07-14-2018 | 2018 IngeoKring Autumn Symposium

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IngeoKring Autumn Symposium co-organized by the TU Delft: 

"A tribute to Peter Verhoef: Engineering Geology as an eye-opener for Civil Engineering"

When? 23-11-2018
Where? TU Delft 
Who? The list of speakers will follow!
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06-07-2018 | CPT’18 – International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing (Delft, The Netherlands)
Announcement:     CPT'18
4th International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing
Date: 21-22 June 2018
Location: Aula Conference Centre, Campus Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Technical Committee TC102 of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and Delft University of Technology are pleased to announce the 4th International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing, CPT’18.
CPT’18 will be held on 21-22 June 2018 in Delft, the Netherlands, following the successful symposia in Linköping, Sweden (1995), Huntington Beach, California (2010) and Las Vegas, Nevada (2014). 
CPT’18 will focus on the solution of geotechnical challenges using the cone penetration test (CPT), CPT add-on measurements and companion in-situ penetration tools (such as full flow and free fall penetrometers), with particular emphasis on practical experience and application of research findings. As CPTs play a major role in geo-engineering, CPT’18 will bring together the world’s experts who are working to improve the quality and reduce the difficulties involved. The symposium will be attended by academics, researchers, consultants, practitioners, hardware/software suppliers, certifiers and students. It will be a unique opportunity for meeting people and sharing high-level knowledge. 
The CPT’18 organizers encourage to submit contributions on research, achievements and innovations related to: 
  • Equipment, Testing and Procedures
  • Interpretation of Test Results
  • Solution of Practical Problems 
We are glad to report that over 180 abstracts have been accepted for full paper submission.
Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Mark Randolph, University of Western Australia
Penetrometer equipment and testing techniques for shallow foundation and pipeline design in the offshore environment
Prof. Ross Boulanger, University of California Davis
CPT-based liquefaction evaluation procedures: insights from centrifuge and numerical modeling
Prof. Kenneth Gavin, Delft University of Technology
Developments in CPT based design approaches for foundations in sand
More information in the attachments. 
Furthermore information and updates about CPT’18 are available on the symposium website www.cpt18.org
General info: Info@cpt18.org
Questions on registration: Registration@cpt18.org
Questions on abstracts/papers: Papers@cpt18.org
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12-23-2017 | Second International Workshop on the Finite Element Code LAGAMINE

We are glad to invite you to the Second International Workshop on the Finite Element Code LAGAMINE (LAGASHOP 2018) that will be held at TU Delft from 31st January to 2nd February 2018. LAGAMINE is a research code with a wide range of applications in geotechnical engineering, engineering geology, reservoir engineering and metal forming. 

 The scientific programme of the workshop consists of 4 half-day sessions on:
  • Multiphysical coupling, Keynote: Prof. Lyesse Laloui (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne);
  • Multiscale approaches and heterogeneities, Keynote: Prof. Jacques Desrues (Université Grenoble Alpes / CNRS);
  • Localization and discontinuitie, Keynote: Prof. Frédéric Collin (Université de Liège);
  • Applications and computational strategies, Keynote: Prof. Panagiotis Kotronis (Centrale Nantes).
A special rate of 150 EUR applies for participation to the full programme, including catering during the workshop and dinner on 1st February 2018.
Further details on the workshop are available on the website and flyer.
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12-23-2017 | Report on the 2017 Ingeokring Autumn Symposium on Digital Data in Engineering Geology

Former Royal Army Museum, Delft, 24 November 2017

The symposium has been attended very well. A lot of new insights have been given by the speakers and their presentations. Again, we would like to express them our gratitude!

For an extensive photographic impression of the atmosphere during the symposium, please be free to click here!

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11-25-2017 | Dutch Student Award for Engineering Geology 2017. And the Winner is.......

The Ingeokring is proud that after a thorough selection the Best Thesis Award Committee 2017 has nominated 4 thesisis in the field of Engineering Geology. The selection criteria and this year's nominees are shown in Robert Hack's presentation during the Ingeokring Autumn Symposium.

After careful consideration, the Committee decided that the Dutch Student Award for Engineering Geology of the year 2017 goes to........

Manuel Aukenthaler

With his Master thesis "The Frozen & Unfrozen Barcelona Basic Model; A verification and validation of a new constitutive model".

Congratulations! You have been added to the Ingeokring's hall of fame!

Last but not least: the Ingeokring board would like to thank the Best Thesis Award Committee for their effort and time!

