archive-no.com » NO » N » NGF.NO

Total: 63

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • ISSMGE President 695 Days Progress Report-9Sep2011
    Histories and the Chair of the Innovation and Development Committee This idea germinated at the beginning of this year and was endorsed by the Students and Young Members Presidential Group and by the ISSMGE Board Please take the time to go visit the site create your own GeoWorld profile page and listen to the introduction movie which will give you much more details You can also find this movie on YouTube at http www youtube com watch v MRYA mMSGCw feature player embedded Now geotechnical engineers worldwide have a way to connect through this very simple electronic way Your comments for future improvements are most welcome See you on GeoWorld Webinar The first ISSMGE webinar took place on 23 August 2011 A total of 111 computers worldwide connected to listen to the webinar map attached This is a much larger number than any other webinar I have been associated with or heard of The webinar went very smoothly thanks to my assistant Hanna Prichard I must admit that I was thoroughly exhausted at the end of the day after talking twice to my computer for 90 minutes The comments were very positive so I am extremely happy with this new development in our International Society The second webinar will be on 25 October 2011 on the topic of Intelligent Compaction The speaker will be Professor Antonio Correia Portugal chair of the ISSMGE Technical Committee on Transportation Geotechnics Please contact Hanna at hprichard civil tamu edu if you wish to attend this webinar she will give you all the details The fee for this webinar will be 200 per computer connected but many people can watch one computer screen to minimize cost per person Remember that the ISSMGE Foundation can help Note that the speakers are not getting paid and are

    Original URL path: http://www.ngf.no/ISSMGEPresident695DaysProgressReport9Sep2011/tabid/2909/Default.aspx (2012-12-21)
    Open archived version from archive


  • ISSMGE President 730 days (2 years) progress report-10Oct2011
    jazz music folksy music and others This selection is by no means all encompassing and many very classic pieces are not listed nevertheless it is a snap shot of my music world Some of these links are preceded by commercials which I could not avoid you can skip through them and get to the song http www youtube com watch v qKoX01170l0 The Song of the Birds by Pablo Casals invited by Kennedy at the White House in 1961 Simple beauty When I hear this I keep thinking how lucky we are to live among people who can generate such extraordinarily simple beauty and I am overwhelmed http www youtube com watch v 3WWZQyPs30 feature related Schubert Impromptu Op 90 No 2 Deliciously light and gliding I get goose bumps when I hear this one http www youtube com watch v Nx7vOb7GNBg Asturias from Isaac Albeniz Ana Vidovic Masterful piece which sure wakes you up http www youtube com watch v 9CDoJFmdFgA feature related Minor swing by Jango Reinhardt The master Django Reinhardt with Stephane Grapelli This jazz piece is so uplifting and happy When I hear this piece of music it lifts up my spirit regardless of my mood This is the music I chose for the opening dance with my daughter Natalie at her marriage in 2002 http www youtube com watch v B6uXGSTfz 4 feature related the same piece of music but by virtuosos epoustouflant http www youtube com watch v kISZ3vGJ2AA Jimmy Shand How can you not be happy when you hear this one It sure gives me plenty of energy on my way to work in the morning I prefer that to coffee http www youtube com watch v Q8Tiz6INF7I feature related Hit the road jack Ray Charles So much talent so much life so

    Original URL path: http://www.ngf.no/ISSMGEPresident730days2yearsprogressrepor/tabid/2934/Default.aspx (2012-12-21)
    Open archived version from archive

  • ISSMGE President 790 Days Progress Report-9December2011
    help raise quality and decrease risk Which is it Find out how Eurocode 7 has addressed these important issues by attending our next ISSMGE webinar To register go to https issmge webex com issmge k2 j php ED 3138412 UID 0 HMAC 246ac71d98814637501b8728b3006c107270da35 RT MiM3 February 2012 Webinar on Risk the February webinar is on a topic that I really enjoy Risk and Geotechnical Engineering Professor Medina USA and Dr Uzielli Italy will join forces to present this 90 minutes webinar as a contribution from the TC on Risk Assessment and Risk Management chaired by Professor Phoon Singapore I share with you the following statistics on death as an indication of the probability of failure that we tolerate Activity Probability of death Heart disease 0 25 Cancer 0 23 Stroke 0 036 Car 0 012 Suicide 0 009 Fire 0 0009 Airplane 0 0002 Bicycle 0 0002 Lightening 0 00001 Earthquake 0 000009 Flood 0 000007 Corporate Associates recruiting Corporate Associates are companies in our field which are associate members of ISSMGE The number of ISSMGE Corporate Associates is much smaller than the number for our sister societies I noticed that a while back and created the Corporate Associates Presidential Group CAPG to find out how we could attract more CAs We are making progress thanks to Michael Lisyuk Russia Chair of CAPG Harry Poulos Australia Chair of the membership committee MPAC Luiz Guilherme DeMello Brazil Vice chair of MPAC and many of you working behind the scene Thanks to you we have moved from about 20 CAs in 2009 to about 30 in 2011 My goal is to reach 50 by the end of my term in 2013 I attach a slide I show at all conferences that I attend If your company s name is on that slide

