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The great and the good of 50 years of geotechnics


THE MOST important developments, events and people in British geotechnics over the last half century were revealed in a presentation at BGS's 50th anniversary AGM last month revealed.

Ground Engineering editor Paul Wheeler presented the results of a survey based on responses to a questionnaire sent to 68 UK geotechnical experts from academia, consulting, contracting and research organisations.

Respondents were asked to identify the four most important geotechnical developments over the last 50 years in three categories:landmark projects or events, techniques and methods, and most significant research.

Each was also asked to nominate up to three British engineers to the 'geotechnical hall of fame'. Results are based on 42 respondents.

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