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In the March Northern Geotechnical Group meeting, Alan Phear from Arup and Niall Fraser from Blackwell Earthmoving will be giving a talk on Sustainable Earthworks. Alan and Niall are the UK’s technical experts on the European Committee developing the first European standard on this topic. This talk …

A presentation of the principles and practicalities of earth works. The presentation sets the scene of modern earth works with a bit of history; from the roman empire to the MCHW SHW Series’ and British standards.


The speakers will discuss how BS EN 16907 has been updated to the European Earthworks Standard after nine years of detailed collaborative working by earthworks specialists from across Europe.

The first ever European Earthworks Standard, BS EN 16907, was published at the end of 2018. This was the culmination of over nine years of detailed collaborative working by earthworks specialists from many European countries including the UK. Earthworks are a feature of nearly every geotechnical pro…

On the Somerset coast, an extraordinary civil engineering operation is underway to deliver the deep dig earthworks for Hinkley Point C (HPC), the UK’s first EPR nuclear power station.

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Join a guided tour of the earthworks for the Moors at Arne coastal change project, near Wareham, Dorset, where a new wetland nature reserve is being created to replace marsh and mudflats being lost to rising sea levels.


This presentation will describe some of the good geotechnical work that is being done on the HS2 Phase One across earthworks, retaining structures and foundations.

ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards 2024 in association with Kier BAM

19 July 2024

Ethics committee

The Ethics Committee is responsible for drafting and overseeing ethical policy for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

02 July 2024

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