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

External Events

The Scottish Brownfield Briefing Event - February 2018

The Scottish Brownfield Briefing Event, which the British Drilling Association (BDA) is pleased to be supporting, is being held 7thFebruary 2018 at the COSLA Conference Centre, Edinburgh.

Returning to Edinburgh for its 11th annual Brownfield Land Scotland conference, the event will provide attendees with up-to-date information on the implications of a changing planning and policy framework, as well as practical solutions to many of the current challenges faced when risk assessing, remediating and developing brownfield land - with actionable guidance specifically applicable to the development of brownfield in Scotland.

Bringing together local councils, regulatory agencies, consultants and industry for one information-packed day, the event provides an opportunity to share first-hand experiences and solutions to many contaminated land and groundwater challenges.

The programme for the event can be downloaded here:


Hillhead 2018 - June

The British Drilling Association (BDA) is pleased to announce its support of Hillhead 2018 [26-28 June 2018, Hillhead Quarry Buxton UK]. Hillhead 2018 is the largest exhibition of its kind anywhere in the world. Held in a limestone quarry in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside, Hillhead 2018 is the must attend event for anyone involved in quarrying, mining, recycling, heavy construction, materials handling, concrete, asphalt, road surfacing, civil engineering, plant hire, demolition and landfill.

The event includes working demonstration areas that make the event unique. This year’s four separate demonstration areas are:

Quarry face for large excavators, face shovels, hydraulic breakers, wheel loaders and dump trucks

  • Rock processing for crushers, screens, scalping grids and stockpiling conveyors

  • Recycling area for crushing, shredding, screening and washing equipment

  • Registration area for rock processing and recycling demonstrations

The event, held every two years, is attended by thousands of visitors from across Europe and beyond by those involved in the mineral products, construction equipment and recycling industries.

Tickets for the event are free and can be obtained through the event’s dedicated website: where more information, including information about exhibiting can be found.


GEOFLUID - October 2018

The British Drilling Association (BDA) is pleased to be supporting The International Exhibition GEOFLUID Drilling & Foundations 2018, the international conference of Technology and Equipment for Prospecting, Extracting and Conveying Underground Fluids.

The event, which is being held at the PIACENZA EXPO - Loc. Le Mose Via Tirotti, 11 - 29122 Piacenza (ITALY), is open FREE to drilling, foundation works and geotechnical industry operators that register before via the website

Geofluid is a highly focused exhibition, aimed at visitors from specialised market sectors. This key feature enables exhibitors to have face-to-face contact with potential customers and strengthens their presence within the industry.

Geofluid benefits from being a self-contained, specialised show. This removes organisational and logistical problems normally experienced by exhibitors and visitors to other, more widely-based exhibitions, creating an ideal environment for developing close customer-client relationships.

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