AGS Annual Conference, Birmingham – Postponed

When: Postponed

Where: The National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham

Important Notice: The AGS have taken the decision to postpone the AGS Annual Conference which was due to take place on 2nd April. The AGS are looking to hold the conference later in the year and further details will be announced in due course.


The AGS are pleased to announce that their Annual Conference is taking place on Thursday 2nd April 2020 at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.

This full day seminar will focus on the work and achievements of the AGS and see expert speakers present on geotechnical and geoenvironmental topics and summarise lessons learnt.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

A limited number of delegates per AGS member company may attend the conference free of charge. The number of complimentary tickets provided are dependent on the number of practitioners in your company – please see Table on the registration form. Additional tickets may be purchased for £60 (plus VAT) per AGS Member. Non-members may attend for £120 (plus VAT).

Registration will start at 9:15am and the conference will finish at 16:00pm.

To confirm your attendance please use the registration form available on the AGS website and return it to ags@ags.org.uk.



– Chaired by Julian Lovell, Equipe

– Keynote: To be announced shortly

– Climate Change Panel Debate: With Luke Swain, Network Rail

– A talk from the USA-based Geoprofessional Business Association: Joel Carson, CEO, GBA

– Monitoring best practice: Ian Webber, Coffey

– Annual General Meeting

– AGS Awards

– Business Practice Working Group Report: Sally Hudson, Regional Manager, Coffey

– Instrumentation and Monitoring Working Group Report: Jonathan Gammon, Non Exec Director, Geotechnical Observations Ltd

– Data Management Working Group Report: Jackie Bland, IT Manager, Geotechnics Limited

– Geotechnical Working Group Report: Stephen West, Director, Ground Engineering, Ramboll

– Eurocodes and Part 2 update: Matthew Baldwin, Independent Consultant

– Contaminated Land Working Group Report: Vivien Dent, Associate Technical Director, RSK Group

– Safety Working Group Report: Adam Latimer, Ian Farmer Associates

– Laboratories Working Group Report: Mark Beastall, Operations Manager, SOCOTEC UK

– Loss Prevention Working Group Report: Hugh Mallett, BuroHappold Engineering