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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 with NUMGE 2002. Contact Nathalie Soude as below.

5th European conference on numerical methods in geotechnical engineering, 4-6 September, Paris. NUMGE 2002 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 discuss teaching perspectives, changes to syllabuses, research themes and teaching materials.

Contact Malcolm Bolton, email: mdb@eng. cam. ac. uk.

Details and booking sheets can be found on 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.

Details: 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. Contact www.

DNAPL risk, remediation and research, 17 September, Aston University, Birmingham. Assessing the risks to groundwater from dense nonaqueous phase liquids and removing them. Contact tel: 020 7723 0806; fax: 020 7723 0815; email:

enquiries@claire. co. uk

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 Seventh international geosynthetics conference, 22-27 September, Nice, France. IGS conference on the use of geosynthetics in construction and environmental protection.

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. Focusing on key stages of project leadership during the construction cycle. Contact 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. Contact Rachel Coninx, tel: 020 7665 2314; fax: 020 7233 1743; email: rachel. coninx@ice. org. uk; www. ice. org. uk

Underpinning - a premium economy service, 2 October, RIBA, London. Oneday 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. Contact Natalie Rubenstein, tel: 020 7505 8614; fax: 020 7505 6880; email: natalie. rubenstein@ emap. com

CIEF conference on corporate social responsibility, 9 October, Cavendish Conference Centre, London.

Themes include treatment of employees, supporting local communities and enviromental performance. Contact CIRIA, tel: 020 7222 8891; fax: 020 7222 1708.

NDRM 2002, 10-12 October, Shenyang, China. Second international conference on new development in rock mechanics and engineering. Contact Prof Yunmei Lin, New York, tel: 001 718 822 3089; email: linym1234@hotmail. com

Minerals 2002 - The challenge of sustainability, 11 October, Shrigley Hall Hotel, Macclesfield. One-day conference as part of the Institute ofQuarrying annual conference.

Tel: 0115 945 3882; fax: 0115 948 4035; lyn. bryden@quarrying. org

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

Geotechnical aspects of underground construction in soft ground, 23-25 October, Toulouse. ISSMGE TC28, Underground construction in soft ground, international symposium. Contact Prof R Kastner, URGC Geotechnique, fax: +22 4 72 438520; email: istc28. toulouse@ insa-lyon. fr

European conference on dredged sludge remediation, 30 October - 1 November, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Conference on environmentally sound reuse of contaminated dredged harbour sludge and river sediments as building materials. Contact the organiser, Stichting Klasse 4, tel: +31 33 4343 500; +31 33 4343 501; email: info@klasse4. nl

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

Bauma China 2002, 5-8 November, Shanghai. Construction plant and equipment exhibition aimed at the growing Chinese market.

For more details visit: www. bauma-china. com Glossop Lecture: Ongoing challenges in engineering geology for tunnelling in difficult ground, 12 November, London. Professor Paul Marinos presents the Engineering Group of the Geological Society annual lecture at the Royal Institution.

Contact Helen Wilson, tel: 020 7434 9944; fax: 020 794 0579; email: helen. wilson@ geolsoc. org. uk

Coming up


Geosynthetics European Foundations Autumn


Site investigation, monitoring, instrumentation and laboratory testing 2002-3 Diary booklet


Piling and deep foundations Underpinning event supplement

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