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Technical Themes

The theme of the Conference is “History and Innovation”, recognizing the historical achievements and lessons learned over time while highlighting innovation in geotechnical engineering.Research and practitioners are invited to submit abstracts for the oral and poster sessions in the following topic areas/themes:

  • Fundamentals
    • Engineering Geology and Geomorphology
    • Soil and Rock Mechanics
    • Physical and Numerical Modelling
    • Risk and Reliability
  • Case Histories
    • Tailings Dam Characterization and Design
    • Port Mann Highway 1 Design and Construction
    • Seismic Design Aspects
    • Miscellaneous
  • Infrastructure Design and Operation
    • Bridges and Highways
    • Embankments and Dams
    • Pipelines
    • Tunnels
    • Shoreline Engineering
    • Ports and Harbours
  • Geohazards
    • Climate change
    • Floods and Landslides
    • Earthquakes and Tsunamis
  • Problematic Soils and Ground Improvement
    • Soft and Compressive Soils
    • Expansive and Collapsible Soils
    • Loose and Liquefiable Soils
    • Residual Soils
    • Ground Improvement Methods
    • Geosynthetics
  • Soil and Terrain Characterization
    • Advanced Geotechnical Laboratory Testing
    • In-Situ Geotechnical Testing
    • Instrumentation and Monitoring
    • GIS and Remote Sensing
    • Geophysical Methods
    • Miscellaneous
  • Foundation Design
    • Spread Footings and Rafts
    • Driven Piles
    • Helical Piles
    • Caisson Piles
    • Retaining Walls
    • Soil-Structure Interaction
  • Energy Resources
    • Hydroelectric and Natural Gas
    • Wind and Forestry
    • Mining and Tailings
    • Oil Sands
  • Cold Regions Engineering
    • Ice Behaviour and Geocryology
    • Permafrost Degradation
    • Periglacial Processes
  • Geo-Environmental Engineering
    • Landfills and Contaminated Soils
    • Contaminated Groundwater
    • Remediation
  • Groundwater and Hydrogeology
    • Groundwater Hydraulics
    • River Mechanics
    • Physical and Numerical Modelling
  • Design Codes
    • NBCC 2015
    • CHBDC 2014
  • Education and Professional Practice
    • Curriculum
    • Training
    • Communications
    • Contracts
    • Legal Aspects
    • Project Management