Last week we were proud to be a supporter and silver sponsor of the ‘Engineering Geology 50’ conference in Portsmouth. Nine CGL engineers including Chairman Nick Langdon attended the event.

The year 2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of Engineering Geology and Geotechnics provision at the University of Portsmouth and 50 years of the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology.

CGL has long links with the Engineering Geology and Geotechnics degree at the University of Portsmouth. Nearly one in six of our current staff have passed through this prestigious school at either undergraduate or postgraduate level. Both courses have been crucial in the development of the engineering geology profession within the UK and abroad.

The conference was primarily a celebration, but also reflected on the contributions made by the university and the journal to the development of the engineering geology and geotechnics profession in the UK and beyond. The conference also considered how the profession and academia will change in future years and how practicing engineers can inform and control this change. The event was attended by all parts of the industry, including consultants, contractors and academics.

CGL Chairman, Nick Langdon commented “As a lecturer on this influential degree course for ten years and the external examiner for five years I am delighted that CGL was part of the 50th birthday celebrations.”

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