Piling 2020

Conference registration will open in 2020

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


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 on 15 and 16 September 2020. 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 (which will be published in formal proceedings), there will be a series of authoritative keynote lectures on important aspects of Piling. There will also be a conference dinner in the conference programme.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities will be available.

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

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Newsletter No.2

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

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Piling 2020 Abstract Deadline Extended

The deadline for abstracts for the Piling 2020 Conference has been extended to Midnight on 21 May 2019

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Two weeks left to submit Piling 2020 abstracts

There are just 2 weeks left to submit abstracts for the Piling 2020 Conference. The closing date for abstract submission is 30 April 2019.

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The call for abstracts is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted. Authors will be notified in the summer if their abstract is accepted


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