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ISSMGE News & Information Circular

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The April 2021 issue of the ISSMGE News & Information Circular is available to read online.

146th IAEG Connector

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Abstract Deadline of March 31, 2021, for the Euroengeo2021 Conference — the latest issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter is available to read online.

NZGS Symposium 2021

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NZGS wishes you could join us in person at the 2021 Symposium but appreciates that your circumstances may have been affected by COVID. Therefore for this year’s Symposium a selected virtual option has been put together to give you access to a portion of each day’s programme.

Courtesy of Sponsor rocscience, the virtual keynote recordings will be made available to NZGS members after the event concludes through the NZGS website.

The below options give you live time access to the keynote sessions with live Q&A as well as some special sessions. With the virtual registration, you will be able to be part of the event by interacting through the Symposium App! The live Q&A system, allows you to ask questions to speakers during their presentations and they will be answered at the end of the session.
You can sign up for just one day or both days. As an individual or as a company office.

Those registered will receive access to the event stream a day prior to the Symposium.

Sign up here

Day 1 Virtual registration option – Thursday 25 March

9.00 – 9.45: Virtual Keynote: Dr Sissy Nikolaou
“Functional Recovery: Design Utopia or Elective Reality?”
Chaired by Eleni Gkeli

10.45 – 11.45:  Misko Cubrinovski & Mike Stannard
“Update on Finalisation of the MBIE / NZGS Geotechnical Guidelines”
Sponsored by MBIE – Chaired by Ross Roberts

13.26 – 14.08: Virtual Keynote: Prof Ross Boulanger
“Modeling slope instability due to undrained creep in clays and plastic silts”
Introduced by Major Sponsor Ground Investigation (Marco Holtrigter) – Chaired by Philip Robins

Fees:

Individual – Thursday$100+ GST
Company – Thursday (one office)$500+GST
Company – Thursday (each additional office)$150+GST

Day 2 Virtual registration option – Friday 26 March

8.30 – 9.20:  Day 2 Welcome followed by Virtual Keynote: Dr George Gazetas
“Seismic Performance of Caisson & Multi-Block Gravity Quay-Walls”
Introduced by Major Sponsor Stantec (Ioannis Antonopoulos) – Chaired by Sally Dellow

10.30 – 11.40: Panel Discussion
“Soil / Structure Interaction & Collaboration between Geotechnical
and Structural Engineers”
Sponsored by EQC – Chaired by Ayoub Riman

12.40 – 13.22 Virtual Keynote: Dr Chris Haberfield
“Temporary Support of Deep Basement Excavations in Rock”
Chaired by Martin Larisch

 Fees: 

Individual – Friday$100+ GST
Company – Friday (one office)$500+GST
Company – Friday (each additional office)$150+GST

Questions?

Contact the team at Conferences & Events by emailing nzgs2021@confer.co.nz

145th IAEG Connector

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IAEG welcomes Mexico as its newest national group — the latest issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter is now available to read online.

Abstract submission deadline for ARMS11 extended

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The abstract submission deadline for ARMS11 has been extended to April 1st, 2021.

Abstracts in English, of 300-500 words, on the theme Challenges and Opportunities in Rock Mechanics and Engineering should include a brief description of work performed, results, and significance.

Figures may be included to explain the abstract.

All abstracts and accepted papers will be peer-reviewed by experts in the respective subject areas through an online process.

Visit arms11.com for conference details and to submit an abstract.

144th IAEG Connector

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First IAEG South American Regional Conference in Argentina Becomes Virtual — the latest issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter can read online.

ISSMGE News & Information Circular March 2021

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The latest issue of the ISSMGE News & Information Circular is available to read online.

143rd IAEG Connector

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IAEG/YEG start YouTube Channel for Past Webinars — the latest issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter is available online.

Call for abstracts – 11th International Stress Wave Conference

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The 11th International Conference on Stress Wave Theory and Design and Testing Methods for Deep Foundations, (including a Demonstration, Testing and Prediction Event) will be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, September 20 – 23, 2022.

