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 Corresponding Member Dongmei Zhang China
5 Nominated Member Christopher Menkiti United Kingdom
6 Nominated Member Jorge Gabriel Laiun Argentina
7 Nominated Member Marlísio Oliveira Jr Brazil
8 Nominated Member Hugo Acosta-Martinez Australia
9 Nominated Member ALEJO OSCAR SFRISO Argentina
10 Nominated Member Ashish Juneja India
11 Nominated Member Atul Nanda India
12 Nominated Member Stavroula Schina Greece
13 Corresponding Member Petros Fortsakis Greece
14 Nominated Member David Masin Czech & Slovak Republics
15 Nominated Member Gang Zheng China
16 Nominated Member Graham Taylor United Kingdom
17 Corresponding Member Carlos Lam United Kingdom
18 Nominated Member Nagyoung Kim South Korea
19 Corresponding Member Giovanni Spagnoli Italy
20 Nominated Member Yuepeng Dong Singapore
21 Nominated Member Diane Mather Australia
22 Nominated Member Ilias Michalis Greece
23 Corresponding Member Daniela Boldini Italy
24 Nominated Member Marco Barla Italy
25 Nominated Member Alessandra Sciotti Italy
26 Corresponding Member Wout Broere Netherlands
27 Nominated Member Mandy Korff Netherlands
28 Corresponding Member Jamie Standing United Kingdom
29 Corresponding Member Altaf Usmani India
30 Corresponding Member Mustafa Koc Turkey
31 Nominated Member Mustafa Nalcakan Turkey
32 Nominated Member Mete Erdemgil Turkey
33 Nominated Member Rui Carrilho Gomes Portugal
34 Corresponding Member Hervé LeBISSONNAIS France
35 Corresponding Member John Endicott Hong Kong
36 Nominated Member Richard Pang Hong Kong
37 Nominated Member Michael Mooney United States
38 Nominated Member Yung-Show Fang Chinese Taipei
39 Nominated Member Chang-Yu Ou Chinese Taipei
40 Nominated Member Ilkka Vähäaho Finland
41 Corresponding Member Kiwamu Tsuno Japan
42 Nominated Member Mitsutaka Sugimoto Japan
43 Nominated Member Hirokazu Akagi Japan
44 Nominated Member Markus Thewes Germany
45 Nominated Member Achim Hettler Germany
46 Nominated Member Hubert Quick Germany
47 Nominated Member Irawan Firmansyah Indonesia
48 Nominated Member Jacques ROBERT France
49 Nominated Member Fabrice EMERIAULT France
50 Nominated Member Lou Areias Belgium
51 Corresponding Member Jochen Fillibeck Germany
52 Nominated Member Tony Ho Hong Kong
53 Nominated Member D.E. RAZVODOVSKY Russia
54 Nominated Member Monika Mitew-Czajewska Poland
55 Nominated Member Anna Siemińska-Lewandowska Poland
56 Nominated Member Manuel Romana Spain
57 Nominated Member César Sagaseta Spain
58 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