Forthcoming geotechnical events and notice board.
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Site visit to Westlink DBFO Scheme, Central Belfast.
March, date tbc. Organised by Northern Ireland Geotechnical Group. Contact James McNeill, tel: 028 9066 8827; fax: 028 9068 2007; email: james. firstname.lastname@example.org
The development and use of permeable reactive barriers and potential future applications in the UK 12 March, 6.30pm, Peter Jost Centre, Liverpool. Joint meeting of North West Geotechnical Group and ICE Merseyside Branch. Presented by Genevieve Bashoff (Terrsula). Contact Carolyn Doull, tel: 01925 238 000; email: carolyn.doull@atkinsglobal. com
Managing contaminated land and decommissioning wastes on nuclear and defence sites - changing culture and practice 12-13 March, Millennium Hotel, London. A two-day SAFEGROUNDS with SD: SPUR conference sponsored by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the British Nuclear Group. Contact CIRIA, tel: 020 7549 3300;fax: 020 7253 0523; email: enquiries@ ciria. org
Stability of slopes 13 March, 6.30pm with refreshments from 5.45pm, Leeds University. Joint meeting of Yorkshire Geotechnical Group and Geological Society. Presented by Professor Eddie Bromhead. Contact Jim Martin, tel: 07811 353 224; email: jim. email@example.com
Rankine Lecture - Tunnelling in soft ground 13 March, 6.15pm with refreshments from 5.30pm, Royal Society of Edinburgh. Joint meeting of Scottish Geotechnical Group, ICE Scotland and IStructE. Presented by Robert Mair (University of Cambridge). Contact Alistair Chisholm, email: alistair.chisholm@arup. com
Geogrid reinforcement of railway ballast 13 March, time and venue tba.
International Geosynthetics Society (UK) joint meeting with East Midlands Geotechnical Group.
Presented by Nicholas Thom.
Contact David Young, tel: 01484 852 096; fax: 01484 851 562
The engineering geology of coastal and ood defences 14 March, 5.30pm with tea from 5pm, Burlington House, London.
Engineering Group of the Geological Society Meeting. Contact Paul Maliphant, tel: 029 2072 0880; email: maliphantc@halcrow. com
Geotechnical instrumentation for eld measurements 18-20 March, St Petersburg, Florida, US. CPD course. Practical presentations by engineers, lectures and displays of instruments by manufacturers. Contact John Dunnicliff, tel: 01626 832 919; email: john@dunnicliff. eclipse.co. uk.
Mini symposium at Imperial College London 21 March, 2.30pm-4.30pm, Room 201, Skempton Building, Imperial College London. Beyond a continuum framework for soil mechanics element testing: some challenges presented by soil's particulate nature and some new tools to analyse it. Contributions from Prof R Jardine, Dr M Coop, Dr F Cotecchia, Dr C O'Sullivan, Prof A Whittle and Prof. C Clayton.
Contact Catherine O'Sullivan, email: cath. firstname.lastname@example.org. uk
Rankine lecture 21 March, 6pm, tea from 5.30pm, Imperial College London. Presented by Professor Antonio Gens.
Contact Jade Donovan, tel: 020 7665 2233; email: bga@ice. org. uk
Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists members' day 21 March, 10.30am, Royal Geographical Society, South Kensington. Contact Dianne Jennings, tel: 020 8658 8212; fax: 020 8663 0949; email: ags@ags. org. uk
Remedial treatment for contaminated land - closed petrol station sites workshop 21 March, 9.30am with lunch at 12.45pm, Birmingham. Workshop will be conducted by members of the Halcrow Group and RemedX Ltd in association with CIRIA.
Contact CIRIA, tel: 020 7549 3300; fax: 020 7253 0523; email: enquiries@ciria. org
British Dam Society AGM followed by presentation on construction of a 70m high concrete faced rock ll dam 26 March, 5.30pm, ICE, London.
British Dam Society meeting. Presented by Gosden, Brown, Legg and Antoniou. Contact Tim Fuller, tel: 020 7665 2234; email: email@example.com. uk
Cooling Prize Competition 28 March, 6.00pm with refreshments from 5.15pm, Cardiff. Paper presentations followed by lecture by Professor Michael Davies. Wales Ground Engineering Group. Contact David Naylor, tel: 01792 233 755; email: d. j. naylor@swansea. ac. uk
Pile Driving Contractors Association 11th annual international conference 28-31 March, Gaylord Opryland Resort and Conference Centre, Nashville, USA. Contact +1 888 311 7322 Improve your productivity: dealing with data and documents effectively 29 March. Course run by DataFlex Solutions. £250 per person + VAT.
