Scottish Geotechnical Group annual poster competition, Glasgow

5 December, 2017 | 17:30 - 20:00

Venue address:

Teacher Building
14 St. Enoch Square
G1 4DB
United Kingdom
Attendees at last year’s event.
Attendees at last year’s event.

About this event

The Scottish Geotechnical Group of the ICE and the Central Scotland Regional Group (CSRG) of the Geological Society of London are jointly hosting a poster competition in Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology. The event will coincide with a social evening for members and guests of both groups.

Entry is open to geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists and related construction professionals, including research students. Entrants should be under 30 years of age and only one person may enter on each poster.

The format for the competition is in two stages comprising display of a poster whilst answering informal questions from the judges followed by a 10-minute presentation of the poster with a five-minute question/answer session. Selection for entry to stage two will be carried out on the night by a panel of judges. A maximum of four entrants will progress to stage two.

The poster should be no larger than one sheet of A0 paper (portrait orientation only) and can contain text, maps, diagrams, photographs, etc. A high quality 'professional' visual presentation is not sought. However, clarity, brevity and technical competence is required.

The poster should include a summary of the geotechnical or geological work carried out including a statement of the aims of the project or study, the methods employed and the results gained together with analysis, conclusion and recommendations. The subject matter may relate to any aspect of industrial practice or related work where geotechnical or geological skills have been used. Examples could include site investigation, design, construction, monitoring, case study back analysis or research.

Those intending to enter should notify Alistair McCay of the CSRG at no later than 3 November 2017 and include the following:

  • Name:
  • Date of Birth:
  • Organisation: (State whether contractor, consultant, undergraduate or postgraduate student)
  • Position in Organisation:
  • Contact details: (Address and phone number)
  • Title of Poster and a short synopsis of your poster/topic (up to 100 words)

Please note that we are restricting the number of entrants to 12. In the event that more than 12 entries are received, the organisers will select the entries which will receive places in the competition to provide a fair representation of the industry. Confirmation of places in the competition will be sent by 10th November 2017. The organisers' decision is final.

During the intermission a technical presentation is being given by Chris Merridew of Bachy Soletanche on the Third Edition of SPERWall.

Registration and refreshments from 5.30pm.


For more information, please contact:

Christopher Currie

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