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 Rafael Jiménez Rodríguez Spain
5 Corresponding Member Carlos Lam United Kingdom
6 Nominated Member Graham Taylor United Kingdom
7 Nominated Member Christopher Menkiti United Kingdom
8 Nominated Member Jorge Gabriel Laiun Argentina
9 Nominated Member Marlísio Oliveira Jr Brazil
10 Nominated Member Hugo Acosta-Martinez Australia
11 Nominated Member ALEJO OSCAR SFRISO Argentina
12 Nominated Member Ashish Juneja India
13 Nominated Member Atul Nanda India
14 Nominated Member Stavroula Schina Greece
15 Corresponding Member Petros Fortsakis Greece
16 Nominated Member David Masin Czech & Slovak Republics
17 Nominated Member Nagyoung Kim South Korea
18 Corresponding Member Altaf Usmani India
19 Corresponding Member Sergio Sánchez Rodríguez Spain
20 Corresponding Member Dongmei Zhang China
21 Corresponding Member Giovanni Spagnoli Italy
22 Nominated Member Yuepeng Dong Singapore
23 Nominated Member Diane Mather Australia
24 Nominated Member Ilias Michalis Greece
25 Corresponding Member Daniela Boldini Italy
26 Nominated Member Marco Barla Italy
27 Nominated Member Alessandra Sciotti Italy
28 Corresponding Member Wout Broere Netherlands
29 Nominated Member Mandy Korff Netherlands
30 Corresponding Member Jamie Standing United Kingdom
31 Nominated Member Gang Zheng China
32 Corresponding Member Mustafa Koc Turkey
33 Nominated Member Mustafa Nalcakan Turkey
34 Nominated Member Markus Thewes Germany
35 Nominated Member Rui Carrilho Gomes Portugal
36 Corresponding Member Hervé LeBISSONNAIS France
37 Corresponding Member John Endicott Hong Kong
38 Nominated Member Richard Pang Hong Kong
39 Nominated Member Michael Mooney United States
40 Nominated Member Yung-Show Fang Chinese Taipei
41 Nominated Member Chang-Yu Ou Chinese Taipei
42 Nominated Member Ilkka Vähäaho Finland
43 Corresponding Member Kiwamu Tsuno Japan
44 Nominated Member Mitsutaka Sugimoto Japan
45 Nominated Member Hirokazu Akagi Japan
46 Nominated Member Achim Hettler Germany
47 Nominated Member Hubert Quick Germany
48 Nominated Member Mete Erdemgil Turkey
49 Nominated Member Irawan Firmansyah Indonesia
50 Nominated Member Jacques ROBERT France
51 Nominated Member Fabrice EMERIAULT France
52 Nominated Member Lou Areias Belgium
53 Corresponding Member Jochen Fillibeck Germany
54 Nominated Member Tony Ho Hong Kong
55 Nominated Member D.E. RAZVODOVSKY Russia
56 Nominated Member Monika Mitew-Czajewska Poland
57 Nominated Member Anna Siemińska-Lewandowska Poland
58 Nominated Member Salvador Senent Spain
59 Nominated Member César Sagaseta Spain
60 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