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

AGS Annual Conference - Registration Open

AGS Annual Conference - Registration Open

The AGS is pleased to announce details of their 2019 Annual Conference (formally known as Members’ Day), which is taking place on Wednesday 3rd April at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.

This full day event is open to both Members and non-Members and will see a series of industry expert presentations, an extended Annual General Meeting, summary reports on each of the AGS’ Working Groups and a Members award segment. Registration opens at 9am with the event starting at 9:45am. The Annual Conference is scheduled to finish at 4:10pm. Please see details below;


Neil Parry, AGS Chair and Technical Director at Geotechnical Engineering

Business Practice Working Group Report

Julian Lovell, Managing Director at Equipe Group

Between a Rock and Hard place: Communicating Geoscience to Dissonant and Wary Publics

Iain Stewart, Professor of Geoscience Communication and Director, Sustainable Earth Institute at University of Plymouth

Contaminated Land Working Group Report

Vivien Dent, Associate Technical Director, RSK


Chris Swainston, Principal Environmental Engineer at Soils and Mike Plimmer, Technical Director at Geotechnical and Environmental Associates

Geotechnical Working Group Report

Stephen West, Director at Ramboll

Selling Geotechnical Value in a Multi-Disciplinary Environment

Patrick Cox, Director Major Projects at AECOM

AGM and Awards

Data Management Working Group Report

Jackie Bland, IT Manager at Geotechnics

Loss Prevention Working Group Report

Hugh Mallet, Technical Director at BuroHappold Engineering

Panel Discussion: Who Owns Data? The Legal Considerations of Transfer of AGS Data.

Jackie Bland, IT Manager at Geotechnics, David Entwisle, Senior Engineering Geologist at BGS, Steve Walthall and Hugh Mallet, Technical Director at BuroHappold Engineering. More panel members to announced in due course.

Safety Working Group Report

Adam Latimer, Director at Ian Farmer Associates


James Macfarlane, Technical Director at Hydrock

Laboratories Working Group Report

Dimitris Xirouchakis, Director of Laboratories at Structural Soils

Emerging challenges with new and old contaminants

Phil Crowcroft, Technical Fellow and Partner at ERM.

Closing Summary

Neil Parry, AGS Chair and Technical Director at Geotechnical Engineering

To confirm your attendance please complete the registration form that can be found below and return it to before Friday 22nd March. A limited number of delegates per AGS member company may attend the conference free of charge. The number of complimentary tickets provided are dependent on the number of practitioners in your company, (please see Table 1 below). Additional tickets may be purchased for £60 (plus VAT) per AGS Member. Non-AGS members will be charged £120 (plus VAT) per delegate. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please note that registration forms received after Friday 22nd March will not be accepted.

Registration Form can be found here.














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