2nd TC212 International Conference

4° C.F.P.B. took place from the 23rd to 24th of May, 2019, after three previous successful
conferences held in 2013, 2015 and 2017. The conference organized in cooperation
with ISSMGE Technical Committee TC212, Deep Foundations - was organized by
INCOTEC S.A. in association with the Society of Engineers of Bolivia and the Bolivian
Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. The conference was held
at the Marriot Hotel in Santa Cruz Bolivia, followed by four short courses on the
25th about topics related to the design and execution of deep foundations. These courses
took place in the UPSA Campus (Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz), the main
private university of the city.

The themes of the conference were: Large pile groups and urban excavations, including
the State of the art, experiences and design criteria. The focus was on the presentation
and discussion of the state-of-practice and new developments in the area of these two
topics. Special presentations were given by guest speakers who are leading international
experts in their fields. Particular emphasis was on the discussion and exchange of
practical experience and the application of research results in practice. An exhibition
including field demonstrations was arranged with the participation of leading manufacturers
of foundation equipment and machines.