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Rapid excavation and tunnelling , 11-13 June, San Diego, US. Conference and exhibition. Themes include difficult ground, ground improvement, innovative technologies and case studies. Contact RETC, +1 800 763 3132; fax: +1 800 973 9550; email: meetings@smenet. org; www.retc.org

BGA agm , 13 June, ICE, London. Followed by How geotechnics is seen in government, by Charles Botsford (formerly HM Treasury).Contact Dionne Jacobs, tel:020 7665 2233; fax: 0171 799 1325; email: admin@geo.org.uk

Sustainable construction and the business benefits, 13 June, CIRIA, London. A workshop to be held as part of CIRIA's AGM. Contact CIRIA, tel: 020 7222 8891; email: enquiries@ciria.org.uk; www.ciria.org.uk.

Geotechnical aspects of the A2/M2 widening, 14 June, 6pm, Archbishops Place, Maidstone, with an opportunity for a site visit at 1.30pm. ICE South Eastern Geotechnical Group meeting presented by Mark Dawson of Maunsell.Contact Ian Payne, tel:01622 605867; email: ian. payne@babtie.com.

Contaminated land risk assessment - good practice, 14 June, Cardiff. Workshop to help construction professionals improve their knowledge and practice for contaminated land risk assessment. Also being held in Darlington on 13 August.Contact CIRIA, tel:020 7222 8891; email: enquiries@ciria.org.uk; www.ciria.org.uk.

First world conference on urban road tunnels , 14-15 June, Palais des Congres, Paris. Organised by the International Road Federation, part of the IRF World Road Congress being held from 11-15 June. Contact tel: 33 (0)1 4464 1515; fax: 33 (0)1 4464 1516; email: colloquium@colloquium. fr

Landslides - causes, impacts and countermeasures , 17-21 June, Davos, Switzerland. Conference will focus on geology, climate, dynamic effects, hazard and risk analysis.More information and a registration form can be found at: www. engfnd. org/engfnd/1av. html The Caves of Nottingham, 18 June. East Midlands Geotechnical Group site visit organised by Tony Waltham. Contact Ian Jefferson, tel: 0115 941 8418; fax: 0115 948 6450; email: ian.jefferson@ntu.ac.uk

Building homes on previously developed land: good practice, 19 June, CIRIA, London.Seminar examining industry performance in redeveloping brownfield housing sites under the new contaminated land regime. Also at Edinburgh on 26 June. Contact CIRIA, tel: 020 7222 8891; email: enquiries@ciria.org.uk; www.ciria.org.uk.

Numerical analysis in geotechnical engineering , 19-22 June 2001, Imperial College, London. Professional development course to give insight into finite element methods. Contact Ulrika Wernmark, tel: 020 7594 6886; fax: 020 7594 6883; email: u.wernmark@ic.ac.uk; www.ad.ic.ac.uk/cpd/ geotech.htm

Taiwan high-speed rail link , 21 June, 5.30pm, ICE, London. British Tunnelling Society evening meeting presented by Peter Humphreys. Contact Dionne Jacobs, tel: 020 7665 2233; fax: 020 7799 1325; email: bts@ice.org.uk

Cone penetration in Geotechnical Practice, 21 June, University College Dublin. Organised by the Geotechnical Society of Ireland. Contact Mike Long, tel: +3531 7067333; fax: +3531 7067399; email Mike.Long@ucd.ie.

Hillhead 2001 , 26-28 June, Hillhead Quarry, Buxton. International quarrying and recycling exhibition. Contact tel: 0115 941 1315; fax: 0115 948 4035; email: hillhead@qmj.co.uk; www.hillhead2001.com BCA annual conference, 27 June, ICE, London.

British Cement Association conference on building for a sustainable future, chaired by Max Fordham. Contact Carmen Shead, BCA, tel:01344 725 723; fax:01344 727 204; email: cshead@bca.org.uk

DC Rocks 2001 - rock mechanics in the national interest, 7-10 July, Washington DC, USA. 38th US rock mechanics symposium organised by the American Rock Mechanics Association. Contact: John Tinucci, tel: + 952 937 5879; fax: + 952 949 4364; email: jtinucci@pantechnica.com; www.armarocks.org

New paradigms for the prediction of subsurface conditions, 7-12 July, Spa, Belgium. Euro conference on characterisation of the shallow subsurface: implications for urban infrastructure and environ- mental assessment.Contact tel: +33 388 76 7135; fax: +33 388 36 6987; email: euresco@esf.org; www.esf.org/euresco

The Heathrow constructed wetlands project: a site visit, 10 July, Feltham. Examining potential problems associated with contaminated surface water run off and the system mitigating environmental impact using innovative and sustainable techniques. Contact CIRIA, tel: 020 7222 8891; email: enquiries@ciria.org.uk; www.ciria.org.uk.

Management of financial risk for contaminated land, 11 July, London.Workshop for construction professionals to improve their knowledge and practice. Contact CIRIA, tel: 020 7222 8891; email: enquiries@ciria.org.uk; www.ciria.org.uk. Also in Edinburgh on 4 September.

The response of buildings to excavation-induced ground movements, 17-18 July, Imperial College, London. CIRIA conference on tunnelling in urban environ ments. Contact CIRIA, tel: 020 7222 8891; email: enquiries@ciria. org. uk; www.ciria.org.uk

15th ISSMGE, 27-31 August, Istanbul, Turkey. Conference and exhibition organised by the Turkish National Committee for the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Contact Dionne Jacobs, tel: 020 7665 2233; fax: 0171 799 1325; email: admin@geo.org.uk; www.itu.edu.tr/2001

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