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Forthcoming geotechnical events and noticeboard. Send new entries to Paul Wheeler. UK fax: 0171-505 6642; e-mail:

Re-use of contaminated land and landfills, 7-9 July, Brunel University, west London. GE-sponsored 5th international polluted and marginal land conference and exhibition. Organised by ECS Publications, tel: 0131 447 0447, e-mail:

Bioengineering stabilisation of a clay slope, 23 July, Maidstone, Kent. Free half-day workshop organised by CIRIA and supported by BGS, allowing access to its current research project on the impact of vegetation growth on slope stability at Longham Wood cutting on the M20. Contact Torgan MacKay Cane at CIRIA, tel: 0171 222 0445.

Health and safety in tunnelling, 8-9 September, Royal Holloway College, Egham, Surrey. British Tunnelling Society conference organised by Thomas Telford. Contact Rachel Coninx, tel: 0171 665 2314; fax 0171 233 1743.

4th general meeting of the European Section of the Environmental & Engineering Geophysical Society, 14-17 September, Barcelona, Spain. Organised by the University of Barcelona's Faculty of Geology of and the Civil Engineering

School of the Polytechnic University of Catalunya. Contact Albert Casas Spain, fax: +34 3 402 13 40; e-mail albertc@ natura.geo. ub. es

Geotechnical engineering of landfills, 24 September, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham. Symposium organised by East Midlands Geotechnical Group, ICE, covering mechanical properties of waste, design and testing of mineral liners, geosynthetics in landfill design and new Environment Agency guidance notes. Contact Commercial Administration Centre, tel: 0115 9486409; Fax: 0115 9486536.

Geofluid 1998, 1-4 October, Piacenza, Italy. International exhibition of technology and equipment for prospecting, extracting and conveying underground fluids. Contact Piacenza Fiere, Via Emilia Parmense, 17-29100 Piacenza, Italy, tel: +39 523 593920, fax: +39 523 612383.

Problematic soils, 28-30 October, Sendai, Japan. International symposium on recent experiences and research on problematic soils, organised by the Japanese Geotechnical Society. Supported by ISSMGE TC-15. Contact Professor Nobuchika Moroto, Japan, fax: +81 178 25 1013, e-mail:

The value of geotechnics in construction, 4 November, ICE, London. Organised by AGS and Ground Engineering with the support of BGS and FPS, the event aims to raise clients' awareness of the benefits and need for best practice. Sessions cover project planning and feasibility, savings through design, savings and benefits through design and construction, and whole life costs and considerations. Contact Dianne Jennings, AGS administrator, tel: 0181 658 8212; fax: 0181 663


Urban ground engineering - tunnelling and geotechnics, 11-12 November, Hong Kong. ICE Ground Board organised conference addressing the wide range of geotechnical issues associated with urban development. Contact Carol Chin, tel: 0171 665 2316; fax: 0171 233 1743.

8th Australia New Zealand geomechanics conference, 15-17 February 1999, Hobart, Australia. Conference Theme: Consolidating Knowledge. Contact Dr Nihal Vitharana, Hydro-Electric-Corporation, PO Box 355D, Hobart, Australia 7001, tel: 61 3 62305642; fax: 61 3 6230 5266;


Geotechnical engineering for transportation infrastructure, 7-10 June 1999, Amsterdam, the Netherlands The XIIth European conference on soil mechanics and foundation engineering,

with plenary sessions covering general aspects of the transportation infrastructue, harbours and waterways, highways and airports and high speed railways and subways. Abstracts should be submitted to national member organisations, ie BGS in UK, by 1 January. Further information from John van der Kamp. Netherlands, tel: 070 391 9890, e-mail kivibur@ technet.

2nd international conference on earthquake geotechnical engineering, 21-25 June 1999, Lisbon, Portugal. Organised by Portuguese Geotechnical Society with the support of ISSMGE and TC4 on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering. Contact Pedro S Sco e Pinto tel Portugal, tel: +35 1 848 21 31; fax +35 1 847 81 87; e-mail

Geotechnical aspects of underground construction in soft ground, 19- 21 July, 1999, Tokyo, Japan. International symposium, building on format established at sucessful symposium in New Delhi (1994) and London (1996), in which the focus is on the exchange of information, and lessons learnt from case histories. The conference is organised under ISSMGE's TC28 and co-chaired by Dr RJ Mair and Professor O Kusakabe. Contact Professor K Fujita, fax: +81 471 23 9766

Dry mix methods for deep soil stabilisation, 13-15 October 1999, Stockholm, Sweden. Three day conference covering design, construction and site visits, with reports promised on the latest findings of the Swedish Deep Stabilisation Research Centre and the EU funded EuroSoilStab project. Contact Goran Holm, Sweden, fax: 013 20 19 13

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