This report gives details of the Technical Committee 3 (TC3), “Geotechnics of Pavements”, covering the activities in the four year period September 2005 – October 2009. It includes: TC composition, terms of reference; activities initiated, activities completed and reported. During this period TC3 has focused on promoting and enhancing professional activities in geotechnical, pavement and rail track engineering in areas related geotechnical aspects in design, construction, maintenance and monitoring.
This report gives details of the TC5 terms of reference, members and activities over the past 4 years, including information regarding conferences, symposia or workshops planned for the future. The report gives also details of the new chapters of the TC5 special publication, arising directly out of the work of TC5 during the last years. The publication deals with the main themes related to environmental geotechnics: waste disposal by landfills, remediation of contaminated soils and underwater geoenvironmental issues.
This report presents an overview of the activities undertaken by the ISSMGE Technical Committee TC 16 on in-situ testing during the period from 2005 to 2009, including our terms of reference, membership, website, and the 3rd international conference on site characterization (ISC-2008, Taipei), as well as other meetings & events.
The activities of the TC 19 during the period 2005-2009 are presented. The preparation of a set of guidelines on the Geotechnical Aspects of the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites has been continued.
This report reviews the activities of ISSMGE's Technical Committee TC23 for the period 2005 – 2009. It has been prepared at the request of the Secretary General for distribution at the time of the ISSMGE International Conference in Alexandria. The report concludes that the terms of reference set by the TC have been largely met. It is hoped that the documents produced by the TC on workshops and conferences will be valuable references for the ISSMGE members who have interests in this area.
In 1994, under the leadership of the then Chairman, Prof K. Fujita, a one-day International Symposium was held in New Delhi – just before the 13th ICSMGE. Following the success of this, it was decided to initiate under the Chairmanship of Prof R. Mair a series of two-day International Symposia on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground, with a third day devoted to technical site visits to underground construction projects. These International Symposia have been held every three years over the past 10 years as follows: 1996 London, 1999 Tokyo, 2002 Toulouse, 2005 Amsterdam, and 2008 Shanghai. These symposia, for all of which comprehensive proceedings have been produced containing the written papers, selected and reviewed by members of TC28, along with general reports and special lectures, thus provide a regular means of presenting information about the latest construction projects and research linked to the theme of Underground Construction in Soft Ground.
The 2005-2008 period has been very active, TC28 having organised a major symposium in Shanghai (2008), two regional workshops, in Perth (2007) and Budapest (2008). The 2008 symposium in Shanghai was attended by 182 registered delegates from 27 countries, and the proceedings contain four invited lectures, six general reports and 112 papers. Three working groups have been created during this period for constructing a database about underground construction projects, establishing “Guidelines for comparing field or physical model observations with numerical simulations”, and launching a survey on design practice in the field of soft ground tunnelling. The main outcomes and other activities of TC28 will be presented at a workshop organised during the next ICSMGE, Alexandria 2009. Plans are already in place for continuing TC28's activities for the period 2009-2013: completing the work initiated by the 3 working groups and organising an International Symposium (continuing in the series) in Roma (Italy) in 2008.