TC304 Risk

Engineering Practice of Risk Assessment and Management

1. Conferences & workshops:

  •  6th International Symposium on Reliability Engineering and Risk Management (6ISRERM), May 31-June 1 2018, Singapore (chaired by KK) (KK Phoon)
    • Registration now opens.
    • The theme of this conference is resilience engineering. One objective is to discuss the role of reliability in robustness and resilience.
    • Special sessions organized by TC304:
      • Yu Wang and Jianye Ching “Geotechnical risk and reliability” (12 papers)
      • Dianqing Li and Dagang Lv “Meta-model based uncertainty quantification and reliability analysis” (6 papers)
      • Hongwei Huang and Bilal Ayyub “Resilience of geostructural system and infrastructure” (3 papers)
      • Zijun Cao and He-Qing Mu “Geotechnical databases and data analysis” (8 papers)
      • LM Zhang and Jinhui Li “Landslide risk assessment and management” (6 papers)
    • Short course on “Statistical Estimation of Soil Properties” (KK Phoon & J Ching)
    • Keynote “Bayesian data mining for a generic geotechnical database” (J Ching & KK Phoon)
    • Plenary lecture “Smart sensing on tunnel defects by artificial intelligence” (HW Huang)
    • TC304 Forum on 304dB (Armin & Jianye): TC304 is sponsoring a panel discussion session to discuss the Opportunities and Drawbacks of publically-available subsurface databases and their role in improving the characterization of the spatial variability of soils. Please do attend the panel session if you can make it to Singapore for the conference.
    • A special session will be organized for the shortlisted papers for the best student paper award and the student scholarship. More details can be found at the conference website. 
    • TC304 meeting will be held during 16:30 – 17:30 pm, June 1 2018
  • The European Geoscience Union - General Assembly 2018 (EGU 2018), April 8-13 2018, Vienna, Austria
  • 5th China National symposium on Engineering Risk and Insurance, Aug 17-19 2018, Harbin Institute of Technology Harbin, China (Dagang LV & HW Huang)
    • Full paper submission due: April 30 2018
    • Aug 17-19 2018
    • Contact:
    • First TC304 Student Contest in 5th China National symposium on Engineering Risk and Insurance, August 18 2018, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
      • Organizer: Dagang Lv, Hongwei Huang & Jie Zhang
        •  Winners of TC304 Student Contest Award
        •  Shuo Zheng, Qinxuan Deng and Yuxin Zhu “A simple outlier detection
          method for the multiple dimensional problem” (Wuhan University; advisor: Dianqing Li & Zijun Cao)
      •  Winners of TC304 Encouragement Award
        •  Jingze Gao, Guoliang Wang , Renming Deng, and Laiming Deng (Harbin Institute of Technology; advisor: Xiaohui Yu)
        •  Te Xiao and Jian He (Wuhan University; advisors: Dianqing Li & Zijun Cao)
        •  J.J. Hu, J.Z. Hu and T. Cheng (Tongji University; advisor: Hongwei Huang & Dongming Zhang)
      •  Two articles have been submitted to ISSMGE Bulletin
        •  One article for TC Corner (submitted), and the other for Young Member Arena (submitted)
  • Workshop on Reliability Based Design, Risk Analysis, Limit State Design, Dec 7 2018, Hong Kong (Geotechnical Division of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers)
    •  Invited speakers: KK Phoon & J Ching
  • 13th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP13), May 26-30 2019, Seoul, Korea, 2019 (Chair: Junho Song)
    •  TC304 special session on “Development and Application of Probabilistic Methods in Geotechnical Engineering” (Yu Wang, Jie Zhang & J Ching)
      •  12 abstracts
      •  Full paper due Nov 15 2018
  • 16th Asian Regional Conference (16ARC) on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering,
    • Oct 14-18 2019, Taipei, Taiwan (Der-Wen Chang)
    • TC304 session on “Geotechnical risk/reliability and data analysis” (JP Wang & J Ching)
    •  11 abstracts
    •  Full paper due: Dec 1 2018
    •  Short course (KK Phoon & J Ching)
    •  Keynote (J Ching & KK Phoon) 
  • International Symposium for Geotechnical Safety & Risk (ISGSR 2019), Dec 11-13 2019, Taipei, Taiwan (Chair: J Ching; Vice Chair: Dianqing; Secretary: Jie Zhang)
    • Abstract due: March 31 2018
    • Short course (KK Phoon & J Ching)
    • Keynote (J Ching & KK Phoon)
      • Wilson Tang Lecture: Hsein Juang
      •  Suzanne Lacasse Lecture: KK Phoon
    •  Keynotes
      •  John Harrison, Limin Zhang, Trevor Orr, Jinsong Huang, and Yu Wang
    •  Short courses
      • Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering (DV Griffiths & Gordon
      • Fenton)
        Bayesian method and tools for geotechnical practice (Timo Schweckendiek & Yu Wang)
