Geo-Risk 2017

Denver, Colorado | June 4-7, 2017

6th International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk

This ASCE/G-I conference will feature the latest research and engineering-practice innovations in probabilistic and risk assessment methodologies in geotechnical engineering, with short-courses, keynotes, panel discussions and technical sessions. It is also the 6th International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk, a successful biennial series of conferences last held in 2015.

Interest and use of probabilistic methods and risk assessment tools in geotechnical engineering has grown rapidly in recent years. The natural variability of soil and rock properties, combined with a frequent lack of high quality site data, makes a probabilistic approach to geotechnical design a logical and scientific way of managing both technical and economic risk. The burgeoning field of geotechnical risk assessment is evidenced by numerous publications, textbooks, dedicated journals and sessions at general geotechnical conferences. Risk assessments are increasingly becoming a requirement in many large engineering construction projects. Probabilistic methods are also recognized in some design codes as a way of delivering reasonable load and resistance factors (LRFD) to target allowable risk levels in geotechnical design.

Conference Topics

Topics for Geo-Risk 2017 will include, but are not limited to:

  • Practice of risk assessment and management in all fields of geoengineering
  • ‚ÄčGeohazards such as landslides, slope failures, dams and levees, earthquakes, and geoenvironmental hazards including those caused by human activity
  • Reliability-and risk-based code developments
  • Advances in geotechnical Reliability Based Design
  • Load and resistance factor design (LRFD) developments and applications
  • Acceptable risk and risk communication including applications to insurance and financial decision-making
  • Impact of spatial variability and probabilistic site characterization
  • Uncertainty relating to geotechnical properties, models and testing methods
  • Advances in the applications of theory and practice of statistics and probability in geoengineering
  • Emerging Topics

Honor Lectures

Suzanne Lacasse Lecturer
Gregory B. Baecher
Gregory B. Baecher
Ph.D., M.ASCE, University of Maryland
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Wilson Tang Lecturer
Gordon A. Fenton
Gordon A. Fenton
Ph.D., P.Eng, P.E., M.ASCE, Dalhousie University
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Conference Chair

D. Vaughan Griffiths, Ph.D., D.Sc, P.E., FICE, D.GE, F.ASCE
Professor of Civil Engineering
Colorado School of Mines