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Forthcoming geotechnical events and noticeboard. Send new entries to Max Soudain, UK fax 020 7505 6790, email

ET 2000, 6-8 June, NEC, Birmingham. Conference and exhibition on environmental technology: technology, water and waste. Contact Richard Miller, tel: 020 8910 7940; e-mail:

BGS agm, 7 June, 5. 30pm, ICE, London. Meeting followed by 'Lessons learnt from construction litigation - an expert's view' introduced by Hugh St John, GCG. Contact Dionne Jacobs, tel: 020 7665 2233; fax: 020 7799 1325; e-mail:

Piling design and construction, 7 June, BCA Training, Crowthorne. One-day course organised by the ICE. Contact D Lewis, tel: 0207 222 2457; e-mail:

Grouting, soil improvement and geosystems including reinforcement, 7-9 June, Helsinki. Fourth international conference on ground improvement geosystems. Organised by the Finnish Geotechnical Society in co-operation with TC-17 of ISSMGE. Contact Hans Rathmayer, tel: +3589 4561; fax +3589 463 251, e-mail: Hans. Rathmayer@vtt. fi

First international conference on geotechnical engineering education and training, 12-14 June, Sinaia, Romania. Contact Professor Iacint Manoliu, tel: +40 1 2421161; fax: +40 1 2420866; e-mail: manoliu@ hidro. utcb. ro

Earth retaining structures designing code BS 8002:1994, 13 June, CIOB, Ascot. One-day course organised by the ICE. Contact D Lewis, tel: 020 7222 2457; e-mail:

Dams 2000,14-17 June, University of Bath. 11th British Dam Society conference focusing on future management of dams. Themes include managing liabilities, deterioration of materials in dams, developments in monitoring, safety issues and environmental implications of reservoirs. Tel: 020 7665 2239; e-mail:

Our century of tunnelling and where we will go, 15 June, ICE, London. British Tunnelling Society Sir Harold Harding memorial lecture presented by JRJ King. Contact BTS secretary, tel: 020 7665 2219; fax: 020 7799 1325; email:

Design and specification of geosynthetics, 15 June, CIOB, Ascot. One-day course organised by the ICE. Contact D Lewis, tel: 020 7222 2457; e-mail:

Surface Transport 2000, 21-22 June, Transport Research Laboratory, Crowthorne, Berkshire. TRL conference and exhibition supported by the Highways Agency, covering issues from intelligent transport systems to safety and environmental issues featuring interactive events including skid pan testing and 4x4 offroad driving. For details tel: 020 7973 4675; website:

Eighth international symposium on landslides, 26-30 June, Cardiff School of Engineering, Wales. Topics include landslide types and mechanisms, groundwater and South Wales landslides. Contact tel/fax: 01222 874421.

Stormwater management conference - issues and solutions, 27 June, Belfry Hotel, Oxford. One-day conference organised by Hydro. Guest speakers include academics working in the field of stormwater and pollution control and representatives from the Environment Agency and CIRIA. Contact Lucy Bridle, tel: 01625 434343; fax: 01625 434335.

Millennium Link Conference: the rehabilitation of the Forth, Clyde and Union Canal, 30 June, EICC, Edinburgh. Contact tel: 020 7222 2315; email:

Towards sustainable construction - building a better way of life, 10 July, Queen Elizabeth II conference centre, London. One-day conference on sustainability organised by the Construction Confederation and CIRIA, focusing on the effects on business and the environment and on government strategy. Contact tel: 020 8334 6515; fax: 020 8332 7690; e-mail: ceri.

ICE agm, 18 July, 5. 30pm, ICE London (e-mail: Followed by Smeaton lecture on Forth Clyde Canal, by PA Paxton, G Fleming and J Stirling. Contact Mike Chrimes, e-mail:

Pacific Rocks 2000: Rock around the Rim, 30 July- 2 August, Seattle, US. Fourth North American rock mechanics symposium organised by the American Rock Mechanics Association, the Canadian Rock Mechanics Association and Sociedad Mexicana de Mecanica de Rocas. Details on the ARMA website: Computer methods and software, 9 August, Sydney. Australian Geomechanics Society mini-symposium covering various aspects of software, including application, advances and comparative assessments. Contact John Carter, tel: +02 9351 2299 or Paul Hewitt, tel: +02 9439 3611; e-mail:

Geoanalysis 2000, 30 August1 September, Pont a Mousson, France. Fourth international conference on the analysis of geological and environmental materials organised by Centre de Recherches Petrographiques et Geochimiques. Contact Jean Carignan or Patricia Maruejol, tel: +33 383594217; fax: +33 383511798; website: //crpg. crnsnancy. fr/NEWS/ geoanalysis-2000/

Stresswave 2000, 11-13 September, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sixth international conference on the application of stresswave theory to piles. Organised by the Brazilian Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Contact Jorge Beim, e-mail:

No-Dig Live 2000, 19-21 September, Doncaster Exhibition & Conference Centre. Trenchless technology exhibition with live demonstrations of equipment, seminars and workshops sponsored by the UK Society for Trenchless Technology. Contact tel: 01923 778311; fax 01923 776820, e-mail:

Ohio River Valley Soil Seminar XXXI, Geotechnical instrumentation - latest equipment and data management, October 2000, Lexington, Kentucky, US. Sponsored by ASCE Kentucky and Cincinnati Geotechnical Groups, themes will include GPS, monitoring, groundwater, settlement, slope stability, deep foundations and retaining structures. Contact e-mail:; fax: 001 606 255 0940.

Waste 2000,2-4 October, Stratford-upon-Avon. Three-day conference supported by the Environment Agency covering waste management, treatment, alternatives to landfilling, landfill engineering and remediation. Debate in the latest legislation and technical research will be actively encouraged. Contact tel: 01203 412170; e-mail: Geofluid 2000, 4-7 October, Piacenza, Italy. International exhibition of technology and equipment for prospecting, extracting and conveying underground fluids. Contact Piacenza Fiere, Via Emilia Parmense, 17-29100 Piacenza, Italy, tel: +39 0523 593920; fax: +39 0523 612383; website:

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