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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/

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; email: transvib2002@gc. ucl. ac. be 12th

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

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

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

Rail embankments, 11 September, 5.30pm, ICE, London. BGA meeting presented by Tony O'Brien and Tim Fitch. Contact Dionne Dalgety, tel: 020 7665 2233; email:

admin@geo. org. uk Staring disaster in the face - engineers on the front line, 11-12 September, University of Leicester. BA Festival of Science sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering and EPSRC. Speakers include John Burland. Contact tel: 020 7973 3052; email: festival@ the-ba. net; www. the-ba. net

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 Developments in soil mixing in the UK, 17 September, Sheffield University. Yorkshire Geotechnical Group evening meeting joint with Geological Society, presented by Bob Essler (Keller) and Dean Madison (Halcrow). Contact Jim Martin, Cementation, tel: 01302 793261; fax: 0113 242 8573; email: jim. martin@skanska. co. uk

Contaminated sites: land of opportunities, 17 September, London.

Ciria conference on the application of the CLEA model and how incentives such as the 150% tax break can be used. Contact Ciria, tel: 020 7222 8891; fax: 020 7222 1708; email: uk; www. ciria. org. uk

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

email: enquiries@claire. co. uk

Site visit to Lindley Wood and Swinsty Dams, 18 September, Yorkshire.

British Dam Society trip led by Ian Scholefield, contact tel: 01274 692275; email: ian. scholefield@ yorkshirewater. 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

MRT North East Line Singapore, 19 September, 5.30pm, ICE, London.

BTS meeting presented by Wolfgang Freitzsche and Peter Chiappa (Wayass & Freytag).

Contact Dionne Dalgety, tel: 020 7665 2233; fax: 020 7799 1325; email: bts@ice. org. uk; www. british tunnelling. org

Seventh 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 focusing on key stages of project leadership during the construction cycle.

Contact the forum administrator, tel: 01743 357003, email: inquiry@ prudenceclarke. co. uk; www.pcrforums. co. uk

Wave equation workshop, 25 September, Bingen, Germany.

Presented by Pile Dynamics, the workshop will cover dynamic pile testing. Contact + 1 216 831 6131; fax: + 1 216 831 0916; email: info@pile. com or gsp-ife-ok@ t-online. de

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

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. Contact Natalie Rubenstein, tel: 020 7505 8614; fax: 020 7505 6880; email: natalie. rubenstein@ emap. com

Channel Tunnel Rail Link - chalk in earthworks, 7 October, 7pm, Birmingham University. Midland Geotechnical Society meeting presented by Alan Phear (Arup Geotechnics). Contact Jeff Mosforth, tel: 01926 813747; fax: 01926 813302;

email: jeff@geotechnical. co. uk; www. bham. ac. uk/civeng/mgs

Reuse of piled foundations, 9 October, 5.30pm, ICE, London. BGA meeting presented by Hugh St John (GCG) and Tim Chapman (Arup Geotechnics). Contact Dionne Dalgety, tel: 020 7665 2233; email: admin@geo. org. uk

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

Themes include treatment of employees, supporting local communities and environmental performance. Contact CIRIA, tel: 020 7222 8891; fax: 020 7222 1708; email: enquiries@ciria. org. uk; www.ciria. org. uk 27th

Annual conference on deep foundations, 9-11 October, San Diego.

DFI conference on the time factor in design and construction of deep foundations. Contact the DFI, tel: +1 201 567 4232; fax: +1 201 567 4436; email: dfihq@dfi. org; www. dfi. org

NDRM 2002, 10-12 October, Shenyang, China. Second international conference on new developments in rock mechanics and engineering. Contact Prof Yunmei Lin, New York, tel: + 1 718 822 3089; email: linym1234@hotmail. com

Minerals 2002 - The challenge of sustainability, 11 October, Shrigley Hall Hotel, Macclesfield. One-day seminar as part of Institute of Quarrying annual conference. Tel: 0115 945 3882; fax: 0115 948 4035; email: lyn. bryden@quarrying. org

Contaminated land: geotechnical, legal and financial issues, 14 October, 6pm, Nottingham Trent University. ICE East Midlands Geotechnical Group meeting.

Contact Dr A El-Hamalawi, tel: 01509 223 206; fax: 01509 223 981; email: a. el-hamalawi@lboro. ac. uk

Ciria funders report CP96 - embedded retaining walls: guidance for economic design, 15 October, 6pm, Winchester Guildhall. Southern Geotechnical Group meeting.

Contact William Powrie, tel: 023 8059 3214; fax: 023 8059 4986; email: wp@ soton. ac. 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

Benefits and pitfalls of modern geophysical techniques, 16 October, Boat Museum, Ellesmere Port.

Free half-day course run by Reynolds Geosciences. Contact Sara Vinas, tel: 01352 756 196; email: rgsl@geologyuk. com

Contaminated land training workshops - remediation techniques, 16 October, Manchester. Ciria workshop, also to be held in London on 2 January 2003. Contact Ciria, tel: 020 7222 8891; fax: 020 7222 1708; email: enquiries@ciria. org. uk; www. ciria. org. uk

Coming up


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


Piling and deep foundations Underpinning event supplement


Innovation in geotechnics European Foundations Winter 02

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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