecture & Dinner
  • Monday 16 April:deadline for BGA Committee nominations
  • Tuesday 17 April: Bishop and the early years of soil mechanics in England
  • Wednesday 18 April: Top-down Construction for deep excavations
  • in urban areas - lessons from Hong Kong
  • Wednesday 25 April: half-day seminar on “Effects of Tunnelling on existing tunnels”
  • Wednesday 16 May: BGA ECG event:Construction Disputes & “Adult Tantrums”
  • Thursday 17 May: Joint meeting with BTS - Crossrail’s Experience of Geotechnical Baseline Reports – A Client’s Perspective
  • Tuesday 19 June: BGA AGM and Annual Conference
  • Skempton Medal to be presented to David Hartwell at AGM
  • Dr Richard (Dickie) Bassett, Emeritus Reader in Geomechanics, Dept of Civil, Environ & Geomatic Eng, Faculty of Engineering Science at UCL, died on 3rd February 2018
  • Prof Sven Hansbo of Stockholm died on 8th January, aged 93
  • BGA Survey of Members and Non-Members now available here – your participation would be appreciated
  • Other 2018 events and beyond to put on your calendar - Download our forthcoming events here

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