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FPS Supports Piling 2020 Conference

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 bi-annual conferences that the BGA intend to organise.

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