TC204 Underground Construction

Underground Construction in Soft Ground

The main topics addressed by TC204 concern the geotechnical aspects of the analysis, design, construction and maintenance of deep excavations, tunnels and large underground structures, with particular emphasis on the development, effects and control of ground movements, their interaction with existing structures, mitigation measures and risk management. In this field the objectives for the period 2013-2017 are as follows.

- To deliver the 9th International Conference on "Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground" in Seoul, 25-27 August, 2014, which was achieved and was a success.

- To prepare the organisation of the 10th International Conference on "Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground" in 2017 in Brazil.

- To promote a session or a workshop during the next ICSMGE, Seoul 2017.

- Develop a database of all proceedings of the previous symposia, unless this interferes with copyrights. At the moment there is permission for the first 6th symposia.

- To actively encourage the preparation of papers from TC204 members to be published in refereed journals and in particular for the ISSMGE International Journal of Geo-Engineering Case histories.

- Proposal for the 2nd Fujita lecture 2017 to be held at the TC204 symposium in Brazil. This will be Prof. Hirokazu Akagi from Japan. Interaction with other TCs concerned by underground construction:

- To cooperate with TC104 "Physical modelling" to extend the guidelines for comparing field or physical model observations with numerical simulations.

- To establish or maintain contact with TCs having close interests such as TC206, TC207, TC305 and TC203.

- To edit a list of codes and guidelines existing worldwide in the field of geotechnical aspects of tunnelling.

- To link in with continuing work on the seismic behaviour of tunnels. Interaction with other TCs and organisations concerned by underground construction:

- To cooperate with TC104 "Physical modelling" to extend the guidelines for comparing field or physical model observations with numerical simulations.

- To establish or maintain contact with TCs having close interests such as TC206, TC207, TC305 and TC203.

- To organise regional workshops on the occasion of large or challenging projects.

- To encourage the active participation (papers, lectures, workshops) of TC204 members at regional conferences. For example, 13th international conference "Underground Construction Prague 2016" will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, May 23-25 2016.

- To strengthen links with the ITA and investigate future cooperation.

# Type Full Name Country
1 Chair Adam Bezuijen Netherlands
2 Vice Chair Chungsik Yoo South Korea
3 Secretary David Chapman United Kingdom
4 Nominated Member Diane Mather Australia
5 Nominated Member Werner Bilfinger Brazil
6 Nominated Member Hugo Acosta-Martinez Australia
7 Nominated Member ALEJO OSCAR SFRISO Argentina
8 Nominated Member Ashish Juneja India
9 Nominated Member V.M. Sharma India
10 Nominated Member Stavroula Schina Greece
11 Corresponding Member Petros Fortsakis Greece
12 Nominated Member David Masin Czech & Slovak Republics
13 Nominated Member Gang Zheng China
14 Corresponding Member Mustafa Koc Turkey
15 Nominated Member Mustafa Nalcakan Turkey
16 Nominated Member Marlísio Oliveira Jr Brazil
17 Nominated Member Jorge Gabriel Laiun Argentina
18 Nominated Member Ilias Michalis Greece
19 Corresponding Member Daniela Boldini Italy
20 Nominated Member Marco Barla Italy
21 Nominated Member Alessandra Sciotti Italy
22 Corresponding Member Wout Broere Netherlands
23 Nominated Member Mandy Korff Netherlands
24 Corresponding Member Jamie Standing United Kingdom
25 Nominated Member Nagyoung Kim South Korea
26 Corresponding Member Carlos Lam United Kingdom
27 Nominated Member Graham Taylor United Kingdom
28 Nominated Member Christopher Menkiti United Kingdom
29 Nominated Member Mete Erdemgil Turkey
30 Nominated Member Irawan Firmansyah Indonesia
31 Nominated Member Rui Carrilho Gomes Portugal
32 Corresponding Member Hervé LeBISSONNAIS France
33 Corresponding Member John Endicott Hong Kong
34 Nominated Member Richard Pang Hong Kong
35 Nominated Member Michael Mooney United States
36 Nominated Member Yung-Show Fang Chinese Taipei
37 Nominated Member Chang-Yu Ou Chinese Taipei
38 Nominated Member Ilkka Vähäaho Finland
39 Corresponding Member Kiwamu Tsuno Japan
40 Nominated Member Mitsutaka Sugimoto Japan
41 Nominated Member Hirokazu Akagi Japan
42 Nominated Member Markus Thewes Germany
43 Nominated Member Achim Hettler Germany
44 Nominated Member Jacques ROBERT France
45 Nominated Member Fabrice EMERIAULT France
46 Nominated Member Lou Areias Belgium
47 Corresponding Member Jochen Fillibeck Germany
48 Nominated Member Tony Ho Hong Kong
49 Nominated Member D.E. RAZVODOVSKY Russia
50 Nominated Member Monika Mitew-Czajewska Poland
51 Nominated Member Anna Siemińska-Lewandowska Poland
52 Nominated Member Manuel Romana Spain
53 Nominated Member César Sagaseta Spain
54 Nominated Member Hubert Quick Germany
55 Nominated Member Weidong Wang China

9th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground

The 9th IS-Sao Paulo is the latest syposium in a successful series organised as part of TC204 and will take place on 4th and 5th April 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Further details on this event can be found at  www.is-saopaulo.com



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Host Member Society: Netherlands

Short name: Underground Construction (TC204) - Terms of Reference

TC204 ProceedingsDatabase of Proceedings of International Symposia organized by Technical Committee TC204
GeoWorld GroupUnderground Construction in Soft Ground (TC204)

Contact Technical Committee : Underground Construction in Soft Ground