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Engineering Group Glossop Medal Lecture

Date:
08 November 2017
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Event type:
Evening Meeting, Specialist Group
Organised by:
1. Geological Society Events, Engineering Group
Venue:
Royal Institution
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Event status:
REGISTRATION OPEN

REGISTRATION IS ONLY REQUIRED FOR THE GLOSSOP RECEPTION MEAL - NOT THE LECTURE

The 18th Glossop Medal will be presented by the Engineering Group of the Geological Society to:

Jackie Skipper (BSc, PhD, DIC, CGeol, Specialist Consultant Geologist at Geotechnical Consulting Group)

Jackie will give a talk on 'Variability and ground hazards: how does the ground get to be 'unexpected'?'

This will proceed the 21st Glossop Award presentation by Gemma Sherwood (Atkins) on the Construction of Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station.

Programme

5.15pm Pre-lecture Tea/Coffee, location to be confirmed

5.30pm Access to the Royal Institution

6.00pm Prompt start at 18.00 for Glossop Award and Glossop Medal Lecture at the Royal Institution

8.00pm Glossop Reception at Burlington House (Geological Society)

Synopsis

When something goes wrong in a civil engineering project, 'unexpected ground conditions' are often blamed. Natural variability of the ground can indeed be the cause of engineering hazards - but what are the causes of this variability? The systems in which sediments are laid down, weathered, eroded, faulted, frozen, transported, all make soils (and their behaviour) more complex. Engineering itself represents a type of assault on the ground, and variable sediments respond variably - leading to a wide range of potential hazards. Understanding why the ground is variable therefore leads to a better understanding of this response, allowing improved prediction and management of risks.

Using case histories, the 18th Glossop Lecture will explore the relationship between ground variability and engineering risk, in particular how training can increase the level of understanding of the ground at every level of a project.

Glossop Reception Meal

If you wish to attend the Glossop Reception, there is a charge of £30 for Fellows & £35 for Non Fellows.  To register for the reception, please complete the downloadable registration form and return it to the Conference Office.

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Registration rates

£ 30.00
£ 35.00

Geolsoc Contact

Georgina Worrall

Burlington House
Piccadilly
W1J 0BG


Convenor Contact

Tom Hall