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Forthcoming geotechnical events and notice board.

Geotechnical aspects of the Dublin Port Tunnel Project.

8 September, ICE London.BGA meeting presented by Tim Brick, Dublin City Council, Paul Nowak, KBR, Bill Newns, Haswell Consulting Engineers and Chris Menkiti, GCG.Contact Gavin Bowyer, tel:0207 665 2233; email: bgs@ice. org. uk International symposium on ground improvement.

9-10 September, Paris.Organised by the French Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.Themes include ground improvement by inclusions; ground mass improvement; stone columns and grouting.Tel: +33 144582822; email: bourgain@mail. enpc. fr; http: //pfe. enpc. fr/web2003/ dyn/html/44001. htm Contaminated land - achievements and aspirations.

12-15 September, Loughborough.CL: AIRE organised conference.Contact Deborah Murray, tel: 020 7598 1563; email: deborah. murray@soci. org Urban geology in Wales.

14 September, Cardiff.One-day seminar and book launch organised by the National Museums and Galleries of Wales.The book contains 36 papers on geo-engineering aspects of a wide variety of construction schemes, geoenvironmental projects and geohazard problems affecting urban areas in Wales.Contact Mike Bassett, tel:02920 573282; email: mike. bassett@nmgw. ac. uk Sustainable solutions for civil engineering.

15 September, Birmingham.Concrete Centre seminar examining the relevance and importance of sustainability in civil engineering, the use of secondary and recycled materials, remediation of brownfield land; and the contribution of whole life costing to sustainable construction.Also in Manchester on 30 September and London on 5 October.Tel:0700 4 500500; email: seminars@concretecentre. com; visit: www. concretecentre. com Minimising construction waste, recycling more and saving money.

15 September, Boughton pumping station, Nottinghamshire.Free seminar to deliver findings of study into recycling, construction and demolition waste.Also in Doncaster on 17 September, Peterborough on 21 September and Birmingham on 23 September.Contact Simon Chiva, tel:01733 312280; email: s. chiva@ukceed. org The impact of new landfill directives on soil remediation techniques.

21 September,6.30pm, Leeds University.

Yorkshire Geotechnical Group meeting presented by Mike Summersgill, consultant, and David Edwards, ExSite.Contact Jim Martin, tel: 01302 793261; email: jim. martin@skanska. co. uk Waste 2004.

28-30 September, Stratford-upon-Avon.3rd biennial waste management conference on strategic planning and regulatory guidance, applied research and practical and cost effective solutions to regulatory requirements.Contact Cristina Zhang, tel:024 7641 2170; email: info@waste2004. com; www. waste2004. com DFI 29th annual conference on deep foundations.

29 September-1 October, Vancouver, Canada.

Three-day conference on state-of-the-art design and construction of deep foundations.Themes include case studies in the Vancouver area; historical evaluation of deep foundations; the relationship between design, construction and equipment; quality control and assurance and non-destructive testing; and innovation.Contact the DFI, tel +01 973 423 4030; email: staff@dfi. org; www. dfi. org Electro kinetic dewatering of soils and waste.

4 October,7pm, Birmingham.Midland Geotechnical Society meeting presented by Stephanie Glendinning, Newcastle University and John Lamont-Black, Nuground.Contact Jeff Mosforth, tel:01926 813747; email: jeff@geotechnical. co. uk;

www. bham. ac. uk/CivEng/mgs/ William Smith meeting 2004 - Earth's dynamic surface: catastrophe and continuity in landscape evolution.

4-5 October, London.Geological Society meeting.Contact Lydia Dumont, tel:0207 434 9944; email: lydia. dumont@geolsoc. org. uk The tale of Tumbledown Terrace.

5 October,6.15pm, Newcastle.Northern Geotechnical Group meeting presented by Alan Richmond, Arup Scotland.Contact Dick Forth, tel:

0191 222 7099; email: r. a. forth@ncl. ac. uk Contaminated land remediation - ready to dump landfill?

6 October, London.Geological Society Hydrogeological Group one-day conference.Contact Hannah SteventonBarnes at Mouchel-Parkman, tel:01638 666879; hannah. steventon-barnes@ mouchelparkman. com; www. geolsoc. org. uk Geofluid.

6-9 October, Piacenza, Italy.15th international geotechnical and drilling equipment exhibition.

Email: info@piacenzaexpo. it, www. geofluid. it Mine tailings disposal.

13 October,6.15pm, Cardiff.ICE Wales Ground Engineering Group meeting joint with Institute of materials, minerals and mining presented by Ian Brackley of SRK.Followed by agm.Contact David Naylor, tel:01792 233755, email: d. j. naylor@swansea. ac. uk International geotechnical meetings Geotechnical engineers with a special interest in instruments have a bumper year ahead of them with two events in 2005.

Geotechnical Instrumentation for Field Measurements,13-15 March 2005, Florida.

Practical presentations by engineers, including Ralph Peck.Lectures and displays of instruments.Tel:01626 832 919; email: johndunnicliff@ attglobal. net; www. doceconferences. ufl. edu/geotech/ Geotechnical Instrumentation for Field Measurements,31 May3 June 2005, Delft, The Netherlands.

This course provides systematic planning of monitoring programmes; the focus is on instrumentation for monitoring performance during construction and operation rather than to determine in-situ parameters.Tel: +31 15 2610821; email: marion. arkesteijn@ geodelft. nl; www. geodelftacademy. nl Optimising 21st century landfill, 14 September, Copthorne Tara Hotel, London. One-day conference organised by New Civil Engineer and supported by Ground Engineering on the effects of the Landfill Directive on waste management. The conference will cover policy, engineering and operational issues and offer best practice guidance on the design, construction, operation and closure of landfill sites. Speakers include Jan Gronow, the Environment Agency; Darren King, Babtie; Jon Gettinby, BAE Systems Environmental; and Julian Jones, Golder Associates. Contact Emap Conferences, tel: 0207 505 6044; fax: 020 7505 6001; email: constructionconferences@emap. com; www. ncelandfill. co. uk

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