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10-22-2017 | 2017 Ingeokring Autumn Symposium on Digital Data in Engineering Geology

On behalf of the Ingeokring Board and TU Delft, we are pleased to announce the 2017 Ingeokring Autumn Symposium dedicated to the subject of Digital Data in Engineering Geology.

Date: Friday 24 November 2017 from 13:00h to 18:00h
Location: Former Royal Army Museum (Building 2C), room 1
Korte Geer 1, 2611 CA Delft
Five speakers will share their experience in working with advanced digital data acquisition, databases and processing systems, for projects in the Netherlands and abroad. Please see the detailed programme here.

We trust the symposium will give an interesting look into the current state-of-the-art of data acquisition and processing in Engineering Geology. Please feel free to forward this announcement to anyone who might be interested in participating at the symposium.
The attendance is free of charge. Do send an e-mail to ingeokring@hotmail.com if you wish to join the event. Looking forward to seeing you at the symposium.

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06-01-2017 | Summer Excursion Ingeokring: Excursion Pillar Stability in Southern Limburg

As communicated before, the Ingeokring excursion for July 1st 2017 has found it's final form. This day (1 day instead of 2 day-excursions in the previous years) willl consist of 2 underground guided tours and a few surface outcrop visits. In these visits the historic mining of the Limburg area and specifically the rock mechanics in the underground mines will be the central theme. The combination of underground tours and the surface outcrops near Maastricht will make this a very interesting day. The full program can be found in the attached brochure.

To allow for the specific contents during the tour, the maximum number of participants is limited to 20 persons. To keep track of this number, registration is obligatory, before June 15th. The cost for the day (tours + lunch and coffee) has to be paid in advance, details will follow after registration.
We hope to meet you during this very interesting excursion, and on a next Ingeokring event!
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04-17-2017 | Dutch Student Award for Engineering Geology 2017
Ingeokring, the Netherlands National Group of the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG), has established a prize for the best thesis (MSc, ir. or drs.) in the field of Engineering Geology submitted to a Dutch University or Institute of higher education. The prize consists of a sum of 500 Euro and a certificate, to be handed out at the annual symposium of the Ingeokring on the 24th of november 2017.
For more details and information to win this arward, open this file!
Furthermore we are proud to present the list of students who won in last two decades . Press the link STUDENT AWARDS in this website.
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04-17-2017 | Excursie Rock Lab & General member Meeting (ALV) 2017 of Ingeokring
It is a pleasure to invite you for a special excursion and the ALV 2017. On May 17th 2017, starting 17:30, an excursion will take place at the TU Delft to the High temperature – high pressure rock lab. This lab is a special section of the general lab at the CITG faculty of the TU Delft. The excursion is combined with the General member assembly for 2017 of Ingeokring. The lab has facilities to perform advanced rock mechanics testing under special conditions. Tests on rock strength can be performed, but also processes at reservoir conditions simulating both pressure and temperature at large depth.
For further reading open the digital letter.
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03-31-2017 | Ingeokring activities planned for 2017

Ingeokring activities planned for 2017:

  • March 2017 – Call for papers for the yearly symposium in November
  • 17th of May 2017 17:30 ALV – General member Meeting Ingeokring in Delft, followed by an excursion to the High pressure/temperature rock lab at the TU. Invitation and final program will be sent at a later date
  • 1st of July 2017 – Excursion Pillar Stability in Southern Limburg, combined with a further study of the regional mining history by visits to a choice of museums, to be determined at a later stage: “Steenkolenmijn” in Valkenburg, the mine-museum in Heerlen, C-Mine in Genk or the Flemmish mining museum in Beringen)
  • October 2017 – CPD-course Rock Mass Classification for Rock Engineering Projects. Visit to some unique outcrops with a (refresh) course in the most recent rock mass classification methodology. Date and application will follow
  • 24th November 2017 –  The yearly symposium of Ingeokring titled: Digital Data in Engineering Geology
For more details, open this digital letter
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11-29-2016 | Report on the Autumn Symposium of the Ingeokring 2016: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

 Culture Centre Delft University of Technology, 18 November 2016

The symposium was very well attended. More people than the attendance limit, which was set at 100, were present. Apart from a considerable number of members of the Ingeokring, a large part of the audience existed of scientists and engineers that came especially for the subject matter. The symposium covered three groups of topics: Natural Earthquakes (Wenchuan 2008 disaster; Roermond 1992), Induced Earthquakes (focussed on the Groningen gas extraction induced seismic events) and Engineering Studies (modelling for engineering design and subsoil-structure interaction studies). It proved to be a very interesting afternoon, with a concentrated audience attentively following the presentations, and actively participating in the panel discussions.

