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Message from the chairman Quentin Leiper, chairman of the British Geotechnical Society, introduces the Memorandum of Understanding on unification with the ICE Ground Board to form the British Geotechn

Your Committee and the ICE Secretariat have now reached agreement on all issues relating to the 'unification' of the British Geotechnical Society and the ICE Ground Board to form the British Geotechnical Association. I am now writing to advise BGS Members and others in the field of geotechnical engineering of the current position and what further steps need to be taken if a single, unified learned society body is to be formed.

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