Geotechnica 2018

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The UK’s largest geotechnical conference and exhibition is expecting unprecedented contractor attendance in 2018. With major upcoming infrastructure projects being discussed at this year’s conference, geotechnical contractors are likely to be flocking to Geotechnica 2018.

The team behind Geotechnica 2018 have now revealed the full talk titles from their speakers, as well as a breakdown of each talk’s synopsis. Held on the 11th and 12th July 2018 at the Warwickshire Event Centre, this year’s conference talks will centre around two key themes: Upcoming large UK infrastructure projects; and future leaders within the geotechnical industry.

This year the conference will discuss projects whose ground investigation contracts will form the backbone of the industry for years to come, whilst also giving a platform to younger engineers to discuss fresh ideas, new approaches and areas of concern for the ever-expanding and evolving geotechnical industry. Full synopsis and talk titles can now be found on the event website:

Speakers include: HS2’s Head of Geotechnics, Nick Sartain; Associate Director at Arup, Jane Collins; iSMART Project member, Dr Tom Dijkstra; 2017’s Cooling Prize Winner, Arup’s Fransesc Mirada; and Aecom’s Ground Engineering Rising Star Award candidate, Giannis Kallika.

“This year, Geotechnica will offer a truly unique opportunity for attendees to hear from individuals representing organisations involved in some of the UK’s more significant infrastructure projects. We are aiming for the conference to take a glimpse into the future and look at some of the challenges involved in these projects as they relate to ground engineering and some of the solutions we as an industry can and should be able to offer.” says Calum Spires, Head Organiser of the Geotechnica event.

“These talks will be a chance for geotechnical contractors and consultants to hear directly from those responsible for the continuing development of large UK-based infrastructure projects. This, coupled with the prospect of engaging with talented and acclaimed young engineers who are likely to be heading up these large projects in the future, means that Geotechnica is a must-attend event for the UK’s geotechnical contractors.”

Geotechnica 2018 will also feature a full product and service exhibition. A number of companies will be debuting new products, services and rigs, including Gold Sponsors for the 2018 event – Casagrande UK, and Dando Drilling International who will be launching their new cable percussion rig, the Dando Duke.

There will also be two AGS Working Group meetings taking place at the event, with the AGS Contaminated Land WG and AGS Laboratories WG both meeting on Thursday 12th July.

The event is entirely free to attend and Visitor Registration is now open at