    • Mini-symposiums
      •  TC309/304 mini-symposium on Machine Learning and Big Data for Geotechnics (Zhongqiang & Zijun)
      •  Mini-symposium on Performance-based Design Codes and Practice honoring Prof. Yusuke Honjo (Takashi Hara and Yu Otake)
      •  Special session honoring late Prof. Tien H. Wu (KK Phoon and Hsein Juang)
    •  Sessions
      •  Advances in geotechnical reliability-based design (Zijun Cao & Dianqing Li)
      •  Bayesian method for processing geotechnical data (Shadi Najjar)
      •  Bayesian updating: Formalizing the observational method (Iason Papaioannou, Johan Spross & Daniel Straub)
      •  Dams, levees and flood risk (Wim Kanning & Bryant A. Robbins)
      • Effect of spatial variability on seismic performance of soil and rock and
      • associated reliability (Armin W. Stuedlein & Taeho Bong)
      •  Engineering risk sensing by monitoring and inspection (Hongwei Huang & Shinichi Akutagawa)
      •  Inverse analysis in geotechnical engineering (Shin-ichi Nishimura)
      •  Landslide risk assessment and management (Limin Zhang)
      •  Modelling spatial variability in geotechnical engineering (Jinsong Huang & D.V. Griffiths)
      • Numerical techniques for integrating the spatial variability of soil and
      • groundwater parameters into designing and environmental management (Giovanna Vessia, Diego Di Curzio & Wojciech Pula)
      •  Probabilistic seismic hazard assessment and engineering seismology (JP Wang)
      •  Probabilistic site characterization (Yu Wang & Zijun Cao)
      •  Risk assessment of rainfall-induced geo-hazards (Lulu Zhang & Hong-Xing Chen)
      •  Robust geotechnical design in the face of uncertainty (Wenping Gong, Lei Wang & Mengfeng Shen)
      •  Statistics for soil & rock properties and applications (KK Phoon & Marco Uzielli)
      •  Uncertainty & reliability analysis in rock engineering (Rafael Jimenez)
      •  Case histories / applications (Armin Stuedlein & Jianye)  
        • Targeting researchers and practitioners who can demonstrate the usefulness/limitation of their methods, or methods proposed by others, using real cases.
        •  The session would include speakers presenting case histories for perhaps 2/3 of the session, followed by a panel of the speakers with whom the audience can participate in debate and discussion regarding the challenges and possible solutions for dealing with real cases.
        •  Full paper not required, but rather an abstract or extended abstract
          to be included in the program.
    • TC304 Student Contest
  • 7th Asian-Pacific Symposium on Structural Reliability and its Applications (APSSRA7), Oct 4-7 2020, Tokyo (Ikumasa Yoshida & Shin-chi Nishimura)
    • Theme: From Reliability to Risk, from Academia to Society
    •  Important Dates
      •  Nov 2019 Abstract submission due
      •  Apr 2020 Full paper submission due
      •  Jun 2020 Notification of acceptance
    •  Correspondence
    •  TC304 events include Suzanne Lacasse Lecture, TC304 mini-symposium, and Student Contest
  • 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2019), Hannover, Germany, Sep 22-26 2019 (Michael Beer & Enrico Zio)
    •  Conference website:
    • 19 methodological topics and 23 application areas and sectors.
    •  Giovanna & Wojtek Pula will discuss the possibility of having a TC304 Student Contest at this conference
    •  Important Dates
      •  31st October, 2018: Abstract submission deadline
      •  30th November, 2018: Notification of acceptance
      •  28th February, 2019: Full paper submission deadline
      •  31st March, 2019: Notification of acceptance
      •  30th April 2019: Final revised paper & registration
  • Nordic Geotechnical meeting NGM2020, Helsinki Finland, May 2020
  • The 17th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (17 ECSMGE), Sept 1-6 2019, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 13th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP13), May 26-30 2019, Seoul, Korea, 2019 (Chair: Junho Song)
    • TC304 session on “Development and Application of Probabilistic Methods in Geotechnical Engineering” (Yu Wang, Jie Zhang & J Ching)
      • 12 abstracts
      • Full paper due Nov 15 2018
  • 5th Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics Conference, Austin, Texas, USA, 10-13 June 2019 (Chair: Adrian)
    • Adrian and Ellen Rathje will organize a session related to probabilistic assessment of seismic hazards and risk assessment
  • 2018 Euopean Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 8-13 April 2018
    • Giovanna and co-conveners will organize a session on "Geostatistical and statistical tools to perform the data fusion of large datasets in geo-engineering and environmental studies"

