Austria

14–16 October 2021: 70th Geomechanics Colloquium in Salzburg

The board of the Austrian Society for Geomechanics has decided to hold the Geomechanics Colloquium 2021 as a physical event at the Salzburg Congress Centre. As there might again be some restrictions in relation to a maximum number of allowed participants and travel, there will be also a possibility to participate virtually.

The annual geomechanics colloquium has developed as an important meeting point for experts in Central Europe. The event with the associated exhibition annually attracts over 800 participants, making it one of the largest events in the field of geomechanics worldwide.

Due to the pandemic, the 69th Geomechanics Colloquium in 2020 was held in a virtual format. It was a successful meeting, but naturally it could not replace a “real” conference.

From 14 to 16 October 2021, the 70th Geomechanics Colloquium will take place at the Salzburg Congress Centre. In addition, it is also possible to participate in the lectures online
Credit/Quelle: ÖGG
From 14 to 16 October 2021, the 70th Geomechanics Colloquium will take place at the Salzburg Congress Centre. In addition, it is also possible to participate in the lectures online
Credit/Quelle: ÖGG

Hybrid Conference – Online Participation Is Also Possible

The board of the Austrian Society for Geomechanics has decided to hold the colloquium again this year at the Salzburg Congress Centre as a physical event. The currently applicable regulations allow the congress to be conducted almost as usual. Only the “3G” rule (short for German “geimpft – getestet – genesen = vaccinated – tested – recovered”) as well as the obligation to wear face masks and to follow general hygiene rules must be observed.

As there might again be some restrictions in relation to a maximum number of allowed participants and travel, there will be also a possibility to participate virtually. Excellent simultaneous translation is provided.

The sessions topics are:

Dealing with geological risk

New developments in mechanized tunnelling

Innovative exploration methods ahead of the face​​​​​​​

Urban tunnelling

12th Austrian Tunnel Day

The Austrian National Committee of the ITA (International Tunneling and Underground Space Association) organizes the Austrian Tunnel Day in conjunction with the Geomechanics Colloquium. The Tunnel Day focuses on presenting the latest state of the art of Austrian and international engineering concepts in design and construction.Recent creative developments in design, construction, and operating methods in tunnelling are presented.

The 12th Austrian Tunnel Day will take place On Wednesday, October 13, 2021.

The sessions topics are:

Special challenges at large construction sites

New regulations for tunnelling

Presentation Innovation Award Tunneling

Handling of tunnelling projects – Future ways

 

Participation is only possible in combination with the Geomechanics Colloquium. For further information on the Geomechanics Colloquium and the Tunnel Day, please visit the ÖGG website provided below.

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