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AsRTC6 : Urban Geoengineering
(Asian Region Technical Committee)

Previous AsRTC6 Symposium and Session

1st ATC-6 Local Members

The 1st ATC-6 local members in Taiwan was held in National Taiwan University of Science and technology in Taipei City, Taiwan on 2nd of October.

1st International Session on Asia Urban GeoEngineering

(1st ATC6 Session)

in The 15th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

The 1st International Session on Asia Urban GeoEngineering (1st ATC6 Session) was held during 15ARC in Fukuoka, Japan, November 9 - 13, 2015. 

A total of 14 papers were presented in two sessions: 7 papers were presented in the ATC6-1 Session  and the rest were presented in ATC6-2 Session. All session were held on Monday, 9th of November. The ATC6-1 Session was focused in deep excavation and ATC6-2 Session was focused in Shield Tunneling.

2rd International Symposium on Asia Urban GeoEngineering

(2nd ATC6 Symposium)

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The 2nd International Symposium on Asia Urban GeoEngineering was held from November 24–27, 2017, in Changsha, a historical and modern city in Hunan, China. The symposium was organised by the Asian Technical Committee 6 (ATC6) “Urban GeoEngineering” of ISSMGE, Hunan University, Tianjin University and Chinese Institution of Soil Mechnics and Geotechnical Engineering. The aim of this symposium was to share ideas and experiences about urban geoengineering in Asian countries among engineers, researchers, and academic professors. The emphasis was on improving our knowledge in meeting geoengineering requirements for a long-term sustainable urban development and the need to protect and preserve our environment.

 

Extensively, urban construction is going on in Asian countries, and environmental friendliness and sustainability are emphasized in modern urbanization processes. Environmental friendliness addresses the control of ground movement, mitigation measures, and risk management. Those control or mitigation measures should be sustainable. Moreover, the performance of deep excavation and tunnels, mitigation measures, and risk management are often site dependent and vary from country to country. The ground conditions, construction practices, codes, and standards are very different among Asian countries. The aim of this symposium was to share knowledge and experiences on the analysis, design, construction, and maintenance of urban geoengineering among engineers, researchers, and academic professors in Asian countries.

 

More than 100 researchers participated in this symposium from various Asia countries and regions, such as Mainland China, Taiwan, Hongkong, Macao, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. 35 academic presentations were given in the symposium, and more than 50 papers were collected in the conference proceedings co-published by Springer and the Zhejiang University Press. These presentations and papers have covered a wide range of issues concerning on urban geoengineering problems in Asian countries. Showcasing diversity and quality, these papers report the state of the art and point to future directions of research and development in this exciting area. During the symposium, the 2nd Meeting of ATC6 “Urban GeoEngineering” was held on 25th of November (Saturday), 2017. 17 ATC6 Members attended the meeting. Details of last meeting minutes (1st ATC6 committee meeting held on 11th of November, 2015) were confirmed. And some agreements have been made: the web site of ATC6 shall be ready within 2 months; the 3rd ATC6 symposium will be held in 14th to 18th of October, 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan together with 16th Asian Regional Conference, ISSMGE in the style of “special sessions”.

3rd International Session on Asia Urban GeoEngineering

(3rd ATC6 Session)

in 16th Asian Regional Conference of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Taipei

The 3rd International Session on Asia Urban GeoEngineering (3rd ATC6 Session) and committee member meetings were held during 16ARC in Taipei. The symposium was organized by the Asian Technical Committee 6 (ATC6) “Urban GeoEngineering” of ISSMGE, National Taiwan University (NTU), National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech), and National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology. The aim of this symposium was to share ideas and experiences about urban geoengineering in Asian countries among engineers, researchers, and academic professors. The emphasis was on improving our knowledge in meeting geoengineering requirements for urban development and the need to protect and preserve our environment.

A total of 17 papers were presented in two sessions: 10 papers were presented in the ATC6-1 Session on Monday, 14th of October and the rest were presented in ATC6-2 Session on Tuesday, 15th of October. It is worth noting that the ATC6 sessions have the most papers presented in 16ARC among all the ATC/TC which have oral presentation sessions. In these two sessions, the presenters and participants shared the new research results and the innovative technical development in the field of urban geotechnical engineering. The papers and presentations have covered a wide range of issues concerning on urban geoengineering, including deep excavation, pile foundation, soil improvement, tunnel-boring machine (TBM)/ tunneling, and slope stabilization. The participants consisted of engineers, researchers, and academic professors from various Asian countries and regions, such as Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

Following the presentations in ATC6-2 Session, the ATC6 committee member meetings were held to exchange ideas and experiences on the relevant topics. The future directions of research and development in the area of urban geotechnical engineering were vigorously discussed. 

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