For further reading click here.

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11-09-2016 | Introduction to 2016 INGEOKRING Symposium “Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering”

November 18 2016, TU Delft Culture Center

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I would like to express my appreciation for the great interest received for this event.

Due to time constraints we had to limit the amount of oral presentations. The scientific review committee made a selection of eight contributions to be presented at the Symposium. The remaining contributors were invited to write articles to be included in the 2016 Issue from the INGEOKRING Newsletter, together with the ones presented during the Symposium.

The 2016 Symposium offers an excellent program on a wide range of aspects of geotechnical earthquake engineering topics. We are honoured to present three outstanding Keynote Speakers:

  • Niek Rengers, Chengdu University, China; former Assocate Professor at ITC (Univ. Twente)
  • Hans Roest, State Supervision of Mines, formerly TUDelft;
  • Bernard Dost, Strategic Business Manager Seismology & Acoustics, KNMI.

Since the August 16, 2012 Huizinge Earthquake (M3.6) in Groningen, there is an increased awareness and concern on the effects of induced seismic hazard for the North of The Netherlands. The KNMI has put a great effort in the study and assessment of this hazard and different engineering parties started developing first guidelines towards design and retrofit of housing, buildings and infrastructure. However, on April 13 1992, the South of The Netherlands had already experienced the Roermond Earthquake (M5.8), of tectonic origin. This is a relatively recent seismic event, widely felt and that lead to considerable local damage.

The 2016 INGEOKRING Symposium contributions offer an overview of different aspects of tectonic earthquakes, as well as latest developments on the induced-seismicity studies from the Groningen region and gives nice examples of engineering studies.

The knowledge of this field has grown rapidly the past few years in The Netherlands. This brings opportunities to geotechnical and geological engineers, seismologists, consulting engineers, contractors and authorities to share knowledge, exchange ideas and set future challenges. We believe that the 2016 INGEOKRING Symposium will provide a good platform to build bridges.

Thank you for your contributions, we will all enjoy the presentations and later on the special edition of the Newsletter.

dr.ir. Carolina Sigarán-Loría, Royal HaskoningDHV

2016 INGEOKRING Symposium Chairman

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10-02-2016 | 2016 Ingeokring Autumn Symposium on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering - !! UPDATE !!

As you already know: the Annual Ingeokring Autumn Symposium on Friday the 18th of November 2016. This year's event will be dedicated to the subject of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering.

This year, the symposium will be organised at the TUDelft Culture Center, Mekelweg 10. And it starts at 13:00 hours.

For more information and the lecture schedule, read over here.

We are looking forward to welcome you on Friday the 18th of November 2016!

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05-13-2016 | Reminder - Call for Abstracts - Ingeokring Autumn Symposium 18 November 2016

Abstracts for the Autumn Symposium can still be submitted till Wednesday 01 June 2016. All abstracts will be published on the Ingeokring Website (www.ingeokring.nl). Abstract shall be submitted to d.j.m.ngantillard@tudelft.nl (with cc to ingeokring@hotmail.com).

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05-13-2016 | 2016 Ingeokring Autumn Symposium on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

On Friday 18 November 2016, the annual Ingeokring Autumn Symposium will take place in Delft, The Netherlands. This year, the symposium will be dedicated to the subject of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering. Following on from previous years, the event is organised at the Delft University of Technology.

The symposium will be of interest to professionals, students, academics and those with a specific interest in the subject. Due to increased earthquake hazard levels in the Dutch province of Groningen as a result of years of natural gas extraction, a considerable amount of research and consultancy work is currently being performed in the field of earthquake engineering in The Netherlands. The Ingeokring symposium will provide a platform to share relevant knowledge and experience, both in The Netherlands and abroad.

A keynote lecture will be provided by Honorary Member Dr. Niek Rengers, titled “Lessons learned for geotechnical earthquake engineering from the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake (Ms 8.0)”.

More information can be found here!

Updates will follow with regard to venue and program as we move forward with our programming. We hope to welcome you on Friday the 18th of November 2016 !

