Chair’s blog (May 2024)

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Welcome to the May issue of the AGS Magazine.

Thank you to those of you who contributed to and attended the AGS Annual Conference at One Great George Street. An overview of the conference is featured in this months magazine together with the winner of the Early Career Professionals sustainability poster competition. The quality of the entries was very high and it was great to see so many entries. Hopefully the posters have provided some inspiration for our members. This year was also the first year we have held a drinks reception after the event which provided further networking opportunities.

In this edition of the magazine an article is presented on ‘Do geotechnical engineers truly understand sustainability?’ The article aims to inspire us to think more broadly about sustainability and presents six practical steps that can be followed.

An article prepared by Beale and Co continues the sustainability theme with an article on NEC Option X29 (Climate Change). Also in this edition, the NHBC present their new performance standard for building on Engineered Fill.

Upcoming events are also featured in the magazine. Following the success of the first Early Careers Webinar, we have a second webinar – Drilling Techniques and In Situ Testing on 5th June 2024. Later in the year the Geotechnical Working Group are holding a CPT webinar and in November we have an in-person event in Manchester which will have a groundwater theme. I hope to see some of you there.

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