Hanoi to host an int’l conference on geotechnics in November 2016 (Source: baudautu.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – The international conference GEOTEC Hanoi 2016 on geotechnics for substantial infrastructure development will take place in Hanoi from November 24-25. 

The event will discuss subjects on several issues such as mistakes and delusion on piled foundation design, evaluation of different measures in reducing movements induced by deep excavation, drains and vacuum for soft soil stabilisation – recent advances in experimental and numerical modeling.

Besides, subjects on geotechnical response to natural disasters in the context of climate change and ground and structural response to tunneling – lessons learnt from three major projects in London will also be heard at the event. 

Additionally, an exhibition with 50 display booths, introducing technical measures, the latest technologies on design, manufacturing and construction of infrastructural projects is expected to open at the event. 
This year’s conference will see the participation of world leading experts in the area, including Bengt H. Fellenius (Canada), Chang-Yu Ou (Taiwan), Buddhima Indraratna (Australia), Kazuya Yasuhara (Japan) and Jamie Standing (the UK). 

The event, the third of its kind, is organised by FECON Cooperation in collaboration with the Vietnam Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (VSSMGE) and the Japan Geotechnical Society (JGS), under the sponsorship of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the US Geotechnical Society, under the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

The first GEOTEC Hanoi in 2011 was successful with more than 450 attendees from 24 countries and territories worldwide, while the second of its kind in 2013 and was an unforgettable event with 112 papers presented and 500 attendees from 27 countries.-VNA