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1 Geotechnical Safety Network GEOSNet General Meeting PRESENTED BY KK PHOON (CHAIR, GEOSNet Board) First International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk, Tongji University, Shanghai, Oct

2 GEOSNET GENERAL MEETING & GIFU 2009 ALL ARE WELCOME CHAIR: KK PHOON CO-CHAIR: Y HONJO DATE: 19 Oct 2007 TIME: VENUE: Room 301

3 WHAT IS GEOSNET? To promote, coordinate, and support activities relating to geotechnical safety

4 TERMS OF REFERENCE Expand the base of participation in industry and government agencies Raise awareness in practice/education and to expedite transfer of knowledge between research and practice/ education Promote sharing of information on development of geotechnical design codes between countries Promote liaison with related committees within and without the geotechnical engineering community (TC23; TC32; GI-RAM; JCSS; ETC)

5 TERMS OF REFERENCE Promote research and practice on assurance of geotechnical safety to keep pace with advancements in numerical methods, risk management methods, materials/equipment, and construction methods Stimulate more discussions on safety issues in complex projects at design, construction, maintenance, and other stages Encourage engineers to embrace uncertainties and risks more explicitly and more systematically in practice and education

6 GEOSNet BOARD ( ) CHAIR: KK PHOON, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE CO-CHAIR: Y HONJO, GIFU UNIVERSITY, JAPAN MEMBERS: D BECKER, GOLDER ASSOCIATES, CANADA CT CHIN, MOH & ASSOCIATES, TAIWAN (PAST CHAIR) M FABER, ETH ZURICH, SWITZERLAND K HORIKOSHI, TAISEI CORPORATION, JAPAN HW HUANG, TONGJI UNIVERSITY, CHINA

7 GEOSNet SECRETARIAT ( ) CH WANG, TAIWAN CONSTRUCTION RESEARCH INSTITUTE, TAIWAN M UZIELLI, GEORISK ENGINEERING, ITALY

8 TASK GROUPS TG1: CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION ORGANIZATION OF ISGSR COORDINATOR: Y HONJO/T HARA TG2: DESIGN CODES IN ASIA PROMOTE/HARMONIZE CODE ACTIVITIES IN ASIA COORDINATOR: Y HONJO TG3: RELIABILITY BENCHMARKING ESTABLISH BENCHMARK PROBLEMS FOR VALIDATION/TUTORIAL COORDINATOR: JY CHING TG4: DESIGN CODE UPDATES ANNUAL (?) UPDATES ON DESIGN CODE DEVELOPMENTS WORLDWIDE

9 BECOMING A MEMBER ALL ISGSR 2007 DELEGATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN AS MEMBERS APPLICATION FORM PROVIDED IN CONFEFRENCE BAG/DOWNLOAD FROM WEBSITE

10 BECOMING A MEMBER DELEGATES CAN PARTICIPATE MORE ACTIVELY AS: TASK GROUP COORDINATORS TASK GROUP MEMBERS INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERS WELCOME

11 COMING NEXT … IS-GIFU 2009


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