The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is the principal
association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the British Geotechnical Association Annual Conference 2020 cannot be held as a physical event.
However, the BGA is pleased to offer the planned programme online in three consecutive weekly sessions starting on Tuesday 7th July 2020 at 10.00 am. This is a new opportunity for the BGA which we hope will extend our reach beyond those able to travel to London (BGA Annual Conference has not previously been broadcast on line, due to the number of different presentations involved).
Session 1: Tuesday 7 July 2020, 10:00 to 11:15
Session 2: Tuesday 14 July 2020, 10:00 to 11:15
Session 3: Tuesday 21 July 2020, 10:00 to 11:15
Challenges and opportunities of the next decade and beyond
Dr Jonathan Morris, Cementation Skanska
Evolution of design and construction of ground improvement techniques
Bob Essler, Managing Director RD Geotech Ltd
Response of soils to cyclic wet-dry and freeze-thaw processes
Professor Snehasis Tripathy, Cardiff University
Full details of Session 1 are available here.
The COGAN initiative for numerical modelling
Andreas Zilles, NAFEMS
The work of the BGA Early Career Group
Francesca Waldron (Chair) and Tony Bowerman (Secretary)
COOLING PRIZE WINNER 2020: Engineering mitigation of a water bearing fissure in the chalk
Emily Riley, Thames Tideway
BGA MASTERS PRIZE 2020: Characterizing the Variability of London Clay. A Study of Tunnel Face Logs from the Jubilee Line Extension between Green Park and Waterloo
Geng Jie (Jay) Liang, Imperial College London
The future of ground investigation
Philip Ball, Socotec
Full details of Session 2 are available here.
Geotechnical challenges of offshore pipelines
Dr Indrasenan Thusyanthan, Atkins
Lessons for geotechnical engineers from an expert witness
Neil Smith, Geotechnical Consultant
Harnessing sustainable energy from the ground: a geotechnical perspective
Dr David Taborda, Imperial College London
Full details of Session 3 are available here.