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

ISRM Conferences and Seminars
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19th Latin American Rock Mechanics Symposium

The 19th Latin American Rock Mechanics Symposium will be held in Asunción, Paraguay

  • 20.09.2021
  • 09:00 - Tomorrow 17:00
  • Asuncion, Paraguay
  • Event Type: ISRM Conferences and Seminars
ISRM Conferences and Seminars
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EUROCK 2021 – Mechanics and Rock Engineering from Theory to Practice

EUROCK 2021 – Mechanics and Rock Engineering from Theory to Practice. This ISRM symposium will be held in Turin, Italy from 21 to 24 September 2021.

  • Today 09:00
  • Today 09:00 - 17:00
  • Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy
  • Event Type: ISRM Conferences and Seminars

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Sep 18

"The 60th Rankine Lecture has been postponed. The lecture, to be delivered by Professor Stephan Jefferis, has been rearranged for 16th March 2022, as an in-person event at Imperial College Londion "

Sep 18

"22 September 2021. BGA In-person lecture at ICE London. Southbank Place - The Redevelopment of the Shell Centre, Waterloo, London - presented by Stuart Hardy and Anton Pillai of Arup. Advance registration is required "

Sep 18

"The BGA Annual Conference and AGM will be held as an in-person event on 13 Sept at the ICE, London. The event is free to attend but advance registration is required "

Sep 05

Latest News

Awards Presented at BGA Annual General Meeting September 2021

  • 20.09.2021

The BGA presented awards at its Annual General Meeting during its Annual Conference on 13 September 2021

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Rearranged date for the 60th Rankine Lecture

  • 18.09.2021

The 60th Rankine Lecture, to be delivered by Professor Stephan Jefferis, has been rearranged for 16th March 2022.

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Ground Engineering’s October 2021 issue is available online

  • 16.09.2021

Ground Engineering’s October 2021 issue is available online. Online access to Ground Engineering (GE) is included in BGA subscriptions.

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ISSMGE News & Information Circular - August 2021

  • 22.08.2021

ISSMGE News & Information Circular - August 2021

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Ground Engineering’s August/September 2021 issue is available online

  • 04.08.2021

Ground Engineering’s August/September 2021 issue is available online

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UK Specification for Ground Investigation (Third Edition) Extension to Commenting Period

  • 30.07.2021

UK Specification for Ground Investigation (Third Edition) - Deadline for comments extended to 20 August 2021

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