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XXIX Italian National Conference on Geosynthetics Bologna, Italy, 18 October 2018

The Italian Chapter of the International Geosynthetic Society (AGI-IGS), in partnership with the Italian Geotechnical Society (AGI) and BolognaFiere-SAIE 2018, under the auspices of the National Engineers Council (CNI), the Asso-ciation of Bologna’s Engineers and the University of Bologna, organizes the XXIX Italian National Conference on Geosynthetics. This time the conference will be addressed to the presentation of the “A.G.I. guidelines for the use of geosynthetics in soil reinforcement: design of walls and steep slopes”.

The organizing committee is composed by: Daniele Cazzuffi, Nicola Moraci, Giuseppe Cardile, Sabatino Cuomo, Guido Gottardi, Antonella Grossi and Claudio Soccodato.

The morning session will be coordinated by Daniele Cazzuffi (AGI-IGS President) and, through a series of invited lectures, will deal with the main principles on reinforced earth structures, the characterization of the design parame-ters and the methodologies of analysis both in static and seismic fields, according to the Italian design code and the current international standards and recommendations.

Nicola Moraci (AGI President) will coordinate the afternoon session, with invited lectures that will illustrate the nu-merical design approaches and examine comprehensively the practical aspects such as realization, testing and mon-itoring, passing through a design example that will show the correct application of the new national technical code (NTC2018) and the differences with the previous one.

Specifically, during the entire day, the invited lectures will be given by: Nicola Moraci (“Operating and design principle of Reinforced Earth Retaining Walls and Reinforced Slopes”), Giuseppe Cardile (“The materials used for Reinforced Earth Works: a focus on their design characterisation”), Marilene Pisano (“The new Italian Technical Code for Con-structions NTC2018 and international guidelines for design with geosynthetics”), Giovanni Biondi and Paolo Carrubba (“Static and seismic analysis methods for Reinforced Earth Retaining Walls and Reinforced Slopes”), Claudio di Prisco (“Numerical approach for design with geosynthetics”), Piergiorgio Recalcati and Pietro Rimoldi (“NTC2018: a practical case design application. An overview on the main differences from the old Italian Technical Code for Con-structions “), Simone Carraro (“Construction, acceptance and monitoring of Reinforced Earth Works”).

During this event, the AGI-IGS Award will be assigned to the best thesis, discussed after January 2016, focused on a theme related to the use of geosynthetics in the field of Geotechnical Engineering.

Reported by
Daniele Cazzuffi (AGI-IGS President) and Giuseppe Cardile (AGI-IGS Secretary)