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10-15-2015 | Ingeokring Symposium 2015 Friday 13 November 2015

The well-known IngeoKring Autumn Symposium takes this time place on Friday the 13th of  November (2015). This yearly event starts in the afternoon at 13:45 hours and end at 16.45 hours. Again it is succeeded to book the famous and beautiful former Royal Arm Museum in Delft (Korte Geer 1) for this special occasion. A number of invited speakers discuss the local geology and the geotechnical challenges they encountered in their projects in and around the old city of Delft.

Following the old Symposium tradition: the entrance to the Ingeokring Autumn Symposium is free for members and non-members ! A great opportunity to discuss and interact with (other) experts about the challenges posed by the geological and geotechnical conditions encoutered on the different construction sites during the symposium but also during the after drink. We hope to welcome you on Friday the 13th of November 2015 !

More information can be find here.



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03-02-2015 | Ingeokring Eifel workshop/excursion 20-21 March 2015

On March 21st and 22nd 2015 our second field excursion/workshop will take place in the Eifel. This activity has also an learning/professional development component and will be held near the city of Heimbach-Eifel, village Hausen, which is at approx. 3 hours’ drive from Delft. It is organized for the first time together with the Belgisch Luxemburgse Unie van Geologen/Union Belgo-Luxembourgeoise de Geologues (BLUG/UBLG).

Should you like to re-read the information on the April 2014 excursion, please click here for more information !

Your CPD-certificate, providing proof of yout attendance of this activity and your Continuing Professional Development, will be hand out afterwards.

If you would like to participate in this exciting activity send an E-mail to: r.m.schmitz@tudelft.nl

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03-02-2015 | Succesfull Ingeokring Symposium 2014

On 14 November 2014, the Ingeokring Autumn Symposium took place at a great location: the former Royal Arm Museum in Delft. Over 70 Ingeokring members and friends of the Ingeokring joined the event. Four (4) speakers shared their expertise with the audience about Engineering Geology in Glacial Soils.

President and speakers November 2014 Symposium (from left to right): Robrecht Schmitz (President Ingeokring), Sytze van Heeteren (TNO Geological Survey), Peter Verhoef (Royal Boskalis Westminster), Bart Meijninger (Fugro) and Oscar Mooijman (Royal HaskoningDHV).

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10-06-2014 | Coming soon - The 14 November Autumn Ingeokring Symposium - Mark your calendar !

The popular IngeoKring Autumn Symposium takes place on 14 November 2014 in the afternoon (14.00 hours) at the former Royal Arm Museum in Delft (Korte Geer 1). A number of invited speakers presents various subjects relating to Engineering Geology in Glacial Soils.


Following the old Symposium tradition: the entrance to the Ingeokring Autumn Symposium is free for members and non-members ! A great opportunity to discuss and interact with (other) experts about the backgrounds of Glacial Soils and their specific project challenges.


More information can be find here.


Fotos: The Symposium location at the Lange Geer 1 Delft (Left) - A very big stone hidden in a Glacial Soil (Right).

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09-02-2014 | Video lectures of interest to the Engineering Geologist
Did you know that both IAEG and ISRM publish video lectures on the web ! Please click here to approach the lectures from the ISRM and here to approach the lectures from the IAEG.

An overview of lectures already available from IAEG and ISRM can be find here. Read more....

08-02-2014 | ISRM Sponsored Conferences
Engineering Geologists work in different engineering geological environments. Ground conditions may be characterized by the presence of specific soils and/or rocks. The International Society or Rock Mechanics (ISRM) sponsors a number of conferences in the field of Rock Engineering that may be of interest to the engineering geologist. Please click here to see the list with ISRM sponsored conferences. Read more....

05-07-2014 | Engineering-Geologists certified ?

The board of the Ingeokring established a working-group to provide recommendations on the possible certification of engineers working in the field of the Engineering-Geology. Questions like: 'is some sort of certification required and, if yes, how should such a system best be implemented and operated' are studied in the coming months. Recommendations are expected by the end of 2014.

Members of the working group are: Read more....

04-20-2014 | Eifel Excursion April 2014

The April 2014 Eifel Excursion was a great success. Some 15 people attended the excursion and received their CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certificate. Attendees enjoyed the beautiful engineering-geological environment, the social and educational program and the nice weather. Read more....

01-01-2014 | Company logo on website

Ingeokring offers companies the possibility to place their logo on this website. Besides sponsoring through an advert in our Newsletter, this is an other possibility to bring your company under the attention of Ingeokring members and others interested in engineering geology. An example of website sponsoring can be found at the main page of this website.

Costs attached to sponsoring the website through a logo or banner are 300 euro per year. For more information, please contact Ingeokring through the details listed in the contact section.

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