ISSMGE NEWS & INFORMATION CIRCULAR - FEBRUARY 2020

ISSMGE News & Information Circular
FEBRUARY 2020

  1. SYDNEY 2021 – 20ICSMGE, 7iYGEC – PAPER ALLOCATION INFORMATION AND CALLS FOR ABSTRACTS

All member societies were sent information on paper allocation on the 19th December 2019.  If you have not seen these details, please let the ISSMGE Secretariat (secretariat@issmge.org) know as soon as possible.

  1. ISSMGE Awards

Member Societies are hereby called to submit nominations for ISSMGE awards for the 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering to be held in Sydney, Australia, in September 2021. Nominations should be submitted to the Secretary General by the closing date of 1 July 2020.  For more information and guidelines for the nomination of the various awards please click here.

  1. Council Meeting Cape Town, 6th October 2019

Please note that the Minutes of the Council Meeting held in Cape Town in October 2019 have been finalised and are now available from the website at https://www.issmge.org/the-society/council-meeting-minutes

  1. Tables of Giroud et al.  (1972-1973)

The French Society (CFMS) is happy to announce the on-line publication of "Tables pour le calcul des fondations par Giroud et al. (1972-1973) - Édition numérique". Please go to http://www.geotech-fr.org/publications/tables-de-giroud

  1. TC Guidelines – update

An updated set of Guidelines for the ISSMGE Technical Committees and Honour Lectures are now available from the website -  https://www.issmge.org/filemanager/article/390/Guidelines_for_ISSMGE_Technical_Committees_revised_Nov19.pdf

  1. ISSMGE Online Library – Open Access

The ISSMGE Online library (https://www.issmge.org/publications/online-library) is in continuous development – please note the following additions:

  • 17th African Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering;
  • 17th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering,
  • Australia New Zealand conference series back catalogue,
  • XVI Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XVI PCSMGE 2019)
  • 9th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground, Sao Paulo, 2017 (TC204)
  1. Are We Overdesigning? A survey of international practice

A joint initiative by the CAPG, the YMPG, TC2015 - Safety and Serviceability and TC304 - Risk.  The survey is intended to assess the consistency of calculation models and design methods for a variety of geotechnical structures, and where possible, to compare the results with full scale tests and reliability analyses.  To participate in the survey please go to https://www.issmge.org/news/are-we-overdesigning-a-survey-of-international-practice.

  1. Bulletin

The latest edition of the ISSMGE Bulletin (Volume 13, Issue 6, Dec 2019) is available from the website from:  https://www.issmge.org/publications/issmge-bulletin/vol-13-issue-6-december-2019

  1. ISSMGE Foundation

The next deadline for receipt of applications for awards from the ISSMGE Foundation is the 31st May 2020. Click here for further information on the ISSMGE Foundation.

  1. Conferences

For a listing of all ISSMGE and ISSMGE supported conferences, and full information on all events, including deadlines, please go to the Events page at https://www.issmge.org/events

The following are events that have been added since the previous Circular:

         ISSMGE Events

3RD PAN-AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON UNSATURATED SOILS, 25-01-2021 - 28-01-2021

PUC-Rio, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Organiser: Tácio de Campos (PUC-Rio), Fernando Marinho (USP), Gilson Gitirana (UFG), Contact person: Tácio de Campos; Email: panam2021unsat@puc-rio.br; Website: https://panamunsat2021.com

THE 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABILITY IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING – GEODIVERSITY & RESILIENCE (1ST ICSGE’21) - 27-06-2021 - 30-06-2021  

The Congress Center of LNEC, Lisbon, Portugal; Language: English;  Organiser: The National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC); Contact person: LNEC Congress Centre Secretariat; Address: Avenida do Brasil, 101 1700-066 Lisboa; Phone: (+351) 218 443 483; Email: formacao@lnec.pt; Website: http://icsge.lnec.pt/