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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. For details contact Ramesh Perera, tel: 01223 766683; email:

asrp2@eng. cam. ac. uk

Contaminated land risk assessment - for local authorities, 4 July, Cambridge. Ciria workshop providing support to the Environment Agency's training workshops focusing on practical information and enabling local authorities to implement contaminated land strategies. Speakers from Halcrow Group. Also in Guildford on 4 September.

Contact Ciria, tel: 020 7222 8891; fax: 020 7222 1708; email: enquiries@ciria. org. uk; www.ciria. org. uk/conferences

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. Themes for the TAC conference include hard and soft ground tunnel design, construction, maintenance and rehabilitation with a focus on new methods of mechanised tunnelling and on ground improvement. Contact fax: +1 416 495 8723; www. narmstac2002. com

Contaminated land meets groundwater, 10 July, University of Birmingham. Joint meeting of the Hydrogeological and Environment groups of the Geological society. Pre-registration is required, contact Dr Mike Rivett, tel: 0121 414 3957; email: m. o. rivett@bham. ac. uk; www. bham. ac. uk/cert

Contaminated land training workshops - remediation techniques, 11 July, Cambridge. Ciria workshop to help construction professionals select and implement appropriate remedial options. Speakers from Halcrow Group. Also in Manchester on 16 October and London on 22 January 2003.

Contact Ciria as above.

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, Newfoundland, Canada. For details contact Abigail Steel, tel: +1 709 737 8584; fax: +1 709 737 4706; email: icpmg@c-core. ca; www. c-core. ca/icpmg 3rd international conference on landslides, slope stability and the safety of infrastructures, 11-12 July, Singapore. Contact, Conference Secretariat, Singapore, tel. (065) 7332922; fax: (065) 2353530; email: cipremie@singnet. com. sg; www. cipremier. com 7th Young geotechnical engineers' symposium, 17-19 July, University of Dundee. BGA conference on diversity in geotechnics aimed at young geotechnical professionals.

Contact tel: 01382 344352; email: m. f. bransby

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

International symposium on identification and determination of soil and rock parameters for geotechnical design, 2-3 September, Paris. Held in conjunction with NUMGE 2002.

Contact Nathalie Soude as below.

5th European conference on numerical methods in geotechnical engineering, 4-6 September, Paris. Themes include modelling materials, foundations, underground works, slope stability and earthquake engineering. Contact Nathalie Soude, tel: 00 33 1 44 582729; fax: 00 33 1 44 582706; email: soude@ mail. enpc. fr; www.lcpc. fr/ LCPC/service/congres/

Biennial meeting of teachers of geotechnical subjects, 5-6 September, Moller Centre of Churchill College, Cambridge. Delegates will, among other things, discuss teaching perspectives, changes to syllabuses, research themes and teaching materials. 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. Aimed at academics, manufacturers, contractors and consultants using vibration techniques to drive piles. Contact tel: +32 10 472112; fax: +32 10 472179; transvib2002@gc. ucl. ac. be

12th European conference on earthquake engineering, 9-13 September, Barbican Centre, London.

Further information from Rachel Coninx, 12ECEE Secretariat, email: 12ecee@ice. org. uk; fax: 020 7233 1743.

Landslides and landslide management in North Wales: one day seminar and book launch, 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.

Contact www. engfnd. org/2ar Geological and other aspects of flooding, 19 September, BGS Keyworth.

East Midlands Regional Group of the Geological Society meeting presented by Dr John Carney, BGS. Contact Martin Culshaw, email: mgc@bgs. ac. uk 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

Geodiary focus Underpinning - a premium economy service, 2 October, RIBA, London.

One-day conference organised by Ground Engineering and the Association of Specialist Underpinning Contractors, focusing on the need for underpinning specialists to reduce costs while maintaining a high level of service.

The conference will tackle a broad range of issues surrounding subsidence and underpinning. Industry experts will lead discussions on climate change, insurance, the skills shortage, health and safety, technical innovation and improving standards.

The programme will be of interest to a wide range of construction professionals, from civil engineers to property developers, house builders, land owners, local and central government authorities and construction clients. Delegate fee is £150.

For more information and bookings, contact Natalie Rubenstein, tel: 020 7505 8614; fax: 020 7505 6880; email: natalie. rubenstein@emap. com

Call for papers Geo-Support 2004, 4-7 February 2004, Orlando, Florida, US. ADSC and Geo-Institute conference on drilled support from the ground down and innovation and cooperation in the geo-industry.

Aimed at the soil and rock drilling contractors, designers and researchers. Abstracts should be submitted by 15 August 2002. See www. geo-support2004. com or contact John Turner, email:

Turner@uwyo. edu 5th International conference on case histories in geotechnical engineering, 13-17 April 2004, New York.

Organised by the University of Missouri-Rolla and the National Hazard Mitigation Institute. Onepage abstracts should be submitted by 15 November 2002 - for details see the conference website:

www. umr. edu/~eqconf/5thchconf.Contact Dr Shamsher Prakash, tel: 001 573 341 4489; fax: 001 573 341 4489; email: prakash@umr. edu IX

International symposium on landslides, 28 June - 2 July 2004, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ISSMGE TC-11 (technical committee on landslides) conference organised with the IAEG, ISRM and the ABMS on the behaviour of landslides and natural slopes.

One-page abstracts should be submitted by 1 May 2003 to Secretariat 9 ISL - Rio 2004, Programa de Engenharia Civil, Coppe-UFRJ, PO Box 68506, CEP 21.945-970, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

Tel: +55 21 562 7200; fax: +55 21 280 9545; email: 9isl@geotech. coppe. ufrj. br; www. abms. com. br

Coming up

August Tunnelling and underground construction Geotechnical Services File

September Geosynthetics European Foundations Autumn

October Site investigation, monitoring, instrumentation and laboratory testing 2002-3 Geotechnical meetings programme Forthcoming geotechnical events and noticeboard.Send new entries to Max Soudain, UK fax 020 7505 6790, email max. soudain@ construct. emap. com

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