    Original URL path: http://www.ngf.no/ISSMGEPresident790DaysProgressReport9Decembe/tabid/2943/Default.aspx (2012-12-21)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Norsk Geoteknisk Forening > ISSMGE President 210 Day Progress Report-4May2010
    to filter undesirable emails If you wish to join these lists please send an email to the Assistant to the President Angie Zikus at azikus civil tamu edu and give you first name your last name your country which list you wish to join and your preferred email address Angie Zikus will also play the role of web master Obviously this is a long term project as the list have no names to start with and will grow as time goes by but my hope is that soon we will have everyone who wishes to be on the lists and we will be able to communicate more easily with each other To TC Chairs You will soon hear from Suzanne Lacasse Chair of TOC about the next step for TC Chairs One of the pressing issue will be for you to prepare a list of Tasks that you and your members wish to accomplish with clear deliverables and schedule I would like you to consider two tasks in particular The first one is for you and your members to send articles to the International Journal of Geo Engineering Case Histories which is a refereed journal available on line in color for free http casehistories geoengineer org It is a the journal of ISSMGE and we need to contribute to this wonderful idea from Professor Zekkos The second task is to consider starting a named lecture in your committee some TCs have already started this idea which allowed them to honor an eminent geotechnical engineer in their field The named lecture would be given at a TC event To my colleagues in academia education is very important and Suzanne Lacasse indicated to me yesterday that TOC approved a new TC on education official announcement yet to come I wish to share

    Original URL path: http://www.ngf.no/ISSMGEPresident210DayProgressReport4May2010/tabid/1932/Default.aspx (2012-12-21)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Norsk Geoteknisk Forening > ISSMGE President 270 Day Progress Report-7July2010
    Corresponding Members all Corresponding Members of SYMPG ISSMGE Young all young 35 members who voluntarily signed up for this list Please sign up if you wish ISSMGE Announce all individual members who signed up for this list Please sign up if you wish ISSMGE Discuss all individual members who signed up for this list Please sign up if you wish For the last three lists you can check my 240 days progress report for more details You may be able to copy those list from the To address of this email If not just let me know and I can send you the list you wish to use Obviously you need to exercise good judgment before sending an email to many people and I count on you to do so ISSMGE Bulletin We would like you to consider sharing some important news with all of our members by sending a news brief an article a summary report on your activities as a Member Society or a TC a provoking or innovative thought a conference announcement Professor Towhata Japan and his team are doing an excellent job in preparing the Bulletin You can reach him at towhata geot t u tokyo ac jp The Bulletin comes out every three months at the end of the month March June September December and the deadlines are 15 days before publication 15 March 15 June 15 September 15 December Because of the increase in volume starting in 2011 the Bulletin will come out every 2 months at the end of the month February April June August October December and the deadlines will still be 15 days before publication 15 February 15 April 15 June 15 August 15 October 15 December Please use this very convenient way to talk to the world of geo engineering

    Original URL path: http://www.ngf.no/ISSMGEPresident270DayProgressReport7July2010/tabid/2062/Default.aspx (2012-12-21)
    Open archived version from archive

  • ISSMGE President 330 Day Progress Report-8Aug2010
    111 responses from 35 countries The result continues to be that a majority of people support the shorter name 69 Yes 32 No 10 neutral Studying the data a bit closer I would say that the older professors with some notable exceptions tend to be for keeping soil mechanics while the younger professors and the practitioners are in favor of the shorter name Since the idea has major support from our members I would like to ask for an official opinion poll from the Member Societies The result of this official opinion poll will not be a vote but an indication of how the vote might turn out if it was brought up at the next Council meeting in Toronto in the Fall of 2011 I will send a separate email to the Member Societies and ask for an official Yes or No answer by 31 Dec 2010 I will report the results in my January 2011 Progress Report The result of this official opinion poll will help me decide the course to take beyond that Future of Geotechnical Engineering Geotechnical engineering has transcended the ages because all structures built on or in a planet have to rest on the surface as a result the geotechnical engineer is here to stay and will continue to be a very important part of mankind s evolution The Tower of Pisa is one of the most famous examples of a project that did not go as planned mostly because of limited knowledge some 900 years ago Designing a proper foundation for the Tower of Pisa today is a very simple exercise because of our progress One cannot help but to project another 900 years ahead and wonder what progress we will have made Will we have complete non intrusive site investigation of the

    Original URL path: http://www.ngf.no/ISSMGEPresident330DayProgressReport8Aug2010/tabid/2296/Default.aspx (2012-12-21)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Letter from VP ISSMGE for Europe
    with zero abstracts and zero proposal for key persons The organizers can in this case accept additional proposals however as soon as possible as Bulletin no 2 will be printed in December and distributed in January 1 hour will be devoted to the 75 Anniversary ISSMGE 3 speaker will cover past present and future All 5 ERTC will have workshops in Athens in Sunday just day before the conference will start Greeks colleagues are looking forward to meet you all in Athens 2 The discussion about new European Technical Committees started and up to now the following are mentioned Ageing of earth structures of transport engineering Utilization of large volume waste in geotechnical engineering Utilization of geo energy Please distribute this information and send me the list of persons concerned 3 12th Baltic Sea Geotechnical Conference with the main theme Infrastructure in the Baltic Sea Region will be held in Rostock Germany 31 May 2 June 2012 Deadline for abstracts is December 15 2010 Contacts Email service dggt de Web www dggt de 4 21st European Young Geotechnical Engineering Conference will be held in Rotterdam The Netherlands in September 4 7 2011 Bulletin No 1 was distributed Each European national society can propose 2 candidates Deadline for abstracts is February 1st 2011 Contacts EYGEC2011 kiviniria net www kiviniria net EYGEC2011 In the case of any financial problems namely the payment of fee for proposed candidate please contact me directly and I will try to help 22nd EYGEC will be held in Sweden in 2012 5 Many additional activities will be arrange in Europe next year please look regularly on the web pages of ISSMGE I can mention only few of them TC28 IS Roma 2011 Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground 16 18 May 2011 Roma Italy Contacts

    Original URL path: http://www.ngf.no/LetterfromVPISSMGEforEurope/tabid/2691/Default.aspx (2012-12-21)
    Open archived version from archive



  •