TC107 Tropical Residual Soils

Tropical Residual Soils

Host Member Society: Morocco

Short name: Tropical Residual Soils (TC107) - Terms of Reference

GeoWorld Group: Tropical Residual Soils (TC107)


Draft Proposal for Establishment of Honour Lecture

This document is the first draft of proposals for the establishment of honour lecture to be submitted by TC 107 to the ISSMGE President. 

TC 107 Members are requested to study the document and send feedback to the TC Chair by separate mail

SoA Strength and Compressibility of Laterites and lateritic soils

This document is a draft of the state of the art of strength and compressibility of laterites and lateritic soils. It is being circulated for discussion, Courtesy of Task Force No. 3

Draft SoA -Characterising Laterites and Lateritic Soils

This document is the output of Task Force 1 that worked on characterising laterites and lateritic soils.

The document sought to answer two questions:

To what extent can the conventional approaches that have successfully been used to characterize temperate sedimentary soils



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Pre Conference Workshop on Laterites and Lateritic Soils

Proceedings of a workshop held at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on laterites and lateritic soils. The generous support of Prof Charles Ng is greatly acknowledged.

Symposium on Laterites and Lateritic soils- Goa India

20-21 Sept 2019- Symposium on Laterites and Lateritic soils-Goa india

For details contact

Prof. Purnanand P. Savoikar 

Civil Engineering at 

Goa Engineering College,

 Farmagudi, Ponda, Goa 403 4021 India.

pps@gec.ac.kr  

psavoikar@gnm



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TC 107 Course

A Joint TC 106/TC 107 Course is planned for Monday 7th October, at the ISSMGE African Regional Conference in Cape Town.

Speakers and Tentative Content

  • Prof David Toll: Introduction to basic principles, suction measurement, soil water retention behaviour, shear stren


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  • To disseminate knowledge and practice in residual tropical soils to members of ISSMGE and other learned societies particularly ICOLD (International Commission on Large Dams)
  • Organize specialty Conferences, symposia and workshops
  • Encourage preparation of keynote lectures, state of the art lectures, new technologies, general reports for ISSMGE and ICOLD International conferences, Regional Conferences, Local (member society) Conferences.
  • To develop other innovative ways to encourage broad participation of ISSMGE individual members in the activities of TC-107

  • Set a recognized definition of Tropical Residual Soils (TRS) and determine their diversity and specificity, if possible by region on the earth 
  • Establish guidelines and technical recommendations for investigating and testing TRS,
  • Provide the range of main geo parameters variations within each region  
  • Identify and assemble any available codes, standards, guidelines for the main types of TRS
  • Prepare overviews of these standards, codes, and guidelines
  • Make guidelines and recommendations in TRS for practice
  • Gather and synthesize selection of case histories related to success, failures, and difficulties experienced with TRS  (testing, foundation, construction material, slope stability ...)

  • To assist with the technical programmes of ISSMGE and ICOLD at international and regional conferences
  • To liaise with organizers of International and Regional Conferences to identify what TC - 107 can do
  • To promote the presentation of findings in TRS in the main and discussion sessions either within ISSMFE and ICOLD
  • To find other innovative ways of projecting TC 107 and its work

  • To interact with industry and overlapping organizations working in the area of TRS
  • Identify and create a database of organizations and institutions working in the area of TRS
  • Create a database of organizations whose work involve laterite and lateritic soils
  • Interact with these organizations to identify how to respond to their needs

# Type Full Name Country
1 Chair M. Ahmed Chraibi Morocco
2 Vice Chair Marcos Futai Brazil
3 Nominated Member Joseph Kwesi Mfarfo Oddei Ghana
4 Corresponding Member Jaya Mohan India
5 Nominated Member Anthony Leung Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
6 Nominated Member LUCIANO DÉCOURT Brazil
7 Nominated Member Purnanand Savoikar India
8 Nominated Member R. Shiva Shankar India
9 Nominated Member Philippe REIFFSTECK France
10 Nominated Member Joshua Omer United Kingdom
11 Nominated Member Alessandra Nocilla Italy
12 Nominated Member Giovanni Gulla` Italy
13 Nominated Member Sugeng Krisnanto Indonesia
14 Nominated Member Gustabo Bogado Argentina
15 Nominated Member Nino Welland South Africa
16 Nominated Member Maria Ferentinou South Africa
17 Nominated Member Domenico Lombardi United Kingdom

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