The British Drilling Association (BDA) is the UK's trade association for the ground drilling industry.

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Call for New T&E BDA Committee Members - 29th November 2019

The British Drilling Association (BDA) is looking for members to join the Training & Education (T&E) sub-committee. As you are aware the T&E sub-committee is what helps drive project...
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Ground Engineering Awards 2020 - 26th November 2019

The British Drilling Association (BDA) is proud to be supporting the Ground Engineering Awards 2020, which are being held 11th June 2020 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. With its partnershi...
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Member Generosity Recognised - 20th November 2019

As you are all no doubt aware, the many events that the British Drilling Association (BDA) hosts typically also have a charitable element attached. From the annual dinner dances, to the more rece...
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Are you 'On the Ball' for 2020? - 18th November 2019

Ball sponsorship opportunities are available for the British Drilling Association (BDA) 2020 Five-a-Side football tournament, which is being held 6th June at Goals Leeds. The cost of ball sponsorshi...
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Announcing the BDA Football Tournament 2020 - 18th November 2019

Back by popular demand, it's the British Drilling Association (BDA) 2020, 5-A-SIDE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT! Following the success of previous years, next year's tournament is once again being hel...
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BDA - Awards Dinner 2019 - Winners Announced - 14th November 2019

A big thank you to those who attended the BDA's Annual Awards, which were held 9th November 2019, at the Bristol Marriott Roya Hotel in Bristol. The evening was tremendous fun and a great opportun...
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BDA London Seminar - 31st October 2019

Despite a rather optimistic start to the year, as the months have rolled by it has become apparent that the impact of Brexit and the uncertainty that accompanies it, has slowly eroded the initia...
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A Year in Drilling... - 14th October 2019

Despite a rather optimistic start to the year, as the months have rolled by it has become apparent that the impact of Brexit and the uncertainty that accompanies it, has slowly eroded the initia...
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2019 Golf-Day Fun and results from the 19th Hole - 11th September 2019

A big, BiG thank you to all those who participated in the 2019 BDA Golf Day, which this year was held 6th September 2019, at Woodsome Hall in Huddersfield, one of Yorkshire's best golf courses. A...
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BDA Seminar Cardiff - Solutions for the Future of the Geotechnical Industry - Event Precis - 24th July 2019

The British Drilling Association's (BDA) first ever seminar in Wales was a fitting location to bring its recent seminar series - "Solutions for the Future of the Geotechnical Industry" -&nbs...
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BDA Supports INWED 2019 - 20th June 2019

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED19) - taking place 23 June 2019 - is an international awareness campaign designed to raise the profile of women in engineering and focuses attention on...
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Designing Pumping Tests for Geotechnical Investigations - 6th May 2019

Recent ground investigation contracts for major infrastructure projects have featured increasing elements of groundwater testing, driven partly by the evolving environmental permitting and consent...
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Every day's a school day! - 23rd April 2019

The importance of training is often taken for granted; we all recognise the benefits it offers both to organisations and to individuals, yet when it comes to actually establishing a scheme, parti...
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Solution for the Future of the Geotechnical Industry, Leeds - Post Event Precis - 17th April 2019

Following a similar format to the previous London and Edinburgh located seminars, the British Drilling Association (BDA) Event, "Solutions for the Future of the Geotechnical Engineering", which w...
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Asbestos in Soil - Guidance for Site Investigation - 8th April 2019

Asbestos contamination within the ground has become increasingly challenging for anyone seeking to develop brownfield sites and the British Drilling Association (BDA) is keen to raise awareness a...
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