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Fugro Specialist Takes Up Role With British Geotechnical Association

By [email protected] - 7th December 2017 - 17:22

Fugro Senior Geotechnical Specialist Takes Up Honorary Role With British Geotechnical Association

Nick Armstrong, a manager with Fugro’s site characterisation and geoconsulting business, has been appointed Honorary Secretary of the British Geotechnical Association (BGA).

The BGA specialises in the application of soil mechanics, rock mechanics and geology to engineering, instigating discussion on industry issues and providing technical seminars and input to training development. As well as consulting on industry standards and contributing to peer-reviewed publications, the association is influential in the international ground engineering arena.

Having joined the BGA as a member last year, Mr Armstrong was appointed following interview and recommendation to the executive committee.

He brings 40 years’ professional experience to the three-year role, including 25 years working on innovative and leading edge ground investigation projects with Fugro.

Mr Armstrong joined Fugro in 1992 as a Principal Geotechnical Engineer, moving up to Engineering and Reporting Manager in 2015. His current responsibilities include the technical execution and delivery of drilling and ground investigation projects in the UK and Europe, together with team management, technical quality, and skills development.

Following his recent inauguration, he said: “I am delighted to have been accepted for the position of Honorary Secretary of the British Geotechnical Association. The association is hugely influential within the sphere of geotechnical engineering, both in the UK and internationally, and plays a crucial role in relation to training and professional development. I look forward to promoting innovation and best practice to help the industry move forward in these exciting times.”

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