Author Archive of Riccardo-impiumi

Deadline for International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure Registration – 31st August 2017

A gentle reminder of the upcoming deadline for registration for ISNGI 2017 – please note that places are limited – buy ticket here  This event will act as the formal launch of the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC), and will be held from the 11th – 13th September 2017 at One Great George Street, London. The fifth ISNGI will also bring together the best and sharpest minds from industry, government and academia

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Update on Chalk 2018 Conference

Preparations are well advanced for the Chalk 2018 conference to be held in London in a years’ time. Organised by the British Geotechnical Association (BGA), with support from the Engineering Group of the Geological Society (EGGS) this major international conference on Engineering in Chalk will be held at Imperial College in London on 17 and 18 September 2018. Chalk underlies large parts of the UK and north-western Europe, and presents a diverse

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ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium – EUROCK 2018 – Paper submission deadline extended

22 - 26 May 2018 - Saint-Petersburg, Russia  Invitation to submit papers. Themes • Physical and mechanical properties of fractured rock (laboratory testing and rock properties, field measurements and site investigations) • Geophysics in rock mechanics • Rock mass strength and failure • Nonlinear problems in rock mechanics • Effect of joint water on the behavior of rock foundation • Numerical modeling and back analysis • Mineral resources

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Call for Entries – BGA Fleming Award 2017

  The BGA is pleased to invite entries for the Fleming Award from Project Teams who have worked on geotechnical projects that have been substantially completed within the two years prior to the award date of December 2017.   Submitting teams will typically include representatives from Clients, Main Contractors, Consulting Engineers, Specialist Contractors and so on. The award will be presented to the Project Team which most demonstrates

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ISSMGE Special Issue – Seoul

  This newsletter focuses on Ground Improvement works, organized within the framework of the next ICSMGE 2017 which will be held in Seoul from: 17 to 22 September 2017: - Organization of the four Discussion Sessions dedicated to Ground Improvement works, -Session 1 dedicated to the GI works without admixtures and inclusions, - Sessions 2 and 3 dedicated to the GI works with admixtures and inclusions, - Session 4 dedicated to GI works with grouting

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The ISSMGE Foundation

The ISSMGE Foundation OBJECTIVE The concept of the ISSMGE Foundation dates back to September 2009, when Professor Jean-Louis Briaud, the newly-elected President of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) in his acceptance speech to the ISSMGE Council Meeting (Alexandria, Egypt), introduced his vision of a foundation that would enable geotechnical engineers from around the world to make better use of resources

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Special Plenary Lecture – 2017 Terzaghi Lecture – Professor Kerry Rowe

The International Symposium on Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics 6 September to 7 September 2017 University of Leeds This lecture highlights the importance of carefully considering the implications of design and construction decisions in ensuring good long-term liner performance. It explores some common well-understood concepts and then examines the misconceptions that can arise and their implications. It highlights the importance of

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2018 Upcoming Events
International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics – SEG-2018

26-28 September 2018, Lausanne, Switzerland EPFL are glad to announce the International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics (SEG-2018) under the auspices of the Technical Committee TC – 308 of ISSMGE, taking place at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland on 26-28 September 2018.   The Symposium is a 3-day event focusing on biggest challenges and innovative solutions on energy geotechnics. It aims to serve as

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The 3rd edition of SPERWall – Consultant and Contractor views

Pete Ingram and Tony Suckling will be presenting the updates to the ICE Specification for Piling and Embedded Retaining Walls (SPERWall), the UK’s pre-eminent technical specification for piling and embedded walling works. This 3rd edition has been updated to reflect the latest piling techniques and procurement methods used in the geotechnical sector, as well as revisions to the Eurocodes, British Standards and CIRIA guides. In the first part of

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