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 Yuepeng Dong Singapore
5 Nominated Member Marlísio Oliveira Jr Brazil
6 Nominated Member Werner Bilfinger Brazil
7 Nominated Member Hugo Acosta-Martinez Australia
8 Nominated Member ALEJO OSCAR SFRISO Argentina
9 Nominated Member Ashish Juneja India
10 Nominated Member V.M. Sharma India
11 Nominated Member Stavroula Schina Greece
12 Corresponding Member Petros Fortsakis Greece
13 Nominated Member David Masin Czech & Slovak Republics
14 Nominated Member Gang Zheng China
15 Corresponding Member Mustafa Koc Turkey
16 Nominated Member Jorge Gabriel Laiun Argentina
17 Nominated Member Christopher Menkiti United Kingdom
18 Nominated Member Diane Mather Australia
19 Nominated Member Ilias Michalis Greece
20 Corresponding Member Daniela Boldini Italy
21 Nominated Member Marco Barla Italy
22 Nominated Member Alessandra Sciotti Italy
23 Corresponding Member Wout Broere Netherlands
24 Nominated Member Mandy Korff Netherlands
25 Corresponding Member Jamie Standing United Kingdom
26 Nominated Member Nagyoung Kim South Korea
27 Corresponding Member Carlos Lam United Kingdom
28 Nominated Member Graham Taylor United Kingdom
29 Nominated Member Mustafa Nalcakan Turkey
30 Nominated Member Mete Erdemgil Turkey
31 Nominated Member Irawan Firmansyah Indonesia
32 Nominated Member Rui Carrilho Gomes Portugal
33 Corresponding Member Hervé LeBISSONNAIS France
34 Corresponding Member John Endicott Hong Kong
35 Nominated Member Richard Pang Hong Kong
36 Nominated Member Michael Mooney United States
37 Nominated Member Yung-Show Fang Chinese Taipei
38 Nominated Member Chang-Yu Ou Chinese Taipei
39 Nominated Member Ilkka Vähäaho Finland
40 Corresponding Member Kiwamu Tsuno Japan
41 Nominated Member Mitsutaka Sugimoto Japan
42 Nominated Member Hirokazu Akagi Japan
43 Nominated Member Markus Thewes Germany
44 Nominated Member Achim Hettler Germany
45 Nominated Member Jacques ROBERT France
46 Nominated Member Fabrice EMERIAULT France
47 Nominated Member Lou Areias Belgium
48 Corresponding Member Jochen Fillibeck Germany
49 Nominated Member Tony Ho Hong Kong
50 Nominated Member D.E. RAZVODOVSKY Russia
51 Nominated Member Monika Mitew-Czajewska Poland
52 Nominated Member Anna Siemińska-Lewandowska Poland
53 Nominated Member Manuel Romana Spain
54 Nominated Member César Sagaseta Spain
55 Nominated Member Hubert Quick Germany
56 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