The 4th International Course on Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring, organized again by Paolo Mazzanti and directed by John Dunnicliff, will follow the same general format of past successful editions. However, some relevant innovations will characterize this edition, such as the venue and a significantly renewed panel of speakers.

Following the great success of the 2016 course, also in this edition three special sessions will be dedicated to the presentation of the new trends on geotechnical and structural monitoring covering the following topics:

  • New Trends in Contact Monitoring
  • New Trends in Remote Monitoring
  • New Trends in Offshore Monitoring and Data Transmission and Management

Furthermore, the most challenging Case Histories will be selected by those submitted by course participants and will be part of the course schedule.

The deadline for submit your abstract has been extended to February 28th, 2017.  Please send the title, an abstract of max 250 words and the name of the speaker. We invite all of you to take advantage of our offer to make presentations during these sessions:

Submission closed


However, the most relevant news will be the Master Classes, led by international experts the day before the official beginning of the Course, specifically oriented to provide practical basic know-how on use of the most common monitoring systems.

Take a look at the Official Schedule of 2017 Edition.



As in the past editions, several companies are expected to attend the 2017 edition of the course to show their innovative solutions equipment for geotechnical and structural monitoring.

List of Partners and Exhibitors already confirmed for the 2017 Edition


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 3-days course (13-15 June, 2017), 1-day Master Classes (12 June, 2017) and a half day Field trip (16 June, 2017).

The main 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
    • Interactive sessions
    • Case-histories, given by international leading experts
    • Open forum

The following Master Classes (held the day before the official beginning of the course) are planned:

    • Master Class on Piezometers
    • Master Class on Inclinometers
    • Master Class on Extensometers
    • Master Class on Total Stations
    • Master Class on GNSS
    • Master Class on Terrestrial Radar

More information about Field Trip will be available soon…

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 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