2. Short courses:

  • “Statistical estimation of soil properties” (KK Phoon & J Ching), 6ISRERM, Singapore  “Reliability and risk analysis in geotechnical practice” (in Dutch) (Wim Kanning and Timo Schweckendiek) for 20 Dutch practicing engineers, October 7-8 2018, The Netherlands
  •  “Limit states design" (probabilistic aspects) (Dennis Becker & Gordon Fenton), Sep 23 2018, Geo-Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  •  “Use of Bayesian statistical methods in geotechnical engineering” (Jinsong Huang), July 31 2018, Sydney, Australia
  •  “Probabilistic methods in geotechnical engineering” (D. V. Griffiths), August 6 2018, Sydney, Australia
  •  “Quantitative risk assessment in geotechnical engineering” (D. V. Griffiths), NZGS. May 28 2018, Wellington, NZ; NZGS. June 5 2018, Christchurch, NZ; CGSE, August 6 2018, UTS Sydney, Australia.
  •  “Quantitative risk assessment in geotechnical engineering” and RFEM Workshop (D. V. Griffiths), Escuela Ingenieria de Colombia. October 12-13 2018, Bogota, Colombia.
  •  “Probabilistic methods in geotechnical engineering” and RFEM Workshop (D. V. Griffiths), 1-5 days for a major geotechnical consulancy. December 11-12 2018, Sydney, Australia.

3. Keynote lectures:

  • Keynote lecture “Bayesian data mining for a generic geotechnical database” (J Ching & KK Phoon), 6ISRERM, May 31-June 1 2018, Singapore
  •  Plenary lecture “Smart sensing on tunnel defects by artificial intelligence” (HW Huang), 6ISRERM, May 31-June 1 2018, Singapore
  •  Keynote lecture “Individual and regional risk assessments of landslides” (Jinsong Huang), Australian Geoscience Council Convention, October 14-18 2018, Adelaide, Australia
  •  Keynote lecture “Smart Sensing on Infrastructure Safety by WSN” (Hongwei Huang), 5th Joint Workshop on Building / Civil Engineering between Tongji & Tokyo Tech, July 26-27 2018, Tokyo, Japan
  •  Keynote lecture “Robust Design and Maintenance in Geostructural System” (Hongwei Huang), 3rd International Workshop on Resiliency of Urban Tunnels and Pipelines, October 1 2018, Hannover, Germany
  •  Keynote lecture “Smart Sensing on Metro Tunnel Safety by WSN” (Hongwei Huang), 2nd International Metrorail Forum Turkey, October 4-5 2018, Istanbul, Turkey
  •  Keynote on "Risk Assessment and Civil Infrastructure" (DV Griffiths), EXPOingenieria World Congress, Medellin, Colombia.
  •  Panelist and main workshop speaker on "The Role of Water and Climate Change in Geotechnical Risk" (DV Griffiths), CARe2018 Conference, October 26-28 2018, Hong Kong
  • Round table lecture on "Lessons from the past and perspectives for the future of Geotechnical Engineering" (Waldemar Hachich), GEOJOVEM 2018, August 28 2018-September 1 2018, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
  •  Special lecture on "Reliability of soil nailing structures" (Waldemar Hachich), COBRAMSEG 2018, August 28 2018- September 1 2018, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Special lecture on “Optimising Site Investigations Using a Risk-based Approach” (Mark
  • Jaksa), May 8-9 2018, Australian Geomechanics Society, Tasmanian and Victorian Chapters.

