The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is the principal
association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom.
See the ISSMGE website – http://www.issmge.org/ for full details of all ISSMGE activities. This circular is also available from the web: https://www.issmge.org/news/issmge-news-information-circular-november-2019
Please distribute this Circular widely.
1. New webinar : Prof Jian Chu - LAND RECLAMATION AND RELATED SOIL IMPROVEMENT METHODS
To view Prof. Chu’s Lecture please go to : https://www.issmge.org/education/recorded-webinars/land-reclamation-and-related-soil-improvement-methods#
2. ISSMGE Awards
Member Societies are hereby called to submit nominations for ISSMGE awards for the 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering to be held in Sydney, Australia, in September 2021. Nominations should be submitted to the Secretary General by the closing date of 1 July 2020. For more information and guidelines for the nomination of the various awards please click here.
3. ISSMGE Online Library – Open Access.
The ISSMGE Online library is in continuous development – please note the following additions:
17th African Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering;
17th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering,
Australia New Zealand conference series back catalogue.
4. TC306 Geo-Engineering Education Survey - A message from the Officers of TC306
Dear ISSMGE member,
If you are an instructor in a civil engineering department, please contribute to a TC306 Geo-Engineering Education survey. The title of the survey is “What Geotechnical Engineering Educational Material can we dream of?”
If you have very limited time but don’t want to miss the opportunity to contribute, just jump to Question 11 (the only required): Please imagine and describe the “educational material of your dreams”.
You will find the questionnaire here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TC306
Marina Pantazidou and Michele Calvello
(Chair and Secretary of TC306)
5. Are We Overdesigning? A survey of international practice
A joint initiative by the CAPG, the YMPG, TC2015 - Safety and Serviceability and TC304 - Risk. The survey is intended to assess the consistency of calculation models and design methods for a variety of geotechnical structures, and where possible, to compare the results with full scale tests and reliability analyses. To participate in the survey please go to https://www.issmge.org/news/are-we-overdesigning-a-survey-of-international-practice.
The latest edition of the ISSMGE Bulletin (Volume 13, Issue 5, Oct 2019) is available from the website from:
7. ISSMGE Foundation
The next deadline for receipt of applications for awards from the ISSMGE Foundation is the 31st January 2020. Click here for further information on the ISSMGE Foundation.
For a listing of all ISSMGE and ISSMGE supported conferences, and full information on all events, including deadlines, please go to the Events page at https://www.issmge.org/events.
The following are events that have been added since the previous Circular:
4th INTERNATIONALCONFERENCE ON GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING - HAMMAMET 09 - 11 MARCH 2020
Le Royal Hammamet hotel, Hammamet, Tunisia , Languages: English – French; Organiser: Research Laboratory Geotechnical Engineering and Georisks; Contact person: Mme Haifa Guerfi, Address: ENIT, BP 37 Le Belvédère Tunis, Phone: +216.27.036.080, Fax: +216.71.872.729; Email: email@example.com, Website: http://www.icge20.geolab.tn; Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com
27th European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference and Geogames - 17-09-2020 - 19-09-2020
National Research Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, Russia , Moscow; Language: English; Organiser: Russian Society for Soil Mechanics, Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering; Contact person: PhD Ivan Luzin, Address: NR MSUCE, 26 Yaroslavskoye shosse; Phone: +7-495-287-4914 (2384); Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Additional Information: https://t.me/EYGEC2020
GEOMEAST 2020 INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS AND EXHIBITION 08-11-2020 - 12-11-2020
Cairo, Egypt, Language: English; Organiser: Soil-Structure Interaction Group in Egypt (SSIGE); Contact person: Ms. Amany El-Masry; Address: Nasr City; Email: email@example.com; Website: http://www.geomeast2020.org
THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL GEOTECHNOLOGY, RECYCLED WASTE MATERIALS AND SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING - 18-06-2020 - 20-06-2020
Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey; Language: English; Organiser: Dokuz Eylul University; Contact person: Tugce Ozdamar Kul; Address: Dokuz Eylul University; Phone: +905325164800; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: http://www.egrwse2020.com
RECENT TRENDS IN GEOTECHNICAL AND GEO-ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND EDUCATION 15-07-2020 - 17-07-2020
Bali, Indonesia, Language: English; Organiser: RTEE Conference; Contact person: Amy Marshall; Email: email@example.com; Website: https://rtgee.org/