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New BRE guidance on use of concrete in aggressive ground, 7 January, 7pm, University of Birmingham.

Midland Geotechnical Society meeting. Contact Jeff Mosforth, tel: 01926 813747; fax: 01926 813302;

email: jeff@geotechnical. co. uk Geosynthetic solutions to contaminated land, 8 January, 7pm, Royal Holloway College. Joint meeting of IGS (UK) and Thames Valley Regional Group of the Geological Society. Contact Murray Reid, TRL, tel: 01344 770 283.

Geotechnics of integral bridge design, 14 January, 6.30pm, Loughborough. East Midlands Geotechnical Group joint meeting with IstructE. Contact Dr Ian Jefferson, Nottingham Trent University, tel: 0115 941 8418;

email: ian. jefferson @ntu. ac. uk Ground engineering for high speed railways, 14 January, 6.15pm, Newcastle. Northern Geotechnical Group meeting. Contact Ann Bridges, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, tel: 0191 2226332.

Application of centrifuge modelling to geotechnical engineering practice, 15 January, 6.15pm, University Conference Centre, Edinburgh.

Scottish Geotechnical Group.

Contact Roger Doubal, Scott Wilson Scotland, email:

roger. doubal@swk-scotland. co. uk The Three Gorges Dam, 16 January, 5.30pm, London. British Dam Society meeting presented by Wendy Daniell and Andy Hughes.

Contact Tim Fuller, ICE, tel: 020 7655 2234; fax: 020 77991325; email:

bds@ice. org. uk; www. ice. org Infrastructure earthworks condition assessment by remote sensing, 16 January, 5.30pm, London. BGA meeting. Contact Dionne Dalgety, ICE, tel: 020 7665 2233; fax: 020 7799 1325; email: dionne. dalgety @ice. org. uk; www. geo. org. uk Earthworks and environmental issues for the River Irwell flood defences, 16 January, 6.30pm, Preston. North Western Association Geotechnical Group joint meeting with Lancashire ICE. Contact David Morrow, Allott and Lomax, tel:

0161 962 1214; fax: 0161 905 5855 email: dmorrow@allott. co. uk Tunnel work in Switzerland, 17 January, 5.30pm, ICE, London.

British Tunnelling Society meeting. Contact BTS administrator at the ICE, tel: 020 7665 2233; fax: 020 7799 1325; email: bts@ice. org. uk Glacial lake outburst floods in the Himalayas, 22 January, University of Glasgow. West of Scotland Regional Group of the Geological Society meeting. Contact John Cleland, tel: 07801 056 042; email:

jcleland@dial. pipex. com The business of contaminated land, 22 January, 7pm, Haydock Thistle Hotel. North West Regional Group of the Geological Society meeting.

Contact Katherine Liddle, tel: 0161 436 6767; fax: 0161 499 7987; email:

edge@edgeconsultants. co. uk Fourth biennial blasting technology conference, 20-23 January, Florida.

Contact Laura Lee, tel: 01 (724) 934-2900; fax: 01 (724) 934-2999;

email: geosonic@iglou. com; www.

geosonics. com Introduction to groundwater pollution, prevention and remediation, 23-25 January, Copthorne Hotel, Birmingham. Contact Katie Evans, IBC Global Conference, tel:

020 7453 2173; fax: 020 7631 3214;

email: katie. evans@informa. com Tunnelling at Ayr, 24 January, venue tbc. BTS meeting. Contact John Henderson, tel: 0141 332 1425.

Utilisation of coal mine methane, 24 January, 6pm, Neville Hall, Newcastle. North East branch of IMM joint meeting with Institute of Energy. Contact Graham Woodrow, tel: 01302 320 486; fax:

01302 380 900.

Managing performance of structures in earthquakes, 24 January, 6.15pm, Swansea. South Wales Ground Engineering Group meeting.

Contact David Naylor, University of Swansea, tel: 01792 233 755;

email: d. j. naylor@ swansea. ac. uk Floods 2001: Environment Agency experience, 28 January, 5.30pm, London.

British Dam Society meeting.

Contact Tim Fuller, ICE, tel: 020 7655 2234; fax: 020 77991325; email:

bds@ice. org. uk; www. ice. org Aggregates for road construction, 29 January, 2pm, Newbold Hall, Leamington Spa. Engineering Group of the Geological Society joint meeting with the Institution of Highways and Transportation.

Contact Adrian Collings, Arup Geotechnics, tel: 0121 2133000;

email: adrian. collings@arup. com Natural Attenuation - sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't, 29 January, 5.45pm, Leeds University. Yorkshire Geotechnical Group meeting. Contact Jim Martin, tel: 01302 793 261; email:

jim. martin@skanska. co. uk Geosynthetics - CE marking is here! ! - what does it mean for you? , 4 February, 7pm, Birmingham University. International Geosynthetics Society joint meeting with Midland Geotechnical Society.

Contact Jeff Mosforth, tel: 01926 813747; fax: 01926 813302; email:

jeff@geotechnical. co. uk Repair and management of cuttings and slips along roads in Northern Ireland, 4 February, 6.15pm, Queens University Belfast. Northern Ireland Geotechnical Group joint meeting with Local Association ICE. Contact Gordon Mackensie, tel: 028 9066 4941, fax: 028 9068 3866;

email: belfast@maccaferri. co. uk Site investigation contract conditions and terms of engagement, 6 February, 1.30pm Burlington House, London. AGS half-day meeting.

Contact Dianne Jennings, tel: 020 8658 8212; fax: 020 8663 0949; email ags@ags. org. uk; www. ags. org. uk Bautec 2002, 6-10 February, Berlin.

Contact Marc Plummer, Building Exhibitions Management, tel:

01564 784 999; fax: 01564 784 499;

email: events@coxex. co. uk Modelling soil: improving our predictions, 11 February, 6pm, University of Nottingham. East Midlands Geotechnical Group meeting.

Contact Ian Jefferson, tel: 0115 941 8418; fax: 0115 948 6450; email:

ian. jefferson@ntu. ac. uk Single piles and pile groups under lateral loading, 11-12 February, Ghent, Belgium. Workshop on analytical theory and analysis methods.

Contact Van Impe & Associates, tel and fax: +32 5383 4685; email:

ghentworkshop@ensoftinc. com;

www. ensoftinc. com/ghentworkshop

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