The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is the principal
association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom.

Welcome to the British Geotechnical Association

Welcome to the British Geotechnical Association (BGA). We are the principal association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom. We also perform the role of the Ground Board for the Institution of Civil Engineers, as well as being the UK member of the International Society for Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM).

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Upcoming Events

BGA Early Career Group Meetings
  • 04.06.2024
  • 18:00 - 20:00
  • Arup 80 Charlotte St., London W1T 4QS
  • Event Type: BGA Early Career Group Meetings
BGA Conferences and Seminars
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BGA Annual Conference 2024 and AGM

BGA Annual Conference 2024 and AGM will be held at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London, as an in-person event.

  • 12.06.2024
  • 09:00 - 17:30
  • Telford Lecture Theatre, Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA
  • Event Type: BGA Conferences and Seminars

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The June 2024 issue of Ground Engineering is available on line

  • 15.05.2024

The June 2024 issue of Ground Engineering is available on line. Online access to Ground Engineering (GE) is included in BGA subscriptions

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2024 BGA Case Histories Award Winner announced

  • 13.05.2024

The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is pleased to announce that the 2024 BGA Case Histories Award has been awarded to authors Peter Hensman, Zhandos Orazalin and Brian Sheil for their paper “Monitoring the construction of a deep energy-from-waste bunker in soft clay and peat” published in Géotechnique.

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Winner announced of 2023 BGA Masters Prize

  • 03.05.2024

The BGA is pleased to announce that Thirimadura Supun Surendra Mendis of Imperial College London is the winner of the 2023 BGA Masters prize for his entry “Advanced 3D Numerical Modelling of Deep Basement and Tunnel Interaction in London”

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Call for submissions - BGA annual conference young engineers' poster competition 2024

  • 28.04.2024

BGA Annual conference 2024 - calling for poster submissions for the Young Engineers' Poster Competition. A prize of £150 is awarded

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2023 BGA Medal Winning Paper announced

  • 28.04.2024

The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is pleased to announce that the 2023 BGA Medal has been awarded to the paper “Particle-scale simulations of the compression and shearing of kaolin clay” by John de Bono and Glenn McDowell.

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The May 2024 issue of Ground Engineering is available on line

  • 17.04.2024

The May 2024 issue of Ground Engineering is available on line. Online access to Ground Engineering (GE) is included in BGA subscriptions.

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