The latest news from the BGA.
The BGA Early Careers Group hosted the lecture and debate entitled ‘Reclaiming Engineering: Entrepreneurship & the profile of geotechnical engineers’ on the 19th of November at Imperial College, London. The lecture was given by Alexander Nikolic, Head of Ground Engineering at Buro Happold Engineering.
50 delegates from 26 European countries nominated by their respective Member Societies gathered in Barcelona in September for the 23rd European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference (EYGEC-2014). The Conference was organized by the Department of Geotechnical Engineering and Geosciences of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) on behalf of the Spanish Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. The organizing committee was chaired by Professors Marcos Arroyo and Antonio Gens and composed by Ph.D. students and Postdocs, several of whom had themselves participated in previous EYGEC meetings. The Conference took place in the main lecture theatre of the Civil Engineering School. Conference participants, including senior lecturers, were lodged together in a Students Residence close to the Conference venue.
Young Geotechnical Engineers are invited to submit papers by 16th January 2015. Papers are to be of less than 2000 words. Entrants should be under 30 years of age on 31st December 2015. Following selection, the finalists will present their papers to a panel of three judges who will select the winner. Prizes include a cheque for £200, BGA sponsorship to the European Young
Geotechnical Engineers’ Conference (Durham, 2015), publication of the winning paper, a cut glass decanter and much more.
The evening’s proceedings will commence at 6.00pm and will include a guest lecture together with presentations from the finalists.
The Engineering Group of the Geological Society are hosting a one day conference that endeavours to explore advances in geological and geotechnical data handling and modelling.