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

Slurry walls mixed insitu, 8 January, 7pm, University of Birmingham. Midland Geotechnical Society meeting presented by Bob Essler and Nick Gorst. Contact Jeff Mosforth, tel: 0121 633 2604; fax:0121 643 9688; email:

Millennium Link Falkirk Interchange - ground engineering, 10 January, Edinburgh. Joint meeting of Scottish Geotechnical Group and the ICE Edinburgh branch presented by Bernie Kiernan and Alan Richmond. Contact John Gannon, tel:0141 204 2511; fax:0141 226 3109.

Soil nailing design and practice, 17 January, 5pm, ICE, London. BGA meeting presented by Martin Pedley. Contact Dionne Jacobs, tel: 020 7665 2233; fax: 020 7665 1325; email:

Geotechnical aspects of the M60, 17 January, 6.30pm, UMIST.NWGG meeting.Contact David Morrow, tel:0161 962 1214; email: david.

Subsidence problems with old mines in and around Nottingham, 17 January. Northern Geotechnical Group meeting joint with Geological Society presented by Tony Waltham.Contact Barry Clarke, tel:0191 222 6419; fax:0191 222 5950; email:

ADSC Expo 2001, 17-20 January, Hyatt Hill Country Resort, San Antonio, Texas, US. Four-day exhibition and annual meeting of the International Association of Foundation Drilling, covering drilled foundation and anchored geosupport equipment and technology. Contact ADSC, tel: 001 214 343 2091; fax: 001 214 343 2384; email: adsc@adsciafd. com;

Hong Kong West Rail tunnels,18 January,5pm, ICE, London. BTS meeting presented by Jayananda and Jesudason. Contact email:; website:

BS8002 vs EC7: retaining wall debate, 22 January, 6pm, University of Nottingham. East Midlands Geotechnical Group meeting presented by Malcolm Bolton and Brian Simpson.Contact Ian Jefferson, tel:0115 941 8418; fax:0115 948 6450; email:

Audenshaw: design and construction of a new embankment, 29 January, 5.30pm, ICE, London. BDS meeting presented by Andy Hughes. Contact Kirsty Waterman, tel: 020 7655 2234; email:

Delayed collapse of cut slopes and embankments on stiff clay, 26 January, 5.30pm, University of Cardiff. South Wales Ground Engineering Group meeting joint with IHT, presented by David Potts. Contact David Naylor, tel:01792 233 755; email:

Optimum use of on-site materials, 30 January, Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa.Joint meeting of EGGS with IHT.For details contact Adrian Collings, email: adrian.

Deep tunnelling in Derby, 1 February, 5pm, Midlands Engineering Centre, Birmingham. BTS meeting joint with ICE Midlands Association, presented by Steve Feely. Contact email:; website:

Constructing the Great Pyramid and Stonehenge, 5 February, 6.15pm, Queens University, Belfast. Northern Ireland Geotechnical Group meeting presented by Dick Parry. Contact Gordon Mackensie, tel: 028 9066 4941; fax: 028 9068 3866; email:

The design and assessment of road foundations - a performance approach, 5 February, 7pm, University of Birmingham. Midland Geotechnical Society meeting presented by Paul Fleming. Contact Jeff Mosforth, tel: 0121 633 2604; fax: 0121 643 9688; email:

Ground and soil improvement, 6 February, ICE, London. Meeting to discuss the Geotechnique symposium in print, co-sponsored by the BGA.Authors will present highlights of their papers. Contact Mary Henderson, email:

Boulby Mine man shaft lining design, 7 February, 6.30pm, University of Leeds.Joint meeting of Yorkshire Geotechnical group and IMM presented by A Williams and FA Auld. Contact Alan Binns, tel: 01937 589 955; email: alan.

Forum on contaminated land and construction waste materials, 8 February 2001, 1pm, BRE, Garston, Watford. Launch of BRE Forum on contaminated land aimed at builders, planners and local authority engineers. Contact Richard Chown, tel: 01923 664716; fax: 01923 664085; email:

Geosynthetics Conference 2001, 12-14 February, Portland, Oregon, US.Conference and exhibition organised by the IFAl, the North American Geosynthetics Society and the Geosynthetic Materials Association under the auspices of the IGS.Contact Janet Schneider, tel: + 01 800 225 4324 or +01 651 222 2508; fax +01 978 945 2654; email:;

An engineering view of glacial tills,13 February, Edinburgh. Scottish Geotechnical Group meeting presented by Barry Clarke. Contact John Gannon, tel: 0141 204 2511; fax: 0141 226 3109.

Strengthening of Ladybower Dam, 14 February, 6.30pm, Bolton Institute.NWGG meeting presented by R Chalmers. Contact David Morrow, tel: 0161 962 1214; email:

Geotechnics of rail track systems, 19 February, 6pm, Loughborough University. East Midlands Geotechnical Group meeting presented by Phil Sharpe. Contact Ian Jefferson, tel: 0115 941 8418; fax: 0115 948 6450; email:

31st Cooling Prize Competition, 20 February, University of Cambridge. Annual young geotechnical engineers paper competition followed by lecture on problems in practice by David Hight. Contact Dionne Jacobs, tel: 020 7665 2233; fax: 020 7665 1325; email:

Geotechnical aspects of oil and gas storage in rock caverns, 20 February, Burlington House, London. Joint meeting of EGGS and BGA presented by Ulf Lindblom.Contact Bob Pine, email: or Ivan Hodgson, email:

Coastal change, climate and instability,20 February,5.30pm, Portsmouth University. Southern Geotechnical group meeting presented by Robin McInnes. Contact Chris Ford, tel: 01256 461 161; fax: 01703 594 986; email:

41st Rankine Lecture: Challenges of environmental geotechnics, 21 March from 4pm (not date previously advertised), Imperial College London. Annual BGA lecture by Professor Heinz Brandl, Technical University, Vienna, on geothermal engineering, foundations and tunnels, landfills and high retaining walls. Followed by Rankine Dinner. Contact Tony Bracegirdle, email:

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