Geotechnical Advances and Challenges in Urban Development – 2020 AGS Sydney Golden Symposium

Speakers: Prof Robert Mair, Dr Chris Haberfield, Idy Li, Theva Muttuvel and Philippe Vincent

The 21st Australian Geomechanics Society, Sydney Chapter will be organised on Friday 13 Nov 2020 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (AEST), fully online.

The symposium will showcase state-of-the-art practices, new research findings and case histories that demonstrate geotechnical advances and challenges in urban development. The organising committee invites papers on geotechnical aspects of urban development, underground structures, restoration of geotechnical structures, innovative and cost-efficient solutions, groundwater modelling and application of smart technologies. The symposium presents an opportunity for professional engineers, researchers, specialist contractors, regulators, educators and students to meet and share their knowledge and experiences in geotechnical engineering.

We invite you all to check the Programme and register as webinar attendant at our website https://australiangeomechanics.org/meetings/geotechnical-advances-and-challenges-in-urban-development/.

The registration for non members is AU$30.

For further information please contact Ali Parsa: aparsa@jkgeotechnics.com.au

E-UNSAT 2020 – online conference 19-21 October 2020

The 4th European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, E-UNSAT 2020–Unsaturated Horizons, supported by TC106 of the ISSMGE, will be next week, from 19 to 21 October 2020, fully online.

130 papers will be presented, focused on traditional geotechnical engineering applications on the domain of unsaturated soils, environmental problems (engineered barriers to protect the environment, the reuse of waste materials, climate stresses, sustainable geotechnical design) and new technologies (energy geotechnics and bio-inspired technologies).

We invite you all to check the Programme and register as webinar attendant at our website https://eunsat2020.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/

Best regards and keep safe,
Rafaela Cardoso, Cristina Jommi and Enrique Romero
Conference co-chairs

Webinar: SANISAND-F: A fabric-based sand constitutive framework within anisotropic critical state theory

The University of Liverpool Division of Civil Engineering invites you to the following webinar: SANISAND-F: A fabric-based sand constitutive framework within anisotropic critical state theory by Dr Alexandros Petalas, Imperial College

Tuesday 13 October 2020 12.00 BST (13.00 CET)

Details of how to register can be found in the attached document. Alternatively, you can register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4515941137085/WN_NFlZnLIqT5CeEwnbWsRueQ

Invitation to the 8th Lecture of AGERP

The organising committee of AGERP is pleased to invite you to the 8th installment of the Lecture series, which will be on ‘Sensors and NDT Techniques in Geotechnical Engineering’. This is scheduled on 16th October 2020 (AEST). Registration (free and mandatory) for this lecture closes at 00:00, 15th October 2020 (AEST). This Lecture will be delivered by Professor Kenichi Soga (University of California, Berkeley, USA) and Dr. Wayne Muller (CodedRADAR, Queensland, Australia).
Further info. and registration (free but mandatory): https://www.age-rp.com/registration

For further information, please refer to the attached flier.

Dr. Partha Mishra and Professor Sarat Das,
Convenor, AGERP

Intensive Course on Energy Geostructures: Analysis and Design (Online version, 2-4 November 2020, 3rd Edition)

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that, this year, the third edition of the 3-day intensive course for practitioners and scientists entitled “Energy geostructures: analysis and design” will take place online from November 2 to 4, 2020.
This third edition of the short-course comes after the publication of the book “Analysis and Design of Energy Geostructures” (Elsevier, 2019) co-authored by the Programme Directors. The short-course will expand on the essentials of the book, with the aim to provide attendees with a sound theoretical understanding of the problems addressed as well as with practical and effective tools to address the considered subjects.

The course has been designed with civil engineers in mind, but targets energy engineers, architects, urban project managers and geologists as well. The course will be valuable for attendees who have no experience with energy geostructures as well as for those who have already been involved in a project of energy geostructures. As some of the course is based on the Thermo-Pile software, you will receive a complimentary 3-month academic license to improve your skills in the analysis and design of energy piles.

The number of participants for this intensive course is limited, and currently accounts for more than twenty participants from all over the world: Switzerland, Norway, USA, Canada, Hungary, Netherlands, UK, Austria, Germany, France and Croatia.

The available spots are being filled on a first come first served basis. More information about the course can be found on its dedicated website (https://www.formation-continue-unil-epfl.ch/en/formation/energy-geostructures-analysis-design/). We look forward to spending together this special occasion.

Sincerely,

Lyesse Laloui and Alessandro F. Rotta Loria
Programme Directors

Webinar: The granular genome: an alternative to constitutive modelling

The University of Liverpool Division of Civil Engineering invites you to the following webinar:
The granular genome: an alternative to constitutive modelling by Professor Jose Andrade, California Institute of Technology.
Tuesday 29 September 2020 17.00 BST (18.00 CET)
Details of how to register can be found in the attached document. Alternatively, you can register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0Vr_6GjRRTOfdJXipJmPsw

Last day reminder for the registration for the Invited Lecture, PhD Prize and E-School (September 28th to October 1st 2020)

Dear Alert friends,

As you know, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and after careful consideration, the Bureau and the BoD have decided to cancel the ALERT workshop in 2020 — it will take place in 2021 (from September 27 to September 29).

But the Doctoral School, the PhD Prize as well as the Invited Lecture will take place online (via one of the several available platforms for distance teaching).
The doctoral E-School on “Point based numerical methods in geomechanics” is organized by Pr. Manolo Pastor and Pr. Wei Wu (see description). It will take place remotely every morning from September 28th to October 1st.

The PhD prize and the Invited Lecture will take place remotely on Tuesday September 29th, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (CET) for the ALERT PhD prize 2020 and from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (CET) for our ALERT Invited lecturer, Pr. Chris Spiers.

All these events are free of charge and available for ALERT and non-ALERT members. However, the registration is mandatory.

It is thus my great pleasure to announce that the registration for the 2020 ALERT Geomaterials events is open now!  After filling the form and pressing the button “Register”, you will get an email with the registration data. In case of the registration of the ALERT members, the corresponding representative of the ALERT institution will receive the registration data too.

Registration is now closed.

Stay healthy,

Frédéric COLLIN, ALERT Director.