Civil Engineering Consultant Milano, Italy
Presentation Title : Design Methods for Base Stabilization of Paved Roads
Eng. Pietro Rimoldi
Mr. Pietro Rimoldi got a degree in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Milan, Italy, in
1984. In 1986 he started to work in the Geosynthetics sector; since then he has been involved in
the development of new products and in many field and laboratory test projects related to
geosynthetics and their applications. He has designed several important projects around the
world, for soil reinforcement and stabilization, landfills, hydraulic applications and erosion control.
He has contributed to the development of new testing apparatus and new testing procedures. He
is the author of more than 200 national and international publications related to geosynthetics and
he has written design manuals for reinforced slopes and walls, for road and railway base
stabilization, for geosynthetic drainage systems and for erosion control. He is Certified
Professional Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Specialist (CPESC) in USA and Chartered
Professional Engineer in Italy. He is an active member of IGS, ISSMGE TC218 “Reinforced Fill
Structures”, ASCE Geo-Institute, and of the technical committees CEN TC 189 on Geosynthetics
(where he is the Convener of the PG “Durability of metallic Geosynthetics”), ISO TC 221 on
Geosynthetics (where he is the Project Leader of WG6 TG4 “Design for drainage”), CEN TC 288 -
Execution of special geotechnical works, CEN TC250 / SC7 / EG5 on design of Geosynthetic
reinforced structures (that will become part of the structural Eurocodes), CEN TC 217 “Sport
surfaces”. He was elected by the third time Member of the International Council of the
International Geosynthetics Association (IGS), in September 2014, and he is the Chair of IGS
Technical Committee on Hydraulic Applications (TC-H). He is Council Member of the Italian
Chapter of IGS (AGI-IGS), he has been Council Member of the Italian Geotechnical Association
(AGI), and Member of the Board of Directors of the Geosynthetics Institute (GSI) in USA. He is
presently working as Civil Engineering Consultant, based in Milano (Italy).
Managing Director GEOCONSULT India Pvt. Ltd, Gurgaon, India
Presentation Title : Geotechnical Design of Underground Infrastructure - Outlining the Observational Approach
Dr. Florian Krenn graduated in Civil Engineering from the Technical University Graz in 1999. He obtained a Ph.D. in Mining Engineering at the University of Leoben in 2004. In 2004 he joined GEOCONSULT where he worked on different aspects of heavy construction engineering with emphasis on tunnel design in all phases of a project. His project references comprise the preliminary design of the Brenner base tunnel, geotechnical construction supervision of soft ground and hard rock tunnel drives in the Inn valley and at the Koralm Tunnel exploratory drive. Since 2009 he is Managing Director of GEOCONSULT India Pvt. Ltd. The projects Geoconsult India has successfully completed are the oil storage caverns in Vizag and Padur, the NATM implementation at the Jorethang Loop HEP and consultancy services in Delhi Metro Phase 3. Geoconsult is involved in different underground projects in India, namely the Qazigund - Banihal Road tunnel, Metro Lucknow, Metro Mumbai and a number of railway tunnels in the Northeast as well as urban and highway tunnels.
Department of Civil Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India
Presentation Title : Performance of Fly ash-Geopolymer Stabilized RAP Bases
Dr. Sireesh Saride is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad. His expertise and research interests are in the area of pavement geotechnics, geosynthetics and ground improvement. He earned his masters integrated with PhD from Indian Institute of Science in 2006. Prior to joining IIT Hyderabad in 2010, he was a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Texas at Arlington, during 2006-2010. Dr. Sireesh has published more than 140 referred journal, conference articles and technical reports. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Ground Improvement (ICE) and Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE. He is a member of ASCE, ICE and life member of IGS and IRC.
Chief Technology Officer Strata Geosystems India
Presentation Title : Challenges in design and construction of pavements and embankments.
Shahrokh Bagli’s contribution to the civil engineering and geotechnical space is unmatched. In recognition of his vast dedication to the development of geotechnical engineering in India, the Indian Geotechnical Society (Delhi chapter) awarded him with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. Following a 30 year period at Tata Consulting where is last role was of Head of Business development, Mr. Bagli joined Strata Geosystems. At Strata, he has been the innovator. Always keeping the commercial and environmental aspects in mind, Shahrokh Bagli has introduced several new products, applications, and methods using geosynthetics. As a key member of several organizations, he is constantly contributing towards the advancement of geosynthetic technologies.