  • The 5th edition of the textbook "Programming the Finite Element Method" by Smith, Griffiths and Margetts, John Wiley & Sons, has recently been published in the Chinese language (2017):
  • Chinese translation of Phoon, K. K. & Retief, J. V. (2016), Reliability of Geotechnical Structures in ISO2394 (CRC Press/Balkema) by D.Q. Li, X.S. Tang, Z.J., Cao: 李典庆、唐小松、曹子君. 2018. 基于 ISO2394 的岩土工程可靠度设计, China Water & Power Press (中国水利水电出版社).
  • Special Collection of the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems: Part A on “Bayesian Learning Methods for Geotechnical Data” (Kelvin Yuen, J Ching & KK Phoon)
    • Confirmation of authors and title: April 15 2018
  • Special Collection of the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems: Part B on “Probabilistic Site Characterization” (KK Phoon)
    • Adeyemi Emman Aladejare and Yu Wang: Sources of Uncertainty in Site Characterization and Their Impact on Geotechnical Reliability-Based Design,
    • Jianye Ching, Kok-Kwang Phoon, James L. Beck, and Yong Huang: Identifiability of Geotechnical Site-Specific Trend Functions
    • Anders Prästings, Johan Spross, Rasmus Müller, Stefan Larsson, William Bjureland, and Fredrik Johansson: Implementing the Extended Multivariate Approach in Design with Partial Factors for a Retaining Wall in Clay
    • Xiao-Hui Qi, Wan-Huan Zhou, and Ka-Veng Yuen: Detection of Stationary Markovian Zones in a Geologically Heterogeneous Area
    • Meng-Yao Shen, Zi-Jun Cao, Dian-Qing Li, and Yu Wang: Probabilistic Characterization of Site-Specific Inherent Variability of Undrained Shear Strength Using Both Indirect and Direct Measurements
    • Te Xiao, Li-Min Zhang, Xue-You Li, and Dian-Qing Li: Probabilistic Stratification Modeling in Geotechnical Site Characterization
  • Phoon, KK & Retief, JV (2016). “Reliability of Geotechnical Structures in ISO2394”, CRC Press/Balkema, Leiden, The Netherlands – published
  • Georisk Special Issue on “Distinctive and Critical Elements in Geotechnical Risk and Reliability” (Yu Wang) – (Georisk Volume 10, Issue 4, Dec 2016)
    • John T. Christian and Gregory B. Baecher, Sources of uncertainty in liquefaction triggering procedures
    • Yu Wang, Oluwatosin Victor Akeju and Zijun Cao, Bayesian Equivalent Sample Toolkit (BEST): an Excel VBA program for probabilistic characterisation of geotechnical properties from limited observation data
    • Wen-Chao Huang and Hong-Wen Yu, Variability of levee failure mechanisms subject to heavy rainfalls, case studies in Taiwan
    • Jonathan C. Huffman, John P. Martin and Armin W. Stuedlein, Calibration and assessment of reliability-based serviceability limit state procedures for foundation engineering
    • Jianye Ching, Kok-Kwang Phoon and Tsai-Jung Wu, Spatial correlation for transformation uncertainty and its applications
    • Shin-ichi Nishimura, Toshifumi Shibata and Takayuki Shuku, Diagnosis of earth-fill dams by synthesised approach of sounding and surface wave method
  • 10th Anniversary Issue for Georisk (Georisk Volume 11, Issue 1, 2017 (open access)
    • Phoon K. K., Role of reliability calculations in geotechnical design
    • Adeyemi Emman Aladejare & Yu Wang, Evaluation of rock property variability
    • Richard J. Bathurst & Sina Javankhoshdel, Influence of model type, bias and input parameter variability on reliability analysis for simple limit states in soil-structure interaction problems
    • Jinbo Chen & Robert B. Gilbert, Offshore Pile System Model Biases and Reliability
    • J. Michael Duncan & Matthew D. Sleep, The Need for Judgement in Geotechnical Reliability Studies
    • Ahmad Kahiel, Shadi Najjar, & Salah Sadek, Reliability-Based Design of Spread Footings on Clays Reinforced with Aggregate Piers
    • Sara Khoshnevisan, Lei Wang & C. Hsein Juang, Response Surface-Based Robust Geotechnical Design of Supported Excavation - Spreadsheet-Based Solution
    • Trevor Orr, Defining and selecting characteristic values of geotechnical parameters for designs to Eurocode 7
    • Iason Papaioannou & Daniel Straub, Learning Soil Parameters and Updating Geotechnical Reliability Estimates under Spatial Variability – Theory and Application to Shallow Foundations 
    • Rita Sousa, Karim S. Karam, Ana Laura Costa & Herbert H. Einstein, Exploration and Decision Making in Geotechnical Engineering - A Case Study
    • Te Xiao, Dian-Qing Li, Zi-Jun Cao, Xiao-Song Tang, Full Probabilistic Design of Slopes in Spatially Variable Soils Using Simplified Reliability Analysis Method
  • Geotechnical Safety and Reliability: Honoring Wilson H. Tang (GSP 286) (ASCE GI-RAM; Eds.: Hsein Juang, Bob Gilbert, Limin Zhang, Jie Zhang, and Lulu Zhang)
  • Special Collection on “Probabilistic site characterization” in ASME-ASCE Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems (KK) – (11 abstracts accepted)

