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Forthcoming geotechnical events and noticeboard.

Send new entries to Paul Wheeler. UK fax: 0171-505 6790; e-mail:

Ninth International congress on rock mechanics, 25-28 August, Palais des Congres, Paris. Programme includes progress of 20th century rock mechanics and its future development. Contact the conference secretariat, tel +33 142 618106; fax +33 142 613562; e-mail:

Matexpo 99, 1-5 September, Kortrijk, Belgium. 28th international trade fair for construction, road building, general industry and civil engineering. Contact Kristel Keppens, tel: +32 56 21 08 32; fax: +32 56 25 79 82; e-mail:

Fifth meeting environmental and engineering geophysics, 6-9 September, Budapest. Fifth meeting of the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society - European section organised by the Association on Hungarian Geophysicists. Tel +36 1 209 4876; fax +36 1 466 9051; e-mail:

Engineering geology of construction in a changing environment, Engineering Group Conference (EG'99), 8-11 September, Nottingham. Contact Mike Rosenbaum, tel: 0115 848 2099; fax: 0115 948 6450; e-mail:

Tunnel construction and piling 99, 8-10 September, Olympia II, London. Three-day symposium and exhibition on design and construction of tunnels with sub theme 'Tunnelling for a better environment'. Includes one day on piling and deep foundations for tunnelling and underground works presented by FPS. Contact the Conference Office at the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, tel: 0171 580 3802.

CTRL Northdown, CTRL Ashford and Ramsgate tunnels, 9 September, 4pm, Olympia II conference centre, London. British Tunnelling Society evening meeting. Contact Grace Chen, tel: 0171 665 2233; fax: 0171 799 1325; e- mail: chen_g@

Geoenvironmental engineering conference, 13-15 September, ICE, London. Second BGS organised conference with the main theme of Ground contamination: pollutant management and remediation. Contact Cherrie Summers, tel/fax +44 1222 874421.

Tunnel construction and design, 13-17 September, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham. New course organised by BTS covering practical and theoretical aspects of soft and hard ground tunnelling. Contact Liane Otten, tel: 0171 665 2313; fax: 0171 233 1743; e-mail:

50th anniversary of the Soil Mechanics DIC/MSc, 15-17 September, Imperial College, London. Imperial College Geotechnical Group symposium celebrating the achievements of the past 50 years and reviewing state-of-the-art methods and postgraduate education. For details see research/soils/beyond2000.html

Land regeneration expo, 22-23 September, City Hall, Cardiff. Exhibition and conference on contaminated land. Tel: 0121 693 8338; fax: 0121 693 8448; e-mail:

Sardinia '99, 4-8 October, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. Seventh international waste management and landfill symposium. Conference subjects include waste characterisation, recycling, landfilling strategies and concepts, landfill design, construction and operation, special waste landfilling and remediation of old landfills. Contact EuroWaste, tel: +39 049 663960; fax: +39 049 663960; e-mail:

Baucon Asia 99, 5-8 October, Singapore Expo Centre. Fifth international trade fair for building materials and services, construction technology and machinery. Contact Messe Munchen, tel: +49 89 9 4901; fax: +49 89 9 4909; e-mail:

17th International No-Dig, 11-13 October, Hungexpo, Budapest, Hungary. Theme of the conference is Central Europe - The market for trenchless technology. Contact Christine Vortisch at Hamburg Messe und Congress, tel: +49 40 35692248; fax: +49 40 35692269.

Dry mix methods for deep soil stabilisation, 13-15 October, Stockholm, Sweden. Conference with reports on the latest findings of the Swedish Deep Stabilisation Research Centre and the EU-funded EuroSoilStab project. Contact Goran Holm, Sweden fax: + 46 13 20 19 13.

DFI 1999 annual members' conference and equipment exposition, 14-16 October 1999, Dearborn, Michigan. Topics include historical evolution of deep foundations and the relationship between design, construction and equipment utilisation. Contact Professor Richard Woods, University of Michigan, tel: +1 734 764 8495; e-mail:

British Tunnelling Society agm, 21 October, 5.30pm, ICE, London. Followed by meeting on recent advances in box jack tunnels, hosted by J Ropkins and D Allenby. Contact Grace Chen, tel: 0171 665 2233; fax: 0171 799 1325; e-mail:

Geotechnical instrumentation for field measurements, 1-4 November, Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA. Practical presentations by engineers and displays and professional presentations by major instrument manufacturers. Contact John Dunnicliff, tel: 01626 836161; fax: 01626 832919; e-mail:, or visit the website on conf&sem

Cone penetration testing, 22-23 November. Two-day course at BRE, Watford, on requirements for specifying, performing, interpreting and using CPT/CPTU data.Contact John Powell, tel: 01923 664284, e-mail:

Coming up


Site investigation and ground property characterisation

European Foundations




Piling and deep foundations

First call

UCT 2000, January 25-27 2000, Houston, USA. Underground construction technology conference and exhibition on equipment, services, technology and construction, maintenance and repair of underground pipelines. Tel: +1 281 558 6930; fax: +1 281 558 7029; e-mail:

Irish recycling & waste management 2000, 8-9 March 2000, RDS, Dublin. Exhibition on latest developments in the sector, with seminars and workshops on current topics. Contact Sarah Hooper, tel 0181 651 7113, e-mail: sarah.

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