Announcements

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ICGRE 2017:

ICGRE 2017 will be held in Barcelona, Spain on April 2 - 4, 2017 at the Alimara Hotel Barcelona.

CSEE'17 Workshop

International ASET Inc. is proud to present Dr. Hany El Naggar and Dr. Mohamed Shahin as the presenters of our workshop for the 2nd World Congress on Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering (CSEE'17).

Topic of Workshop: Workshop on Numerical Modelling in Geotechnical Engineering

Workshop Objectives: This intensive workshop will provide you with the needed theory and practical background required to confidently utilize modern analysis software to achieve practical solutions to challenging geotechnical problems. The workshop includes two modelling modules: Finite Elements and Artificial Intelligence.

The workshop will be held on April 2nd, 2017 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Registration for the workshop will be 420 EURs (VAT included) and separate from the main conferences. Workshop attendees will receive a certificate of participation. For registration, please visit: here.

For more information about the workshop and the speakers, please see the workshop flyer.

Poster Board Dimensions:

Authors presenting via poster boards are to be informed that poster boards are 130 cm height and 95 cm width.

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Best Paper Award:

Two best paper awards will be conferred to author(s) of the papers that receive the highest rank during the peer-review and by the respected session chairs. Please visit Paper Submission for more information.

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Propose Exhibits, Workshops & More

ICGRE attracts a wide range of researchers in the field of geotechnical research and engineering. As a prominent company in the field of geotechnical research and engineering, we would like to offer you an exhibit at ICGRE. Please visit Events for more information.

We are very happy to announce the following keynote speakers for the 2nd International Conference on Geotechnical Research and Engineering (ICGRE'17):

Dr. Hany El Naggar

Dalhousie University, Canada

Dr. Mohamed Shahin

Curtin University, Australia

Dr. Hany El Naggar

Dr. Hany El Naggar, Ph.D., P.Eng., is an Associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at Dalhousie University with more than 20 years of experience in civil construction, geotechnical and structural engineering and research in Canada and overseas. He has participated in several structural and geotechnical investigations, and is experienced in analysis and design of foundations and soil-structure interaction of buried infrastructure. Dr. El Naggar and his research team has investigated the soil-structure interaction (SSI) effects around buried infrastructure; explored innovative use of tire derived aggregate (TDA) as a buffer zone to create stress arching and reduce demand on rigid culverts, proposed an earth pressure reduction system using geogrid reinforced platform bridging system to reduce stresses on buried utilities, and developed innovative “cellular” precast concrete pipe system. Also, He has developed a simplified technique to account for the group Effect in pile dynamics; and closed form solutions for the moments and thrusts in jointed and un-jointed composite lining systems, designed several foundation systems ranging from machine foundations subjected to dynamic loads to raft foundations for underground structure, as well as several tunnels and underground structures in the United States, Europe and Canada. The findings from Dr. El Naggar’s research have been reported in more than 65 technical publications covering both experimental and numerical work in the fields of soil-structure interaction, buried infrastructure and concrete pipes. He is the recipient of the 2005-2006 Outstanding Teaching Award from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Western. Prof. El Naggar won the 2006 L. G. Soderman Award, the 2005 R.M. Quigley Award, and the 2004 Milos Novak Memorial Award. Dr. El Naggar is the current chair of the Buried Structures Committee, CSCE, also he is member of the technical committee on buried structures of the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code (CHBDC). In addition, he is the current editor in chief of the International Journal of Civil Infrastructure.

Topic of Keynote: Soil-Structure Interaction of Integral Abutment Bridges

Keynote Abstract

Dr. Mohamed Shahin

Dr Mohamed Shahin is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Curtin University, Australia. He holds BSc in Civil Engineering and MSc in Geotechnical Engineering, both from Cairo University, Egypt, and PhD in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Adelaide, Australia. He has over 25 years of academic and industrial experience. He published two books, two book chapters and over 110 peer-reviewed research conference and journal papers. His present academic roles include: Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Civil Engineering; Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering; Board Member of Australian Geomechanics Society; Fellow Member of Engineers Australia, Member of TC103 (Numerical Methods in Geomechanics) and TC202 (Transportation Geotechnics) of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE); Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); Member of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education; and reviewer for more than 20 international journals. Dr Shahin received several awards including Pro Vice-Chancellor’s 2010 & 2015 Awards for Teaching Excellence; Vice-Chancellor 2011’s Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching; and Aspire 2014’s Professional Development Award, all from Curtin University. He is also the recipient of the Prix R.M. Quigley Award (honourable mention) of the Canadian Geotechnical Society for the best paper published by the Canadian Geotechnical Journal in 2013.

Topic of Keynote: Innovative Solutions For Problematic Soils In Civil Infrastructure

Keynote Abstract

Upcoming Dates

Feb. 10, 2017
Mar. 3, 2017
Final Regular Registration
Extended Regular Registration
After March 3, 2017
Late Registration
April 2, 2017
First Day of the Conference