About The Seminar

The International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
(ISSMGE) constituted a Technical Committee (TC) on Forensic Geotechnical
Engineering (FGE) in 2005. During the first four years it was designated as TC40
and is now designated as TC302. This committee has already conducted three
international seminars on FGE and is now organizing the fourth seminar during
January 10-12, 2013 at Bengaluru (formerly known as Bangalore), India. The theme
of the seminar is “Forensic Geotechnical Engineering” and is divided into ten topics
as given below. During this three days seminar, these ten topics will be discussed in
ten sessions.
1. Collection of Data 2. Distress Characterization
3. Development of Failure Hypothesis 4. Diagnostic Tests
5. Back Analysis 6. Reliability Aspects
7. Technical Shortcomings 8. Legal Issues
9. Observation Method of Performance Evaluation 10.Case Histories