During the last three years more than 330 people have come from 48 countries to attend the “International Course on Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring” in the 1000 years old Castle of Poppi in the beautiful countryside of Tuscany. Moreover, 42 international companies have exhibited their products during the course.
Evaluations by attendees have shown how very much the courses have been appreciated, both from technical and networking perspectives. The organizers strive to make each edition of the course better than the previous one, including technical, cultural, historical and social considerations.
For 2017 they’ve decided to take up the challenge of moving the venue to Rome – a city of huge historical and cultural interest that hosts one of the oldest and largest universities in the world: Sapienza University of Rome.
In 2016 they initiated sessions on “New Monitoring Trends” and “Case Histories and Lessons Learned”, with presentations given by practitioners and exhibitors. These were well received and in 2017 the plan is to strengthen their content. All are invited to take advantage of the offer to make presentations during these sessions. For more information, please visit the website.
In addition, there will be some Master Classes (held the day before the official beginning of the course), led by international experts, specifically oriented to provide practical basic know-how on use of the most common monitoring systems (inclinometers, piezometers, total stations, GNSS, extensometers, terrestrial RADAR).