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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.

Conference on characterisation of shallow subsurface:

implications for urban infrastructure and environmental assessment.Tel: +33 388 76 7135; fax: +33 388 36 6987;

email: euresco@ esf. org; www. esf. org/euresco

Heathrow constructed wetlands project site visit , 10 July, Feltham. Examining 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 and 4 September, Edinburgh. 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.

Response of buildings to excavationinduced ground movements , 17-18 July, Imperial College, London.Conference organised by CIRIA on tunnelling in urban environments. Contact CIRIA, tel: 020 7222 8891; email: enquiries@ ciria. org. uk;

www. ciria. org. uk See preview page 30

Seismic strengthening for non-engineered structures , 18 July, ICE, London.Contact Liz Marwood, tel: 020 7665 2238; email: liz. marwood@ice. org. uk

15th ISSMGE, 27-31 August, Istanbul, Turkey. Conference and exhibition organised by 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; website: www. itu. edu. tr/2001

EEGS annual meeting , 2-6 September, Birmingham.The European section of the Engineering and Environmental Geophysical Society's annual meeting will cover applications of shallow geophysics to various geotechnical subjects. Prospective authors should contact helen. wilson@ geolsoc. org. uk or michael. stephens@geolsoc. org. uk

19th International no-dig conference and exhibition , 10-13 September, Prague, Czech Republic. International Society for Trenchless Technology.Contact Conference Secretariat, Guarant/No-Dig, Opletalova 22, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic; tel: +4202-84 001 444; fax: +420-2-84-001448; email: nodig2001@guarant. cz

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and ICE joint event ,18 September, London. First in a series of sessions covering all areas of EPSRC's research.Contact Andrew Crudgington, tel: 020 7665 2219; email: crudgington @ ice. org. uk

Underground construction 2001 , 18-20 September, ExCel, London. International symposium and exhibition on tunnelling, pipe jacking, microtunnelling, piling and deep foundations, supported by IMM, BTS, FPS, Pipe Jacking Association and Ground Forum. Contact organisers Brintex, tel: 020 7973 6401; fax: 020 7233 5054.

Fourth international trade fair for construction equipment , 18-22 September, Sao Paulo, Brazil. South America's main construction and mining equipment exhibition and trade fair. Tel: (5511) 7295 1229; email: amfp@alcantara. com. br

Environmental risk assessment and remediation of brownfield sites ,26 September, University of Wolverhampton. One-day symposium and exhibition organised by the Geological Society Environment Group. Contact Clive Roberts, tel: 01902 322 139; fax: 01902 322 680; email: c. l. roberts@wlv. ac. uk

DFI annual members' conference , 4-6 October, St Louis, USA.Topics include historical evolution of deep foundations, relationship between design, construction and equipment use, quality control, quality assurance and non-destructive testing and case studies. Contact DFI headquarters, 120 Charlotte Place, Third Floor, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632; tel: +1 201 567 4232; fax: +1 201 567 4436; email: dfihq@dfi. org

International symposium on earth reinforcement (IS Kyushu 2001) , 14-16 November, Fukuoka, Japan. Conference organised by Japanese Geotechnical Society, ISSMGE TC-9 and IGS on embankments, wall structures, foundations and slopes and excavations, focusing on testing, design and monitoring.Contact Prof Hidetoshi Ochiai, tel & fax: +81 92 642 3285; email: iskyushu@civil. kyushu-u. ac. jp

Intertunnel 2001 , 5-7 December, Basle, Switzerland. Conference and exhibition on all aspects of underground excavation, tunnel design, construction and operation.Contact Olivia Griscelli, Mack-Brooks Exhibitions, tel: 01707 278 200; fax: 01707 278 201; email: info@intertunnel2001. com

Third international conference on soft soil engineering , 6-8 December, Hong Kong.

Conference and exhibition organised by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the University of Hong Kong.

Contact the Hong Kong Institution of Civil Engineers, tel: +852 2895 4446; fax: 852 2577 7791; email: conf@hkie. org. hk. For exhibition details visit www. cse. polyu. edu. hk/sse3 14th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference - Geotechnical engineering meeting society's needs , 10-14 December, Hong Kong. Conference organised by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. Themes include managing risk, environmental geotechnics, scientific innovations and slope engineering. Contact May Ho, www. conf@hkie. org. uk; fax: +852 2577 7791; or visit www.14seagc. org


Adrian Marsh has become chairman and Fergus Collie managing director of geotechnical consultant STATS, following the retirement of founder John Glanville.

Site investigation contractor Andrews Surveys has appointed Adrian Pearce as geotechnical manager in its Great Yarmouth office.He will be responsible for CPT and vibrocorer projects.

Sarah Stroud has joined Card Geotechnics as engineer at its Aldershot headquarters. Her responsibilities include managing site investigations and geotechnical direction for Card Geotechnics' contract for the National Grid.

Fitzpatrick has opened a regional office in High Wycombe, Bucks. It will house more than 20 staff, headed by regional directors Richard Topliss (building) and Alistair Thompson (civil engineering).

Stan Mimms has joined Pennine Vibropiling as area sales manager for the North of England and Scotland.

Skanska Cementation Foundations has appointed Howard Stones as commercial director for the UK, Australia, South Africa, and Canada.

Keith Tipping has been appointed managing director of JCB heavy products, with overall responsibility for the excavator, wheeled loading shovel and articulated dump truck business.

Weeks Pavements, a division of Weeks Consulting, has appointed Peter Tindall as principal engineer for highways and pavement engineering.

Phil Chatfield of the Environment Agency has won the CIRIA Award 2001 for his contribution to sharing knowledge and building best practice.

Call for papers

Fourth international conference on ground improvement techniques , 26-28 March 2002, Malaysia.Abstracts of one A4 side should be submitted by 26 September 2001 to Cl-Premier Pte,150 Orchard Road 7-14, Orchard Plaza, Singapore 238841; tel:

(065) 7332922; fax: (065) 2353530; email: cipremie@singnet. com. sg; www. cipremier. com

Third international conference on landslides, slope stability, and the safety of infrastructures , 10-12 July 2002, Singapore.Abstracts of one A4 side should be submitted by 15 December 2001 to Cl-Premier Pte, 150 Orchard Road 7-14, Orchard Plaza, Singapore 238841; tel: (065) 7332922; fax: (065) 2353530; email: cipremie@singnet. com. sg;

www. cipremier. com

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