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

External Events

Brownfield Land Scotland -  6th February 2019

A 10% discount is available to BDA members wishing to attend or exhibit at Brownfield Land Scotland, being held on 6th February 2019.

Returning for its 12th year, the event will provide updates on the current planning and regulatory backdrop for brownfield land development in Scotland, as well as providing practical solutions to many of the current challenges faced when risk assessing and remediating contaminated and derelict land. Sessions include:

  • Assessing the Implications of the Gorebridge Mine-Gas Case for Ground Gas Risk Assessment & Protection
  • Maximising the Benefits of Digital Data Collection for Timelier & More Accurate Site Investigation
  • Update on Changes to the Scottish Planning Framewor 
  • Transforming Vacant & Derelict Land in Scotland: Unlocking Inclusive Growth 
  • Enabling Brownfield Development in Scotland: A Developer’s Perspective
  • Asbestos in soil: Practicalities of Working on Sites with Low Level, ‘Trace’ & Sporadic Asbestos Contamination
  • Outlining the changes to Waste Management policy and legislation in Scotland and the implications for contaminated land projects

To qualify for your 10% discount off the standard delegate rate use code BDA10 and email or call their sales team on +44 (0)203 637 2191.

Event details can be found by visiting -

Groundwater 2019 – 27thMarch

A 10% discount off the standard conference ticket price is available to BDA members who wish to attend Groundwater 2019, being held on 27th March in London, with the code BDA10.

Returning for its 8th year, this informative event will once again offer a balanced mix of practical case studies, new research and policy updates, combined with interactive Q&A sessions and extensive networking opportunities. Together, these will provide you with the latest knowledge, tools and techniques to address your most pertinent groundwater challenges.

To find out more or to book your place visit -

 Geotechnica – 10th – 11th July 2019

The British Drilling Association (BDA) has secured a 5% discount on all exhibition packages for members wishing to participate at Geotechnica 2019.

The UK’s Largest Geotechnical Conference and Exhibition, Geotechnica 2019 is this year being held 10-11 July 2019 at the Warwickshire Event Centre, and looks set to be bigger than ever.

Geotechnica 2019 brings together all areas of the geotechnical industry, from suppliers and manufacturers through contractors to clients. It brings these disparate parts of the geotechnical sector together for a single focussed event, helping to promote the very best specialist services, products and innovations the industry has to offer. It also aids industry growth and development through the building of business relationships, the introduction of new products and innovations and the imparting of knowledge and advice.

The event is free to attend for visitors, with over 70 exhibition spaces available for companies wishing to communicate, promote, network and learn.

Full event information can be found at; for information on how to obtain the 5% discount when booking your package, please contact


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