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

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Ground Engineering’s July 2020 issue is available online

  • 24.06.2020

Ground Engineering’s July 2020 issue is available online

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Call for Entries for the Fleming Award Competition 2020

  • 24.06.2020

The BGA is pleased to invite entries for the Fleming Competition. This 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.

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BGA Annual Conference to be Held as an Online Event

  • 18.06.2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the British Geotechnical Association Annual Conference 2020 cannot be held as a physical event. Instead it will be held as three online sessions on 7th, 14th and 21 July 2020

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Winner announced of 2019 BGA MSc/MEng Prize

  • 07.06.2020

The BGA is pleased to announce that Geng Jie (Jay) Liang of Imperial College London is the winner of the 2019 MSc/MEng prize for his dissertation “Characterizing the Variability of London Clay: A Study of Tunnel Face Logs from the Jubilee Line Extension between Green Park and Waterloo”.

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2019 BGA Medal Winning Paper announced

  • 07.06.2020

The 2019 BGA Medal is awarded to the paper “Pore water pressure and total horizontal stress response to EPBM tunnelling in London Clay” by Michael Wan, Jamie Standing, David Potts and John Burland

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Ground Engineering’s June 2020 issue is available online

  • 28.05.2020

Ground Engineering’s June 2020 issue is available online

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Piling 2020 conference Postponed until March 2021

  • 25.05.2020

The Piling 2020 conference that was due to be held at Durham University on the 15th and 16th September 2020 has been postponed until the 25th and 26th March 2021 due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

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Invitations for Nominations for Bright Spark lecture at ICSMGE 2021 in Sydney

  • 25.05.2020

The BGA invites UK nominations for young geotechnical engineers to be considered for the award of an ISSMGE “Bright Spark” lecture at the 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Sydney in September 2021

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BGA On-line event 20 May 2020 - The Use of InSAR for Ground Investigation and Monitoring

  • 10.05.2020

The BGA is pleased to announce its first on-line event will be held at 16:00 hours on Wednesday 20th May 2020 - The Use of InSAR for Ground Investigation and Monitoring

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