Contact Christine Butenuth, tel: 020 7589 7394, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. com
Restoration of hard rock quarries April (date tbc), one day seminar, University of Shef eld. Joint meeting with the Engineering Group of the Geological Society, IMMM, IQ and the University of Shefeld. Contact Paul Maliphant, tel: 029 2072 0920; email: maliphantpc@halcrow. com
Amsterdam Metro 2 April, 7pm Howarth Theatre, Birmingham University. Meeting of Midland Geotechnical Society.
Presented by Bob Essler. Contact Lindsay Barnard, tel: 0121 414 5153; email: lhb217@bham. ac. uk
Screw piling 5 April, 6.15pm with refreshments from 5.30pm, Cardiff. Joint meeting of Wales Ground Engineering Group and IstructE. Presented by Peter Dunn. Contact David Naylor, tel: 01792 233 755; email: d. j. naylor@swansea. ac. uk
One day seminar 7 April, 5.30pm with tea from 5pm, Reading University. Joint meeting of Engineering Group of the Geological Society and Thames Valley Regional Group. Contact Paul Maliphant, tel: 029 2072 0920; email: maliphantpc@halcrow. com
Ground investigation quality 11 April, 6pm with tea from 5.30pm, ICE, London. British Geotechnical Association. Presented by Chris Clayton (AGS). Contact Jade Donovan, tel: 020 7665 2233; email: bga@ice. org. uk
Harding prize 19 April, 6pm with tea from 5.30pm, ICE London. British Tunnelling Society meeting. Contact Jade Donovan, tel: 020 7665 2233; email: email@example.com. uk
1987-2007 Twenty years of progress from ICRCL to CLEA-UK and beyond 23 April, Howarth Theatre, Birmingham University. Joint meeting of Midland Geotechnical Society and CIWEM. Presented by Paul Nathanail (Nottingham University). Contact Lindsay Barnard, tel: 0121 414 5153; email: lhb@bham. ac. uk
GRANIT - rock anchor research 24 April, 6.30pm, Renold Building, Umist, Manchester. North West Geotechnical Group. Presented by Roger Margerison. Contact Carolyn Doull, tel: 01925 238 000; email: carolyn. doull@atkinsglobal. com
Biennial supervising engineers forum 25 April, 5.30pm, Manchester. British Dam Society Meeting. Various presenters. Contact Tim Fuller, tel: 020 7665 2234; email: bds@ice. org.uk
New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina (tbc) 9 May, 6pm with tea from 5.30pm, ICE, London. British Geotechnical Association meeting. Contact Jade Donovan, tel: 020 7665 2233; email: bts@ice. org. uk
Further investigations of historical chalk mines at Coley, Reading 15 May, 6pm with tea from 5.30pm, Reading Town Hall (tbc). Presented by Clive Edmonds and Stuart Chandler (PBA). Southern Geotechnical Group joint meeting with Thames Valley Geological Society. Contact Jeffrey Priest, tel: 023 8059 5458; email: prieja@soton. ac. uk
Geohazards and the media (tbc) 16 May, Engineering Group of the Geological Society. Joint meeting Geophysics and Vulcanology Groups. Contact Paul Maliphant, 029 2072 0920; email: maliphantpc@halcrow. com
British Tunnelling Society AGM 17 May, 9.30am to 8.30pm, ICE London. Contact Jade Donovan, tel: 020 7665 2233; email: bts@ice.
The Boltby incident.21 May, 5.30pm, ICE London. British Dam Society meeting presented by Rob Bridle and others. Contact Tim Fuller, tel: 020 7665 2234; email: bds@ice. org. uk
Northern Geotechncial Group seminar 7 June, afternoon, details tbc. Contact Russell Bayliss, tel: 0191 226 1234; fax 0191 226 2104; email: baylissr@pbworld. com
South Eastern Association Geotechnical Group meeting 7 June, details tbc. Contact Anne Qualters, tel: 020 8289 6444; email:
British Geotechncial Associationannual conference and AGM 13 June, 9.30am-8.30pm, ICE London. Contact Jade Donovan, tel: 020 7665 2233; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. uk
British Dam Society 19 June, Manchester, details tbc.
Contact Tim Fuller, tel: 020 7665 2234; email: bds@ice. org. uk