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Call for papers

Geophysics 2000,11-15 December, St Louis, Missouri, US.First international conference on the application of geophysical methodologies to transportation facilities and infrastructure, organised by the US Federal Highway Administration and the Missouri Department of Transportation. Themes include geophysical and non-destructive techniques, applications to planning, design, construction and maintenance of transportation facilities, geological and environmental considerations and case studies. Abstracts are still being accepted for presentations and consideration for inclusion in the conference reference manual.Contact Tim Newton, tel: 001 573 526 4343; fax 001 573 526 4345; email: newtot@mail.

The response of buildings to excavation-induced ground movements, 17-18 July, 2001, Imperial College, London.

Conference organised by CIRIA on tunnelling in urban environments. Themes include prediction of damage of buildings, the effects of building stiffness, the effects of different tunnelling configurations, effectiveness and viability of protective measures, monitoring and long term effects.

Papers are sought on these themes, particularly case studies combining prediction and measurement. Abstracts of 200 words should be sent to CIRIA, 6 Storey's Gate, London, SW1P 3AU by 30 September 2000. Contact Fin Jardine at Imperial College f. jardine@ic. ac. uk

The International Deep Foundations Congress, February 14-16, 2002, Orlando, Florida, US. Sponsored by the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the congress will cover design, analysis, construction, field testing and contracting of deep foundations. Abstracts should be submitted by email to the conference website at by 15 October 2000.

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Slip, shrinks and swells - clay minerals and geotechnics, 7-8 December, BGS, Keyworth. Joint meeting of the Engineering Group of the Geological Society and the Clay Minerals Group of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

Opportunity for engineers and clay experts to discuss how clay minerals and microstructure affect the engineering behaviour of clays and mudstones. To register or offer an oral or poster contribution before 1 November, contact David Entwisle at the BGS, tel: 0115 9363378; email:

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