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The seventh International Symposium on "Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground" will be held on 16-18 May 2011, in Roma, Italy.

Technical Committee TC 28: "Underground Construction in Soft Ground" of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), has a major commitment towards collecting information concerning tunnel design and construction in the urban environment, with regard to both bored and braced excavations. TC28 has already organised six International Symposia in New Delhi (1994), London (1996), Tokyo (1999), Toulouse (2002), Amsterdam (2005), and Shanghai (2008).

As the host organiser, the Italian Geotechnical Association (AGI) feel honoured to be offered the chance to hold this premier event and, together with TC 28, are delighted to welcome you as our guests to Roma, Italy.

Thanks to its unique position as the centre of the Roman Empire, its significance as a religious and cultural centre, its turbulent centuries of aristocratic and papal rivalries and upheaval, Roma has a splendid and full history, resulting in some of the finest art and architecture to survive from the last two thousand years. 2011 will also be the right time to view several ongoing and exciting projects related to underground constructions, such as the works of the new Line C of Roma Underground and of Lines 1 and 6 of nearby Napoli Underground.

Finally, Roma is a colourful and vibrant living city: we hope you shall enjoy the Italian food, the culture, the ambience and the surrounding scenery.


We are looking forward to seeing you in Roma in 2011! 



Prof. Richard Kastner
Chairman TC28
Prof. Stefano Aversa
President AGI




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