TC302 Forensic

Forensic Geotechnical Engineering

Host Member Society: India

Short name: Forensic (TC302) - Terms of Reference - to be approved

GeoWorld GroupForensic Geotechnical Engineering (TC302)


6th International Conference on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering, 10-12 Dec 2020, New Delhi, INDIA

Dear esteemed members of TC302,

Greetings! We wish and hope everything is fine at your end, and request you to take care from CORONA-19 pandemic. 

It gives us immense pleasure to share with you that the next edition of International Forensic Geotechnical Engineering Co



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Forensic Investigation of collapse of a retaining wall in Mumbai, INDIA, on 2nd July, 2019

Dear colleagues, 

Please find attached a copy of the final report on forensic investigation of collapse of a retaining wall in Mumbai, INDIA, on 2nd July, 2019, which killed more than 30 people and left more than 70 people injured.

I served on the investigation committ



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Landslide adjoining a housing society in Mumbai, INDIA

Dear colleagues, 

On a rainy day on 2nd July 2018, a landslide happened adjoining a densely populated housing society in the heart of the Mumbai city.  Landslides and slope failures are very common in this area during the monsoon period. A deep excavation w



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To conduct technical events in Forensic Geotechnical Engineering with specific focus on guidelines and lessons learnt. To interact with other TCs in matters of common interest.

Prepare introductory guidance documents on the forensic procedures to be followed in failure investigations pertaining to geotechnical engineering. It shall contain procedures for systematic scrutiny of every stage of planning, investigations (both field and laboratory), evaluation and selection of design parameters, analysis and design, construction techniques adopted, detailed documentation regarding quality control, problems encountered including meteorological conditions, etc.

Organise special sessions in FGE in conferences of common interest Conduct a major conference in Forensic Geotechnical Engineering

Prepare a database of companies involved in Foreniscs

# Type Full Name Country
1 Chair Sivakumar Babu G L India
2 Vice Chair Prof.Madabhushi Gopal S.P. United Kingdom
3 Secretary Prof. Dasaka S. Murty India
4 Nominated by TC Chair Yoshinori Iwasaki Japan
5 Nominated by TC Chair David Frost United States
6 Nominated by TC Chair Robert Gilbert United States
7 Nominated by TC Chair Dr. Bindumadhava Australia
8 Nominated Member Yoshinori Iwasaki Japan
9 Nominated Member Kazuya Itoh Japan
10 Nominated Member Wei F. Lee Chinese Taipei
11 Nominated Member Anand J. Puppala United States
12 Corresponding Member Hajime Imanishi Japan
13 Nominated Member Luiz Guilherme De Mello Brazil
14 Nominated Member Francisco Lucas Portugal
15 Nominated Member Agostinho Mendonça Portugal
16 Nominated Member ÁLVARO PÉREZ MARTÍN Spain
17 Nominated Member Włodzimierz Cichy Poland
18 Nominated Member Seyed Mohsen Haeri Iran
19 Nominated Member Malek Bouazza Australia
20 Nominated Member Chaidir A. Makarim Indonesia
21 Nominated Member Peter Day South Africa
22 Corresponding Member Sadik Oztoprak Turkey
23 Nominated Member Anargyros Alexandris Greece
24 Nominated Member B. Munwar Basha India
25 Nominated Member Jan Hellings United Kingdom
26 Nominated Member Robert Jessep United Kingdom
27 Nominated Member Dirk Luger Netherlands
28 Corresponding Member Vincent Nyambayo United Kingdom
29 Nominated Member Giuseppe Scarpelli Italy
30 Nominated Member V.V.S. RAO India
31 Corresponding Member Satoru Ezoe Japan
32 Corresponding Member Stephan Jefferis United Kingdom
33 Corresponding Member Enrique Dapena Spain
34 Nominated Member Dr. Bindumadhava Australia
35 Corresponding Member Sanjay Nimbalkar Australia
36 Nominated Member Rafael Jiménez Spain
37 Nominated Member Korhan Demir Turkey
38 Corresponding Member Feyza Cinicioglu Turkey
39 Nominated Member Xuesong Cheng China
40 Nominated Member Roberto Passalacqua Italy

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