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Forthcoming geotechnical events and noticeboard.

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

Geoenvironmental engineering conference, 13-15 September, ICE, London. 2nd 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: otten_l@ice.

50th anniversary of the Soil Mechanics DIC/MSc, 15-17 September, Imperial College, London. Three day Imperial College Geotechnical group symposium celebrating the achievements of the past 50 years and reviewing state of the art analytical methods, laboratory and field techniques and postgraduate education. Keynote addresses and specialist briefings will be given as well as debates on three intentionally contro- versial propositions. Speculation on the future of geotechnics and on the practical impact of reseach will also be debated. Further information at: www. beyond2000.html

Engineering geophysics, 22 Septemeber, 5.30pm, ICE, London. Joint BGS and Ground Board meeting presented by A Pitchford, M Matthews and John Reynolds. Contact Grace Chen, tel: 0171 665 2233; fax: 0171 799 1325; email:

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

Advanced geotechnical analysis using the finite element program SAGE CRISP, 20-22 September, Bailbrook Civil Aviation College, Bath. Three day course organised by the CRISP Consortium on finite element analysis, geotechnical analysis, advanced modelling and use of the CRISP software. Contact Roger Chandler, tel: 01527 68888; email: roger.

12th CRISP users group meeting, 23 September, Chilworth Conference Centre, Southampton. Workshop for users of the CRISP software, with new developments and an opportunity to share experiences with other users. Contact David Richards, University of Southampton, tel 01703 592848; fax 01703 594986; email dir@soton.

Grounds for Remediation? Remediation of contaminated land, 28 September, ICE, London. One day seminar organised by the British Nuclear Energy Society, BGS, BNIF and INE concentrating on radioactive contamination but touching on other forms of contamination, introduced by A Davies. Contact tel: 0171 665 2241; email:

Space-based monitoring and warning of natural disasters, 28 September, 2pm, ICE, London. The Michael Leonard Safety Lecture organised by the Hazards Forum presented by Professor R Holdaway. Contact tel: 0171 665 2158; email:

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