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

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Latest News

Call for Nominations for BGA Executive Committee

  • 27.03.2014

The BGA relies on the work of volunteers and the committee needs the help of more BGA members. Each year three members are elected to serve on the executive committee for three years and the search is on for new candidates. If you fit the description of “enthusiastic people who are keen to contribute toward our vibrant association” then you could be just what we need. Nominations are required by 7 April for election at the AGM in June 2014. Please use the Nomination Form or get in touch via bga@britishgeotech.org.uk.

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RAIB Report into Penetration of a Tunnel by Piling Rig Published

  • 27.03.2014

The Rail Accident Investigation Brach report on Penetration and obstruction of a tunnel between Old Street and Essex Road stations, London has been released. It contains valuable lessons for geotechnical specialists which are summarised in this letter to the BGA. Please take the time to read this and pass the knowledge on to your colleagues.

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Fleming Award Finalists Announced

  • 07.10.2013

This year’s Fleming Award evening will be held on the 11th December 2013 at the Institution of Civil Engineers from 6pm. The competition is held annually to commemorate the life and work of Dr Ken Fleming and to recognise excellence in the practical application of geotechnics in a project or a part of a project. This year both the number and standard of entries received was very high and after much deliberation the shortlisting committee has selected the following finalists:

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Edinburgh 2015 - Open for Abstracts

  • 07.10.2013

Invitation from the Chair of the Conference Organising Committee

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Call for Papers

  • 07.10.2013

Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Geotechnical Engineer have recently issued a call for papers for their forthcoming themed issue on Construction Processes and Installation Effects. Abstracts are requested by 22nd November 2013. For full details about the call please click here.

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