Welcome

 

There is a need for geotechnical design codes and standards to keep pace with the globalization pressure to harmonize across national boundaries, the regulatory pressure to harmonize with structural design, rising public expectations in health & environment, and increasing complexities of big projects with their associated financial/insurance risks.

There are significant practical and research challenges.  Examples include the complexities of geotechnical variabilities, the role of numerical methods in design, the roles of full-scale testing, observational approach, etc. versus design calculations in the overall assurance of safety.  These challenges are unique to geotechnical engineering, particularly for large complicated projects.

 

The Geotechnical Safety Network (GEOSNet) is an open collaborative platform that would hopefully serve to sustain, energize, and regularize future events on geotechnical safety and risk.  We would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who shares our mission (researchers, practitioners, educators, students) to join us as members or play a more active role as task group coordinators. 

 

Please follow the link to the applications page if you are interested in joining GEOSNet as an Individual member or as an Institutional member.

 

Most recent postings

 

I Papaioannou 2017 10 16 GEOSNet executive board meeting in Denver (June 4, 2017): minutes by I Papaioannou
I Papaioannou 2017 01 20 The 10th anniversary issue of Georisk has been released and is available for free download - the table of contents and download link can be found here
I Papaioannou 2016 09 30 Call for nominations for GEOSNet awards 2017
I Papaioannou 2016 06 03 GEOSNet executive board meeting at the Asian Pacific Conference on Structural Reliability and its Applications (APSSRA) in Shanghai (May 28, 2016): minutes by P Cools
I Papaioannou 2016 30 03 6th International Symposium on Geotechnical Risk and Safety (ISGSR and Geo-Risk 2017) - Conference website
I Papaioannou 2015 11 12 New GEOSNet executive board 2016-2017: see members' page
I Papaioannou 2015 11 12 GEOSNet executive board meeting in Rotterdam (October 14, 2015): minutes by I Papaioannou
I Papaioannou 2015 09 07 Call for nominations for GEOSNet awards 2015
I Papaioannou 2015 04 15 Registration for ISGSR 2015 is now open at isgsr2015.org
I Papaioannou 2014 06 17 5th International Symposium on Geotechnical Risk and Safety (ISGSR 2015) - Conference flyer
     

 

Please contact Jinhui Li if you would like to post an announcement on GEOSNet