The ninth edition of the International Course on Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring is supported by several organisations.

Members of the following supporters can benefit from a 10% discount on the registration fee as participants.

Select the organisation where you are a member in the ‘Affiliation Discount’ field of the registration form:

Field Monitoring in Geomechanics deals with assessing the performance of engineering structures using instrumentation and other related information. The applications include dams and embankments, structures and foundations, transport infrastructure including tunnels and other underground openings,  open cut and underground mines, natural slopes, land reclamation, repositories for industrial or nuclear waste and offshore structures.

The principal aims of TC220 are:

– To organise specialty conferences, symposiums, workshops and short courses dedicated to the subject of field monitoring in geomechanics. To encourage the involvement of a wide range of geo-professionals in these events.

– To encourage the preparation of keynote lectures, state-of-the-art lectures including on new technologies, general reports for conferences organised by the International Society, regional conferences and conferences organized by Member Societies.

– To promote the inclusion of structural and geotechnical monitoring in universities and at conferences and meetings of other international bodies, thereby encouraging a common culture of learning through field monitoring.

TC220 will provide fora for all of those involved in the use of field instrumentation, such as manufacturers, installers, design consultants and owner/operators, to improve collective knowledge, support decision making and foster a common culture. This will be done mainly through FMGM Symposia and the website, but also by encouraging universities to include monitoring in curricula and by increasing field monitoring content at conferences and meetings of other international bodies.

FMGM is an international symposium held every four years since 1977.  TC220 will ensure that this tradition continues and will encourage ISSMGE members to participate in future FMGM Symposia.

The Italian National Committee for Large Dams (ITCOLD) is a cultural and scientific association formally established in 1984 with the aim of promoting and facilitating the study of all problems related to dams, their construction and management.

One of the Committee’s founding missions is technical training and the dissemination of technical culture on all aspects relating to the study, design, construction and operation of dams and associated works.

The Committee is a member of the International Commission for Large Dams (ICOLD-CIGB), an organisation set up in Paris in 1928 that brings together more than 100 member states around the world, whose membership was formalised in 1936 with the establishment of the ITCOLD Committee, first under the aegis of the Ministry of Public Works, and then from 1984 as a private non-profit association.

The Committee represents a forum of academic and university interest where all issues relating to the construction, maintenance and decommissioning of large dams, and all related topics, can be examined and discussed in an informed manner.

The Italian Galleries Society was founded in 1974 and it is an association with open cultural purposes that takes care of the promotion, coordination and dissemination of studies and research in the field of tunnels and large underground works. Its activity is aimed at organizing conferences, congresses, courses, technical visits on the main underground works sites in Italy and abroad, as well as the printing of technical-scientific publications and the coordination of the participation of members in international conferences.

SIG is one of the members of the International Tunneling Association (ITA) and actively participates in the ITA-AITES (WG) working groups to share skills and technical-scientific know-how.

SIG currently has around 800 members, representing public authority and research organizations, general contractors, industrial construction companies, as well as engineering firms, consultants and universities.

The group of SIG Young Members, founded in 2016, currently consists of 130 members and contributes to building a professional network in which young professionals can develop knowledge and raise awareness in the tunneling industry.

The SIG brings together all the different spheres of Tunneling in Italy, effectively constituting a point of reference in terms of promoting dialogue, sharing knowledge and professional training for the entire sector.

With ITA,  SIG organized the World Tunnel Congress in Naples in 2019″Tunnels and Underground Cities: Engineering and Innovation meet Archeology, Architecture and Art” which saw the participation of 2500 technicians from over 60 countries with a strong under 35 component. The memories transmitted to the proceedings of the congress, of which over 180 full presentations and 500 e-poster presentations, made it possible to promote knowledge and dialogue between international excellences.

SIG is also Sponsor of the II level Masters in Tunneling and Underground Construction, at the Politecnico in Torino and the Politecnico  in Milano, and in Geotechnics applied to infrastructures, at the Sapienza University of Rome and the Federico II University of Naples.

SIG is the Editor of the magazine “Gallerie e Grandi Oprere Sotterranee” which all members receive free of charge every four months and which has reached the 137th edition.

The Magazine reports technical-scientific articles regarding research activities, technological developments and case studies relating to underground works and underground infrastructures, as well as a series of update columns (in-depth articles, news on works / tenders, news from IT , reports of the Technical Visits of the Italian Gallery Society, etc.).



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