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Problematic Soils and Ground Improvement

Bandung, Indonesia, September 26-28, 2016


Hosted by :

Parahyangan Catholic University, Indonesia
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia 


Supported by :

Indonesian Geotechnical Society (HATTI)

International Society of Soil Mechanic Geotechincal Engineering (ISSMGE)

Indonesia Ministry of Public Works and Housing

2nd International Geotechnical Engineering Festival (Geofest 2016)

International Geotechnical Engineering Festival (GEOFEST) is an event for students (graduate and undergraduate) to participate in the problem solving competition especially to cope with geotechnical failures. The competition is of interest and challenging due to the uniqueness of the problems in their area. Students are invited to join the 2nd GEOFEST in Bandung, Indonesia. The 1st GEOFEST was held in Langkawi, Malaysia on October 25-26th, 2015. Due to many interest of the students, Universitas Katolik Parahyangan and Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia collaborated to hold this event as annual tradition.


Problematic Soils and Ground Improvement

Dr. Arie Moerwanto, M.Sc.
The Challenge of Innovative Technology in Overcoming Infrastructure Construction on Problematic Soils in Indonesia

Prof. Emeritus Tuncer B. Edil
Recent Advances in Construction Over Soft Ground Including Peat

Prof. Ikuo Towhata
Mitigation of Lateral Flow of Soft Soil by Irregular Configuration of Vertical Columns

Prof. Leung Chun Fai
Physical Modeling Studies on Problematic Soils

Dr. Wolfgang Sondermann
Ground Improvement Technologies - Efficient Solutions in Soft Soils for All Kind of Structures

Dr. Ng Tiong Guan
Design and Construction of Common Services Tunnel in Marina South Singapore

Prof. Chang-Yu Ou
Failure Mechanism of Braced Excavations in Clay and Estimation of The Factors of Safety

Prof. Masyhur Irsyam
Alternative Solutions for Construction of Highway Embankment on Soft Soils in Palembang Toll Road Project

Prof. Madya Dr. Adnan bin Zainorabidin
State of The Art on Peat Engineering in Malaysia

Prof. Paulus P. Rahardjo
Geotechnical Failures in Construction on Soft Soils in Indonesia and Their Corrective Measures

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