Wednesday, 29 November 2017

17th African Regional Conference - 2019

The South African Institution of Civil Engineering cordially invites all our colleagues from Africa and beyond to attend the 17th African Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

Dates: 6 October 2019 (AYGE)
7-9 October 2019 (ARC)

Venue: Century City Conference Centre and Hotel, Century City, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa


Innovation and Sustainability in Geotechnics for Developing Africa

Hosted in one of the continent’s most iconic cities, this conference will serve practitioners, academics and students of all geotechnical backgrounds. The conference will o­ffer extensive opportunities for technical committee meetings, workshops, paper presentations, exhibitions and sponsorships. A variety of tours, including to famous Robben Island, await.

Developments in unsaturated soil mechanics, which are of special relevance in the African context, will feature prominently at the conference. The conference will host the 17th Jennings Lecture presented by world renowned unsaturated soils expert Prof Delwyn Fredlund (Canada). In addition, a course on unsaturated soil mechanics by Prof David Toll, Prof Antonio Gens, Prof Charles Ng and Prof Samuel Ampadu will be presented. Further theme lectures by Prof Buddhima Indraratna (Australia) and Dr. John Mukabi (Kenya) will be presented. The conference is also proud to host The International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) Board and Council meetings preceding the main event. Furthermore, the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) will be hosting their board meeting during this time as well.

The 7th African Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference (AYGEC) will commence on Sunday 6 October, preceding the African Regional Conference. The AYGEC conference will off­er an ideal opportunity for young geotechnical practitioners to interact and present their work on a continental platform. The program has been tailored to encourage young geotechnical practitioners to attend the pre-conference courses and stay on for the main conference.

Please visit the website for more information: www.arc2019.org.

Sponsorship, Exhibition and Advertising Opportunities

There are various sponsorship, exhibition and advertising opportunities available for the conference. For more information, please send an email to info@arc2019.org.

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