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AGS Members' Day 2015 - Chairman's Address Presentation

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AGS Members' Day 2015
Chairman's address, Seamus Lefroy-Brooks, LBH Wembley

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AGS Members' Day 2015 - Chairman's Address Presentation

  1. 1. WELCOME TO THE 27th AGS MEMBERS DAY Seamus Lefroy-Brooks AGS Chairman …to promote and enhance the quality of geotechnical and geoenvironmental professional practice.
  2. 2. AGS Members 1. < 150 AGS members 2. 20% of members employ more than 20 specialists 3. 50% of members employ fewer than 5 specialists 4. >1500 individual specialists in the present AGS membership 5. ?3000 graduates out there who don’t yet qualify as specialists 6. ?500 other employees --------- ?5,000 individuals presently represented by the AGS …to promote and enhance the quality of geotechnical and geoenvironmental professional practice.
  3. 3. AGS STRUCTURE THE AGS COMPRISES A MAIN COMMMITTEE AND SIX WORKING GROUPS • CONTAMINATED LAND • LOSS PREVENTION • BUSINESS PRACTICE • SAFETY • DATA MANAGEMENT • LABORATORIES
  4. 4. OUR MISSION • Uphold the AGS reputation as a world-renowned technical organisation • Continue to set and communicate best industry practice • Communicate better with our members • Provide support and guidance to ?10,000 individuals working in our industry …to promote and enhance the quality of geotechnical and geoenvironmental professional practice.
  5. 5. What are the others thinking about? Texas - March - Foundations and Equipment Expo
  6. 6. What are the others thinking about? Paris - March - Polluted Sites
  7. 7. What are the others thinking about? Tunisia - April - Pressuremeter
  8. 8. What are the others thinking about? Canada - May - Rock Mechanics
  9. 9. What are the others thinking about? California - June - Deep mixing and mass mixing
  10. 10. What are the others thinking about? June Norway - Offshore Geotechnics Rome -Flat dilatometer
  11. 11. What are the others thinking about? Brazil - June – Foundation Engineering and Geotechnics
  12. 12. What are the others thinking about? Korea - June - Geosynthetics
  13. 13. What are the others thinking about? Colombo - August - Geotechnics for Sustainable Development
  14. 14. What are the others thinking about? Australia - August - Rock Blasting
  15. 15. What are the others thinking about? Japan - September- Geohazards and Engineering Geology
  16. 16. What are the others thinking about? Austria - October - Rock Mechanics
  17. 17. What are the others thinking about? India - October - Engineering Geology
  18. 18. What are the others thinking about? Cape Town - October - Slope Stability
  19. 19. What are the others thinking about? Buenos Aires - November - Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering
  20. 20. Edinburgh - XVI ECSMGE 13-17 September
  21. 21. INTRODUCTION TO THE DAY AFTERNOON A PRESENTATION BY MIKE COHEN ON CHEMICAL TESTING A PRESENTATION BY HS2 ON GROUND INVESTIGATION A PANEL DISCUSSION ON ASBESTOS IN SOILS
  22. 22. INTRODUCTION TO THE DAY MORNING REPORTS FROM EACH OF THE SIX AGS WORKING GROUPS • CONTAMINATED LAND • LOSS PREVENTION • BUSINESS PRACTICE • SAFETY • DATA MANAGEMENT • LABORATORIES PLUS A PRESENTATION FROM THE NHBC ON BASEMENTS PLUS A PRESENTATION ON THE NEW AGS WEBSITE AGM
  23. 23. Enjoy!

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