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The row between Britain and its allies that accompanied the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker as the new Commission President was seen by some as an effective short-term tactic from David Cameron. But the ‘Juncker bounce’ was short-lived and left Cameron in a long-term strategic pickle.
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6 October 2014
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Five lessons of the Juncker Affair

It is now three months since Jean-Claude Juncker was elected President of the Commission, against the express wishes of the British and Hungarian governments.  What lessons can we draw from this episode about British attitudes to the European Union?
6 October 2014
Prof Michael Shackleton
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Eurocode 7 and New Design Challenges

Publication date: Jan 25, 2013 12:00:00 AM

Start: Mar 19, 2013 4:30:00 PM
End: Mar 19, 2013 9:00:00 PM

Workshop for young practitioners and researchers

19 March 2013

When
19 March 2013, 4.30pm

Where
Roberts 508
Roberts Building
Torrington Place
London WC1E 7JE

Booking information below

Geotechnical


Eurocode 7 has been established as the current European standard for geotechnical engineering design. The next generation of geotechnical engineers (current graduates and young researchers) will use EC7 on a regular basis. This workshop aims to encourage young geotechnical engineers to engage with the new European safety codes and design methodologies. Talks by international experts involved in the development of EC7 will be followed by presentations from designers about their experience with EC7 compliant design.

Speakers:

  • Professor Brian Simpson, Arup Fellow, a principal of Arup Geotechnics & an Honorary Professor, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Professor Helmut F. Schweiger, Head of the Computational Geotechnics Group at the Institute for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Professor Giuseppe Scarpelli, Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Ancona, Italy and national representative at the European committee for Eurocode 7 on geotechnical design
  • Professor Christos Vrettos, Professor of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Registration for the event is free, however we require a confirmation of attendance for catering purposes. Please send an email to georgios.katsigiannis.12@ucl.ac.uk to register.

Sponsors

The workshop is supported by Ove Arup & Partners and UCL European Institute. Georgios Katsigiannis, as a member of the Geomechanics and Materials Group, being awarded the Junior Researcher 2012-13 Grant, ensured funding for the organisation of the event.

This project is supported by UCL European Institute's call for proposals 2012-13