6th International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk

Geotechnical Risk from Theory to Practice will feature the latest research advances and engineering-practice innovations with a focus on the use of probabilistic and risk methodologies in geotechnical engineering. The conference will include a wide range of knowledge-enhancing keynote, panel, and technical sessions, as well as short courses.

Interest and use of probabilistic methods and risk assessment tools in geotechnical engineering has grown rapidly in recent years. The natural variability of soil and rock properties, combined with a frequent lack of high quality site data, makes a probabilistic approach to geotechnical design a logical and scientific way of managing both technical and economic risk. The burgeoning field of geotechnical risk assessment is evidenced by numerous publications, textbooks, dedicated journals and sessions at general geotechnical conferences. Risk assessments are increasingly becoming a requirement in many large engineering construction projects. Probabilistic methods are also recognized in some design codes as a way of delivering reasonable load and resistance factors (LRFD) to target allowable risk levels in geotechnical design.


Topics for Geo-Risk 2017 will include, but are not limited to:

  • Practice of risk assessment and management in all fields of geoengineering
  • Geohazards such as landslides, slope failures, dams and levees, earthquakes, and geoenvironmental hazards including those caused by human activity
  • Reliability-and risk-based code developments
  • Advances in geotechnical Reliability Based Design
  • Load and resistance factor design (LRFD) developments and applications
  • Acceptable risk and risk communication including applications to insurance and financial decision-making
  • Impact of spatial variability and probabilistic site characterization
  • Uncertainty relating to geotechnical properties, models and testing methods
  • Advances in the applications of theory and practice of statistics and probability in geoengineering
  • Emerging Topics

Geo-Risk 2017 will prove you with the latest tools, materials, and techniques for understanding geotechnical risk.

  • Learn from top leaders in the industry through special plenary sessions, panels, and sessions
  • Network with your colleagues from around the world
  • Visit exhibitors to find the latest tools, specific to grouting deep mixing and diaphragm walls all in one place
  • Earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) to maintain your professional licensure while gaining relevant focused knowledge
  • Last but not least, experience Denver: sunshine and mountains; history and museums; top restaurants; shopping; and so much more!


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