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?
The BGA has now reverted to holding its annual conference, exhibition and AGM in June at ICE at One Great George Street, London and, keen to encourage young engineers, finds space in the busy programme for the Cooling Prize and Masters Dissertation Prize Winners to present their papers to the membership. At the other end of the scale geotechnical engineers who have made a significant contribution to the industry are also recognised.
The Early Career Group continues to go from strength to strength and their events now feature 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 current schedule includes varied and interesting lectures which, with geotechnics being fundamental to infrastructure and development, appeal to a wide audience.
The Association is launching a regular biennial technical conference allowing specific areas of geotechnics to be explored in greater detail The inaugural event will be "Chalk 2018: Engineering in Chalk:", a two-day conference with parallel sessions to be held at Imperial College London on 17 and 18 September 2018. Progress is being made on developing its successor, on a different topic, for 2020.
The BGA is also looking forward to celebrating two important milestones in 2019 with the 50th Anniversary of the award of the Cooling Prize, set up by Dr Leonard Cooling to help young engineers hone their presentation skills, in March and the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of the Association later in the year.
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 groups like the Engineering Group of the Geological Society and the International Geosynthetics Society. They also organise collaborative events with the British Tunnelling Society and the Offshore Engineering Society.