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Conference update

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Pile testing: the state of the art 12 June, registration at 9am, ICE, 1 Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA. Seminar from the Deep Foundations Institute (Europe) on the ability of different pile testing techniques to meet the requirements of Eurocode 7 and desginers. It will be presented by Hugh St John (Geotechnical Consulting Group), Tony Suckling (Stent Foundations), Mike Kightley (Testal), Simon French (Testconsult), Peter Middendorp (Profound), Nöel Huybrechts (Belgian Building Research Institute), Tony Butcher and John Powell (BRE). Contact the DFI Europe Secretariat, tel: +31 341 456 191; fax: +31 341 456 208 or visit www. d -europe. org

Slope engineering 5 July, registration at 8.30am, Olympia Conference Centre, London W14 8UX.

One-day conference organised by Ground Engineering on the latest research and techniques in sustainable slope remediation and maintenance. Speakers include Neil Dixon (Loughborough University), Alex Kidd (Highways Agency), Alan Phear (Arup) and David Anderson (Network Rail). Sessions will focus on:

· impact of climate change on slope stability · sustainable slope engineering · peat landslide hazard and risk assessments · what to do with a vegetated lope · effective drainage solutions · developing on unstable land · monitoring slope stability · case studies on the Egnatia Odos Highway in Greece and protecting Lyme Regis.

The conference is sponsored by Maccaferri and costs £325 + VAT. For full programme details and to register online, visit www. slopeengineering.co. uk; tel: (0845) 056 8069; fax: (020) 7505 6001; email: constructconferences@emap. com

The Geological Society bicentennial conference:earth sciences in the service of society 10-12 September, QEII Conference Centre, London.

Topics include energy futures, sustainability, mining aggregates, the built environment of London, applied geophysics and deep crustal geophysics. For more information contact Alys Johnson, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BG; tel: 020 7434 9944; fax: 020 7439 0579; email:bicentenary@geolsoc. org. uk 14th European conference on soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering 24-27 September, Madrid, Spain.

The main theme is geotechnical engineering in urban environments.

Technical visits are offered to CEDEX facilities for testing railway infrastructures, buildings and harbour models, Madrid-Valladolid high speed railway tunnels, the Atocha-Chamartin tunnel, Puerta del Sol interchange station, the Madrid underground network enlargement, and the Madrid M-30 ring. Contact tel: +34 91 361 2600; fax: +34 91 355 9208; email: escmge2007@tilesa. es or visit www. ecsmge2007. org

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