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Wed, Jun 26


Pearson Convention Centre

June CGS-SOS Dinner & Awards with Lectures on "Applied Geotechnics"

Geotechnical engineers go beyond traditional jobs. For example, tunneling under a high-speed railway requires accurate ground settlement down to mm scale.

Time & Location

Jun 26, 2024, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Pearson Convention Centre, 2638 Steeles Ave E, Brampton, ON L6T 4L7, Canada

About the event

Traditional geotechnical engineering primarily deals with the design and construction of foundations for various upper structures (e.g., buildings, bridges, dams, etc.), earthen embankment, retaining structures, underground structures, as well as stabilization of slope, ground soil improvement etc. Owing to the economic development and potential impact of climate change, some engineering projects require that geotechnical engineers go beyond these traditional jobs. For example, tunneling under a highspeed railway requires accurate ground settlement control (at mm level), high-speed train tends to cause high-frequency ground vibration (up to 100 Hz) and additional settlement, engineering developments in permafrost region requires special consideration for geotechnical infrastructure design, large-scale deep excavation may need information-empowered retaining structure design, geo-environmental engineering projects requires reasonable consideration of thermo-chemo-mechanical coupling. This talk will give some examples to show the challenges and new opportunities for our geotechnical community.

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