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Forthcoming geotechnical events and noticeboard.

EC7 - a practitioner's update, 6 March, 6.45pm, Haworth Building, University of Birmingham.

Midland Geotechnical Society meeting presented by Brian Simpson of Ove Arup and Richard Driscoll of BRE.Contact Jeff Mosforth, tel: 0121 633 2604; fax: 0121 643 9688; email: jmosforth @wsatkins. co. uk

Geotechnical developments in Britain before 1949, 8 March, 5.30pm, ICE, London. Joint meeting of BGS and ICE Ground Board presented by Arthur Penman. Contact the BGS/GB administrator, tel: 020 7665 2233; fax: 020 7799 1325; email: admin@geo. org. uk

Irish recycling & waste management 2000, 8-9 March, RDS, Dublin. Exhibition on latest developments in the sector, with seminars and workshops on current topics. Contact Sarah Hooper, tel: 020 8651 7113, email: sarah. hooper@fav-house. com

Channel Tunnel Rail Link - the changing role of the professional firm in major projects, 9 March, 12.30-2.30pm, 29 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London.Ove Arup & Partners senior economist Mark Bostock examines the changing role of the consultant in light of the firm's involvement in the Channel Tunnel Rail Link project.

Contact Quintin Fox, tel: 020 7396 5901; email: q. fox@acca. org. uk

Landfills, 9 March, Town Hall, Tunbridge Wells. South East Association Geotechnical Group meeting.Contact Martin Qualters, tel: 020 8650 2224; fax: 020 8650 5417; email: mhq@qconsult. freeserve. co. uk

East Midlands Geotechnical Group AGM, 13 March, 6.30pm, University of Nottingham. Annual General Meeting followed by Improving confidence in pile design presented by Fiona Chow of GCG.Contact Glen McDowell, tel: 0115 951 4603; fax: 0115 948 6450.

Education of engineering geologists, the future? 14 March, 2pm, University of Newcastle. Joint meeting of the Engineering Group of the Geological Society and the ICE North East Regional Group, presented by George Reeves of University of Newcastle. Contact George Reeves, tel: 0191 222 7121; email: george. reeves@ncl. ac. uk

Holbeck Hall landslide, 14 March, 6.15pm, Royal Society, Edinburgh. Scottish Geotechnical Group meeting presented by Peter Chamley of Ove Arup. Contact Roger Doubal, tel: 0141 332 2258; fax: 0141 333 9360.

Managing geotechnical risk, 15 March, 2pm, John Moores University, Liverpool. Joint meeting of North Western Association Geotechnical Group and the Merseyside Branch. Contact Alison Rudram, tel: 0161 962 1214; 0161 905 5855; email: allot@allot. co. uk

Controlling landslips, 15 March, 6.45pm, University of Leeds.Yorkshire regional group of the Geological Society meeting presented by Howard Siddall and Dean Maddison of Halcrow.Contact Peter Lloyd, tel: 01924 232 612

Rankine Lecture - non linear soil stiffness in routine design, 15 March, 5.30pm, Imperial College, London. 40th annual Rankine lecture presented by John Atkinson of City University. Contact the BGS/ GB administrator, tel: 020 7665 2233; fax: 020 7799 1325; email: admin@geo. org. uk

Jubilee Line - London Bridge and Waterloo Stations, 16 March, 5.30pm, ICE, London.

British Tunnelling Society meeting presented by J Wallis, S Parker, D Sharrock and P South. Contact BTS secretary tel: 020 7665 2219; fax: 020 7799 1325; email: schoer_b@ice. org. uk 9th

Braunschweig landfill seminar, 16-17 March, Braunschweig, Germany. Conference theme is 'Horizontal and vertical sealing systems' and will focus on latest research and case studies of 'live' projects. Contact Institut f, r Grundbau und Bodenmechanik, Braunschweig, tel: +49 531 391 2730; fax: +49 531 391 4574

Piling in the Bracklesham Beds, a case study,21 March, 6pm, Southampton. Southern Geotechnical Group meeting presented by Viv Troughton of Stent and Ken Foulds of Sir Robert McAlpine. Contact Chris Ford, tel: 01256 461 161; fax: 01256 460 582; email: chris. ford@swkeurope. com

Recent tunnelling projects in South Wales, 22 March, Cardiff. Joint meeting of the South Wales Ground Engineering Group and BTS presented by R Coulton and B Roberts of Hyder. Contact Sean McEioin at Hyder, tel: 01222 704 321; fax: 01222 709 793

Lesser known early dam failures in Britain, 27 March, 5.30pm, ICE, London. British Dam Society meeting presented by Frank Law.

