7TH ICGSM 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic forced us to organize the 7th International Course on Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring with an online format, thus allowing us to renew the overall structure and schedule. We therefore decided to spread the event over a whole semester instead of concentrating it in one week.

However, as we was aware of the importance of personal interaction between participants, we organised two days on site Field Trip.

The ICGSM 2021 was structured as follows:

  • Main Course3 consecutive days;
  • Field Trip2 consecutive days;
  • Master Classes14 days over a six-month period.

Participants had the opportunity to attend the whole event, one or more Master Classes, or only the Main Course and/or the field trip.

Main Course

The Main Course (14-15-16 June 2021) provided an overview of geotechnical and structural monitoring through seminars, panel discussions and keynote speeches on case studies and new trends.

More than 20 sponsors participated in this edition with virtual booths in the platform’s exhibitor area. During the event, the participants had access to virtual stands to get more information. In addition, the sponsors were able to show their solutions and equipment for geotechnical and structural monitoring through dedicated presentations.

Field Trip

A Field Trip on geotechnical and structural monitoring at the Roman Forum in Rome was organised on 21 June 2021. As in previous years, it was possible to learn more about monitoring systems, walking through the ancient ruins of the Basilica of Maxentius and the Temple of Venus and visiting the construction sites of the underground “Line C (Rome Metro)”.

The second day, on 22 June 2021, was dedicated to visiting the experimental field of the Acuto Prenestina quarry, planned and designed by the Earth Sciences Department of the Sapienza University of Rome in the framework of a Project of Excellence funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research.

Master Classes

The Master Classes have been organised in order to provide general and practical skills on how to use the most common monitoring systems. The 4-hour classes were conducted by international experts who focused on the following main topics: installation, data acquisition, data processing, tips and tricks from daily experience.

In the seventh edition of the ICGSM, 14 Master Classes were held focusing on the most commonly used monitoring systems.



Paolo Mazzanti

Giorgio Pezzetti

Martin Beth

David Buggiani

Davide Calonico

Leen de Vos

Manuel Gomez de Membrillera Ortuño

Louis Hattingh

Jean Hutchinson

Allen Marr

Javier González Martí

Werner Lienhart

Thomas Matarazzo

Andrea Nardinocchi

Daniele Ortelli

Andrea Pigorini

Fabien Ravet

Marco Rettighieri

Eliano Romani

Lorenzo Rossi

Gianpiero Russo

Tony Simmonds

Kenichi Soga

Per Sparrevik

Matteo Vagnoli




NHAZCA (Natural HAZards Control and Assessment), Startup Company of Sapienza University of Rome, is a international leader in the analysis and monitoring of natural hazards and large infrastructures for the management and mitigation of risks. 

NHAZCA is strongly characterized by a highly integrated and motivated team which contributes to its success and growth over time. Our team consists of enthusiasts geologists, engineers, project managers, and technicians coming both from private and academic world, also benefiting from a world-class network. Since our foundation, our team has been growing extensively and our ambition is to continue to develop new solutions and services while expanding our geographic footprint. Each employee is a specialist in his or her field.

Thanks to the high technical and scientific expertise of its team and to the support of excellent scientific and commercial partners, NHAZCA organizes specialized training activities, with courses both at national and international level, with the aim to provide to end-users the necessary background about the latest innovations in the field of geotechnical and structural monitoring and in the analysis of natural hazards for risk mitigation purposes.



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