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

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Latest News

ISSMGE Pile Prediction Event

  • 26.02.2015

An International Pile Prediction Event is going to be launched, supported by ISSMGE.

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February 2015 Newsletter

  • 10.02.2015

 ECG Event:  ICE Professional Reviews for Geotechnical Engineers – Monday 9 February 2015

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2015 Rankine Dinner Tickets SOLD OUT

  • 05.02.2015

The 2015 Rankine Dinner tickets have now sold out.

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Nominations Requested for Rocha Medal 2017

  • 30.01.2015

Since 1982 a bronze medal and a cash prize have been awarded annually by the ISRM for an outstanding doctoral thesis in rock
mechanics or rock engineering, to honour the memory of Past President Manuel Rocha. An invitation is now being extended to the whole Rock Mechanics community, for nomination for the Rocha Medal 2017.


Each nomination shall conform to the ISRM By Law No 7, namely as concerns Articles 2 and 3, and shall be received by the ISRM Secretary-General not later than 31 December 2015. 

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RoGEP January eNewsletter

  • 30.01.2015

Over 200 Registrants and Growing Fast

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Cooling Prize Deadline Extended

  • 16.01.2015

The deadline for Cooling Prize submissions has been extended by one week until 23rd January 2015.

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BGA Committee Elections

  • 14.01.2015

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 candidates who fit the description of "enthusiastic people who are keen to contribute to our vibrant association" to join in 2015.

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Professional Review for Geotechnical Engineers

  • 14.01.2015

On Monday 9th February the BGA Early Career Group will be hosting a meeting to discuss the new changes to Initial Professional Development and provide guidance for geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists on how to approach the professional review. Mike Rogers (Professional Development Manager, ICE) and David Beadman – (Director, Byrne Looby Partners), both of whom are current reviewers will provide their advice.

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2015 Rankine Dinner Tickets Now Available

  • 14.01.2015

From today, 14th January, bookings are now open for the 2015 Rankine Dinner on the 18th March. Please book via the ICE website using the Rankine Dinner Booking Link

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