Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences, TU Delft, 15 November 2019
The symposium has been attended very well. A lot of new insights, ideas and lessons have been learned from to the speakers and their presentations. Again, we would like to express the speakers our gratitude!
For an extensive photographic impression of the atmosphere during the symposium, please feel free to download the file below:
At the end of the symposium, the Ingeokring presented a interactive online quiz with questions concerning the symposium’s theme. The audience liked it very much! Therefore the quiz and audience’s answers can be reminisced by clicking on the next link:
The Netherlands Student Award for Engineering Geology is a two yearly prize for the best Master of Science (MSc) research thesis in the field of Engineering Geology submitted to a Dutch university or institute of higher education. The prize is established by The Ingeokring. And this year’s prize goes to:
Pascale Lamens MSc Geo-Engineering, CEG, Delft University of Technology
For her thesis: “Pile installation in submerged sandy slopes: Assessing liquefaction-induced instability”. And was defended in October 2017.
The Ingeokring congratulates Pascale with here amazing work! Her name has been added now to the Ingeokring’s Hall of Fame.
Four keynote speakers will focus on risk identification and prevention activities to ensure the safety of decommissioned coal mining sites in Limburg: ▪ 13:40 “The legacy of coal mining in Limburg” by ir. Hans Roest, Staatstoezicht op de Mijnen ▪ 14:30 “Dealing with Post-Mining-Hazards. From theoretical approach to practical remediation” by dr. Johannes Klünker, Ingenieursbüro Heitfeld-Schetelig GmbH, Aachen, Germany ▪ 15:20 “The regional information centre” by ir. Jaap Spaans, Informatiecentrum Nazorg Steenkoolwinning ▪ 15:50 “Administrative aspects of aftercare of coal mining in Limburg” by ir. Frank Denys, Energie en Klimaat, Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat
On behalf of the Geotechnical Society of Paraguay (SPG), I am pleased to inform that we will be hosting the IX Latin American Rock Mechanics Symposium in Asuncion – Paraguay on September 20th to 22nd, 2021. Furthermore, we are postulating Asuncion as Candidate City for the venue of the 2021 ISRM International Symposium at the upcoming Council Meeting in Foz do Iguaçu – Brazil in September, to be held jointly with the IX Latin American Congress (former South American Congress). We would very much appreciate your support for this event.
On Friday May 17th 2019, the Ingeokring organized an excursion to the RijnlandRoute in Leiden.
After all the participants arrived, Anne Bäcker (Arthe C&S) started her presentations: first, about the design of the tunnel, its concrete segments, and the cross passages, all this in relation to then challenging geology of the area. Furthermore, she gave us a tour guide before entering the site of the TBM launch shaft.
But before we actually went to the launch shaft site, we had an archaeological intermezzo: René Isarin ( RijnlandRoute / Provincie Zuid-Holland) explained why and how the Romans established in the Leiden area 2000 years ago. This is due to the archaeological excavations in the sandy deposits along the river Old Rhine: many objects, and rudiments of Roman residences, fortresses, and road sections have been discovered. He described how the Romans set up their settlements and how they build their roads. For example: the majority of their roads along the Limes border (along the Dutch part of the Rhine) have been strengthened with oak trees dated from exactly the same year! This indicates an early demonstration of a design process concerning harvesting trees and logistical challenges.