ISSMGE News & Information Circular - April 2017

ISSMGE News & Information Circular
April 2017

Please visit the new-look ISSMGE website – http://www.issmge.org/ for full details of all ISSMGE activities.

1. ISSMGE Global Survey on State of the Art (SoA) and State of Practice (SoP)

As of 15th April 2017, we received 915 responses, from 71 countries. It is pleasing to see such widespread interest by the geotechnical community to this important survey, and we thank all who have contributed to date. The survey formally closes on 30th April, and all ISSMGE members who have not yet had the opportunity are encouraged to provide your input.  

The following table provides a breakdown of survey responses to the question in the survey of the country where the  respondent lives (of the 915 responses, 885 responses answered this question). 

50+ survey responses 

Australia

Brazil

USA

Total - 225 (25% of responses that answered this question)

20 to 49 survey responses

Chinese Taipei

Denmark

France

Greece

Hong Kong

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Norway

South Africa

Spain

United Kingdom

Total - 377 (43% of responses that answered this question)

10 to 19 survey responses

Argentina

Canada

Germany

Iceland

India

Lebanon

Malaysia

Mexico

Netherlands

Poland

Portugal

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

 

Total - 185 (21% of responses that answered this question)

42 countries gave less than 10 answers (1 to 9) contributing a total of 98 responses to this question in the survey. 

We will be posting in the coming week a new update on the SOA& SOP survey on the home page of the ISSMGE. Please keep a look out for the update.  

 

2. XIX ICSMGE – Seoul, Korea- Registration now open

Early bird registration is open until 31 May 2017 - https://www.icsmge2017.org/registration/registration_01.asp

 

3. ISSMGE Foundation

The next deadline for receipt of applications for awards from the ISSMGE Foundation is the 1st May 2017.  Applicants seeking funding to attend either the International Conference or the Young Geotechnical Engineer’s event in Seoul should ensure that their applications are submitted before this deadline. Click here for further information on the ISSMGE Foundation.

 

4. Webinars

Speaker

Date

Title

Robert Koerner (USA)

Tues 13th June 2017

12 P.M. GMT (noon)

(followed by the 48-hour Q&A Session)

Geosynthetic Reinforced MSE Walls: Overview, Failures and Items for Improvement

Click here for a full list of previously recorded ISSMGE webinars

5. Technical Committee Database on Website

Member society officers are reminded that the TC database is now online (http://www.issmge.org/committees/technical-committees) and is the definitive source of TC information (Terms of Reference, & Membership lists).  All Member Societies were invited to nominate a representative who would be entrusted with entering the details of their member society’s nominees on the database. If your society does not have such a representative, please contact the Secretariat (secretariat@issmge.org)

The following are new technical committees established since 2013

  • TC308 – Energy Geotechnics
  • TC217 – Land Reclamation
  • TC218 – Reinforced Fill Structures

6. ISSMGE Bulletins

To retrieve copies of the ISSMGE Bulletin, please go to http://www.issmge.org/publications/issmge-bulletin

Edition - latest

Website

Volume 11, Issue 2 April 2017

http://www.issmge.org/publications/issmge-bulletin/vol-11-issue-2-april-2017

7. Conferences

For a listing of all ISSMGE and ISSMGE supported conferences - click here.

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

International Conference on Advancement of Pile Technologies and Case Histories, 25-27- September 2017, Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, Bali, Indonesia, Contact person: Mr. Aflizal and Mr.Aswin Lim, Email: secretariat@pile2017.com; Website: https://www.pile2017.com/

XVI Danube-European Conference on Geotechnical Engineering: Geotechnical Hazards and Risks: experiences and practices, 07-06-2018 - 09-06-2018 Skopje, Macedonia, Fyrom; Contact Jovan Br. Papic: Email: mag@gf.ukim.edu.mk/info@decge2018.mk; Website : http://www.decge2018.mk