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

BDA Press Releases / News

BDA Annual Awards 2014 - 13th August 2014

We have extended the deadline for getting your award nominations in so you still have time to put someone or something forward that has shone this year.  The BDA's Annual Awards that will be p...
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BDA Management Committee Meeting - 13th August 2014

The next BDA Management Committee meeting will be held at the Castle Donnington Manor Hotel at 2pm on Wednesday the 8th October. A full range of topical industry items will be discussed.  ...
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BDA & AGS to work more closely - 17th July 2014

Representatives from the AGS and the BDA Officers and Secretariat met on Thursday 17th July 2014 to discuss working more closely together, as they had done in the not-so-distant past. The AGS and the ...
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The new BDA website - an update - 15th July 2014

Our website designers Fat Media have completed the update of the website so that our members directory is now far more flexible in terms of search options. You can now search by keyword, activities...
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Driving Innovation Seminar - 11th July 2014

The first in our Driving Innovation series of seminars happened in London at the Geological Society on Thursday 11 July 2014. Delegates were treated to contributions from our keynote speaker Tim Cha...
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HSE Construction Site Blitz - 27th June 2014

HSE is concerned that for every fatal accident in the construction industry, it is estimated that a worker is at least 100 times more likely to die from a disease caused or made worse by their work....
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PAS 128 Launch - 17th June 2014

The new Publically Available Specification (PAS) 128 is being officially launched on 30th June 2014 with a free lecture ( at the I...
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2014 BDA Dinner Dance - 20th May 2014

The BDA are pleased to announce that our annual Dinner Dance will be held on 11th October 2014 at the Mecure Manchester Piccadilly, International Suite. This year's event event is being...
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Piling Rig Part Failure Kills Worker - 15th May 2014

A "catastrophic parts failure on the tracks of a piling rig" were behind the death of a young Wiltshire worker on a Maidenhead construction site this week, the main contractor has said... (read articl...
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CDM Consultation - 16th April 2014

As you may be aware, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a consultative document on the Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2007 and they are seeking views of the const...
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Draft Standard for Measuring Whilst Drilling - 16th April 2014

There is currently a draft standard on Measuring While Drilling, part 15 of, BS EN ISO 22476-15 Geotechnical investigation and testing - Field testing, that has been issued for public comment. The...
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HS2 Market Engagement Seminar - 3rd April 2014

HS2 are inviting attendance at an information seminar to find out more about HS2's outline procurement strategy and have the opportunity to speak to the team face-to-face. This event is aimed at ...
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New Supplier Membership Category - 27th March 2014

We are pleased to announce the introduction of a new membership category within the BDA directly aimed at suppliers in our industry. This offer has been designed to encourage non-contracting supplie...
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The New BDA Website - 26th March 2014

The new BDA website went live on 19 March 2014.  The site will be the focal point for all future BDA communications and a source of relevant and current content for all visitors. The site will...
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BGA Rankine Lecture - 19th March 2014

The BDA secretary joined the Association of Geotechnical Specialists at the 54th annual Rankine Dinner at Imperial College in London. The dinner followed this year's lecture, details of which are a...
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