  • 16th Asian Regional Conference (16ARC) on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Oct 14-18 2019, Taipei, Taiwan (Der-Wen Chang)
    • TC304 session on “Geotechnical risk/reliability and data analysis” (JP Wang & J Ching)
      • Abstract due: March 31 2018
    • Short course (KK Phoon & J Ching)
    • Keynote (J Ching & KK Phoon)
  • (ISSMGE conferences) 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE 2017), Sep 17-22 2017, Seoul, Korea (
    • Suzanne Lacasse Lecture by Farrokh Nadim on "Reliability-Based Approach for Robust Geotechnical Design" (19 Sep 2017)
    • Joint TC205/TC304 Workshop , Sep 20 2017 (Chairs: Brian & KK)
      • Nine presentations were delivered by the discussion leaders culminating in an interesting discussion on future directions and challenges. 
      • 150 hard copies were printed for distribution during the workshop.
      • The final report is also distributed through the conference USB and TC304 website:
    • TC304 discussion session, Sep 20 2017 (Chairs: KK & Jaehyun)
      • Hyunki delivered an overview of “Engineering practice of risk assessment and management (TC 304)” as General Reporter.
      • There are 11 papers, but only 9 papers were presented.
    • TC205 held a board/technical meeting in ICSMGE 2017. The meeting will be partly administrative but mainly an opportunity for discussion about limit state design, partial factor design and performance based design (Brian)

  • Joint TC205/TC304 Working Group on “Discussion of statistical/reliability methods for Eurocodes” (Brian, KK)
    • The “Joint TC205/TC304 Working Group on ‘Discussion of statistical/reliability methods for Eurocodes’ – Final Report” was compiled for presentation in 19ICSMGE
    • The final report is also distributed through the 19ICSMGE conference USB, which can also be downloaded here


Lead discusser


Interim report


 Malcolm Bolton


Limitations of reliability analysis

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Chap 9

 Jianye Ching


Transformation uncertainties & multivariate soil data

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Chap 1

 Peter Day


Practical geotechnical design using reliability based design methods

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Chap 3

 Kerstin Lesny


Evaluation and consideration of model uncertainties in reliability based design

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Chap 2

 Dianqing Li


Incorporating spatial variability into geotechnical reliability based design

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Chap 7

 BK Low


EXCEL-based direct reliability analysis and its potential role to complement Eurocodes

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Chap 4

 Sónia H. Marques


Imprecise probabilistic and interval approaches applied to partial factor design

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Chap 8

 Brian Simpson



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Chap 10

 Yu Wang


Selection of characteristic values for rock and soil properties using Bayesian statistics and prior knowledge

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Chap 5

 Jie Zhang


Bayesian method: a natural tool for processing geotechnical information

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Chap 6



  • Directory of national reliability-based design (RBD) groups


To strengthen and coordinate activities between TC304 and national groups, particularly those engaging in developing reliability-based design codes, we propose to maintain a directory at our TC304 website as a start.  We welcome participation from anyone who are interested in RBD codes for geotechnical engineering – formal membership in national code committees is not necessary. 


The sample entries would be posted in our TC304 website.  Do submit other national entries to Jianye.






