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The Royal Academy of Engineering

As Britain’s national academy for engineering, we bring together the country’s most eminent engineers from all disciplines to promote excellence in the science, art and practice of engineering.

Our strategic priorities are to enhance the UK’s engineering capabilities; to celebrate excellence and inspire the next generation; and to lead debate by guiding informed thinking and influencing public policy.

www.reang.org.uk
Engineering and physical sciences research council

We are the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing around £740 million a year in a broad range of subjects – from mathematics to materials science, and from information technology to structural engineering.

www.epsrc.ac.uk
The British Geotechnical Association

The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is the principal association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom. It performs the role of the ICE Ground Board, as well as being the UK member of the International Society for Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM).

www.bga.city.ac.uk
ags

The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) is a non-profit making trade association established to improve the profile and quality of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering.

The membership comprises UK organisations and individuals having a common interest in the business of site investigation, geotechnics, geoenvironmental engineering, engineering geology, geochemistry, hydrogeology, and other related disciplines.

www.ags.org.uk

The Ground Forum

Formed in 1993 the Ground Forum recognises the need for the Chairpersons of ground related bodies to meet on a regular basis to co-ordinate activities, communicate and co-operate in areas of shared involvement. We also provide a single point of contact for ground related industries and for government and official bodies, giving the geotechnical fraternity a voice within the construction industry.

Regular meetings facilitate dialogue between learned societies and trade associations to identify emerging issues. This allows the interests of the geotechnical community to be aligned in order to promote the sector, enhance awareness of the ground and heighten the profile of ground engineering in the construction industry.

www.ground-forum.org.uk

Tensar International is a world-leader in the manufacture and provision of soil reinforcement and ground stabilisation solutions.

Tensar's high performance range of innovative geogrid and geotextile products has been continuously developed since their introduction in the 1970s as the first products of their type. The superior performance of Tensar products has benefited thousands of roads, rail, runway, embankment and many other applications across the world. Backed by regional offices and an international network of specialist distributors, our service and products are available wherever ground reinforcement and soil stabilisation are required.

www.tensar.co.uk

Engineering group of the geological society

Since 1964 the Engineering Group has provided the main focus in the UK for geologists concerned with practice and study of geology in construction, mining, planning, disposal of waste, assessment of geohazards and environmental matters. The Group promotes cooperation with engineering geologists within Europe and is the UK National Group of the International Association of Engineering Geology (IAEG). Strong links are maintained with the professional associations for geotechnical engineers, highway engineers, the Society's regional groups and others with an interest in engineering geology.

www.geolsoc.org.uk

The International Geosynthetics Society

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) UK Chapter brings together individual and corporate members from all parts of the world, who are involved in the design, manufacture, sale, use or testing of geotextiles, geomembranes, related products and/or associated technologies, or who teach or conduct research about such products.

www.igs-uk.org

GeoDrilling International offers its readers highly specialised information on every aspect of drilling in soils and rocks: mineral resources exploration, piling, construction, quarrying, environmental testing, water-well, ground consolidation and geothermal work.

In every issue we focus on projects around the world, looking in detail at the problems encountered, the solutions offered and the equipment used.

GDI is essential reading for drilling engineers, contractors and all manufacturers of drilling equipment.

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