Soft ground focus for geotechnical symposium 16 May 2019

IS News Release

Papers are being called for the tenth International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground, to be held at the Churchill College of Cambridge University in the UK between 29 June and 1 July 2020.

Hosted by the Cambridge Geotechnical Research Group and organised by the Technical Committee 204, one of the major technical committees of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), , is inviting papers on the geotechnical aspects of the design, construction and analysis of deep excavations, tunnels and large underground structures in the urban environment.

The committee will present the technical sessions with general reports and individual papers during the first two days of the symposium and authors are invited to submit abstracts of 300 words in English, on any of the topics of the conference themes.

Themes for the conference include;

  • field case studies
  • physical and numerical modelling of tunnels and deep excavations in soft ground
  • the effect of underground construction activities on existing structures
  • design and application of ground improvement for underground construction
  • sensing technologies and monitoring for underground construction in soft ground
  • ground movements, interaction with existing structures and mitigation measures
  • seismic response of underground infrastructure in soft ground

The third day will give delegates the opportunity to visit to the work sites of the new Thames Tideway l CSO sewer in London arriving at the site by boat on the River Thames.  A gala dinner at St John’s College, Cambridge will be a fine finale to the international gathering.

For more detailed information and to submit your abstract, please visit the IS-Cambridge 2020 conference website.


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