Code committee(s)


Gordon Fenton

Dalhousie University

Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code

Dennis Becker

Golder Associates


Dave Dundas




Richard Bathurst

Royal Military College of Canada


The Netherlands

Schweckendiek, Timo

Deltares / Delft university of Technology

Eurocode 7 (WG1/TG1),
ENW (Dutch Expertise Network for Flood Protection),
WBI2017 (Flood Defences)

Kanning, Wim

Deltares / Delft university of Technology

WBI2017 (Flood Defences)

Teixeira, Ana


WBI2017 (Flood Defences)

Van der Krogt, Mark


WBI2017 (Flood Defences)

Calle, Ed


ENW (Dutch Expertise Network for Flood Protection)

Hicks, Michael

Delft University of Technology


Vardon, Phil

Delft University of Technology


Jommi, Cristina

Delft University of Technology / Deltares

Eurocode 7 (WG3/TG4)

Gavin, Ken

Delft University of Technology / Deltares


Van der Meer, Martin


ENW (Dutch Expertise Network for Flood Protection)

Rijneveld, Ben



Jongejan, Ruben

Jongejan RMC

ENW (Dutch Expertise Network for Flood Protection)

Bisschop, Cor



Cools, Paul

Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment


Van Hemert, Henk

Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment

ENW (Dutch Expertise Network for Flood Protection)

De Visser, Marieke

Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment


Koopmans, Rimmer



Wolters, Herm Jan

IV Infra


Lengkeek, Arny

Witteveen & Bos


Everts, Bert



Viehofer, Thomas

Royal Haskoning DHV


Tsimopoulou, Vana

Van Oord


Vastenburg, Erik

HHNK (water board)


Effing, Bas

Rivierenland (water board)


 Michel de Koning

CRUX Engineering BV  

South Korea

Park, Jae Hyun

Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology

Committee Highway & cable stayed bridge design codes & Secretary_KGS Limit state design discussion group

Kwak, Kiseok

Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology

Committee_Highway bridge design code & Chair, KGS Limit state design discussion group

Chung, Choong Ki

Seoul National University

Committee_Highway bridge design code

Lim, Jong Seok

Mokpo National University

Kim, Byung Il

Myong Ji University

Cho, Sung Min

Korea Expressway Coorperation

Jung, Sang Seom

Yonsei University

Committee_Cable stayed bridge code

Chung, Moonkyung

Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology

Yoon, Gil Lim

Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology

Committee_Harbor and port design code

Jung, Gyung Ja

Korea Expressway Coorperation


Kim, Dongwook

Incheon National University


Kim, Hyun Ki

Kookmin University


Huh, Jungwon

Chonnam National University



Huang, Hongwei

Tongji University

China National Code for risk management of underground works in urban rail transit

Li, Jie

Tongji University


Jin, Weiliang

Zhejiang University


Gong, Jinxing

Dalian University of Technology


Li, Jingpei

Tongji University


Zhang, Jie

Tongji University


Li, Dianqing

Wuhan University


Zhang, Lulu

Shanghai Jiaotong University


Jin, Xinyang

China construction science research institute


Zhao, Jida

China construction science research institute

Unified standard for reliability design of building structures

Lv, Dagang

Harbin institute of technology

Unified standard for reliability design of building structures

Zhang, Yuling

China academy of railway science


Cao, Zijiun

Wuhan University



Sónia H. Marques

Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP)


