TC204: Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground - TC204 Cambridge 2021

TC204: Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground - TC204 Cambridge 2021


Welcome to TC204 Cambridge 2021. In line with TC204 terms of reference, the main topics addressed by TC204 Cambridge 2021 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. The suggested topics include:
• Field case studies
• Physical modelling
• Sensing technologies
• Seismic response of underground infrastructure
• Numerical modelling
• Historic/Masonry structures affected by underground construction activities
• Smart infrastructure materials
• Ground improvement in soft ground


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The city of Cambridge is one of the most important and beautiful in the UK, famous throughout the world for its university and colleges. Its academic excellence and range of business, commercial and scientific interests are reflected in the wide variety of visitors and the number of events and meetings that take place here every year. The University of Cambridge comprises numerous tourist attractions of special interest to TC204 conference visitors, including the 26 ancient Colleges: Trinity College (Newton’s own college, houses the Wren Library with numerous scientific manuscripts including Newton’s Principia), the Old Cavendish Laboratory where Crick and Watson discovered DNA, the Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, containing the Canterbury Gospels and the Bury Bible, King’s and St John’s Colleges which have beautiful chapels and world-famous choirs which sing daily at public services. The city has attractive architecture, both ancient and modern. It also has huge cultural appeal, a wide variety of arts and entertainment and superb shopping facilities. There is a programme of arts and science events all year round, with a range of festivals in summer including the world-famous Cambridge Folk Festival. Some of the city’s main attractions are related to the well-known colleges of the University of Cambridge, including the libraries, churches and the famous college gardens, such as King’s College and St John’s College. And no visit to Cambridge would be complete without experiencing punting on the River Cam.