The British Geotechnical Association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2020 was deferred from the Annual Conference in June owing to the Coronavirus pandemic and will now take place online on Wednesday 4th November at 16:00 hours.
The AGM is an important event in the BGA calendar, and all members are invited to attend and to participate in the proceedings. Only members are entitled to take part in the discussion, vote and to be recognised for the purpose of determining whether a quorum is present. Voting will take place online using the WebEx “Q & A Box”.
Advance registration is required using this link.
AGM Papers for members can be downloaded below:
We look forward to you joining the meeting and your continuing support of the BGA.
The short AGM will be followed by a lecture on “Hinkley Point C Earthworks – Slope Protection” by David Lindfield and Claire Howell of Bam Ritchies.
Hinkley Point C is the first nuclear power station to be constructed in the UK in a generation. Once complete it will generate 7% of the UK’s total electricity requirements.
In order to facilitate the construction of the power station, large and complex excavations were required in which to build the foundations. Over 5.6m m3 of rock was excavated creating over 100,000m2 of vertical rock faces up to 30m in height. A slope protection design was developed based on a philosophy of a passive support system to ensure the stability of the faces during the construction period. The design needed to be robust, yet efficient and adaptable to ensure that once exposed, faces of differing geology could be quickly stabilised using the appropriate level of support to avoid delay to the construction programme.
Full details of the lecture can be viewed here.