AGS Annual Conference 2024

25th Apr 2024
One Great George Street, London [ View on map ]

The AGS Annual Conference 2024 will be taking place on Thursday 25th April at One Great George Street in Westminster, London.

This full day, CPD event will feature a number of expert speakers from across the geotechnical and geoenvironmental sector, each presenting on a topic with an overarching theme of sustainability.

The conference will also include short reports from each of the AGS Working Group Leaders which will summarise their aims and accomplishments over the past 12 months. The day will conclude with a drink’s reception in the Great Hall – a first for the Annual Conference.

Speakers confirmed to date include Mark Hill (The Pension Regulator) who will present on sustainable finance, Jim Webster (Earthworks Materials Solutions) who will be presenting on sustainability in earthworks, Tim Rolfe (Yes Environmental) who’s presentation will focus on waste reduction and Alan Thomas (ERM) who will examine the SuRF UK approach.

Further information regarding speakers and presentations will be announced in due course.



AGS Member companies are entitled to a limited number of complimentary tickets, as part of their membership subscription. To register for your free places, download the registration form and return it completed to before 15th April.

Additional tickets are priced at £110 for AGS Members, and £180 for Non-Members (ex VAT). In order to obtain the AGS Member rate, please add the delegate place to your basket, select ‘proceed to checkout’, enter delegate details and under ‘billing details’, select your company from the AGS member company dropdown list. The rate at the end of the checkout page will then update to the AGS member rate.

Please note that a limited number of student places are available for £25 (ex VAT). To secure a ticket at this rate, please email

Registration strictly closes on Monday 15th April.



A limited number of bedrooms have been reserved at the Westminster Hotel (30 John Islip Street, London, SW1P 4DD) for those wishing to stay overnight in the area. Bedrooms are £249 (incl.VAT) for single occupancy and £269 (incl.VAT) for double occupancy, with breakfast included.

To book your accommodation please click HERE.

Please note – these reserved bedrooms will be released to the general public on 10th March 2024, so please book before this date if you would like to secure accommodation at this reduced rate.



The Role of Quantitative Risk Assessment in Reducing Soil Disposal and Importation at Contaminated Sites

Tim Rolfe, Director at YES Environmental

Tim will look at the value of Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) in supporting the sustainable development of sites by avoiding unnecessary remediation, or providing a robust basis for remediation where required.  The presentation will cover the actual and perceived barriers to use of QRA and provide practical tips for incorporating QRA into projects.



We have a range of sponsorship opportunities available for both Members and non-Members of the Association who wish to have a presence during the event. Click HERE to view our full list of packages.

Please note – all packages are first come first served.



Geosense is an award-winning UK manufacturer of instrumentation used globally by the geotechnical, structural, mining, and environmental industries. Our extensive rangeof sensors and data acquisition systems provide reliable, accurate real-time data. With more than 30 years experience, Geosense has worked on some of the most prestigious projects worldwide, from HS2 to the biggest copper mines and dams.

Soil Engineering
Soil Engineering are market leading Geotechnical Specialists, with over 60 years’ experience in high quality project delivery. Providing Ground Investigation,. Instrumentation & Monitoring, Drilling & Grouting, and Geotechnical testing, we deliver unrivalled service across the UK, allowing you to #buildonus.

Groundsure Insights 
Groundsure Insights provides detailed data for every site. Built on decades of GIS and data expertise, our unrivalled library includes the largest historical land use data, unique datasets, current and historic mapping delivered in a clear simple format, enabling our consultancy, geotechnical and architect clients to integrate potential risk and site data into their workflow easily.

Equipe are the UK’s leading provider of geotechnical training, innovations, assessments and events. Specialising in creating innovative solutions for the geotechnical market such as KeyLogbook and RhinoCorebox, Equipe offers specialist health & safety courses alongside in-depth technical training such as soil & rock description logging and geotechnical foundation design.

The UK’s only government assured unexploded ordnance company, Brimstone provides unsurpassed UXO risk management services in the UK and overseas. We support the geological, environmental, construction and defence sectors, with the capabilities to offer a full spectrum of UXO risk mitigation services, from initial risk assessments to final explosive demolitions.

Landmark Information Group
Geospatial data unlocks value in every industry by providing property and environmental insight to help you make the right decisions for your clients. Landmark Geodata offers a range of data products and expert-led services that are informed by decades of experience and designed to give you the clarity to drive every land and property project forward with confidence.

ACS Testing
ACS provides laboratory services for physical and chemical properties, holding a broad range of UKAS accreditation. Our laboratories are supported by site investigation capabilities including geotechnical, contaminated land, environmental, and waste consultancy services. Established in 1987, ACS works closely with the construction, civil engineering, minerals, waste management and recycling sectors.

BAM Ritchies
BAM Ritchies are the award winning SMARter Ground Engineering contractor with over 60 years’ experience. We’ve built a reputation as the go-to ground engineering team for complex problem solving and best-value, sustainable delivery – with no surprises. We use industry-leading digital construction methods to stage digital rehearsals. So you’ll know exactly what to expect from your project, and we’ll get it right first time.

In Situ Site Investigation

In Situ Site Investigation is a specialist geotechnical and geo-environmental site investigation company carrying out all aspects of Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) techniques as well as all methods of Pressuremeters. Our expanding array of rigs and equipment enable us to work on any site across the UK and worldwide.


Vivien Dent, Event Chair
AGS Chair and Technical Specialist: Green Growth and Delivery at the Environment Agency

Vivien is a hydrogeologist with over 25 years’ experience working in contaminated land, specialising in groundwater risk assessment. She recently moved to the Environment Agency where she works on major projects in the Hertfordshire and North London areas. Vivien is the current Chair of the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists.

Mark Hill
Climate and Sustainability Lead at The Pensions Regulator (TPR)

Mark is responsible for developing the regulatory response to climate change and sustainability disclosure requirements and delivering TPR’s Climate Change Strategy. He is actively involved in work across government and the sector, from the Climate Financial Risk Forum to the Transition Plan Taskforce in support of sustainable finance and better outcomes for savers.

Tim Rolfe
Director at YES Environmental

Tim is an independent risk assessor and has worked on land quality issues for over 20 years.  Tim sits on the AGS Contaminated Land Working Group, representing the Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment (SoBRA). He is a SoBRA accredited risk assessor (A.SoBRA) for Human Health, Controlled Waters and Vapour Intrusion.

Price: £216.00
AGS Member: £132.00
Student: £106.80
inc. VAT

Price: £216.00
AGS Member: £132.00
Student: £106.80
inc. VAT