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Ground Related Risk to Transportation Infrastructure

26 - 27 October 2017
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1. Geological Society Events, 2017 Year of Risk, Engineering Group
The Geological Society (Burlington House)
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Deadline - Friday 26 May 2017

We are pleased to announce a conference for the Society’s chosen scientific theme in 2017 (Year of Risk). The meeting will focus on best practice for managing geotechnical infrastructure and is supported by the UK Geotechnical Asset Owners Forum.

The conference will provide an opportunity to showcase innovative, industry leading approaches to holistic and tactical risk management across geotechnical infrastructure.

Themes include:

  • Strategic management of risk for portfolios of geotechnical assets, including policy development, application and use within regulated industries
  • Identification, assessment and management of ground-related hazards to transportation infrastructure
  • Identification, assessment and management of hazards relating to natural slopes and hazards from third party land in proximity to transportation infrastructure
  • Assessment and management of changing risk during asset deterioration, including monitoring procedures and methods
  • Operational responses to geotechnical asset failures impacting on transportation infrastructure
  • Assessment of Whole Life Cost and Value, including modelling, development of input data and validation of outputs
  • Current state of thinking in assessing climate change and dynamic weather events that impact of geotechnical infrastructure

Call for Papers - deadline Friday 26 May 2017

We particularly welcome abstracts for oral and poster presentations from geoscientists specialising in geohazards, engineering geology, geotechnics, hydrogeology as well as science communicators, risk assessors and risk managers.

An important aspect of the meeting will be to explore case studies and to consider what insights and understanding can be shared across sectors and applications. 

Abstracts should be no more than 500 words and should be emailed to as a Word document.


  • Simon Abbott (Network Rail)
  • Chris Power (Mott MacDonald)
  • Fiona Todd (Coal Authority)
  • Ken Gavin (University of Delft)
  • Claire Brint (Network Rail)
  • Tom Berry (Arup)
  • Jonathan Chambers (BGS)
  • Verity Smith (Atkins)

Registration rates

£ 200.00
£ 250.00
£ 200.00
£ 200.00
£ 40.00
£ 100.00

Geolsoc Contact

Georgina Worrall

Burlington House