TC204 Underground Construction

Underground Construction in Soft Ground

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)


IS-Cambridge Posponed until June 2022

Unfortunately, due to the continuing global COVID-19 emergency meaning that large-gatherings should be avoided to prevent further spread of the virus, the LOC have made the difficult decision to postpone the conference again until June 2022 (27th to 29th June 2022).



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IS-Cambridge 2020 postponed to 2021

Because of the COVID-19 pandemie, IS-Cambridge 2020 is postponed for one year until summer 2021 exact dates will be communicated later.  

Technical Committee 204 (TC204), one of the technical committees of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engi



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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 Giulia Viggiani Italy
2 Vice Chair Chungsik Yoo South Korea
3 Secretary David Chapman United Kingdom
4 Nominated Member Mitsutaka Sugimoto Japan
5 Corresponding Member Kiwamu Tsuno Japan
6 Nominated Member Mustafa Nalcakan Turkey
7 Nominated Member Christopher Menkiti United Kingdom
8 Corresponding Member Daniela Boldini Italy
9 Nominated Member Graham Taylor United Kingdom
10 Nominated Member Richard Pang Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
11 Nominated Member Ilias Michalis Greece
12 Nominated Member Yuepeng Dong Singapore
13 Nominated Member Tony Ho Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
14 Corresponding Member Giovanni Spagnoli Italy
15 Corresponding Member Mustafa Koc Turkey
16 Corresponding Member Hervé LeBISSONNAIS France
17 Nominated Member Naotaka Kikkawa Japan
18 Nominated Member Rui Carrilho Gomes Portugal
19 Nominated Member Ilkka Vähäaho Finland
20 Corresponding Member Jochen Fillibeck Germany
21 Nominated Member Gerardo Pittaro Singapore
22 Corresponding Member Stephan Jefferis United Kingdom
23 Nominated Member Gang Zheng China
24 Nominated Member Nagyoung Kim South Korea
25 Nominated Member David Masin Czech & Slovak Republics
26 Corresponding Member Dongmei Zhang China
27 Nominated Member Atul Nanda India
28 Corresponding Member Altaf Usmani India
29 Corresponding Member Petros Fortsakis Greece
30 Corresponding Member Adam Bezuijen Netherlands
31 Corresponding Member Jamie Standing United Kingdom
32 Nominated Member Lou Areias Belgium
33 Corresponding Member Shuying Wang China
34 Nominated Member Stavroula Schina Greece
35 Nominated Member Long Phung Vietnam
36 Corresponding Member Huy Hung Tran Vietnam
37 Nominated Member Tuan Nghia Do Vietnam
38 Nominated Member Mandy Korff Netherlands
39 Nominated Member Chang-Yu Ou Chinese Taipei
40 Nominated Member Yung-Show Fang Chinese Taipei
41 Nominated Member Ashish Juneja India
42 Nominated Member Markus Thewes Germany
43 Nominated Member Achim Hettler Germany
44 Nominated Member Andrea Franza Denmark
45 Corresponding Member Wout Broere Netherlands
46 Nominated Member Stefan Ritter Norway
47 Nominated Member João Falcão Portugal
48 Nominated Member César Sagaseta Spain
49 Nominated Member Salvador Senent Spain
50 Nominated Member Hugo Acosta-Martinez Australia
51 Nominated Member Marlísio Oliveira Jr Brazil
52 Corresponding Member Sergio Sánchez Rodríguez Spain
53 Nominated Member Fabrice EMERIAULT France
54 Nominated Member Jorge Gabriel Laiun Argentina
55 Nominated Member Jacques ROBERT France
56 Nominated Member Alessandra Sciotti Italy
57 Nominated Member Marco Barla Italy
58 Nominated Member Weidong Wang China
59 Corresponding Member Rafael Jiménez Spain
60 Nominated Member Anna Siemińska-Lewandowska Poland
61 Nominated Member Monika Mitew-Czajewska Poland
62 Nominated Member Irawan Firmansyah Indonesia

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