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CL: AIRE workshop on bioremediation, 6 June, University College, London.

One-day workshop focusing on fundamentals, regulations and practical applications of windrow composting and biopiles. Tel: 020 7723 0806; email: enquiries@ claire. co. uk; www. claire. co. uk

Civils 2002, 9-13 June, NEC, Birmingham. Biennial exhibition for the civil engineering industry.

Click on www. civils. com for more details of special debates and on how to exhibit and visit.

Seminar on some recent developments and research concerning insitu testing, 11 June, 11am-4pm, University of Sheffield. Contact Charles Hird, tel: 0114 222 5073; email: c. hird@sheffield. ac. uk

Harding Lecture, 20 June, 5.30pm, ICE, London. BTS meeting presented by Colin McKenzie.

Contact D Dalgety, tel: 020 7665 2233; email: dionne. dalgety@ ice. org. uk

IGS UK National Geosynthetic symposium, 20 June, Nottingham Trent University. Contact Derek Smith (Edge Consultants), tel: 0161 436 6767; fax: 0161 499 7987; email:

derek. dm. smith@awe. co. uk

First international conference on thaumasite in cementitious materials, 20-22 June, BRE, Garston.

Conference and discussion forum.

Contact Angela Mondair, tel: 01923 664 775; fax: 01923 664 606; email: mondaira@bre. co. uk

CIRIA agm 2002, 25 June, the Royal College of Physicians, London.

This year's focus is a debate on the business case for sustainable construction. Contact tel: 020 7222 8891; fax: 020 7222 1708; email: enquiries@ciria. org. uk

Shallow geophysics field exhibition, 28 June, EIGG test site, Leicester University. Environmental and Industrial Geophysics Group of the Geological Society event.

Contact Chris Leech, tel: 01525 211 211; email: uk; or Ian Hill at: iah@le. ac. uk

International workshop on environmental geomechanics, 30 June - 5 July, Monte Verita, Switzerland. Contact Dr Lyesse Laloui, tel: + 41 21 693 23 15; fax: + 41 21 693 41 53; email: environmental. geomechanics@ epfl. ch

Starnet workshop, 3 July, Cambridge University Engineering Department. Workshop on stabilisation/ solidification binders and technologies: current practice and research needs. Contact Ramesh Perera, tel: 01223 766683; email: asrp2@eng. cam. ac. uk

5th North American Rock Mechanics Symposium (NARMS) and 17th Tunnelling Association of Canada (TAC) joint conference, 7-10 July, Toronto. Themes are geomechanics and geoengineeering for surface and underground workings with a focus on new methods of mechanised tunnelling and on ground improvement.

Contact fax: +1 416 495 8723; www. narmstac2002. com

3rd International conference on landslides, slope stability and safety of infrastructure, 10-12 July, Singapore. Contact CI-Premier, tel: + 65 733 2922; fax: + 65 235 3530; email: cipremie@signet. com. sg; www. cipremier. com

International conference on physical modelling in geotechnics, 10-12 July, New Foundland, Canada. Contact Abigail Steel, tel: +1 709 737 8584; fax: +1 709 737 4706; email: icpmg@ c-core. ca; www. c-core. ca/icpmg

4th International congress on environmental geotechnics, 11-15 August, Brazil. Contact conference secretariat, Brazil, tel: +55 21 2290 1730; fax: +55 21 2280 9545; email:

4iceg@pec. coppe. ufrj. br

Biennial meeting of teachers of geotechnical subjects, 5-6 September, Moller Centre of Churchill College, Cambridge. Delegates will discuss teaching perspectives, changes to syllabuses and research themes. Contact Malcolm Bolton, email: mdb@ eng. cam. ac. uk.

For details see www-civ. eng. cam. ac. uk/ geotech_new/MTGS2002.

International conference on vibratory pile driving and deep soil compaction, 9-10 September, Louvain-laNeuve, Belgium. Contact tel: +32 10 472112; fax: +32 10 472179;

email: transvib2002@gc. ucl. ac. be

12th European conference on earthquake engineering, 9-13 September, Barbican Centre, London. Details from Rachel Coninx, 12ECEE secretariat, fax: 020 7233 1743; email: 12ecee@ ice. org. uk;

Landslides and landslide management in North Wales: one-day seminar, 10 September, Abergele, Wales.

Contact Doug Nichol, Tel: 01978 297104; fax: 01978 297103; email: doug. nichol@wrexham. gov. uk

Probabilistics in geotechnics: technical and economic risk estimation, 15-19 September, Graz, Austria. Conference on numerical methods and risk that aims to be a discussion forum for clients, insurance firms, engineers and contractors.

See www. engfnd. org/2ar 7th international geosynthetics conference, 22-27 September, Nice, France. IGS conference on the use of geosynthetics in construction and environmental protection.

Contact tel: +33 (0)1 4518 5598; email: ips-conseil@wanadoo. fr; www.7icg-nice2002. com

Project leadership forum 2002 - profitability through project leadership, 25 September, University of Reading. Forum on key stages of project leadership during the construction cycle. Contact the forum administrator, tel: 01743 357003, email: uk; www. pcrforums. co. uk

Engineering and health in compressed air work, 25-27 September, St Catherine's College Oxford.

British Tunnelling Society Compressed Air Working Group international conference. Papers are invited on all aspects of the subject. Contact Rachel Coninx, tel: 020 7665 2314; fax: 020 7233 1743; email: rachel. coninx@ice. org. uk; www. ice. org. uk

No-Dig Live 2002, 15-17 October, Coventry. Spotlight on trenchless technology and utility pipelines.

Contact No Dig Conferences and Exhibitions, tel: 01923 778311; fax: 01923 776820; email: info@westrade. co. uk

Scotbuild 2002, 5-7 November 2002, Glasgow, Scotland. Scotland's exhibition for building construction and refurbishment. Contact Linda Pitcairn, tel: 0131 550 6530; email: linda. pitcairn@site. org. uk

International conference on protection of structures against hazards, 14 - 15 November, Singapore. Contact Conference Secretariat, tel: 065 733 2922; fax: 065 235 3530; email: cipremie@singnet. com. sg

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

Final call

Rapid excavation and tunnelling conference, 16-18 June, 2003, New Orleans, USA. Conference on developments and advances in underground construction.

Abstracts of 100 words should be submitted by 15 June to Tara Davis, RETC, c/o SME, PO Box 277002, Littleton, CO 80127-7002;

fax: +1 303 979 3461; www. retc. org

Coming up

July Geotechnics of contaminated land

August Tunnelling and underground construction Geotechnical Services File

September Geosynthetics European Foundations Autumn 2002


The date of the BGA's annual general meeting was incorrect in last month's issue. The meeting will be held on 19 June at 5.30pm at the ICE, London.

It will be followed by Quantitative risk assessment of contaminated land. Contact D Dalgety, tel: 020 7665 2233; email:

dionne. dalgety@ ice. org. uk

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