Prospective authors are invited to submit abstracts for this conference. The conference will cover theoretical and practical aspects of areas like wave mechanics applications to foundations, high strain dynamic testing, low strain integrity testing, rapid load testing, monitoring vibrations due to dynamic effects, axial (compression, tension, bidirectional) and lateral load testing, soil-structure interaction during foundation testing, monitoring and analysis of impact and vibratory driven (sheet) piles, drivability studies, and other related subjects.

For important dates, and further details, please see the official flyer.

142nd IAEG Connector

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10th Nepal Geological Congress waives fees to attend — the latest issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter is available online.

141st IAEG Connector

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California Supervolcano studied in the Long Valley Caldera — the latest issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter is available online.

140th IAEG Connector

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IAEG Welcomes Peru and Bolivia as New National Groups — the latest issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter is available online.

ISSMGE News & Information Circular – February 2021

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The latest issue of the ISSMGE News & Information Circular is available online.

139th IAEG Connector

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Mass aging of worldwide dams and their safety — the latest issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter is available online.

ISRM Young Rock Engineer Award

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In October 2020, the ISRM Board decided to institute the ISRM Young Rock Engineer Award, to acknowledge excellence in the field of rock engineering by ISRM members who are in early stages of their career.

The ISRM Young Rock Engineer Award is conferred in recognition of one or more of the following achievements in rock engineering practice:
• novelty of the nominee’s contribution to solve engineering problems and/or develop original design solutions;
• pioneering in the use of materials and/or methods;
• contribution to sustainable engineering practices;
• contribution to and promotion of the engineering profession.

A complete description of the nature and objectives of this Award, as well as of the nomination procedure, can be found in the “GUIDELINE for the ISRM Young Rock Engineer Award”.

Nominations for the award shall be by the nominee’s National Group, or by some other person or organization acquainted with the nominee’s work. Self-nominations are not accepted. The deadline for submission of nominations for the ISRM Young Rock Engineer Award 2021 is 20 March 2021.

Rocha Medal 2023

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Since 1982 a bronze medal and a cash prize have been awarded annually by the ISRM for an outstanding doctoral thesis in rock mechanics or rock engineering, to honour the memory of Past President Manuel Rocha while stimulating researchers.

In addition to the Rocha Medal award to the winning submission, one or two runner-up certificates may also be awarded.

An invitation is now extended to the rock mechanics community for nominations for the Rocha Medal 2023. Full details on the Rocha Medal are provided in ISRM By-law No. 7.

Application

To be considered for an award the candidate must be nominated within two years of the date of the official doctorate degree certification.

Nominations shall be by the nominee, or by the nominee’s National Group, or by some other person or organization acquainted with the nominee’s work.

Nominations shall be sent electronically, addressed to the Secretary-General, and shall contain:

  • a one page curriculum vitae, including nationality information;
  • a written confirmation by the candidate’s National Group that he/she is a member of the ISRM;
  • a thesis summary, written in English, with between 5,000 and 10,000 words, detailed enough to convey the full impact of the thesis and accompanied by selected tables and figures, and information on word count;
  • one copy of the complete thesis;
  • one copy of the doctorate degree certificate;
  • a letter of copyright release, allowing the ISRM to copy the thesis for purposes of review and selection only;
  • an undertaking by the nominee to submit an article describing the work, for publication in the ISRM News Journal.

Application Deadline

The nomination must reach the ISRM Secretary-General
by 31 December 2021.

Further information can be found in the flyer.

138th IAEG Connector

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The latest issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter, is available online.

IAEG Newsletter 2020 Nr. 4

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The latest issue of the IAEG Newsletter can be downloaded from Dropbox [PDF 6.6MB].

Other issues of the newsletter can be accessed from the IAEG website.

137th IAEG Connector

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The latest issue of the IAEG Connector, the electronic newsletter connecting environmental and engineering geologists around the world, is available online.

136th IAEG Connector

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YEG proposes Rock Mechanics Webinar on January 21, 2021 — the latest issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter is available online.