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Forthcoming geotechnical events and notice board.

Send new entries to Damon Schünmann, email damon.schunmann@emap. com

Geotechnical aspects of a proposed reservoir in the upper Thames catchment 13 February, 5.30pm, Renold Building, Umist, Manchester. Joint meeting of the British Dam Society and North West Geotechnical Group.

Presented by James Penman, Laurence Attewill (Jacobs) and Chris Peck (Thames Water). Contact Jane Collins, tel: 0161 228 2331

Lessons learned from the failure of a deep excavation 13 February, 6.15 with light refreshments from 5.30pm, Dundee University. Joint meeting of Scottish Geotechnical Group and ICE Dundee Branch. Presented by Professor Helmut Schweiger (Graz University of Technology, Austria). Contact Alistair Chisholm, email: Alistair.chisholm@arup. com

The Great Winter Debate: Site investigation - less is more 13 February, 6.30pm with tea and sandwiches from 5.45pm, Bradford University. Yorkshire Geotechnical Group. Presented by Alan Binns (Terraconsult), IanWebber (Webber Consultants) and speaker tba. Contact Jim Martin, tel: 01904 435 141; email: jim.martin@bylandengineering. com

Groundwater risk assessment workshop 15 February, 9.30am with lunch at 1pm, Glasgow. CIRIA workshop in association with the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland.

The course will be conducted by ESI. Contact CIRIA, tel: 020 7549 3300; fax: 020 7253 0523; email:

enquiries@ciria. org

Offshore windfarms; security of monopile foundations 28 February, 6.15pm with light refreshments from 5.30pm, Cardiff.

Wales Ground Engineering Group.

Presented by Peter Cluttlerbuck and Mark Richards (Seacore). Contact David Naylor, tel: 01792 233 755; email: d. j. naylor@swansea. ac. uk

5th International conference on dam engineering 14-16 February, Lisbon, Portugal. Organised by the Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil. Conference themes include all types of dams, seepage and dam foundations, safety monitoring and instrumentation, maintenance, geomembranes and new materials. Contact CI-Premier; email: cipremie@singnet. com.sg; tel: 065 6733 2922 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. mcneill@ btconnect. com

Case histories on ground improvement 5 March, 7pm, Haworth Lecture Theatre, Birmingham University.

Midland Geotechnical Society.

Presented by Dr Gurmel Ghataora and Jason Rogers, Birmingham University. Contact Lindsay Barnard, tel: 0121 414 5153; email: lhb217@bham. ac. uk

Govan Tunnel - the imaginative refurbishment of a Victorian tunnel in Glasgow 6 March, 6pm, Queen's University Belfast. Northern Ireland Geotechnical Group. Presented by Charles NcAnally. Contact Mark Cassidy (Doran Consulting), tel: 028 9038 1321; email: mark. cassigy@doran.co. uk

Contaminated land and residential housing workshop 7 March, 9.30am with lunch at 12.30pm, Cambridge. CIRIA workshop in association with Temple Group, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and Greater Manchester Health Protection Agency.

Contact CIRIA, tel: 020 7549 3300; fax: 020 7253 0523; email: enquiries@ciria. 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, 6pm, Leeds University.

Joint meeting of Southern Geotechnical Group and Geological Society.

Presented by Professor Eddie Bromhead. Contact Jeffrey Priest, tel: 023 8059 5458; email: prieja@soton.ac. uk

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 Flood 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. Visit www. doce-conferences. u.edu/geotech/ or contact John Dunnicliff, tel: 01626 832 919; email:

john@dunnicliff. eclipse. co. 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

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

Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists members' day 21 March, 10.30am venue tbc. Contact Dianne Jennings, tel: 020 8658 8212; fax: 020 8663 0949; email: ags@ags. org. uk

British Dam Society AGM followed by presentation on construction of a 70m high concrete faced rockll 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: bds@ice. org.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

Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists members day 21 March, 10.30am, venue tba. Contact Dianne Jennings, tel: 020 8658 8212; email: ags@ags. org. uk

Amsterdam Metro 2 April, 7pm, Howarth Theatre, Birmingham University. Meeting of Midland Geotechnical Society. Presented by Bob Essler. Contact Lindsay Barnard, 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: bts@ice. org. 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

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.org. uk

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