The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is the principal
association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom.
The BGA is pleased to announce that their 4th Biennial Conference in 2025 will be on the subject of Earthworks.
The annual spend on earthworks in the UK is believed to be in the order of £1bn-1.5bn. Phases 1 and 2 of HS2 will have 186 embankments and 109 cuttings covering over 250 route kilometres. Projects such as Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station and Havant Reservoir are also significantly adding to the earthmoving operations that are currently underway. However much of the knowledgebase is in practices developed decades ago and in people that have long-since retired. Following on from the BGA’s very successful Geo-resilience conference, Earthworks 2025 will focus primarily on the design and construction of new earthworks.