13.-18.9.2019 ISRM 14th International Congress, Brasilia

More information: www.isrm2019.com

Welcome to ISRM 2019

Dear fellow rock engineer

2019 will be a special year for the ISRM South America National Groups when the region welcomes the ISRM family for its 14th Congress. Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay will be the host countries for the event that is to be held in Foz do Iguassu, city that marks the common border amongst these countries. It is an honor to organize such a venue but it is also a great responsibility to maintain the tradition of memorable ISRM congresses.

The central theme of the Congress is Rock Mechanics for Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development, a theme much relevant and needed for the current stage of most of the countries. All ISRM regions are invited to share their experience in the theme. The technical programme is being established by an International Scientific Committee in order to attract different categories of geotechnical professionals as academics, consultants, contractors, public companies and should incorporate issues of ISRM Technical Commissions.

On behalf of the Brazilian Rock Mechanics Committee, Argentinian Society of Geotechnical Engineering and Paraguayan Society of Geotechnics it is a great pleasure to announce the preparation for the 2019 ISRM International Congress and also to invite you to start getting ready to come and join us in Foz do Iguassu.

Sergio Fontoura (General Chair)
Ricardo Jose Rocca (Co-chair)
José Pavón Mendoza (Co-Chair)

26.-28.3.2019 Q mapping course, Aalto, Espoo

The Finnish National Group of ISRM (Kalliomekaniikkatoimikunta) arranges a short course on Q-system in rock engineering given by Mr. Nick Barton on 26th to 28th of March in 2019 in Dipoli, Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland. The course contains two days of lectures and on the third day there is a hands-on opportunity to practice tunnel mapping in the Aalto Underground Research Tunnel. More information in the leaflet and program below. Enroll by 22th of March latest.

Leaflet: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cjojpddai8lnadn/Q-course%20leaflet.pdf?dl=1

Program: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ruwns0hsisa9cwi/Q-course%20program.pdf?dl=1

Enrollment: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdhGnzKsy9qLMaXn59KFtWWUcJeJ7na_Qr219yjzavjn7sFkA/viewform

2.-3.9.2019 Nordic Grouting Symposium NGS19, Helsinki

More information: www.ngs19.fi

Important dates

February 11, 2019 – Abstract submission deadline
March 4, 2019 Abstract notification
May 6, 2019 Full papers deadline
June 3, 2019 Full papers notification
June 24, 2019 Presenting author payment deadline
August 2, 2019 Camera ready deadline
August 2, 2019 Early Bird registration deadline
September 2-3, 2019 NGS 2019 Helsinki


The Finnish Tunnelling Association (FTA) and the Finnish Association of Civil Engineers (RIL) have the pleasure to invite you to the 9th Nordic Grouting Symposium that will be held on 2 and 3 September 2019 at hotel Hilton Airport in Helsinki. This symposium gathers Nordic experts to exchange experiences and discuss the latest development and achievement in the field of rock grouting. We hereby ask our Nordic colleagues to present papers at NGS 2019 – submit your abstract today!

Themes for the Symposium:

Recent development – equipment, materials, software, analysis, regulations, directives
Case studies – in Nordic countries and internationally
Grouting strategy
Groutability/grout penetration/grout pressure
Research activities – theses, testing
Future trends, ideas and innovations
Rock investigations for grouting design
Rock modelling for grouting, grout penetration models