The 3 days course will be held in Poppi (Tuscany, Italy) between the 4th and 6th June 2014 in the main room of a 10th Century Castle. The course is a new edition of the courses directed in last 30 years by John Dunnicliff around the world and it takes advantage of the cutting-edge approach to the geotechnical monitoring of Paolo Mazzanti.

18 leading experts from Italy, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, The Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and USA, will contribute with their lectures to one of the most advanced and high professional course ever organized about Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring. Furthermore, in the future this course will be the only one directed by John Dunnicliff.

Several companies will participate at the event to present their innovative solutions about geotechnical monitoring.

List of Partners and Exhibitors

The course is also a great opportunity to spend some days in Tuscany, a place whose natural and historical beauties, taste and wines are famous all over the world. Poppi is perfect place for people looking to a relaxing time in the hilly region of Tuscany but it is also a perfect gateway to historical cities like Florence, Siena, Pisa and Rome (see the Leisure section).

The “International Course on Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring” is probably the unique opportunity to increase your expertise about geotechnical and structural monitoring having at the same time a beautiful cultural, historical and taste experience in one of the most attractive touristic place of the world.

Schedule 2015 coming soon




This is a course for practitioners, taught by practitioners with wide field experience. The emphasis is on why and how to monitor field performance. It will include:

  • Basic concepts of geotechnical and structural monitoring
  • An overview of instruments for contact and remote monitoring
  • Procedures for data transmission and dissemination
  • Guidelines on to how plan an effective monitoring programme and look at the data
  • Case histories and lessons learned
  • On-line sources of information
  • An open forum for questions and discussions, during which you will have the opportunity to share your experiences, and find a solution to your issues
  • And, of course, the opportunity to learn from experiences of colleagues

The course is intended for engineers, geologists and technicians who are involved with performance monitoring of geotechnical features of civil engineering projects.  Project managers and other decision-makers who are concerned with management of RISK during construction of these and other project types:

  • Large and small infrastructures
  • Tunnels
  • Dams
  • Excavations
  • Excavated and natural slopes
  • Building foundations
  • Transportation
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Land and water management

Why attend

  • To learn the who, why and how of successful geotechnical monitoring
  • To meet with leading manufacturers of geotechnical instrumentation, each of whom will have displays of instruments
  • To ensure that your monitoring programs are tailored to match your specific geotechnical questions
  • To avoid the common problem of poor quality data
  • To participate in discussions with instructors and other attendees