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Geodiary focus


Sustainability in geotechnics, 21 April, Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield. Yorkshire Association Geotechnical Group one day seminar. There are eight presentations from leading industry and academic figures.

Cost is £50 including lunch and is CPD accredited. Contact Jim Martin, tel: 01302 793261; email Jim.Martin@ skanska. co. uk

Student papers competition, 9 March, Nottingham Trent University.

Joint meeting between East Midlands Geotechnical Group meeting and the International Geosynthetics Society (UK).

Contact Neil Dixon, tel: 01509 228 542; email n. dixon@lboro. ac. uk

Instrumentation, 10 March, Dublin.

One day Geotechnical Society of Ireland seminar. Contact Catherine O'Sullivan, +353-1-716 7276; catherine. osullivan@ ucd. ie

Dams, infrastructure and the social obligations of civil engineers, 11 March, Midland Engineering Centre, Birmingham. British Dam Society meeting presented by Rod Bridle. Contact Gavin Bowyer, tel: 0207 655 2233, email bds@ice. or visit www. britishdams. org.

Avenue coking works and AGM, 15 March, Loughborough University.

East Midlands Geotechnical Group meeting. Contact Dr A ElHamalawi, tel 01508 223206; email:a. el-hamalawi @lboro. ac. uk

Statnamic pile testing, 16 March, Newcastle upon Tyne. Northern Geotechnical Group meeting presented by Peter Middendorp from Profound. Contact Dick Forth, tel 0191 222 7099; email r. a. forth@ncl. ac. uk

Geothermal piling, 16 March, Leeds University. Yorkshire Geotechnical Group meeting presented by Tony Suckling. Contact Jim Martin, tel: 01302 793261; email Jim.Martin@skanska. co. uk

The war on subsidence,18 March, Cabinet War Rooms Westminster, London. One day conference on subsidence repair organised by GE and Asuc plus. For further information and to book online visit: www. uk; tel: 020 7505 6608; email:ge. conference@emap. com

A Swiss tunnelling experience, 18 March, ICE London. Meeting discussing construction of the £210M Steg/Raron section of the Lotschberg Tunnel through the Swiss Alps. Contact Gavin Bowyer, tel: 020 7665 2233; email gavin. bowyer@ice. org. uk Pakistan dams and AGM, 22 March, ICE London. British Dam Society meeting. Contact Gavin Bowyer, tel: 0207 655 2233; email bds@ice. org. uk or see www. britishdams. org.

Contaminated land classification update - ICRCL RIP, 22 March, Liverpool Moat House Hotel. Joint meeting between North West Geotechnical Group and ICE Merseyside Branch. Contact Steve Jones, tel: 0161 911 4337; email: env.highways. uk

Engineering geology of classic formation made ground and nonengineered fills, 22 March, Birmingham University. Joint meeting Ciria/Midlands Geotechnical Society. Contact Andrew Pitchford, tel: 0207 654 9042; email: andrew. pitchford@ciria. org

Landslide forces on structures, 25 March, Cardiff. Wales Ground Engineering Group meeting presented by Professor Heinz Brandl. Contact David Naylor, tel:01792 233 755; email: d. j.Naylor@ swansea. ac. uk

UKSTT annual dinner and award ceremony, 26 March, Imperial Hotel, Blackpool. Contact Peter Madigan, tel: 020 7665 2235; email:

Peter.Madigan@ice. org. uk

AW Skempton memorial conference, 2931 March, The Royal Geographical Society, London. A conference to celebrate Professor Sir Alec Skempton's contribution to geotechnical engineering (see p44 this month for preview). The aim is to review and discuss the most recent advances in the topics of most interest to him. tel: 020 7665 2314; fax: 020 7233 1743; email: penny. ryan@ice. org. uk; www. skemptonconference. com

Aspects of geotechnical engineering at Sprucefield, 29 March, Queen's University Belfast. Northern Ireland Geotechnical Group meeting. Contact James McNeill, tel: 028 9066 8827; email:keller3@netcomuk. co. uk

Rankine Lecture, 31 March, Imperial College London. Professor Nicholas N Ambraseys' lecture 'Engineering seismology and soil mechanics' describes how field observation and theoretical considerations helped to formulate and provide simple solutions to basic engineering seismology problems. These include long term seismicity, the assessment of design ground motions, permanent displacements and landslides, thus establishing an important link between earth sciences and engineering. Contact Gavin Bowyer, tel: 020 7665 2233; email gavin. bowyer@ice. org. uk

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