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Geotechnical Engineering: The Art of Burying Success, London

  • Lecture
  • 16 November 2016
  • 18:00 - 20:00
Geotechnical Engineering: The Art of Burying Success, London

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The vast majority of elegant and innovative structures rely on “ground breaking works” by the geotechnical profession. This is certainly true of many mega-projects, which have presented enormous challenges and, at the same time, significant opportunities for geotechnical engineers.

The success of these projects often relies on the ability of the designers to combine existing scientific and industrial disciplines to achieve feasible and economically viable foundation solutions. These large-scale projects challenge our ability to solve difficult soil-structure-water-environment problems and call for innovative thinking. In return, they serve as a stepping-stone to improved practice. The presentation will draw on the lecturer’s involvement in mega-projects (large bridges and tunnels, wind farms and marine facilities) around the globe where innovative solutions have been a key issue.


  • 18:00 - Registration and refreshments
  • 18:30 - Lecture
  • 19:30 - Questions and answers
  • 19:50 - Close of lecture

Event venue

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
United Kingdom

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