Piling 2020

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About the Conference

Piling works on site (image courtesy of Cementation)
Piling auger (image courtesy of Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering)
Railway works on site (image courtesy of Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering)
Offshore piling

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Piling 2020 Conference will be held as an on-line event from 23rd to 26th March 2021

2020 has been a very challenging year for all of us, but the BGA is determined to deliver the content of the Piling 2020 conference in the best way possible in current conditions.

Although it is disappointing that, because of the ongoing problems associated with the pandemic, we are unable meet and discuss ideas face to face and have direct access to exhibitors, we are still aiming to provide an interesting and stimulating event on-line. The conference will now be held over four mornings between Tuesday 23rd March and Friday 26th March 2021

The detailed programme can be viewed here.

The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) with support from the Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) will be hosting a major international conference on Piling in Durham. This follows on from the highly successful Chalk 2018 conference organised by the BGA and is the second of a series of biennial conferences that the BGA intend to organize.

There has not been a conference related specifically to piling for a number of years but recently there have been many technical developments in the field related to offshore and onshore projects namely the development of offshore wind farms and major infrastructure projects.

With the amount of work currently underway, it is appropriate to focus on this topic and to bring together the knowledge and experience gained in recent years. We are looking to obtain input from researchers and practitioners with the aim of sharing their experiences to develop new and novel solutions.

In addition to conference papers there will be a series of authoritative keynote lectures on important aspects of Piling..

The conference organising committee can be contacted at conference@piling2020.org

Latest News

The Piling 2020 Conference was a Great Success

Piling 2020 was originally intended to be a two day conference at Durham University in 2020 but, as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic, it was held as a virtual event between the 23rd and 26th March 2021. On each day there were two parallel sessions where authors presented their papers, 79 in total. Each day there was also and a Keynote Lecture; on Day 1, Stephen Hadley (Central Piling and FPS Chair) covered health, safety and diversity, on Day 2 Professor Byron Byrne of (University of Oxford) talked about Offshore Foundations, on Day 3 Professor Lidija Zdravkovic (Imperial College London) described methods of modelling thermo-active piles and on Day 4 Dr Martin Pedley (GSS Piling) gave his perspective on the Conference as a whole.

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Newsletter No.7

The Piling 2020 Conference Organising Committee is pleased to issue the seventh Conference Newsletter.

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Detailed Programme Announced for Piling 2020

The Conference will be held as an on-line event over 4 days from 23rd to 26th March 2021. Registration is via this link.

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ANNOUNCEMENT... Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference, that was due to be held at Durham University on 15th and 16th September 2020, has been postponed until the 25th and 26th March 2021.


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