The BGA is a member of Ground Forum. It's also the UK representative of the International Society for Rock Mechanics and the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE).
The BGA organises regular technical discussions on a wide range of topics related to ground engineering, including:
- The principles of soil mechanics and rock mechanics to investigate subsurface conditions and materials
- Slope stability
- Risk assessment of site conditions
- Earthworks and foundation construction
Meet the panel
The Ground Engineering panel is made up of a variety of industry experts. Find out more about our panel chair and details of the panel's members.
What are we working on?
Following the success of the XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, which the BGA hosted in Edinburgh last September, the Association reverted to holding its annual conference, exhibition and AGM in June 2016 at ICE at One Great George Street, London. The BGA is keen to encourage young engineers and space was found in the busy programme for the Cooling Prize and Masters Dissertation Prize Winners to present their papers to the membership.
The Early Career Group continues to go from strength to strength and their events now feature regularly alongside those organised by the main Committee, which is itself expanding the schedule to provide additional knowledge exchange and networking opportunities for its members as well as stimulating competitions. The schedule for 2016-17 is already shaping up to be varied and interesting and, with geotechnics being fundamental to infrastructure and development, will appeal to a wide audience.
Topics to be explored over the next few months include:
- Landslips affecting rail infrastructure.
- Geomembrane performance in landfill.
- Numerical modelling in the design of major rock engineering projects.
- Geotechnical engineering - the art of burying success.
- Recent developments and applications in geotechnical characterisation.
The BGA and its members regularly contribute to a number of ICE publications. You can find out more about these by visiting the links below:
The BGA holds annual joint lectures and works closely with other engineering groups like the Geological Society and the International Geosynthetics Society. They also organise collaborative events with the British Tunnelling Society and the Offshore Engineering Society.