The latest news from the BGA.
2015 is shaping up to be as busy as ever for BGA members with lots of exciting events planned for 2015, most notably the XVI ECSMGE Conference in September in Edinburgh. Please visit the BGA website atwww.britishgeotech.org.uk for full details of all BGA events - flyers and booking arrangements will be available here as soon as possible.
This prestigious award is made annually to the best paper published in an international journal or book authored/co-authored by member(s) of the British Geotechnical Association (BGA). The award is made at the Annual General Meeting of the BGA where the winners are announced and the details published in Ground Engineering.
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.