Tandon Consultants Pvt Ltd (TCPL) India
Presentation Title : Bridge foundations in strata with potential of liquefaction.
Prof Tandon, Managing Director of Tandon Consultants Pvt Ltd (TCPL), isan international expert in the field of Structural Engineering. Many of the structures designed by Prof Tandonand TCPL have been widely acclaimed and have received recognition in India as well as internationally. He is President, Indian Society of Wind Engineering (2015-16) and Past President, Indian Association of Structural Engineers (2015-16) and Past President, Indian ConcreteInstitute(2003-2005).Under the AICTE-INAE program he was appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor for IITs@ Kanpur, Roorkee& Gandhinagar (2005-2015). Currently (2017-2019) he has been appointed as Guest Professor at IIT Gandhinagar.From theInstitution of Engineers Tandonreceived Industry Excellence Award (2015),He is Honorary Fellow of Indian Concrete Institute and Chartered Engineer and Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers.
Prof Tandon has made significant contributions in the development of a culture for innovation in structural engineering both within and outside his organization by sharing his expertise and experience. His special areas of interest also include motivating the next generation to adopt Civil Engineering as their profession and vocation in life.
T. G. Sitharam
IISC, Bangalore India
Presentation Title : Design and Analyses of CHENAB bridge foundations and Abuttment Slope stabilisation measures: World’s highest elevated Rail bridge.
Dr T G Sitharam
Dr T G Sitharam is a KSIIDC Chair Professor in the area of Energy and Mechanical Sciences IISc and Senior Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. He was former founder Chairman of a Center for Infrastructure, Sustainable Transport and Urban Planning (CiSTUP) at IISc. He is presently the Chairman, AICTE South western zonal committee, Regional office at Bengaluru. His research areas are in Geotechnical engineering. He has involved in design and construction of earth dams and tailing dams in India as a consultant. He has more than 500 publications to his credit in International / national journals and conferences with an H-index of 33 and i-10 index of 83 (3218 citations) with more than 200 International journal publications of repute. He has written ten text books and book volumes. Further, He is an excellent Civil Engineering consultant and has carried out more than 120 consultancy projects in the area of infrastructure, geotechnical engineering and rock engineering in particular. He has guided more than 30 PhD students at IISc and has trained more than 30 Master's students and 30 Post doctoral fellows. He was a visiting professor in Canada, USA, Japan and Germany. He has received many awards to his credit. He is the chief editor of two journals in his area of research.
I.I.T., Delhi India
Presentation Title : Evaluation of geosynthetic reinforced tracks on clayey subgrade.
DR. J.T. SHAHU
Dr. Shahu graduated in 1986 from Nagpur University and then got his Master and doctor degrees from IIT Kanpur in 1988 and 1994. He was a post-doctoral fellow and later Associate Professor at Institute of Lowland Technology (ILT) in Japan from 1996-99. Dr. Shahu joined IIT Delhi in 2002 as Assistant Professor and became Professor in 2012. He again visited ILT in 2007 as Visiting Professor for five months.
His main research interests are geotechnology for roads and railway tracks, ground improvement and geosynthetic applications. He has more than 35 papers in international journals and 40 papers in conferences. He has also co-edited three volumes. He has guided 50 M.Tech. and 7 Ph.D. theses. He has completed 9 sponsored research projects and more than 60 consultancy projects till date.
Dr. Shahu is a life member of ISLT and IACMAG, and a member of ISSMGE and ISRM. He is life fellow of Indian Geotechnical Society. He is editorial board member of Lowland Technology International and Indian Geotechnical Journal. His home page is http://web.iitd.ac.in/~shahu/
Cengrs Geotechnica Pvt. Ltd., India
Presentation Title : Seasonal Variations In Properties Of Expansive Soils Along Railway Corridor In Western India
Mr. Sanjay Gupta
Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Managing Director of Cengrs Geotechnica Pvt. Ltd. has over 46 years experience as a practicing geotechnical engineer. He directs all geotechnical investigation and construction activities of the company.
His expertise includes site investigations, large diameter bored piles, under-reamed piles, high capacity load testing of piles, ground improvement, foundation design under difficult soil conditions including soft ground/ weak soils and under artesian conditions.
He is widely regarded for his experience in geotechnical engineering consultancy and construction. He was awarded the IGS-Dinesh Mohan Award for Excellence in Professional Practice in 2008 and the IGS Delhi Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 2010-2011.
