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Forthcoming geotechnical events and notice board.

International conference on cyclic behaviour of soils and liquefaction phenomena.

31 March-2 April 2004, Bochum, Germany.Tel:49 (0)234 32 26135 or visit www. gub. ruhr-unibochum. de/CBS04 Environmental impact on ground engineering.

1 April, University of Wales, Swansea.Wales Ground Engineering Group one day symposium.

Registration fee: £100, £90 for GEG members, £60 for full time students Lunch and tea/coffee included.Deadline for applications:25 March.

£10 reduction for all categories if payment received by 12 March.Contact David Naylor, tel:

01792 233755 Reinforced soil - novel technique or established technology?

5 April, Birmingham University.Midlands Geotechnical Society meeting presented by Rod Smith or Elwood International and Futura Geosystems.Contact Jeff Mosforth, tel: (01926) 813747; email: jeff@geotechnical. co. uk IT and geotechnical engineering.

5 April, University of Nottingham.East Midlands Geotechnical Group meeting presented by Jason Manning of Arup.Contact Dr A El-Hamalawi, tel:

(01508) 223206; email a. elhamalawi: lboro. ac. uk 5th International conference on case histories in geotechnical engineering.

13-17 April 2004, New York.Organised by the University of Missouri-Rolla and the National Hazard Mitigation Institute, the event will focus on lessons learnt from case histories worldwide.

Contact Dr Shamsher Prakash, tel:001 573 341 4489; fax:001 573 341 4489; email:

prakash@umr. edu;

www. umr. edu/~eqconf/5thchconf.

The Fifth Sir Harold Harding Memorial Lecture.

15 April, ICE London.BGA meeting.Sir Alan Muir Wood addresses the uncertainty in tunnelling, describing strategy and techniques.Wood is one of the few practising engineers that knew Sir Harold Harding and his lecture will be an historic link with his experiences and his projections of the future for the industry.Contact Gavin Bowyer, tel: (020) 7665 2233; email:

gavin. bowyer@ice. org. uk Trenchless technology.

20 April, Winchester.Dr George Milligan from Geotechnical Consulting Group will look at this sector in a Southern Geotechnical Group meeting.Contact Jo Clark, tel (023) 8059 5439;

email: jo. clark@soton. ac. uk Engineering of classic formations - the chalk.

20 April, University of Reading.Engineering Group of the Geological Society meeting with the Thames Valley Regional Group.Contact Jackie Skipper, tel: (07766) 662550; email:

jacs@nhm. ac. uk Geotechnical soil investigation.

20-22 April, GeoDelft, the Netherlands.The course provides a systematic planning of soil investigation programs, including many practical cases, and gives an overview of the latest techniques.It will look at aspects of interpretation of measurement data and correlations.Contact Marion Arkesteijn, tel: +31 (0)15 2693694; email:

marion. arkesteijn@geodelft. nl or visit:

www. geodelft. nl Geoenvironmental modelling.

21 April, ICE London.BGA meeting presented by Professor Hywel Thomas from Cardiff University.

Examples of simulating large-scale experiments in Underground Research Laboratories in Sweden and Canada will be presented and further research advances discussed.Contact Gavin Bowyer, tel: (020) 7665 2233; email:

gavin. bowyer@ice. org. uk Sustainability in geotechnics.

21 April, Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield.Yorkshire Association Geotechnical Group one-day seminar chaired by Quentin Leiper of Carillion.

There will be eight presentations from leading industry and academic figures including Helen Restall, (Environment Agency) and Colin Smith (Sheffield University).The seminar costs £50 including lunch and is CPD accredited.Contact Jim Martin, tel:01302 793261; email Jim.Martin@skanska. co. uk Civils 2004.

27-29 April in hall 17 at the NEC in Birmingham.

The event gives opportunities to network, attend free seminars and check out the exhibitors - almost half of which are from the geotechnical sector.For further information, contact Russell Kenrick, tel:0207 505 6882 or visit www. civils. com Site visit to Bohernabreena spillways.

7 May, Dublin.British Dam Society meeting presented by Andy Rowland, Black & Veatch.

Contact Gavin Bowyer, tel:0207 655 2233; email:

bds@ice. org. uk British Tunnelling Society annual dinner and presentation of the Tunnel Industry Awards.

7 May, The Brewery, London.The awards will be presented by guest speaker - none other than Bill Wyman.There will be live music to end the evening with the acclaimed celtic-jazz-funk fusion band All Jigged Out.To book your places at this showpiece BTS meeting visit www. britishtunnelling. org Tickets are £65.00.

Alternatively contact Gavin Bowyer, tel:0207 665 2233; email: bts@ice. org. uk

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