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BGA Annual Conference

Jun 25, 2014

Byrne Looby were delighted to be one of the sponsors of the British Geotechnical Association’s Annual Conference. The event took place on June 12th in London and showcased the best of British research and practice in geotechnical engineering, with leading speakers from research and industry, a poster display, an industry exhibition and concluding with an informal drinks reception.

This year was the centenary anniversary of the birth of Sir Alec Skempton. His contribution was a central theme of the conference. Publications containing collections of his work or relating to his life were available at the event.

The morning sessions of the Annual Conference consisted of presentations on recent UK research, ending with presentations from young BGA Engineers. Lunch was followed by the BGA AGM and then three eminent speakers reflected on Skempton’s life and contribution to geotechnics. Followed by industry speakers who gave presentations on geotechnical challenges encountered on major projects.

A full summary of the event proceedings can be viewed here.