Chalk 2018 Conference Prizes Announced

Chalk 2018 Conference Prizes Announced

The Chalk 2018 Conference Organising Committee is pleased to announce the conference prizes awarded at the conference.

Conference proceedings and papers can be purchased here.

Best Paper

L. Burt and A. Phear – Design and construction of the chalk earthworks for the A41 Aston Clinton Bypass.

Best Poster

M. F. Huggins and C. J. Hitch – Flamborough and Burnham Chalk – Measured properties and characteristics of some northern chalks.

Best Research Paper

O. Fay-Gormord, F. Descamps, J. Soete, S. Vandyke, J.P. Tshibangu and R. Swennen. Tight chalk: How does microtexture control petrophysical and geomechanical properties? The role of clay flakes and calcite cements.

Best Case History

C. Warren, T. Newman and N. Hadlow – Comparison of earth pressure balance and slurry tunnel boring machines used for tunnelling in chalk.

Best Early Career Paper

T.L. Goodfellow and S.D. Thomas. Groundwater resource protection from construction groundwater control in the Lincolnshire chalk.


Engineering in Chalk was a major two-day international conference organized by the British Geotechnical Association (BGA) with support from the Engineering Group of the Geological Society (EGGS), and held on 17th and 18th September 2018 at Imperial College in London.

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