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Forthcoming geotechnical events and notice board. Send new entries to Damon Schünmann, email damon. schunmann@emap. com

Announcements Tom Fox has joined Dew Piling as contracts manager with responsibility for delivering all UK projects. Andy Poole has joined Dew Piling as contracts engineer. Poole was previously at Pennine Vibropiling.

Following the acquisition of Edge Consultants by Coffey International, Peter Whyley has become UK regional manager, David Tonks senior principal. Tonks and Whyley will continue as directors of Edge along with Roger Thompson. Professor John Atkinson from City University London is also working with Edge in his role as visiting senior principal at Coffey Geotechniques.

Soil nailing 9 January, 6.15pm with light refreshments from 5.30pm, Scottish Engineering Centre, Glasgow. Joint meeting of Scottish Geotechnical Group and IGS. Presented by Alan Phear (Arup) and Martin Pedley (Skanksa). Contact Alistair Chisholm, email: alistair. chisholm@arup. com ICE specification for piling and retaining walls 2nd edition 10 January, 5.30 for 6pm, ICE, London. British Geotechnical Association meeting. Presented by Tony Suckling (Stent Foundations). Contact: Jade Donovan, tel: 020 7665 2233; fax: 020 7799 1325; email: bga@ice. org. uk; website: www. britishgeotech. org. uk Mining - Investigation and remediation 10 January, 5.45pm for 6.30pm.

Renold Building UMIST, Manchester. Joint meeting of North West Geotechnical Group and ICE Lancashire Branch. Contact Carolyn Doull, tel: 01925 238000; fax: 01925 238500; email: carolyn.doull@atkinsglobal. com Recent examples of major ground improvement schemes and developments in the methods 16 January, Leeds University, 6.30pm with tea and sandwiches from 5.45pm. Meeting of Yorkshire Geotechnical Group. Presenter Cyril Plomteux (Menard).

Contact: Jim Martin (Byland Engineering), tel: 01904 435141; fax: 01904 870 701; email: jim.martin@bylandengineering. com Achieving materials resource efficiency in earthworks and construction 18 January, 6pm, University of Southampton, with tea served at 5.30pm. Joint meeting of Environmental and Sustainability Group and Southern Geotechnical Group meeting. Presented by John Barritt (WRAP), John Ferguson (Balfour Beatty) and Steve Petcche (Roadstone Recycling). Contact Jeffrey Priest (University of Southampton), tel: 023 8059 5458; email: prieja@soton. ac. uk Planning studies for the Upper Thames Reservoir 29 January, 5.30pm, ICE, London.

British Dam Society meeting. Presented by Peck and Attewill. Contact Tim Fuller, ICE, tel: 020 7665 2234; fax: 020 7799 1325; email: bds@ice.org. uk; www. britishdams. org Interaction between structural engineers and geotechnical engineers 29 January, 6pm, Queen's University Belfast. Northern Ireland Geotechnical Group. Presented by Professor John Burland of Imperial College.

Contact Mark Cassidy, tel: 028 9038 1321 email bayliss@pbworld. com Innovative and Sustainable Solutions for Highways Improvements 30 January. One-day seminar at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa. Joint Meeting of Engineering Group of the Geological Society, Institute of Highways & Transportation and Highways Agency. Contact Paul Maliphant, tel: 029 2072 0920; fax: 01372 2072 0880; email maliphantpc@halcrow. com Engineering issues of unsaturated soils 30 January, 5.45pm, Arup, Central Square, Forth Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. Northern Geotechnical Group. Presented by Charles Augarde of University of Durham.

Contact Russell Bayliss, tel: 0191 211 1300 email: baylissr@pbworld.com Deep disposal of high level nuclear waste 31 January, 6.15pm with light refreshments from 5.30pm, Cardiff.

Wales Ground Engineering Group joint meeting with ICE Graduates & Students Group. Presented by Professor Hywel Thomas (Cardiff University). Contact David Naylor, tel: 01792 233 755 email: d. j. naylor@swansea. ac. uk Slope stability 5 February, 7pm, Haworth Lecture Theatre, Birmingham University. Midlands Geotechnical Society. Presented by David Hughes of Queen's University Belfast. Contact Lindsay Barnard, tel: 0121 414 5153 or email: lhb217@bham. ac. uk What constitutes contaminated land?

7 February, 5.30pm with tea from 5pm, ICE, London. Joint evening meeting of British Geotechnical Association and the Geological Society. Contact Jade Donovan, tel: 020 7665 2233 The geotechnical aspects of dam engineering 13 February, 5.30pm, Renold Building, Umist, Manchester. Joint meeting of British Dam Society and North West Geotechnical Group.

Presented by Ian Carter. Contact Tim Fuller, tel: 020 7665 2234 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 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 2007, 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. Abstracts of a single A4 page by 31 July to the conference secretariat CI-Premier; email: cipremie@singnet. com. sg; tel: 065 6733 2922 Case histories on ground improvement 5 March 2007, 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 2007, 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 The development and use of permeable reactive barriers and potential future applications in the UK 12 March 2007, 6.30pm, Renold Building, Umist, Manchester. Joint meeting of North West Geotechnical Group and ICE Merseyside Branch. Presented by Genevieve Bashoff (Terrsula). Contact Carolyn Doull, tel: 01925 238000; email carolyn. doull@atkinsglobal. com Stability of slopes 13 March 2007, 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 The Engineering Geology of Coastal and Flood Defences 14 March 2007, 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, 2007, St Petersburg, Florida, US. CPD course. Practical presentations by engineers, lectures and displays of instruments by manufacturers. Visit www. doce-conferences. u du/geotech/ or contact John Dunnicliff, tel: 01626 832 919; e-mail: john@dunnicliff. eclipse.co. uk.

Rankine Lecture 21 March 2007, 6pm with tea from 5.30pm, Imperial College London, Presented by Professor Antonio Gens. Contact Jade Donovan, tel: 020 7665 2233; email bga@ice. org.uk British Dam Society AGM followed by presentation on construction of a 70m high concrete faced rock ll dam 26 March 2007, 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 Papers 28 March, 6.15pm with refreshments from 5.30pm, Pontypridd.

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 emailags@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 4145153 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).

6th International conference on offshore site investigation and geotechnics 11-13 September 2007, London. Conference organised by the Offshore Site Investigation & Geotechnics Group of the Society for Underwater Technology. Papers are invited on themes including geohazards, advances in techniques, foundation research, design, construction and monitoring, and environmental aspects. Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be submitted by 31 March 2006 to Carol-Ann Reid, Society for Underwater Technology, tel: (01224) 823637; email: carol-ann. reid@sut. org; visit www. aberdeen. sut. org. uk

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