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Call for Abstracts Open for the ISM 14th International Workshop on Micropiles: Deadline Friday, September 14, 2018 

May 22, 2018, Hawthorne N.J.:

The Call for Abstracts is now open for the 14th International Workshop on Micropiles on August 21-24, 2019, in Sofitel Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Papers are being accepted on all topics related to micropiles: state of practice and research, seismic design, applications, innovations, challenging subsurface conditions (karst, groundwater), historic renovation, load testing, numerical analysis, micropile/structure connection details, codes and guidance specifications, equipment and material evolutions, case histories and lessons learned, durability and design life, landslide prevention/slope stabilization, and construction challenges. To participate, submit an abstract up to 300 words through the abstract portal on the ISM website at www.ismicropiles.org. Abstracts are due Friday, September 14, 2018.

The workshop includes lectures, discussions, and panel sessions on all aspects of micropile technology, supplemented with social events that highlight the host country. The workshop also features the 10th Lizzi Lecture, the 8th Lizzi Scholarship and the third World Cup of Micropiles.

The host sponsor for the workshop is Piling and Civil Australia (PCA), a ground engineering and civil construction company specializing in design and construction of piling, grouting, earth retention, civil construction, and engineering. Allan Herse, CPEng, engineering manager of PCA, is chairing the local organizing committee. PCA currently holds the World Cup of Micropiles title, having won this prestigious award in 2017 at the 13th IWM in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

For more information download the CFA flyer or contact:

Helen Robinson, P.E., GEI Consultants, Technical Program Chair at hrobinson@geiconsultants.com or Mary Ellen Bruce Large, P.E., D.GE, DFI Director of Technical Activities and ISM Treasurer at melarge@dfi.org.

 

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