“During the last three years more than 330 people have come from 48 countries to attend the “International Course on Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring” in the 1000 years old Castle of Poppi in the beautiful countryside of Tuscany. Moreover, 42 international companies have exhibited their products during the course.

Evaluations by attendees have shown how very much the courses have been appreciated, both from technical and networking perspectives. We strive to make each edition of the course better than the previous one, including technical, cultural, historical and social considerations.

For 2017 we’ve decided to take up the challenge of moving the venue to Rome – a city of huge historical and cultural interest that hosts one of the oldest and largest universities in the world: Sapienza University of Rome. This new venue allows us to satisfy the continuously increasing number of participants and make accessibility for participants easier than in Poppi.

In 2016 we initiated sessions on “New Monitoring Trends” and “Case Histories and Lessons Learned”, with presentations given by practitioners and exhibitors. These were well received and in 2017 we plan to strength their content. We invite all of you to take advantage of our offer to make presentations during these sessions, by contacting paolo.mazzanti@nhazca.com.

In addition, we’re organizing some Master Classes (that will be held the day before the official beginning of the course), led by international experts, specifically oriented to provide practical basic know-how on use of the most common monitoring systems (inclinometers, piezometers, total stations, GNSS, extensometers, terrestrial RADAR).

We’re very excited about this new “adventure” and we really hope you will share such experience with us. We look forward to meeting you.”

(John Dunnicliff & Paolo Mazzanti)

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See pictures of the 2016 edition

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What people say:

“(….) I am taking the time to congratulate you on the extremely successful course. I had pleasure to attend in a friendly and informal atmosphere, supported by the excellent organization”

(Michele Jamiolkowski, Professor Emeritus at Technical University of Turin)

“(…) a big ‘thank you’ for inviting me to participate in the Instrumentation and Monitoring Course. (…) I particularly wanted to get up to date on remote sensing and I found the contributions were just what I needed.”

(John Burland, Professor Emeritus at Imperial College London)

“(…) You and your colleagues did a good job in planning and carrying out the course, the logistics and social events. (…) The field trip provided a unique opportunity to meet students, see a massive rock slide and demonstrations of monitoring equipment.”

(Elmo di Biagio, Expert on Geotechnical Instrumentation)

“(…) I wanted to take a moment to thank the organizers for making it such a worthwhile experience. (…) The associated exhibition was well coordinated and provided a splendid opportunity for instrumentation manufacturers and service providers alike to meet with their clients. Congratulations on both a successful and a memorable event.”

(Tony Simmonds, Geokon Inc. – Partner 2014, 2015 and 2016 events)