ISSMGE NEWS & INFORMATION CIRCULAR - OCTOBER 2019

ISSMGE News & Information Circular
October 2019
 

Please visit the ISSMGE website – https://www.issmge.org/ for full details of all ISSMGE activities. This circular is also available from the web: https://www.issmge.org/news/issmge-news-information-circular-october-2019.

Please distribute this Circular widely. 

1. Proceedings from the 17th African Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering now available in open access.

We are pleased to announce that through the initiative of the Chair of the ISSMGE African Regional Conference 2019 Scientific Committee Prof. SW Jacobsz, University of Pretoria, the 139 papers from the proceedings of the 17th African Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering held in Cape Town, South Africa, 7 – 9 October 2019 are available in the online library here: https://www.issmge.org/publications/online-library.

Detailed acknowledgements for the 17th African Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering can be found at the ISSMGE online library acknowledgements section.

2. Proceedings from the 17th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering now available in open access

Through the initiative of the Chair of the Icelandic Geotechnical Society Mr. Haraldur Sigursteinsson, the 674 papers from the proceedings of 17th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering held in Reykjavík, Iceland, 1-6 September 2019 are available in the ISSMGE online library https://www.issmge.org/publications/online-library.

For some further details and acknowledgements see:  https://www.issmge.org/publications/online-library/acknowledgements.

3. Dr Sherif Wissa Agaiby

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Dr Wissa. An obituary can be found at: https://www.issmge.org/news/sherif-wissa-agaiby-1962-2019.

4. Dr Philippe Jeanjean - French language webinar

To view Dr Jeanjean's Coulomb Lecture please go to : https://www.issmge.org/education/recorded-webinars/apercu-des-defis-de-la-geotechnique-offshore.

5. TC306 Geo-Engineering Education Survey - A message from the Officers of TC306

Dear ISSMGE member,

If you are an instructor in a civil engineering department, please contribute to a TC306 Geo-Engineering Education survey. The title of the survey is “What  Geotechnical Engineering Educational Material can we dream of?”

If you have very limited time but don’t want to miss the opportunity to contribute, just jump to Question 11 (the only required): Please imagine and describe  the “educational material of your dreams”.

You will find the questionnaire here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TC306

Best regards,

Marina Pantazidou and Michele Calvello

(Chair and Secretary of TC306)

6. 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.

7. Bulletin

The latest edition of the ISSMGE Bulletin (Volume 13, Issue 4, Aug 2019) is available from the website from: https://www.issmge.org/publications/issmge-bulletin/vol-13-issue-4-august-2019

8. ISSMGE Foundation

The next deadline for receipt of applications for awards from the ISSMGE Foundation is the 1st November 2019. Click here for further information on the ISSMGE Foundation.

9. 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

FIRST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CONSTRUCTION RESOURCES FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES (CREST2020) - 10-03-2020 - 12-03-2020  

Nishijin Plaza, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, Language: English; Organisers: Kyushu University, Fukoka, Japan; Contact person: Dr. Siavash Manafi  Khajeh Pasha; Address: West Building No. 2, Room No. 1124 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku; Phone: +81 092-802-3369; Fax: +81 092-802-3368; Email: info@crest2020.com; Website: https://crest2020.com/