As member of the Geotechnical Engineering Committee of the Indian Roads Congress and Bureau of Indian Standards, he is actively involved in upgrading practice methods and preparing codes of practice for geotechnical aspects of highways and bridges. He has published several technical papers on field and practical geotechnical engineering.
President, Indonesian Chapter of International Geotextile Society (IGS)
Presentation Title : Case Histories on the application of Vacuum Preloading and Geosynthetics Reinforced Earth in Indonesia.
Dr. Tjie-Liong GOUW is the president of The Indonesian Chapter of IGS, a senior geotechnical consultant, he has been involved in not less than 250 projects in Indonesia, Singapore and Srilanka. He is also an associate professor teaching at Universitas Katolik Parahyangan in Bandung, Indonesia and also has been given guest lectures in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Sydney. He has written more than 80 papers in journal, seminars and conferences.
President, Engineering Risk and Insurance Research Institute of China Civil Engineering Society Tongji University, China
Presentation Title : Smart Sensing on Tunnel Defects by Artificial Intelligence
Prof. Hongwei Huang is a full Professor of Tongji University in Shanghai of China. From 2013, he got the position of Yangtze River Scholars Distinguished Professor in Chinese National level. He got his PhD. in structural engineering from Tongji University in 1993.Hongwei is a member of ISRM, ITA and ISSMGE, former core member of GeosNet, member of risk assessment of Geo-Inistitute of ASCE, President of Engineering risk and insurance research branch in Chinese Society of Civil Engineering. His main research fields are Risk Assessment and Management, and SHM in Tunneling.
President, Korean Geotechnical Society Korea
Presentation Title : Unified Prediction method for the rainfall-induced landslides and debris flows
Prof. Sangseom Jeong
Prof. Jeong is a current president of Korean Geotechnical Society (KGS) and a director of Green Infrastructure Technology for Climate Change (GIT4CC) research center from 2011 to 2018. He has been served as the vice chair of TC212 (Deep Foundations) since 2010 and currently he is a chair of Asian TC-18 (Mega Foundations) in ISSMGE. Prof. Jeong is also a member of the Korea Academy of Engineering and as authored and served as a reviewer for many geotechnical journals. He has co-edited 15 national geotechnical engineering text books and authored about 75 SCI articles in major reputable international journals, 134 national journals, 85 international conference papers, 80 technical consulting reports and 44 patents in deep and shallow foundations, unsaturated soils, and slope stability.
President, International Society For Rock Mechanics India
Presentation Title : Challenges of Tunnelling through Himalayas – Status, Pitfalls and Way Forward
Dr Manoj Verman
Dr Manoj Verman is a specialist in tunnelling and rock engineering with 35 years of extensive experience with infrastructure projects in India and overseas. With international recognition and proven track record in his core areas of rock engineering and underground structures, he is currently an independent consultant focussing on these areas.
His international positions include Vice President on global Board of ISRM (2011-2015) and President, International Commission on Hard Rock Excavation (2011-2019). On national front, he is currently the President of Indian National Group of ISRM (2014-2020) and has been a Vice President of Indian society of Engineering Geology (2013-2015).
In his extensive career, Dr Verman has served with various organisations including Geodata Engineering as Technical Director, Halcrow as Director of Tunnelling & Geotechnical, and Golder Associates as Vice Chairman of the Global Tunnelling Group.
He graduated in Civil Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh in 1980 and obtained his Masters and Ph.D. in Rock Mechanics from IIT Delhi and University of Roorkee respectively. He has published over 75 papers and is currently writing two books.
Mr. Giorgio Giacchetti
Rockfall Technical specialist, Alpigeo Consultant company, Belluno, Italy
Presentation Title : Design Approach to Rockfall related problems
Mr. Giorgio Giacchetti
Giorgio Giacchetti a degree as Mining Surveyor and Geologist. He started to work on the rockfall phenomenon in the Italian Alps, where the protection of the inhabited area is fundamental. Now, he is almost 30 years of experience as consultant in the field of the rock mechanics applied to rock slope stability and tunnelling. He designed countless rockfall protection installations using both meshes and barriers. Concerning the barriers he improved the design approach in order to consider all of the design factors. He have gained a practical and theoretical experience on rockfall protection systems also having carried out studies concerning applications of meshes as flexible structural facings both for soil nails and rockfall and debris flow protection systems.