Contact tel: 020 7665 2239; email: lynch_s@ice. org. uk

ISRM Eurock 2000, 27-30 March, Aachen, German. 14th national symposium for rock mechanics and tunnelling organised by the DGGT and ISRM. Themes include fundamentals of rock mechanics, underground construction and storage and preservation of natural stone monuments. Contact DGGT, tel: +49 2 01 78 2723; fax: +49 2 01 78 2743

Southern Geotechnical Group undergraduate poster competition, 28 March, 6pm, Portsmouth. Contact Chris Ford, tel: 01256 461 161; fax: 01256 460 582; email: chris. ford@ swkeurope. com

Managing geotechnical risk, 29 March, 2-5pm.

Yorkshire Geotechnical Group afternoon seminar presented by Neil Trenter of Halcrow and other speakers tba. Contact Alan Binns, AIG Consultants, tel: 01423 865 655; fax: 01423 865 653; email: alan. binns@AIG. com

Recent destructive earthquakes, 29 March, 5.30pm, ICE, London. Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics meeting. Contact P Arundel, tel: 0207 222 2236; email: arundel_p @ice. org. uk M40 DBFO

Reinforced soil design, 3 April, 7.00pm, Haworth Building, the University of Birmingham. Midland Geotechnical Society meeting presented by John Baple of Hyder Consulting.Contact Jeff Mosforth, tel: 0121 633 2604; fax: 0121 643 9688; email: jmosforth@ wsatkins. co. uk

Management of geotechnical assets for transportation, 5 April, 5.30pm, ICE, London.

Joint meeting of BGS and ICE Ground Board presented by Keith Madelin of the University of Birmingham, Andrew Pitchford of CIRIA and John Perry of Mott MacDonald. Contact the BGS/GB administrator, tel: 020 7665 2233; fax:

020 7799 1325; email: admin@geo. org. uk Update on Pisa, 5 April, Cardiff. South Wales Ground Engineering Group meeting joint with ISE presented by Professor John Burland of Imperial College, London. Contact Sean McEioin at Hyder, tel: 01222 704 321; fax: 01222 709 793 Liability for contaminated land, 6 April, BRE, Watford. One day course organised by the ICE.

Contact D Lewis, tel: 0207 222 2457; email: lewis_d@ice. org. uk

Geodiary focus

Education of engineering geologists: the future?

28 March, 2pm, Burlington House, London.

Organised by the Engineering Group of the Geological Society, this discussion forum will examine the impact of recent funding changes for MSc courses in geotechnical engineering and other ground-related subjects that will see departments bidding for 'training packages'. As a result of the latest EPSRC funding review, Durham University's engineering geology course has lost its funding. NERC is about to enter its review period.

The meeting will allow course providers, employers of MSc graduates, students and member bodies of Ground Forum to discuss how best to contribute to securing the future of courses.A buffet supper (cost £10) after the meeting will give time for informal debate.

A working group is expected to be set up as a result of the meeting, to progress the matter within the Geological Society, Ground Forum, Construction Industry Council and elsewhere, including Government.

Ground Forum is committed to secure the long term future of MSc courses, by lobbying grant bodies before and during award review and by monitoring consequences of any changes. It also intends to promote debate within the community and review the suitability of current industrial support for courses.

Those wishing to make a short (up to 10 minute) presentation should contact George Reeves by 15 March at the Geotechnical Engineering Group at Newcastle University, tel: 0191 222 6888/7121; email: george. reeves@ncl. ac. uk

Coming up

April

Ground investigation, laboratory testing, instrumentation and monitoring

May

GroundEx at Civils 2000 European Foundations Postgraduate courses in geotechnics June Geotechnics of railways Geotechnical Services File

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