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CSRG: The lines of evidence approach to challenges faced in engineering geological practice

23 October 2019
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Event type:
Evening Meeting, Lecture, Regional Group
Organised by:
Central Scotland Regional Group
Atkins Glasgow Office
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Registration required

Based on the 2018 Glossop Lecture, Dr Kevin Privett guides us through an evidence-based approach to reducing geological uncertainty and improving understanding, drawing on his experience in the profession.

Dr Privett's career as a consultant in the geotechnical, mining and geo-environmental sectors has spanned the 40+ years that engineering geology has been well-established as a discipline in its own right.

The past is the key to the future: a better understanding of site history leads to better predictions of engineering behaviour of the ground. Engineering geology is a multi-faceted discipline that is ever-expanding, and there are three interlocking themes that enhance the skills of an engineering geological consultant:

  1. Working with multiple disciplines, being versatile and adaptable to change
  2. Possessing a wide range of knowledge and experience
  3. Using lessons of the past

Dr Privett will illustrate (through the use of a range of case histories) how these themes can provide multiple lines of evidence which reduce uncertainty and provide better understanding of projects in engineering geology.


Dr Kevin Privett, Visiting Research Fellow, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth

Please see the attached event flyer for more information.


Atkins Glasgow Office
200 Broomielaw
G1 4RU


6.00pm - please note that earliest entry into the venue is at 5.45pm.


Please email Sara Mehrabi ( to register for this event.

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