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Forthcoming geotechnical events and noticeboard.

M40 DBFO Reinforced soil design, 3 April, 7pm, 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 Dionne Jacobs, tel: 020 78399829; fax: 020 77991325; 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. 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

North Western Association Geotechnical Group AGM, 11 April, 6.30pm, UMIST, Manchester.AGM will include the result of the group's poster competition and will be followed by 'Vegetable fibre geotextile for soil reinforcement', presented by Professor A Sarsby, Bolton Institute of higher education. Contact Alison Rudram, tel: 0161 9621214; fax: 0161 9055855; email: allot@allot.co.uk

Unwin memorial lecture - Managing geotechnical risk, 11 April, 6pm, ICE London. Evening meeting followed by a Civils Dining Society dinner at 8pm. Contact Council Office, tel: 0207 665 2077/2013 Case studies: the use of geosynthetics in civil engineering for reinforcement, drainage, erosion protection and filtration, 11 April, Gateshead Civic Centre. Joint meeting of the Northern Geotechnical Group and IGS presented by PJ Whyley of Edge Consultants and Alan Bamforth of ABG. Contact Barry Clarke, tel: 0191 222 6419; fax: 0191 222 5950; email: b.g.clarke@ncl.ac.uk

Symposium on waste, 12 April, Swansea. South Wales Ground Engineering Group meeting. Contact Sean McEioin at Hyder, tel: 01222 704 321; fax: 01222 709 793 Managing geotechnical risk, 12 April, 2-5pm, Portsmouth University. Contact Chris Ford, tel: 01256 461 161; fax: 01256 460 582; email: chris.ford@swkeurope.com

UK nuclear waste: finding a way forward, 12 April, ICE, London. British Nuclear Energy Society conference. Contact tel: 0207 222 2315; email: frye_s@ice.org.uk

Geoenvironmental GIS, 12 April, 6.45pm, Sheffield University. Yorkshire regional group of the Geological Society meeting presented by Steve Black of CL Associates. Contact Steve Black, tel: 01302 726 730; email: smaxblack@aol.com

Introduction to tunnelling, 12 April, Woodland Grange, Leamington Spa. One day course organised by ICE. Contact D Lewis, tel: 0207 222 2457; email: lewis_d@ice. org. uk Tunnelling - current applications, 13 April, Woodland Grange, Leamington Spa. One day course organised by ICE. Contact D Lewis, tel: 0207 222 2457; email: lewis_d@ice.org.uk

Recent tunnelling experiences in Scotland, 13 April, 5.30pm, ICE, London. British Tunnelling Society meeting presented by David Donaldson of Donaldson Associates. Contact BTS secretary tel: 020 7665 2219; fax: 020 7799 1325; email: bts@ice. org. uk Engineering Group of the Geological Society field weekend, 15-16 April, Scarborough. Annual field meeting led by George Reeves of Newcastle University featuring solution cavity gas storage, deep mining and coastal protection and stabilisation schemes, including Holbeck Hall. Contact David Giles, University of Portsmouth, tel: 01705 842248; email: dave.giles@port.ac.uk

Pyramid power and the secrets of Stonehenge, 17 April, 6.30pm, University of Nottingham. East Midlands Geotechnical Group meeting presented by Dick Parry. Contact Glen McDowell, tel: 0115 951 4603; fax: 0115 948 6450.

Managing geotechnical risk, 17 April, 7pm, Haworth Building, the University of Birmingham. Midland Geotechnical Society meeting presented by Chris Clayton of the University of Southampton. Contact Jeff Mosforth, tel: 0121 633 2604; fax: 0121 643 9688; email: jmosforth@wsatkins.co.uk

Geoscience 2000, 17-20 April, University of Manchester. Third biennial conference hosted by the Geological Society, the Mineral- ogical Society, the Palaeonto- logical Association and the British Geophysical Association. The Engineering Group of the Geological Society will present three sessions on 19 April relating to hazards and risk management, the geoscientist as expert witness and a report on the findings of the working part on clay materials used in construction. Details can be found at: www.geolsoc.org.uk. Contact Maxine Winter at the Geological Society, tel: 020 7434 9944; fax: 020 7494 0579; email: geo2000@geolsoc.org.uk

The cost of earthquakes, 26 April, 5.30pm, ICE, London. SECED AGM followed by a seminar presented by R Bilham and A Coburn.Contact P Arundel, tel: 0207 222 2236; email: arundel_p @ice. org. uk CTRL - Geotechnics of the alignment, 27 April, Archbishop's Palace, Maidstone.South East association Geotechnical Group meeting. Contact Martin Qualters, tel: 020 8650 2224; fax: 020 8650 5417; email: mhq@qconsult.freeserve.co.uk

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