The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is the principal
association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom.
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1. Geoguide 4 : Guide to Cavern Engineering (2nd Edition)
The Geotechnical Engineering Office of the HKSAR Government has recently published the Geoguide 4 - Guide to Cavern Engineering (Second Edition), which is free for download via the link [http://www.cedd.gov.hk/eng/publications/geo/geo_g4.html].
This Geoguide was first published in 1992 and served the city well in the early days of cavern development. Over the years various elements of best practice in Cavern Engineering and Rock Mechanics have changed and needed to be updated. The second edition has pulled together various key references, experience and publications that are in typical use in Hong Kong and other countries, which are practiced by regulators, designers and practitioners in the art of tunnel and underground rock cavern development. It consolidates some of the most relevant technological advances and experience gained over the years and now provides an updated reference of good practice for rock cavern development. The updated edition has also been expanded to cover other associated elements not covered in the previous Geoguide such as how to plan caverns and consider the long term impacts and performance of the underground spaces and support elements formed.
2. TC309 – Machine Learning and Big Data.This new TC is actively seeking nominations for members from the Member Societies. Please make sure that your Member Society representative is aware of your interest in joining this TC.
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The latest edition of the ISSMGE Bulletin (Volume 12, Issue 2, Apr 2018) is available fromhttps://www.issmge.org/publications/issmge-bulletin/vol12-issue-2-apr-2018
5. ISSMGE Foundation
The next deadline for receipt of applications for awards from the ISSMGE Foundation is the 1st August 2018. Click here for further information on the ISSMGE Foundation.
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The following are events that have been added/updated since the previous Circular: