The latest news from the BGA.
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Next Early Career Group Meeting – TONIGHT!
MGS 60th Anniversary Dinner on 8th May – deadline for booking tickets TODAY!
Abstract submission for CIM 2015 (Montreal, Canada) – 1st May 2014
CIRIA C580 Update – survey completion deadline – 2nd May 2014
BGA Evening Meeting – effect of tunnelling on historical buildings – 14th May 2014
ISRM Congress (10-13 May 2015: Montreal, Canada) – abstract deadline extended to 1st June 2014
BGA Annual Conference and AGM – 12th June 2014
YGES – Manchester: deadline for registration with abstracts: 20th June 2014
Abstract submission for 6th IS-TC 101: Deformation Characteristics of Soils – 30th June 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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:
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.