Celeste Jorge

National Laboratory for Civil Engineering



# Type Full Name Country
1 Chair Jianye Ching Chinese Taipei
2 Vice Chair Armin Stuedlein United States
3 Secretary Jie Zhang China
4 Nominated by TC Chair Yu Wang Hong Kong
5 Nominated by TC Chair Yanguo Zhou China
6 Nominated by TC Chair Zijun Cao China
7 Nominated by TC Chair Giovanna Vessia Italy
8 Nominated Member Jinsong Huang Australia
9 Corresponding Member Marco Uzielli Italy
10 Nominated Member Michele Calvello Italy
11 Corresponding Member Johan Spross Sweden
12 Nominated Member Zhongqiang Liu Norway
13 Nominated Member António Topa Gomes Portugal
14 Corresponding Member Jason Le Masurier United Kingdom
15 Corresponding Member Martin van Staveren Netherlands
16 Corresponding Member Robert Berkelaar Netherlands
17 Nominated Member Nick Sartain United Kingdom
18 Nominated Member Malcolm Eddleston United Kingdom
19 Corresponding Member Marco Redaelli United Kingdom
20 Nominated Member Hyun-Ki Kim South Korea
21 Nominated Member Gil Lim Yoon South Korea
22 Corresponding Member Jin Man Kim South Korea
23 Corresponding Member Chan-Young Yune South Korea
24 Nominated Member Timo Schweckendiek Netherlands
25 Corresponding Member Qing LÜ China
26 Corresponding Member He-Qing Mu China
27 Corresponding Member Lucia Simeoni Italy
28 Nominated Member Kok Kwang Phoon Singapore
29 Corresponding Member Wengang Zhang China
30 Nominated Member Carlos Javier Sainea Vargas Colombia
31 Nominated Member Priti Maheswari India
32 Nominated Member Waldemar Coelho Hachich Brazil
33 Corresponding Member Wenping Gong China
34 Nominated Member Wojciech Puła Poland
35 Nominated Member Iason Papaioannou Germany
36 Corresponding Member RUPAM MAHANTA India
37 Nominated Member Giovanni Vannucchi Italy
38 Corresponding Member Anders Prästings Sweden
39 Corresponding Member Andy Leung Hong Kong
40 Corresponding Member Jianfeng Xue Australia
41 Nominated Member Leena Korkiala-Tanttu Finland
42 Corresponding Member Jae Hyun Park South Korea
43 Nominated Member Hendra Jitno Indonesia
44 Nominated Member Jui- Pin Wang Chinese Taipei
45 Nominated Member Egla Luca Albania
46 Nominated Member Bak Kong Low Singapore
47 Nominated Member Limin Zhang Hong Kong
48 Nominated Member Florence Ko Hong Kong
49 Corresponding Member Axel Moellmann Germany
50 Nominated Member Patrick Arnold Germany
51 Nominated Member Vaughan Griffiths United States
52 Nominated Member Adrian Rodriguez-Marek United States
53 Corresponding Member Lance Roberts United States
54 Nominated Member Charng Juang United States
55 Corresponding Member Kevin Foye United States
56 Nominated Member Hongwei Huang China
57 Corresponding Member Zijun Cao China
58 Corresponding Member Jinhui Li China
59 Corresponding Member Lulu Zhang China
60 Nominated Member Shadi Najjar Lebanon
61 Nominated Member Shinichi Nishimura Japan
62 Nominated Member Makoto Suzuki Japan
63 Corresponding Member Sónia Hortência Portugal
64 Nominated Member Laura Caldeira Portugal
65 Nominated Member Prof. Dasaka S. Murty India
66 Nominated Member Ioannis Zevgolis Greece
67 Nominated Member Pavlos Tyrologou Greece
68 Nominated Member Baris Trak Turkey
69 Nominated Member Zeynep Aslay Turkey
70 Nominated Member Arjan Grashuis Netherlands
71 Nominated Member Jacques ROBERT France
72 Nominated Member Mark Jaksa Australia
73 Nominated Member Patrick Ganne Belgium
74 Nominated Member Ali Noorzad Iran
75 Nominated Member Anne BERGERE France
76 Nominated Member Lars Olsson Sweden
77 Corresponding Member Ikumasa Yoshida Japan
78 Nominated Member M.L. KHOLMYANSKY Russia
79 Nominated Member Farrokh Nadim Norway
80 Nominated Member Rafael Jiménez Spain
81 Corresponding Member Celeste Jorge Portugal
82 Nominated Member Dianqing Li China

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TC304 survey questions to support project on “Creation and distribution of a global survey on the state of the art versus state of practice"

International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)

Global survey on the state of the art versus state of practice in the varied fields of geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering


TC304 - Engineering Practice of Risk Assessment and

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Host Member Society: CTGS

Short name: Risk (TC304)


GeoWorld Group: Engineering Practice of Risk Assessment and Management (TC304)


304dB – publically-available databases compiled by TC304

  • CPT databases
  • Multivariate soil/rock property databases
  • Geospatial databases

Click here to go to the download webpage.


TC304 Wikipedia pages for Geotechnical Variability

Click here to go to the Wikipedia pages. All members are welcome to edit the content.

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TC304 Machine Learning Reference List

Click here to go to the reference list page.

Note: PART III: APPLICATIONS IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING is open to TC304 members for updates. Please send updates to Zijun Cao ( (Download update form).

Contact Technical Committee : Engineering Practice of Risk Assessment and Management