SiLC Introduction Day dates:

9th January 2024

2nd July 2024

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SiLC Introduction Day fees for 2024 are:

Private Sector: £199.50 + VAT Total: £239.40

Public Sector: £147 + VAT Total: £176.40


13 Jun

AGS Ground Risk: Why Take the Chance? A Lessons Learnt Conference

The AGS are pleased to announce an *EARLY BIRD OFFER* for Ground Risk: Why Take the Chance? A Lessons Learnt Conference, which is taking place on Wednesday 12th September at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London.

This full day seminar, organised by the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists, will examine multiple risks associated with ground engineering as well as focusing on industry lessons learnt. The event will be divided into geotechnical and geoenvironmental halves and include presentations from award-winning geologist, Dr Jacqueline Skipper (Geotechnical Consulting Group), Stephen Tromans QC (39 Essex Chambers) and Dr Andrew Smith (Coffey).

Register before Tuesday 31st July to receive over 22% off the ticket price! The early bird rate for AGS members is £109, reduced from £140. Non-AGS members will receive the discounted rate of £179, reduced from £210. Prices exclude VAT. Please note this early bird offer of £31 off the ticket price is only available until Tuesday 31st July and may not be used in conjunction with any other offers.


Registration: 09:15

Keynote Presentation
Dr Jacqueline Skipper, Senior Partner and Senior Geologist at the Geotechnical Consulting Group

Managing Risk for a Deep Basement Excavation
Dr Andrew Smith, Coffey

The Application of Advanced Continuous Surface Wave Data to Managing Ground Risk
Chris Milne, Ground Stiffness Surveys

Investigation and Treatment of Chalk Solution Features – Changing Risk Profile with Additional Information
Allan Bell, Hydrock

Identifying and Minimising Risk through a Value Engineered Geotechnical Solution & Case Study: 36hrs Inside Queen Street Tunnel, Glasgow
Natalie Bews and Eric Downey, Structural Soils

Lunch: 13:00

An Overview of Legal Developments under Part IIA and Contaminated Land
Stephen Tromans, QC, 39 Essex Chambers

Ground Gas Risk – The Risk from Incorrect Characterisation
Gavin Allsopp, NHBC

Waste Classification for Soils – An AGS Practitioners’ Guide
Mike Plimmer, Geotechnical and Environmental Associates

Creosote-Tar Seepage Portslade Beach
George Flower, Arcadis

Event Ends: Approximately 16:40

To register for the event, please complete the attached form and return it to before Tuesday 31st July, to take advantage of the early bird offer. Registration forms received after this date will be charged at the full conference rate. Event registration closes on Tuesday 4th September.

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