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..
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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.Read More
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The conference will be divided into a series of technical themes to address as many different aspects as possible of geotechnical engineering related to piling
The conference will include a series of authoritative keynote lectures on important aspects of piling
Piling 2020 is a major international conference expected to draw wide industry interest, and will create exciting opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors. If you think this could be the platform for you to lift your profile and engage with the conference participants, get in touch and we can develop a sponsorship package that suits you.