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Forthcoming geotechnical events and notice board.

Send new entries to Max Soudain, email max. soudain@emap. com For full listings visit www. geplus. co. uk British Geotechnical Association second annual conference.

9 June, ICE, London.Includes BGA AGM and annual dinner.Contact Gavin Bowyer, tel:0207 665 2233; email: bgs@ice. org. uk Alternatives to dig and dump.

9 June, CIRIA, London.The workshop will help construction professionals to select and implement appropriate remedial options for contaminated land.It will describe the different stages of treatment.Contact CIRIA tel:020 7549 3300; www. ciria. org Mersey tunnels escapes.

17 June,6pm, ICE, London.British Tunnelling Society meeting on construction of new cross passages for the Mersey Kingsway road tunnels.

Contact Gavin Bowyer, tel:020 7665 2233; email:

gavin. bowyer@ice. org. uk Eighth Young Geotechnical Engineers' Symposium: Geotechnics across boundaries.

23-25 June, Birmingham University, £210.

Contact Liz Kent, Tel:0121 414 4272; email:

kente@adf. bham. ac. uk 3rd Asian regional conference on geosynthetics.

21-23 June, Seoul, Korea.Contact tel:82 31 290 7518; email: csyoo@skku. edu;

www. kgss. or. kr/geoasia2004 Civil engineering sustainability.

22 June, Bristol.Half-day Concrete Centre seminar on use of secondary and recycled materials, remediation of brownfield land and whole life costing.Also on 15 September in Birmingham,30 September in Manchester and 5 October in London.Contact the Concrete Centre, tel:0700 4 500 500; email:

seminars@concretecentre. com;

www. concretecentre. com Numerical methods in geotechnical engineering.

22-24 June, Manchester.Course aimed at current and potential uses of finite element software.

Contact Andrew Mar, tel:0161 474 7479, www. wildefea. co. uk/events/events67/ Long term benefits and performance of dams.

22-26 June, University of Kent, Canterbury, British Dam Society's 13th biennial conference.Contact Details Alice Staite, tel:020 7665 2313; email:

alice. staite@ice. org. uk New perspectives for brownfield land.

23-24 June, Staffordshire University.

Regeneration of brownfield land.Contact Lynne Skelton, tel:01785 353758, email l. skelton@staffs. ac. uk ICE graduates and students papers competition international final.

24 June,2.00pm, ICE, London.Finalists will present their papers and take questions from the audience.Contact Agnes Alvite; tel:020 7665 2204; email: agnes. alvite@ice. org. uk Green4 - geotechnical and environmental aspects of waste disposal sites.

28 June-1 July, Wolverhampton.4th international symposium on geotechnics related to the environment.Contact Professor RW Sarsby tel:01902 322263, email: R.Sarsby@wlv. ac. uk, www. greeen2004. co. uk British Tunnelling Society course on tunnel design and construction.

28 June-2 July, University of Surrey.The course will provide a foundation in many aspects of tunnelling: including planning and feasibility;

ground investigation; design for both soft ground and hard rock; and construction techniques and machines.Contact Juliet Hutchings, tel:020 7665 2318; email:

juliet. hutchings@ice. org. uk Integrated management of groundwater and contaminated land.

30 June, Stratford-upon-Avon.4th BGA geoenvironmental engineering conference organised by the Geoenvironmental Research Centre and The Environment Agency.Contact Cherrie Summers, tel:0292 0874421; email:

summersc@cardiff. ac. uk;

www. gre. cf. ac. uk/4bga Risk assessment for contaminated land - the application of models.

7 July, CIRIA, London.Training day designed for local authorities and construction professionals in contaminated land risk assessment.A series of lectures will take delegates through the risk assessment process.

Contact CIRIA, tel:020 7549 3300; www. ciria. org Announcements Network Rail has appointed five territory earthworks and drainage engineers - Derek Butcher (south east), David Anderson (London north east), Julian Harms (London north west), Jim Brown (Scotland) and Peter Muir (western).Each will be responsible for over 3,000km of earthworks and drainage assets.

Philip Esper has joined TA Millard as technical director.

Card Geotechnics has moved its northern office to Kings House, Kings Street, Leeds.Tel: (0113) 247 1577.

Gordon Stewart has been appointed director at Ian Farmer Associates.He will establish and manage the geotechnical and environmental firm's office in Motherwell, Scotland.

Environmental and infrastructure firm IETG has opened a new office in Brentwood, serving the Essex region.It will be headed by regional director Stuart McKendrick.Tel: (0870) 225 4384.

The Freyssinet Group has formed a new geotechnical and ground improvement contractor, based in Sydney, Australia.Austress Menard is owned by Austress Freyssinet and Menard Soltraitement and will be headed up by Paul McBarron.

Peter Brett Associates has opened a new office in Exeter, headed up by Martin Brady and Bill Downie.Tel: (01392) 361 100.

Ian Willis has joined FaberMaunsell as associate director in the St Albans office.

Dave Torrance has been promoted to divisional director of Joynes Pike Associates' geotechnical and environmental division.

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