The 2015 edition, again under the direction of John Dunnicliff and organized by Paolo Mazzanti, will follow the same general format as the 2014 course. However, the second1 edition will not be an exact repeat, as new topics and technologies will be presented. Leading experts from all over the world will contribute with their lectures to one of the most advanced and high professional course ever organized about Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring.

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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. A perfect place for people looking to a relaxing time but at the same time a great opportunity to visit 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 Extended 2015

Schedule 2015


This is a course for practitioners, taught by practitioners with wide field experience. The emphasis is on why and how to monitor field performance. The course is structured in a 2 days course, 1 day workshop and a Field trip.

The first two days of the course will cover the following main topics:
    • Basic concepts of monitoring and planning
    • Contact Monitoring methods
    • Remote Monitoring methods
    • Vibration Monitoring
    • Offshore Monitoring
    • Management, analysis and interpretation of data
    The workshop, (accessible also for people not attending the full three day course), is one of the key part of the full course with:
    • Interactive sessions
    • Case-histories, given by international leading experts
    • Open forum
    The field trip will consist of a half day open air initiative including:
    • 1 hour walk on the landslide (with explanations of its geological and geotechnical features)
    • 3 hours of "field demonstrations" of monitoring equipment from experts and manufacturers.
    More information about the event are available on the dedicated website:

    Who should attend

    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
    And why not…“(...) joining one of the nearby world famous cooking schools or wine schools” (John Gadsby, publisher Geotechnical News magazine)