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IGS Member To Deliver BGA Lecture

Geocomposite drainage will be the subject of a prestigious event in the UK next week.

IGS member and chartered Civil Engineer Alan Bamforth will deliver the 19th BGA Invitational Lecture: New Climate for Geocomposite Drainage in London on October 16th.

The BGA (British Geotechnical Association) lecture is one of the key ‘date in the diary’ events for geosynthetics in the UK.

This year’s event is expected to attract an audience of up to 100, including senior engineers specializing in the geotechnical and geosynthetics industry and a smaller number of students and academics.

Held at the Institution of Civil Engineers in central London, BGA annual speakers tend to alternate between international and domestic experts in fields including reinforcement for walls, electrokinetic treatment of soil and waste and geosynthetics use in flood mitigation.

Alan began his career as a highways engineer at a time when geosynthetics were relatively new. Having been convinced of the benefits of geosynthetics, he set about spreading the word amongst his industry and founded a company (ABG Limited) dedicated to the development and manufacture of geocomposite drainage solutions. As an IGS member, Alan has authored technical papers, helped to develop test methods and acted as an advocate for the correct use of geocomposites.

To book a place at the free event, please email IGS-UK Activities Secretary Dave Woods at