• Equipment, Measuring Techniques, Sampling
    • Drilling & sampling methods for soils and rock
    • Sample quality
    • Laboratory testing
    • Penetration testing (CPT, SPT, DMT, PMT, etc.)
    • Geophysical testing
    • Tooling for extreme environments (e.g. acid mines, arctic, deep ocean)
    • Environmental measurements
  • Mechanical Testing (CPT, SPT, DMT, PMT, VST, PLT)
    • Interpretation of test results
    • Correlations to estimate engineering properties
    • Dissipation tests
  • Geophysics in Geotechnical Engineering
    • New Synergies between geophysical and geotechnical tests
    • Seismic measurements
    • Electromagnetics, Georadar
    • Geoelectric tests
  • Site Characterization, Case Studies, Uncertainties
    • Geologic mapping
    • Remote sensing, LIDAR, UAVs etc
    • Spatial variability & structure
    • Selection of design parameters
    • Subsurface mapping (e.g. stratigraphic, fault mapping)
    • Spatial variability & structure
    • Cost effective site investigation
    • Data management
    • Case histories
  • In Situ Testing and Numerical Modelling
    • Numerical methods for modelling in situ tests
    • Parameter calibration for advanced constitutive models
    • Verification of established correlations
  • Engineering Applications
    • Liquefaction, Earthquake
    • In situ testing for infrastructure and earthworks
    • Subsurface mapping (e.g. stratigraphic, fault mapping)
    • Foundation design - bearing capacity & settlement
    • Slopes, dams, & levees
    • Tunneling
    • Geoenvironmental
    • Natural resource & renewable energy structures - mining, oil, LNG, offshore, wind, hydro, etc.
    • Risk & Legal Issues
  • Problematic Soils (e.g. gravels, volcanics, expansive, sensitive, intermediate, mine tailings)
  • Education